El-Fish (PC, 1.44MB 3 1/2" Disk) Maxis - 1993 USA, Canada Release

From Eli's Software Encyclopedia
Packaging cover El-Fish.
Product ID 46357-10021
Product UPC 046357100215
Platform(s) PC
Packaging Retail Box
Media 1.44MB 3.5" Disk
Copyright date 1993
Publisher(s) Maxis
Category(s) Entertainment, Virtual Pets, Virtual Aquarium
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

The Electronic Aquarium.

You've seen fish on a computer before... But you've never seen fish this bright, this beautiful, this colorful- or this realistic. And with El-Fish you can breed and evolve new, never-before-seen fish- and keep them in aquariums that you design and create. Combining art, science, technology and life, El-Fish is the creative tool to make living art.

  • Catch, breed and evolve your fish- then the computer animated them!
  • Choose from dozens of aquarium backgrounds and bottoms.
  • Assorted silly animations add a humorous touch to your tank.
  • Create aquariums to suit your taste and temperament.
  • Grow plants, add rocks, shells and other stationary objects.
  • Add animated objects like crabs and divers- then you're ready for fish...

Fish In Chips- No drawing or painting skills needed. All fish and their animations are created by your computer using the latest techniques in Artificial Life, genetic algorithms and 3-D image rendering.

Tanks A Lot- Catch, breed, evolve, mutate and animate unlimited fish to create unlimited aquariums.

Zen and the Art of Electronic Fish- Creating and watching El-Fish aquariums evokes the same relaxing, meditative, contemplative, blood pressure-lowering moods as a real aquarium.

From Russia with Glub- Created and programmed in Russia by AnimaTek, El-Fish continues Maxis' international quest to bring you the best, most creative entertainment software in the world.

  • Compose animated shows of multiple tanks.
  • Grow computer-generated plants.
  • Computer-generated soundtracks in eight styles.
  • No spills, no odors, no tanks to clean and no dead fish.
  • Import your own drawings, pictures and scans into aquariums.
  • Your only limit is your imagination.

System Requirements

Required CPU 386
Required RAM 4MB
Supported Audio Yes
Supported Video VGA

Box Scans

Retail Box cover El-Fish. Retail Box back El-Fish.



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