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  • Summary: The sun is out, the fish are biting and your tackle box is filled with 20 different types of lures. With content created exclusively for the Wii, you'll motor out, find your favorite fishing hole, cast off using the Wii Remote and snag one of four types of bass. When you hook a fighter, yourThe sun is out, the fish are biting and your tackle box is filled with 20 different types of lures. With content created exclusively for the Wii, you'll motor out, find your favorite fishing hole, cast off using the Wii Remote and snag one of four types of bass. When you hook a fighter, your motion sensor will let you know, so hang on and enjoy the ride. Four fun-filled modes. Arcade, Tournament, Practice and Nature Trip modes. 15 stages. Find your favorite fishing spot in seven brand new stages created exclusively for the Wii, or re-live your glory fishing days in four classic arcade and four Dreamcast stages. Four types of bass. Hook four breeds of bass: Florida Large Mouth, Red Eye, Small Mouth and Northern Spike Large Mouth. Reinvention of a classic. This classic title first made a splash in the arcades and now the gameplay and graphics have been updated for the Wii. Authentic simulated fishing experience. New features have been created to take full advantage of the Wii Remote, including driving the boat with the control stick and reeling in your fish with the motion sensor. [Sega] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. Aside from the more natural controls afforded by the Wii Remote, Nunchuk and one new gameplay mode, SEGA Bass Fishing's Wii debut doesn't tread any new water.
  2. The controls and the lack of a career mode and no multiplayer options do leave quite a bit to be desired, but all in all it is a very fun game that does a good job of recreating the fishing experience in your living room.
  3. I'd happily blow a couple quid on this game down at the amusement arcades, so why not pay a bit more and own it? It's a good catch, all things considered!
  4. I really can’t believe that they didn’t include a multiplayer option. The option of competing with other people would have really made this game a whole lot more fun.
  5. SEGA Bass Fishing is actually not that bad. For newcomers the game will be tasty. People who have played the game before will not find this one anything more special. If fishing is your thing then this title will be fun to play. For a fishing game on the Wii, this is your best choice.
  6. Although publishers like SEGA shouldn't slip into a habit of shoveling their old games onto the Wii with minimal updates, SEGA Bass Fishing does provide a satisfying solo experience at a budget price.
  7. 40
    Sega Bass Fishing is worth a few quarters in the arcade, no question, but just doesn't cut it over the long haul.

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  1. Aug 13, 2014
    10
    wow where to start... i guess at the beginning. is this the best video game ever made? probably. sega bass fishing is an intense simulatorwow where to start... i guess at the beginning. is this the best video game ever made? probably. sega bass fishing is an intense simulator that puts you in the shoes of an amateur bass angler looking to hit the big time by catching all the fish. everything about the game, from the fish to the fish to the fish to the fish, is amazing. i am so impressed by the fish in this game. when i play games with fish, so often i find that the fish just dont suit me, but that is not so with sega bass fishing. one of my favorite features of the game has to be the fish, though, i mean wow, the meticulous detail that the fish have been fished with. you can tell when you play this that the designers are true fish lovers. no other game brings you the whole package like sega bass fishing does - so often we get fishing games that are watered down with too many boring RPG/adventure elements (harvest moon, dark cloud, ocarina of time, etc) but sega has really delivered the fish here. sega knows what we want, and that is working up a mean sweat trying to get both hands wrapped around a big one. the only thing that i wish tehy had included was some sort of leaderboard feature so we can all compare our big ones online. but hey when god gives you a fish dont ask for bread right? thanks sega for this great game, i will pass it on to my children and my children's children - i really want them all to feel the power and weight of a true big one like i have. enjoy your fishing : ) Expand
  2. Rickf
    Dec 19, 2008
    3
    The graphics are not bad, the fish act like fish would. In in all my years of fishing I've never had the problems this game gives you. IThe graphics are not bad, the fish act like fish would. In in all my years of fishing I've never had the problems this game gives you. I dough the people who wrote it ever been fishing. I can handle no boot, depth finder etc., but your limited to where to fish. But no drag? Lowering the rod to relieve line tension just does not work. Constantly breaking the line even with rod lowered. I Expand
  3. Dec 26, 2010
    2
    I've fished so la for a long time. This game is fairly realistic in the way the bass hit nad the way the bait work in the water. Once theI've fished so la for a long time. This game is fairly realistic in the way the bass hit nad the way the bait work in the water. Once the fish is on, all reality goes out the window. You can't control your rod. Nor the speed of tghe reel. And I've never broken lines or not been able to set the hool like in this game. Nor have I had very many fish get off the hook once it was hooked. Lost 7 fish in a row to one or the other. This game needs a lot more work. Collapse