|Available In: App Store||Price: $0.99|
I used to have a pond at my old business and I loved it. Customers always loved feeding the Koi and letting them bite their fingers. I would work on it a lot, changing the plants and waterfalls and collecting different Koi. This application has lots of these features, on an iPhone of course.
The graphics are done well and there a lots of features and choices. First, you can touch the water and it will ripple in response. The fish will also swim away. You can shake the iPhone and it will feed the Koi. Then they will come out and eat up the food. There are also sound effects, done nicely. You can turn them off or layer different sounds like water, birds, frogs and bugs. These can be changed by tapping in the bottom right corner. There are also other settings there like amount of fish and lily pads, and the color of the water and you can even switch it to night mode.
Tapping in the left corner will give you some visual instructions. They show that shaking the iPhone feeds the Koi and holding your finger on the screen and waiting gets the Koi to nibble on your finger. I think it should vibrate when they bite. I was expecting it do to that but it doesn’t. You can also tap and drag around the lily pads.
This app is great for entertaining kids and also looks great while your iPhone is docked charging. It’s available in the App Store for $0.99 and at the time of this writing this article it was the #1 paid app.