Fish and Spell
Gone fishin’ Free
This colorful educational fishing adventure takes place in the fictional Mingoville Lake District, where Fisherman Fred is your guide through a variety of “lakes,” each in a different category, such as animals, family, clothes, or food.
Only the first category is unlocked in the free version – you’ll have to pony up $0.99 for a “fishing license” to each additional lake, or pay $2.99 to get them all. The objective is to sit in a boat and fish for the letters required to spell each word as they swim by. There are more than 500 words in total, and everything has been designed for a child’s short attention span.
The graphics are fun and quite good, with plenty of eye-catching color, animation, music, and voice actors along the way. Fish and Spell’s gameplay also helps improve hand-eye coordination and reflexes. Each level offers easy, medium, and hard options, so kids aged 5+ will have plenty of challenges.
If only real fishing was this lucrative. Still, at least your child will be learning to spell while you count the coins.