We Play Fish Tales, A Game About Eating. : Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! For this week's Mindless Arcade Friday, we play Fish Tales. You're a fish, eating other fish, and some fish try to eat you. That's pretty much it.
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Mindless Arcade Friday: Fish Tales

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Today's Game: Fish Tales from Just Free Games.

This week I thought I'd return to the spirit of the title "Mindless Arcade Friday." Games do not get more mindless than Fish Tales.

The object: eat fish. More specifically: make yourself grow big by eating as many fish as possible. There are many fish in the sea, and many of them are delicious. But only eat the fish that are smaller than you.

This game has the added benefit of teaching you the meaning behind the oft-repeated phrase "your eyes are bigger than your stomach." As in real life, if you try to eat fish bigger than you, you die.

Recommended For People Who Like: Being a fish, eating fish, and getting big.

[Ed. Ian note: I remember playing a game like this a few years ago, and I suspect this game copied it, but I'm not sure. Still, even plaigiarized fish are fun to eat.]