Rapala Pro Fishing
I know at first glance, Rapala Pro Fishing may not seem like the most exciting game in the world, but there is some real charm to this. Released on the Game Boy Advance back in 2004, this is a very relaxing fishing game and something a little bit different than you have probably played before on the GBA.
Gotta Catch Them All
There are two gameplay modes on offer for you when you fire this bad boy up. You can select Quick Fish or Challenge mode. The Quick Fish is exactly what it sounds like. This is the most casual gameplay mode Rapala Pro Fishing offers. Here you can select from one of many different lakes, what time of day it is and just fish and try and capture as many awesome fish as you can. It is actually very relaxing and the way the game tracks the size of the fish you capture makes it more addictive than you would think.
The main mode is challenge. Here you start off on one lake and have to complete a series of challenges before being allowed to move onto the next one. These challenges will vary from lake to lake, but they usually involve capturing a certain type or size of fish of getting a certain amount. This mode is fine, but you can beat it in about an hour!
Look At That Lure!
Ok, so the last time I went actually fishing was back in 1998 and the best thing about it was my friend Tommy falling in the lake! So, let’s just say that I do not have as much appreciation for the “realism” that Rapala Pro Fishing is offering as a real fishing enthusiast. However, they do state that the lures and other equipment are actually real so if you like fishing I am sure you will get a kick out of that.
Tiger Woods Pro Fishing
The gameplay here is very relaxing and the best comparison I can give it is the Tiger Woods GBA games. The way you cast is just like how you would tee off in a golf game. You then need to try and attract a fish to your lure and reel it in. When reeling it in you have to watch the tension line or it can break! You also have to give it a little slack to try and tire it out too. It is very easy to get to grips with, but some fish can put up a reel (see what I did there?) fight.
I will admit that I was not expecting much when I went into Rapala Pro Fishing, but I was pleasantly surprised. The game is easy to get into and it manages to be quite addictive and relaxing. My main gripe is that there is simply not enough in the challenge mode to keep you going. You will spend most of your time in the Quick Fish mode as there is not much to do once you have completed all of the challenges.
- Lots of fish to capture
- I liked how the casting was kind of like a golf game
- The visuals are pleasant enough
- Different lakes to fish on
- The game lets you select real fishing equipment
- The challenge mode is over way too quickly
- I wish there was a bit more variety to the lakes