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WWDC: ‘Fish Heroes’ Mashes a Bunch of Stuff I Like Together

At WWDC this week we ran into Craneballs Studios who showed us their upcoming title Fish Heroes. These days it seems like I almost instinctively roll my eyes when someone’s game description starts our with “It’s like Angry Birds, but…" BUT! In this case, it’s actually really slick.

So, imagine the Angry Birds formula, combined with something with a 3D imagining of it like Catapult King ($0.99) but remove the stationary firing point, and add Minecraft-y block graphics. It’s super derivative, but it works. There’s a bunch of different fish you fling that each have vastly different abilities, and being able to aim anywhere at the structure full of sharks you need to destroy really adds an interesting layer to the physics puzzler foundation that these games are built on.

Fish Heroes should be available soon, and we’ll take a closer look at it as soon as it hits the App Store.