The next time you log into Happy Aquarium you’ll likely be met with the tragic cry for help of an animal trapped inside a barrel. Ok, so you won’t actually hear the animal crying for you, but you will receive the following pop-up, alerting you to the poor creature’s predicament, and allowing you to begin the process of rescuing it.
Clicking on the Rescue button causes the barrel to spawn into your tank. Clicking on the barrel will open up a menu detailing the six items that you’ll need to collect (in multiple quantities) to rescue the trapped animal. You’ll need to acquire three each of the following items: Help from a Scuba Diver, Screwdrivers, Plyers, Hammers, and Crowbars. Interestingly, you are required to find four units of the final item, the Gloves.
Clicking on the “Get Help” button next to any of these items allows you to post a news item to your wall asking your friends to send you that particular item. Conversely, should you not have very many active Happy Aquarium neighbors, or simply lack the patience to wait for someone to help you, you can spend Pearls to buy the items that you need. However, as you might expect, this is an incredibly expensive option, and unless you were one of the users who splurged on a Pearl Idol while it was still available (the Pearl Idol gives users one free Pearl per day, for life), I wouldn’t suggest doing so.
What animal is trapped inside the barrel? Head over to the game’s page to see if you can rescue it yourself and find out! Let us know what you think of this new feature in the comments – is the animal inside worth the trouble of rescuing it?