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Aqua Deluxe

Type of program: Screen Saver
Supported platforms: Win 95/98
Company name: Nexus Media
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Version: 1.6
Cost: $12.95
Installed size: 4 MB


Before you think that Aqua Deluxe is just another sea creature screen saver, you need to take a look at the settings screen. This is a fish tank for lazy people! I say lazy people, cause how long does it take to feed fish, hey, if you ignore them for too long, they eat each other!

When you go to the settings screen, you have a choice of 10 different salt water fish, [cool-salt water tanks are hard to maintain] and how fast you want them to swim, and when you make them go as fast as they can, the number goes from #1 at the slowest to 4 [think that means there are actually 4 fish, or just that they are moving so fast it looks like 4 fish!] Ok, ok I'll behave. You can also, on this tab, pick background fish-that gives you a choice of silhouette fish and colored fish. [And yes, their little fin-ies really move!]

The second tab is artifacts, which are trojan horse, which kinda sits by itself; and lighthouse, columns, castle, treasure, and each of these four can be positioned in different spots in the "tank" The third tab is creatures which are crab, starfish 1, starfish 2, and these can be positioned wherever you want. The fourth tab is plants, there are 3 tall plants, 1 small plant, and 1 static plant, and these can be positioned wherever you want. The 5th tab is the bottom of the tank selection, which gives you rocky, sand, shells, dark sand, sea, and coarse sand.

Oh yeah, one other thing, there is a box full of text, [it's a commercial-what else!] in the corner. Register the program, and it goes away, so you can really pretend!

That's it, there is a help file, a register screen, and you're ready to enjoy you work free fish tank. And I got to tell you, the price of this screen saver is a lot less than you'd pay for even one of these fish!

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Reviewed by Stormy Strock

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