Review: Flipper 2: Flush the Goldfish (DSiWare)

If you’ve been keeping up with  the latest games on the Nintendo eShop and DSi Shop, you’ve probably at least heard of Flipper 2: Flush the Goldfish.  Made by the folks at Goodbye Galaxy Games, this game is all about a fish named Flush on a quest to save his owner from a devilish monster.  We’ve spent some time with the game, and have come to a conclusion on whether or not you guys should consider downloading it, so read on for the review! -Greg Boe (admin)

If you’re a bit confused about the story, don’t feel too stupid; we were too.  You control Flush the goldfish, who has to chase down a monster that has kidnapped his best friend.  This would be a difficult task for a small goldfish, but it sure is a good thing that this goldfish owns a special robot suit!  How do you play the game?  With one button.  Normally this would mean the game was pretty easy, but in each room, the button has a different action, so you’ve gotta be fast on your feet to avoid all the obstacles, traps, and enemies who attempt to stop you from saving your little friend.

There are a total of four levels you go through, each one with tons of rooms to get through.  Flush will always move from left to right, but you have different actions every time you enter a new room, indicated on the bottom screen.  The actions are: Stop, Jump, Sidestep, Duck, Shoot, Walk, Slap, Run, Door, Move, and Float.  After beating the relatively short Story Mode, you’ll unlock the Random Castle Mode, which randomly generates the rooms in each castle, which adds a lot more replay value to the game.

Now that you’ve read through this much of the review, you probably want to know whether or not the game is worth 500 points on the DSi Shop ($4.99 on eShop).  Well, I would’ve asked for more content, and better menus, but since this game is made more for quick plays than lengthy gameplay sessions, I still would say it’s worth downloading.  The developers realy put their all into this game, and I know I’ll be going back to this game for some quick fun for quite a while.  If you own a Nintendo DSi or Nintendo 3DS, I recommend Flipper 2: Flush the Goldfish.

Rating

8.5

About Greg Boe

I'm the founder and administrator of Nintendo Charged. I've dedicated the past three years to keeping our readers in the loop with the imaginative world of Nintendo. My biggest gaming interest at the time is the Nintendo Wii U and it's upcoming games, but I've been a close follower of the 3DS since launch in 2011. My favorite game as of now is The World Ends With You on DS. If you have any questions, or just want someone to play online with, leave a comment! I hope you enjoy your visit at Nintendo Charged.

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