This fishing game is extremely user friendly and actually hard to put down. To get started, you simply pick a fishing locale. Options abound with varying levels of difficulty. For example, you can begin with a docile pond and work your way up to deep sea fishing on the “waves of doom.” It may seem like a no-brainer that you don’t want to fish in any spot with doom in its name, but that’s where the big boys hang out – the fish that will garner you more points.
So how do you catch a fish? Simple. Flick your phone. Then watch the buoy that appears at the end of your line. When the buoy goes under, start reeling in by touching the screen and moving your finger clockwise. Two bars at the top of the screen will help you to adjust your reeling speed so that your line stays balanced and the fish stays on it. When you catch one, you have to throw it back, but you keep a picture and weight in your photo gallery. Really proud of your latest catch? You can email it to anyone in your contact list by selecting the “brag” option under the image.
If you get sick of fishing by yourself, you can play the vs. mode. Either play against the computer or another player on your same phone or link up two phones over a network. Then decide on your venue and whether you’d like to compete to see who gets the most fish (by weight) overall or who gets the biggest catch of the day. Win and you get a trophy. Lose and you still get a trophy, but also a big “you lose” across your iPhone screen.
Overall, this game is a lot of fun. The music and graphics are nothing to write home about, but that’s not always necessary when you’re just looking to pass some time.