Mermaids flip their tails and divers cruise past a sun-spackled reef in the light-hearted Tropical Aquarium Screensaver. The graphics are a tad hokey, but you can fine-tune every aspect of the show: the centerpiece, the background image, the species of marine life (such as sea horses, sharks, and a tiny killer whale), and a variety of miscellaneous goodies, including a Mafia snitch on his way to sleeping with the fishes. A preview pane on the well-designed control panel shows what each item looks like. Six MIDI background-music selections, including Jimmy Buffet's "Margaritaville," round out the entertainment options. Our one major complaint is the screensaver's refusal to return to the desktop when you press a key; you need to click the mouse. Otherwise, Tropical Aquarium Screensaver is almost as fun as the Disneyland submarine ride, and a lot cheaper.
What's new in version 5
ReleaseNovember 8, 2008
Date AddedMay 21, 2001
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows, Windows XP
Put on your scuba gear and get ready for the underwater adventure of a lifetime. Incredible sea life including tropical fish, sharks, whales, clams, sea horses, and dozens of other amazing creatures await you in this vibrant colored screen saver. Tons of options allow you to design the tranquil panorama of your choice. Complete with full stereo sound effects, this screen saver is an absolute must for anyone looking to relax their nerves after a hard day at work. Give it a try today and see what many people are calling the best tropical aquarium screensaver on the Internet.