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  • Summary: Rapala Tournament Fishing lets players embark on all new angling adventures in 16 of the world’s most desirable fishing locales utilizing authentic gear from Rapala, the world’s largest manufacturer of fishing lures and #1 fishing brand in the world. [Activision]
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 5 out of 8
  1. Definitely not the most offensive game on the shelf for Wii, but not the most enjoyable either. Without multiplayer functionality, life on the water is a rather lonely one. [Feb 2007, p.72]
  2. It speaks volumes that when I was taking a break from reviewing RTF, I went back to my Zelda game and found myself visiting the fishing hole and enjoying it far more, even though it's not as complex as Rapala.
  3. Rapala Tournament Fishing's controls just aren't intuitive, and worse, they're not especially responsive.
  4. So the answer is that there is no worthwhile experience in Rapala Tournament Fishing to be discovered.
  5. Rapala Pro Fishing Trophy is a game that proves why fishing mini-games work so well in other games. It’s a little bit of fun for a short while, but really lacks the depth (no pun intended) that a great fishing game needs.
  6. 30
    The game’s transition to Wii was especially rough in the gameplay department though, featuring a reeling function that only works at one solid speed, a noticeable half second lag between any action and the on-screen result, and generally unresponsive Wii motion control.
  7. Frankly terrible considering the rich potential the Wii controller offers for games of this ilk.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. ChazzaD.
    May 8, 2007
    A very good game - controls are sketchy, and how the hell do you let the line go when it says press up Graphics are not as good as i hoped but still a very good game Expand
  2. ThomasL.
    Nov 27, 2006
    Excellent gameplay that really puts you in the game. However, poor environment graphics and funky camera angles keep it from being truly great. Nonetheless, the numerous well animated lures and multiple tournaments add a sense of reality and a higher replay value. Expand
  3. [Anonymous]
    Dec 29, 2006
    I'm not much of a fisher, but this game got me wanting to keep fishing. The graphics may not be the best but the game is worth at least a look.
  4. NickL.
    Dec 21, 2006
    Awful game. In a perfect world they would have waited a couple monthes and fixed the problems in this game. Camera angles are garbage. If you want to fish buy Zelda. Expand
  5. DavidJ.K.
    Dec 8, 2006
    In the long tradition of great fishing games like Sega Bass Fishing, this game is garbage. It is perhaps more boring than real fishing (and I fish), annoying (voice acting is irritating and repetitive), and easy (it's not so easy to catch fish in real life). On top of that, the game controls don't make good use of the wiimote, and it just didn't live up to what I was hoping for. I am taking it back to sell at my local EB Games. Expand
  6. BradyT.
    Jan 21, 2007
    I want my money back. Not worth the money. The controls are very sketchy. Casting has no skill just hope. It doesn't sence your arm good enough and theres a half second to a second delay to what your doing on the screen. You find yourself wasting about 5 minutes at times just trying to cast. Only 1 reeling speed. No skill at all. Try to throw reel in. Repeat. Expand
  7. CraigM.
    Feb 21, 2007
    This is the most unrealistic fishing game I have ever seen! I rented it and its not worth even that! The controls suck the graphics suck, and it suck! Expand

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