Dream Aquarium Screensaver

Dream Aquarium Screensaver


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 195 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.2591
File Size:
8.26MB
Date Added:
August 07, 2013
Price:
Free to try (Limited number of species, nag screens, doesn't allow changes to be saved); $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
1,966,729
Downloads Last Week:
826
Product ranking:
#7 in Screensavers
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Dream Aquarium Screensaver offers users an opportunity to turn their computer screen into a fish tank when they are not using it. With a surprising amount of options, you can control virtually every aspect of the program except for one important one.

The program has a somewhat confusing interface that requires the user to right-click on the aquarium as it's running in order to access the Options menu. But the actual fish tank action is impressive. Up to six species of sea creatures (the trial limits the tank to six) move in realistic ways and look lifelike, whether they are brightly colored angelfish or crabs scurrying about on the sea floor. The program's options are the highlight of the program once the menu is accessed. Users can choose between seven different aquariums, different fish, lighting, and can even feed the fish. While it seems like every opportunity was taken for users to control the tank, the designers neglected to give them as much control over when the screensaver operates. Throughout the extensive Options menu we only found one vague command to set when the aquarium appears, and oddly, this was only when the computer was running on battery.

While its lack of direction for controlling the program was annoying, it wasn't enough to deter us from the spectacular graphics and options for the aquarium. Anyone interested in filling the screen undersea life should give this download a shot.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.8

    out of 195 votes

    • 5 star: 90
    • 4 star: 49
    • 3 star: 16
    • 2 star: 11
    • 1 star: 29
  • Current Version:

    4.0

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 5 stars

    "Most fun I've ever had with a computer!"

    September 21, 2014   |   By jimmy6p

    Version: Dream Aquarium Screensaver 1.2591

    Pros

    *more than 2 dozen different and very colorful fish + 2 ornery Fiddler Crabs to chase them+multiple feeding options
    **3 tanks with moving foliage + adjustable bubbles + adjustable bubble sounds+adjustable 'camera' angles
    ***ability to change backgrounds with any picture you have
    ****ability to change speed of tank (slow-lazy-normal-fast)
    *****absolutely amazing level of reality on 60"@1080p
    ******I was addicted in mere minutes!
    *******allows installation on 3 devices
    ********can be used as screensaver or just for play
    *********fascinates kids of all ages-definitely "G" Rated! (try taking it away)

    Cons

    no Cons! no Cons! no Cons! no Cons at all!!

    Summary

    This is an Aquarium with fish so real looking you might think they are. The program was made by an Academy Award winning (that's an Oscar folks) visual effects artist. There's really nothing more that needs saying. Well worth the money!

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  • 1 stars

    "constant pop up ads"

    October 29, 2013   |   By metalmiss23

    Version: Dream Aquarium Screensaver 1.2591

    Pros

    beautiful clear picture, bright and colorful fish

    Cons

    ads constantly pop up right in the middle of the screen and the only way to get rid of them is to open the dream aquarium website, which of course closes the screensaver defeating the purpose of having it in the first place. I uninstalled it.

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  • 5 stars

    "Fantastic Screensaver!"

    September 22, 2013   |   By Critt52

    Version: Dream Aquarium Screensaver 1.2591

    Pros

    Most realistic aquarium screensaver there is. Able to fine tune it to your likes and enjoyment.

    Cons

    None that I can find.

    Summary

    Best screensaver there is.

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  • 5 stars

    "I love it. Lots of options with beautiful fish. Thanks"

    August 16, 2013   |   By sureowl

    Version: Dream Aquarium Screensaver 1.2591

    Pros

    I have no cons.

    Cons

    It's great!

    Summary

    Use the free and buy the pro. I am very happy with Dream Aquarium~!

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