Serious Game Classification

Rainbow Fish and the Whale EMME Interactive SA, EMME Interactive SA (U.S.A.), 2001  

Informations Analyses Discussion





Besides play, this title features the following intents:
  • Licensed title
  • Educative message broadcasting


This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment
  • Education


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12-16 / 17-25 / 3-7
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

Similar games

Rainbow Fish and the Whale Rainbow Fish and the Whale is based on characters created by children's book author and illustrator Marcus Pfister in a series of picture books starring the colorful fish. Similar to another game in the series, Rainbow Fish and the Amazing Lagoon, this is a point-and-click interactive story/adventure.

Rainbow Fish is unaware that his playtime is being watched happily from afar by Whale, until the day Hermit Crab comes scuttling by with the news that Whale has accidentally swallowed his friends. Before long, Rainbow Fish and Hermit Crab have followed them into the whale's belly and begun the search for each and every one. Among the many mini-games and quests that arise are:find Giggles where he is hiding in a mound of junk, then try to catch him as he pops up randomly through coral pipes
free Molo from his imprisonment by the crab brothers while avoiding their pinches
sort mussels by color by herding them into their own corrals
help free Ruby from a giant bubble by popping small bubbles before they get in Rainbow Fish's way
release a seahorse baby from it's flower by helping the flower bloom
repair Whale's broken geyser machine by finding the missing sea urchins and fitting them to the machine
ultimately, cure Whale's hiccups before finding the way outThe player can select from two difficulty levels at the sign-in page, and is often presented with choices such as whether to continue with an action, or follow a given character into a quest. The choices are presented in the form of Yes-No fish; a little nodding fish and a head-shaking one, making it simple enough for younger players. Choices made lead to the final selection from two possible ways to exit Whale, allowing for two different endings. [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Macintosh - PC (Windows)