On pft for the ds, how do you actually CATCH the
It took me a while to figure this game out. I didn't even hook a fish for 2 days (about 4 hrs). Simply reeling in the line while glimpses of fish swam by wasn't my idea of a good fishing game. I looked for any reviews that gave me a clue how to play this game. There were NONE. I finally figured out on my own a basic strategy that seems to be working for me. Initially you can only fish in one location, one lake. And the object is to get a total catch of 5 lbs of bass or more. You can see this on the initial screen (it gives you your goal to get to the next level). The key is to watch the "fish mood"... watch for a "Yellow Heart" on the top of the screen as you reel in, this means a fish is lured by your bait... When you see this, stop reeling with the "A" button and begin using the control pad... up or down will just bounce the bait... it's a little counter-intuitive to "real" fishing, but if you stop reeling when you see this "Yellow Heart" and simply wait for the fish to swim around your bait, then bounce the bait with the up or down control buttons, the fish will usually take the bait. Then simply reel them in being careful not to reel too fast... using the "A" button, don't let the meter go to high or too low... simply let off the "A" button if the meter gets to high or low... eventually you'll be able to reel them in by pressing and releasing the "A" button. Likewise with the "yellow heart", also watch for a "red exclamation", this indicates the fish is trying to bite the bait. Use the same method simply waiting for the fish. If you never see either of the two fish moods (yellow heart or red exclamation), then you'll need to either change direction of your throws, or change bait. I've conquered a few levels with this method after many hours of not even a bite. It's a shame this game doesn't give you any of these hints. And even with the catches, the game is still quite lame. Graphics stink, realism is non-existent, and the game is counter-intuitive and though not quite as boring once you start to catch fish, it's still just a bit more exciting than watching paint dry. Hope this helps someone out there that was as lost as I was, and please, do yourself a favor if you haven't bought this game yet... don't.
Jul 29, 2009 |
UFO Interactive Professional Fisherman's...