Rapala’s Fishing Frenzy
The Nintendo Wii has seen its fair share of sports transitioned to the motion control system. Can Fishing be the next good move?
When you think about what the Nintendo Wii has been designed on, some basic ideas for games come to mind. Sports like golf, tennis, baseball and even cricket, spring to mind.
But instead of just making it a simple fishing game, the developers have gone for a slightly different angle that tries to endear itself to your heart: mini-games. Fishing Frenzy forces you to flick your wrist in various ways as you catch the fish. Basically, as the fish wrestles with the line, fighting to save its pixelated life from your digital rod, you’ll be forced to hold down the A button and flick in various directions in order to speed up the line being reeled in.
Once you’ve got the hang of it, the game becomes a little dull as nothing really changes. From section to section, level to level, and lake to lake, it’s a simple matter of either staying put, fishing, and doing the exact same motions after moving your boat around to another part of the swamp. Then it’s more fishing, waiting, casting, and doing even more of the exact same flicking motions.Throughout all of this, an American announcer either gives you the small bit of praise he can muster or tells you better luck next time. Seriously, if you’re considering this as a fishing game, just cut out the middleman and go fishing yourself. It’s a lot more fun!