Busy software house Microids has a varied portfolio of games, but Fish Files for Game Boy Color is like no other game the company has produced. Just think of The X Files for kids and you’ve just about got the gist of it.
The council of your local university has made the decision to supply each and every student with a fish that must be fed and nurtured. But one day, a group of fish-like aliens appear and steal the university’s fish. Aided by the FBI, you must conduct an investigation to solve the mystery of what is known as 'The Fish Files'. Sound familiar?
Making use of a high colour mode on the Game Boy Color, The Fish Files is able to display 2,000 colours simultaneously. Needless to say, this makes it one of the most graphically accomplished titles on the platform.
Your task is quite simply to walk around the pre-rendered environments solving any puzzles you are presented with. Clues can be gained by investing locations and interacting with the game’s 50 NPC’s (non-playable characters).
The game is vast and much like the text-based role-playing games of the 1970's. Some of the game’s challenges can be more than frustrating, but it’s all worth it. The Fish Files must be solved!