Sega Bass fishing game is one of the best fishing games that the gaming society has ever created. This was released in the early 90’s which has improved along time and now can be played in the Nintendo Wii console. I’ve tried playing this game to find out the graphics and how cool the game really is. So here’s the stitch:
Playing a fish correctly will depend more on aural and visual cues rather than tactile ones. As I was playing, I was amazed by the shaking and jigging lures which is fun, but they don’t quite follow your movements. What you see on the screen is really just a rough approximation of what you were trying to do. It’d be nice if that were tightened up considerably. Finally, reeling with the Nunchuk attachment is tiring and monotonous. Admittedly, it works astonishingly well, but the Nunchuk simply doesn’t feel right in your hand and the movement is contrived rather than realistic. It would have been awesome if an attachment was released that incorporated a reeling mechanism like the controller for the Dreamcast did. Fortunately, gamers are able to use the A and B buttons to reel in as well. This completely negates the need for the Nunchuk, but it makes the game a lot more playable.
There are four modes of play including Practice, Nature Trips, Arcade, and Tournament modes. The Practice mode will help you hone your skills, and the Nature Trip mode will allow you to free fish and cruise around the various areas. The Arcade mode is a timed event that has players select a course and then play through four areas within that stage. In order to pass from one area to the next, you’ll have to achieve the specified weight requirement. Every time you hook and land a fish you will be awarded with a few seconds of additional time. These bonuses will vary depending on the size of the fish. In Tournament mode, you’ll enter into a field of fishermen and try to accumulate as many points as you can over ten different stages. Each stage is set in a different venue with varying conditions and only the top seven anglers are awarded with points from 1 – 30. If at the end of all ten stages you have the most points, then you’ll win a trophy that can be saved and kept in the trophy room. As you advance from stage to stage and tournament to tournament the level of difficulty will greatly increase.
Immediately, I noticed how good the graphics were. If you’ve had to struggle through some of the other fishing games over the past year then you’ll be happy to know that Sega Bass Fishing is much more attractive. The surroundings of the 15 stages are very nice and the fish look really good. The underwater environments are also quite realistic and diverse. You can clearly distinguish varying types of structure, the characteristics of the bottom, and the size and types of fish to which you’re angling. If you’re expecting eye-popping visuals like something you might find on the other two consoles, then you’ll be disappointed. However, if you’ve become accustomed to the pixelated “jaggies” of Wii graphics you’ll be happy with the overall look.