How to Play and Other Tips
Oscar the crab should have guided you through the game's mechanics and characters when you first tried Fish Out of Water, but it's OK to get lost on your way to ocean-leaderboard dominance. Flinging fish as far as you can is a lot of fun, but scoring high and earning lots of crystals will make you the king of high-tide.
For a complete rundown of each fish, check out our Fish FAQ.
Micro - the whale who bounces
Rocket - arrowhead shaped fish who skips a lot
Finlay - the dolphin who dives and leaps
Brothers - four fish who divide and skip a lot after being thrown
Olympus - all-around fish who goes far and gets plenty of skips
Pick your favorite fish and fling him first to set a base score. Try to use specialty fish to even out you score for the judges. Remember that each judge has different preferences. Some like skips more and some are just hard to please.
Read our Judges FAQ for a complete breakdown of each judge.
With your team in place, you can fling to heart's content. Weather will come and go, stormy conditions make it significantly harder to score highly in, but you'll always want to chase the objectives located in the bottom right corner. Tapping there will bring up your latest crystal-rewarding assignment. One goal might be to fling a set number of fish. Just keep playing the game and trying to get a high score until you unlock the goal.
Another might ask you to get a certain distance with a specific fish. Just keep trying until you unlock it, because once you do you'll get to pick a treasure chest full of boost giving crystals! Say you combine a black tail and a yellow body. That will give you an amber charm which adds to your boost meter for one fling session.
Read our FAQ on leveling up and earning crystals fast for more.
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General Game Hints
Not all crabs are created equal. Tap each judge to see what he or she prefers. Distance versus number of skips, for example.
Weather changes every hour, going from sunny and calm waters to stormy seas. The condition of the waves may change a creature's ability, so if you don't perform well when it's cloudy, maybe it's a good idea to come back when the sun's out.
Check the weather report by repeatedly tapping the icon on the top right corner of the screen.
Complete achievements to level up, whereupon which you can choose one of three treasure chests to earn crystals. To check the current achievement and progress, tap the checkered flag on the bottom right corner of the screen.
Combine crystals to gain valuable bonuses, such as a perfect 10 from one of the crabs, or 100 meters added to an attempt. You can combine crystals at any time, but can only do so once per three skipping attempts.
Use boost just as a fish hits the surface of the water to maximize speed and/or bounce.
Each yellow boostie collected will increase your boost bar.
Don't waste boost on a fish nearing the end of its run. Use boost just as a fish hits the surface of the water to maximize speed and/or bounce.
Learning what the fishes do and the judges like are the easiest ways to improve your score.
Experiment with the crystals to see which colour combinations yield the best rewards.
Don't let the dolphin hit the seabed, for it'll ruin any chance of a good run.