Type of Program: Aquatic screensaver kit
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98/ME//NT/2000/XP
Company Name: Primetime Multimedia Ltd
I normally avoid screensavers as I find them rather irritating especially after seeing the same thing for the 100th time but Aquatica Waterworlds is something else.
Basically it starts as a free screensaver download giving you an aquarium as a screensaver. What an aquarium!! The graphics are superb with extremely true to life fish that look as if they are swimming and not just being pulled across the screen. The free version is limited to just a few fish and two scenes which brings you back to the repetitive thing. However pay the money to register and a whole new aquatic world opens up for you.
Now you have access to Club Aquatica where you can download cartloads of fish and other goodies. This is where we come to the meat of this program. Once you've registered you can download Scenery Maker(Value $12.99) free with which you can produce all the stunning aquatic backgrounds you want. With Scenery Maker you also get 12 Aquapacks containing all you need to make scenes plus you can download heaps of objects, coral, plants etc. and more are in the pipeline. Scenery Maker passes with ease my "Easy to Use" benchmark and the scenes you create can be exported directly into Aquatica Waterworlds, now you have an ever changing configurable screensaver with sound, which like a real aquarium is hard to take your eyes off.
Also introduced into this latest version are "talking fish" again there are downloads of these for registered members. Other features are listed below.
Selectable fish, talking fish, scenery and sounds
Import more fish, sea life, scenery and sounds
Play CD's in the background
Import sounds for the talking fish
Import images, as background scenery
On-screen messaging allows text messages to be created and displayed on screen
Internet messaging will send messages over the Internet and display your message to other Aquatica screens
Screen saver password protection
Aquatica can display stand alone or as a screen saver
Internet download library currently contains over 400 additional features
New features added each month
A very high quality program at an affordable price.
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Reviewed by Simon Baillie