Grow is an innovative arcade game in the Windows Phone marketplace where you have to make your fish feed on smaller fish to grow up. Conceptually, it is similar to Katamari Damacy, but the execution and visual styles are quite different. At WpSauce, we are big fans of indie games, especially ones that innovate in concept and gameplay, so we recommend you check this game out!
In Grow, you play a small orange fish that starts out in the middle of an aquarium, with plenty of small fish swimming around. The idea is that you have to eat fish that are smaller than you and avoid fish that are larger than you. Thankfully, all the fish larger than you are made visually distinct, by both their significantly larger size, as well as by a red glow around their body. When you gobble up a fish, it leaves some orange bubbles behind, which you can collect to gain stars on the levels. Grow has an item shop, where you can buy upgrades for your in-game items, including the speed of the fish, powerup slots, etc. You use those orange coins in that shop.
I found myself using the tilt controls throughout the game, although the game allows you to use a dpad or swipe controls as well. The music reminds me of the ocean. The visuals of the game were quite polished and enjoyable, and it did a good job of conveying dangerous fish vs. benign ones.
I loved Grow, since it’s gameplay was innovative, it’s visuals polished and it had a lot of replay value. Download Grow from Windows Phone Marketplace, for $1.99 with a free trial.