How to avoid the Forever Blue glitch

By Spencer . August 3, 2007 . 12:46pm


Nintendo made a statement that Forever Blue is bugged and the source of the problem is the Shinonomesakatazame (pictured). The key to dodging the bug is to no put the Shinonomesakatazame in your aquarium. If it’s automatically put in your aquarium, you need to remove it otherwise the game is going to lock up. Also if you’re editing the aquarium and the Shinonomesakatazame is in it, do not press B and return to the boat. Follow these steps and you should be able to enjoy Forever Blue (unless you adamantly want a Shinonomesakatazame in your tank…).


While these are ways around the glitch, it’s probably best to keep two or three extra save files just in case something happens. Since Forever Blue still has a few more months before it becomes Endless Ocean in North America it seems likely Arika will fix the problem before then.

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  • Rafael

    OMG, the name of the fish is Shinonomesakatazame o_o

  • ryne11

    Damn that name is long

  • SomeDude

    Thanks for the fantastic solution there, Nintendo.

    When SNK botched their game, they announced a reprint and recall.

    Nintendo? Nope. (Don’t try and put all the blame on Arika for this. Sure, it’s their bug, but Nintendo’s the one selling you the product.)

  • EvliAkito

    Bug-testing is a thing of the past.

  • Veilknight

    Honestly, this is simply unacceptable. Glitches like these shouldn’t be allowed to be shipped with the game when the product is already suppose to be finished, and as gamers we really deserve better. If I’m going to be paying $50 and higher for video games, especially for the expensive cost of importing games from Japan, I’d certainly expect a polished title bug free.

    It seems with this seventh generation of consoles, game developers are getting lazier and lazier by letting bugs like this one in Forever Blue slip through the cracks just to meet the game’s deadline. With game patches becoming a industry standard, I can’t help but get the feeling more publishers may choose to ship their games in any kind of fashion just to make a quick buck only to end up releasing a game fix when frequent glitches and complaints begin to pop up. Unfortunately for the Wii, there’s currently no options for bug fixes meaning developers should be extra careful to make sure glitches don’t make it into the final development phases.

  • SomeDude

    And seriously… how hard is it to catch this particular bug?

    Put Fish X in tank.
    Game crashes.

    How lazy do you have to be when playing a fish tank simulator to not test it with all the fish?

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