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Once Upon a Time, there was a little fish named Fishbo. He lived in the ocean just of the coast of Northern California. He lived happily in the ocean, each day was another great day and he lived life to the fullest with all his fish buddies. One unfortunate day, a massive business arrived on the shore. Almost as soon as construction was finished, massive amounts of chemical waste was poured into the ocean. The waste polluted the water, destroying Fishbo's home, and killing all of his fish buddies. Instead of meeting the same fate his friends did, he became mutated by the waste. He became a massive, muscular fish-headed human! He knew what he had to do; He was gonna fight Corp Inc. and avenge all of his friends under the new name "Action Fish".
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Action Fish is a freeware Bullet Hell Platform Game for PC. Its development was for a national video game development contest in 2017, for which the theme was 1980's arcade game. The game is available here.

It tells the story of a fish named Fishbo living in the ocean. His day to day activities were fine until a company named "Corp Inc" arrived. Apparently, right after construction, they dumped radioactive waste into the ocean, killing off Fishbo's friends and destroying his home. However, he alone mutated into a muscular, fish-headed human and went after Corp Inc and their boss "The CEO" to avenge those that he held dear and his hometown under the alias, Action Fish.

Compare Super Mario Bros. and I Wanna Be the Guy.

Tropes that apply to Action Fish (This is still under construction)

  • Anti-Hero: Fishbo falls under Type IV. He is fighting a Corrupt Corporate Executive, but it isn't for any noble means, rather for revenge.
  • Big Bad: The CEO of Corp Inc., for dumping chemical waste into the ocean and setting the plot in motion.
  • Bishōnen Line: Rare heroic example and parodied. Fishbo, unlike his brethren, was mutated into a muscular, fish-headed man instead of killed off.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: The CEO of Corp Inc. There isn't much motive behind what he does, but dumping chemical waste into the ocean definitely isn't morally sound.
  • Cutscene Boss: The CEO in the second level. Subverted in that he doesn't die, but pulls a Screw This, I'm Outta Here Subverted even further when you're able to fight him in the game proper on the last level.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Fishbo/Action Fish.
  • Doomed Hometown: The coast of Northern California, Fishbo's home, was destroyed by the chemical waste that was pumped into the ocean.
  • Evil, Inc.: Corp Inc. It isn't said what they do specifically, but a corporation that has employees with guns that are perfectly willing to shoot Action Fish can't be entirely legitimate.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: The CEO doesn't have much of a reason or motive behind what he does. It's not even stated that Greed is his motive, it's almost as if Corp Inc. poured chemical waste into the ocean For the Evulz, though it could also be a case of Humans Are Cthulhu.
  • Last of His Kind: Downplayed. The CEO certainly didn't kill all the fish in the world, but he did kill a lot of them. Many of which happen to be Fishbo's friends and family.
  • Nuclear Mutant: Played with. The protagonist, Fishbo, turns into Action Fish due to the radioactive waste poured into the ocean, however, his friends and family perish when the radioactive waste gets dumped into the ocean. Likewise, you can gain bonus points by collecting radioactive waste buckets.
  • Once Upon a Time: How the opening narrative starts off.