Fishy Bits is a curiosity that I decided to pick up off the App Store because it looked adorable. I also play a lot of endless runners. Given my fondness for games like Ridiculous Fishing, Fishy Bits seemed like a no-brainer. When I discovered how much I enjoyed it, I was pleased to add another free-to-play app to my collection of "time-waster games" (what I call the games I default to when I have a few spare minutes to use on something decidedly non-productive). But I also discovered it's channeling Flappy Bird in several different ways.
Basically, your goal is to chomp down other fish as you zip along undersea with tons of obstacles and other fish enemies in your way. You can eventually grow larger as you eat bigger and bigger fish, and you earn experience with each "nom" of other fish to level up. Once you do you can start chomping on other fish who might have thwarted you previously, making you a force to be reckoned with. But you still have to worry about the shapes in your path, particularly the triangles, which remind me of the Flappy Bird pipes and how to avoid them by finding a rhythm to the way you tap the screen. I found myself calling back to those simple days of Flapdom to slalom my way through the obstacles, and eventually noticed I wasn't failing as often as I had been previously. But it's still a difficult game, no matter how cute it is.
I'd recommend picking it up if you can't get enough of fishing games, endless runners, or challenging "timewasters" if you're at that awkward point in your other game repertoire where everything's gotten a little too free-to-play for your own good. Or, if like me, you're tired of having to watch videos to fill up the alpaca field with alpacas in Alpaca Evolution and want something to pass the time with so you can see what the next bizarre evolution is. Grab Fishy Bits if that sounds like you!