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Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwrecked Showdown - Building A Better Fish

by: Eric Stallsworth ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 5/25/2012 • Leave a comment

Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwrecked Showdown is all about building a better fish. You start out small, but with a little work and care, you'll soon be sitting on top of the pile and able to snack on everybody else.

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    Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwrecked Showdown is a simple yet fun title available via Xbox Live. The game consists of you as a little fish in a big ocean, and everyone wants to have you for lunch. There are some good tricks that you need to keep in mind however, when playing this game in order to make it to the top of the food chain. Then you'll be the one looking for a bite to eat rather than becoming the main course.

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    Grow Bigger, Little Fishy

    If you've ever had a goldfish in a bowl, then you can relate to this game well enough. You only get bigger by eating, and unfortunately you start out this game at almost the bottom of the food chain. So the first thing you have to start doing is go looking for someone smaller than you to eat. The quicker you eat other small fish, the quicker you'll swell up like a pufferfish into the next higher category of ocean dweller. Eating one small fish isn't going to cut it of course, but once you get enough of them, you'll be growing and growing. It will take a while before you are big enough to take on the Orcas, but as they say, you have to start somewhere. So move your little tail around and find those little morsels quickly.

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    That Toothy Grin Isn't Smiling At You

    Just because a shark seems to smile in your direction doesn't mean he's happy to see you - or maybe he is. Predators are all over this ocean, so you have to be quick or you'll soon be dead. Learn to stay away from them while you keep a sharp eye out for fish you can eat. In some levels, you can even jump up to snag some insects out of the air, but you want to make sure you know where that passing great white is so you don't jump right into his waiting maw. The best advice is to usually stay somewhere near the middle of the ocean, keeping your eyes on both sides of you. After all, those predators come from both sides and you want to make sure you have a path to swim away quickly if they're coming your way.

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    Powerups Are Your Friends

    You want to keep your eyes open for powerups in this game. These handy little tools range from mushrooms that shrink larger fish down to shield fish that will swim alongside you, making a suicidal dive into an enemy's mouth for you. There are powerups that can enhance your speed temporarily, and there are ones that can help stun your enemies. There are even fishing lures that can pull a predator off you when they're chasing you. All of these powerups are essential to keeping your little fishy body in one piece, so keep an eye out for them.

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    Final Fishy Thoughts

    Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwrecked Showdown is definitely a fun game, and surviving to the top of the food chain isn't too difficult as long as you keep your wits about you. The game provides you some decent tools, and with a little tactical planning, you can make it through swimmingly. So flick your tail about, puff out your gills, and go find that next meal swimming nearby. Just make sure you don't become the snack instead.