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  • Summary: With their hands on authentic gear, players will feel like they have an actual rod in their hands as they cast, jig the bait, and reel in fish. Players can battle for their favorite trophy as they angle for 25 of the most sought after species of fish in the world, all within pristine,With their hands on authentic gear, players will feel like they have an actual rod in their hands as they cast, jig the bait, and reel in fish. Players can battle for their favorite trophy as they angle for 25 of the most sought after species of fish in the world, all within pristine, uncrowded freshwater environments. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Using the plastic rod-and-reel peripheral makes you look like an utter arse. [Christmas 2008, p.100]
  2. Once you get the hang of Fishing Frenzy's controls, it's actually enjoyable to play, but the initial learning curve feels like a bit of a challenge. I applaud the new dev team for cutting out some of the excess of the previous title, but it'd be nice to feel like things were getting another coat of polish, or something to spruce up the over all visual and audio appeal.
  3. 60
    We're surprised to see that Rapala is again making strides in the right direction, but there's still a long way to go if the franchise is going to reach its former glory on previous consoles.
  4. Like real life fishing, the fun in Rapalas Fishing Frenzy depends on the things which you do besides the actual “fishing”. If you aren’t a real fishing fan, the virtual game won’t be able to fascinate you.
  5. You'll think you've snagged a winner to begin with, but reeling in boot after metaphorical boot reminds you that this is the same old Rapala. [Dec 2008, p.63]
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  1. JimP.
    Sep 6, 2008
    10
    Realistic game but still fun. The Rod and Reel that comes with the game is awesome - really makes the game more fun and interactive. Plus, my Realistic game but still fun. The Rod and Reel that comes with the game is awesome - really makes the game more fun and interactive. Plus, my 5 year old daughter can play now and absolutely loves the rod/reel! Great job Activision! Expand
  2. PeterL.
    Nov 9, 2008
    1
    Fine game but unable to catch any spotted bass to complete only the second difficulty. I have made research on the internet to see how Fine game but unable to catch any spotted bass to complete only the second difficulty. I have made research on the internet to see how professional catch them for real, tried everything and nothing works. Frustrating! Expand