iPad Koi Pond

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  1. Suneun

    Suneun Active Member

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    I didn't see another thread for this. Koi Pond been the Top Paid App ($0.99) in the store for a while now and I wanted to see who else has had fun with this! It's a simulated koi pond with about 5 different patterned koi fish. You can choose one of four pool floors, amount of lily pads, amount of fish (0 up to ~6), and a mixture of background nature sounds. When you run your finger across the water (screen), ripples spread from your fingertip. Koi swim away and return after a few moments. You can shake the iphone to add some fish food which the koi eat.

    It's quite relaxing and well done. The koi wander in and out of the screen, the iphone screen edges act like boundaries for the surface ripples so they bounce quite realistically. The authors (Blimp Pilots) haven't put in interacting shadows but I imagine that it would be a pain to implement 3-d fish. It also doesn't seem to support multi-touch. But they've already updated their program once since release so I expect they'll keep making changes!

    Anyone else bought it?
     
  2. arn

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    I bought it just to see what the fuss is about. It's nice.

    here's a video walkthough

     
  3. ldkaplan

    ldkaplan Well-Known Member

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    I didn't realize you could feed them...more fun!

    It's also a good noise machine (limited numbers compared to ambiance and asleep).
     
  4. VeganTnT

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    I actually "play" this once a day. it's just nice to relax a bit.

    Fact: If you stick your finger in a koi pond the fish will swim up and investigate

    Hmm, wonder what happens if I hold my finger still while playing koi pond...
     
  5. bmoody

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    I think that the graphics and physics are amazing. I wonder what's coming in the next update?:D
     
  6. Master Shake

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    How is the music/sound effects?
     
  7. Monopoly

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    lol way to bump a months old thread :p

    everything is very nice, just pdated with 2.3 i would get it
     
  8. Master Shake

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    Oh crap I meant to post this in the Distant shore thread. But thanks I was thinking about getting this.
     
  9. pante

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    so... is it cool? :)
     
  10. tangerine

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    I love Koi Pond. It never gets old for me. The new update is great and the new koi is lovely.
     
  11. BrushMyNoseOff

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    Relaxing sounds: wind, birds, frogs, insects and just recently added rain/thunder.

    Also, swiping your finger across the pond will produce a very realistic sound and visuals of ripples.

    Best get it!
     
  12. Donburns99

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    Why choose Koi Pond over Fish Bling Bling?
     
  13. Wegmans

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    I actually love this game... i think it was one of the first games i bought for my iPhone, and i'll be honest... i got SO excited the other day when an update came out... I don't use it that much, BUT it's a great app to show to other people... one of those show off apps... it's great for all ages and experience.. yeah you'd want to show Cube or whatever to your PSP friends, but Koi Pond is a great all-around winner...

    it would be cool if you had more control over the water environment, but i love the addition of rain! I'm glad the developer continues to support the 'game.'


    it's one of those apps where you'll go to it just for fun, which is nice because there's no high score to worry about, just check in with your fish, change the lighting or lily pads, and then move on with your day...

    Five star app... it succeeds in what it attempts to achieve.
     
  14. 1337brian

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    It's ok. I don't open it often, but it's one of the first apps I show people, so it's pretty cool I guess...
     
  15. supg328911

    supg328911 Well-Known Member

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    i love it like you said very relaxing... i also love the holiday updates, like the one for Christmas with the reindeer koi very creative idea they did a nice job on this. and it hasn't crashes once:D
     
  16. salsamd

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    cf: Fish Bling Bling ($0.99)

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  17. BrushMyNoseOff

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    Reason to get Koi Pond over the other one mentioned is that the other one looks like a cheapo knock-off. That's all I can say, judging from the pictures as I haven't purchased it.
     
  18. pante

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    i tried fish bling bling but maybe i'm to stupid to find this game entertaining.
     
  19. field5

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    Like the new rain sound but am not impressed with the raindrop animation...i was hoping to see mroe of a rain drop into the water and a little splash up...but wtvr...still one the most incredible apps out there...
     
  20. Kamazar

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    I dunno, Koi Pond seems like it'd get old fast
     

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