Metascore
41

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 5 out of 8
Buy On
  1. 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.
  2. Rapala Tournament Fishing's controls just aren't intuitive, and worse, they're not especially responsive.
  3. Nintendo Gamer
    50
    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]
  4. The controller may fit the bill, but Rapala Tournament Fishing just isn't the big catch that virtual anglers were hoping for.
  5. So the answer is that there is no worthwhile experience in Rapala Tournament Fishing to be discovered.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Frankly terrible considering the rich potential the Wii controller offers for games of this ilk.

Awards & Rankings

30
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#19 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2006
25
#25 Most Shared Wii Game of 2006
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 7 out of 15
  1. ChazzaD.
    May 8, 2007
    9
    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 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 Full Review »
  2. YuraT.
    Apr 28, 2007
    0
    No comment
  3. CraigM.
    Feb 21, 2007
    0
    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 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! Full Review »