You might recall a few IAAPA’s ago that Bandai Namco had brought their own fishing videmption game to the West. Called , it was different in that it used realistic fishing rod controllers to cast your hook and choose your bait (most fishing games in this top down style use joysticks). While I’m unsure as to actual numbers out there, you might have come across this one (here is the IAAPA 2015 Namco booth that had the game on hand):
Fishing is, obviously, best enjoyed outdoors. Video games are, obviously, best enjoyed indoors. So how can the two overlap? When it comes to fishing games, there are some good, some bad, and some very ugly. The best fishing games are virtual reality style. Those are most present on apps and systems like the Nintendo Wii, where you can actually use your hands to create a casting motion and feel like you’re doing some real fishing.
I remember as a kid playing a great classic Nintendo bass fishing game but, but I don't recall the name. I would like to play that again with a rom emulator if I could just remember the name. I know there have to be more. If you have played other good fishing games or simulations please share with the group here. There is a comment form below.
While that realistic feel is important to the fun of fishing games, the real fun of the game is the unrealistic part: catching fish ALL the time. I play fishing games to catch 20 lb bass a few times an hour, not to retie hooks and fix snags all day long. When making our rankings we took into account all of these facts, and came up with this list of the 9 best fishing games of all time.