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  • Summary: [WiiWare] Jack and Walter are two old fishermen in a fantasy world. They have found places where crazy fish leap out of the water all day long. The perfect place for a spot of fishing. It's a shame the other strange creatures aren’t going to make things easy! With this surreal action game, you will experience the excitement of the great arcade classics on your Wii console. Hold on tight to your controller and fish 'em all! [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. 60
    I love the theme, setting and soundtrack that Fish'em All! presents -- good ole boys with banjos going fishing is just hilarious, and the way the concept is handled is great. But I can't imagine too many players will actually be able to have much fun with this one, since the control scheme's imprecision just makes you want to wildly and randomly swing the Wii Remote around -- and that gets to be really tiring, really fast.
  2. Fish'em All is a mixed bag. The Arcade, Fishtris and multiplayer modes are all quite enjoyable. The game is really brought down by the annoying controls though - the net-swinging is just too slow and inaccurate not to get annoyed at.
  3. It could be so much more if the controls were more forgiving. Don't bother. [Aug 2009, p.102]
  4. 40
    The visual and music portion of the game offer up little to no innovation, it all seems very plain and lacking, almost like a rejected Warner Bros. cartoon.
  5. Fish'em All! is a medium game. It doesn't have great graphics, it bothers in sound effects (because banjos make anyone furious) and it fails it gameplay matters. If at least this last one worked, the other two wouldn't be of big importance.
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  1. Dan
    Jun 1, 2009
    9
    Great fun, very useful two players, prices ok.