Players control one of two elderly fishermen named Jack and Walter. The game involves the player running along the side of a pond, trying to catch fish that leap out of the water using a net by swinging the Wii Remote. Players gain more points by catching fish of certain colors, and must also avoid obstacles that can get in their way.
The game features an arcade mode, an objective-based challenge mode, and a mode called "Fishtris" which involves players trying to catch three of the same colored fish in a row in order to fill up a gauge. A second player can also compete in the arcade and Fishtris modes.
Nintendo Life called the game "a mixed bag", finding the game enjoyable but let down by annoying controls, which ultimately hurt the playability of the challenge mode which requires precise actions on the part of the player. IGN called it "a winner in aesthetics" with a fun and hilarious concept, but also felt the controls lacked precision, leading to frustration for the player.
In response Abylight have released a video that offers advice to players on how to handle the game's controls. IGN considered this an admission from the developer that the control scheme has serious issues.
- "March, Fight and Fish Your Way to World Domination". Nintendo of America. 2008-06-08. Retrieved 2008-06-09.
- Nintendo Life review
- Master the Fish'em All Challenges Video