Bass Masters Classic: Pro Edition

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Bass Masters Classic: Pro Edition
Bass Masters Classic: Pro Edition
North American cover art
Developer(s) Black Pearl[1]
Malibu (Bass Masters Classic, SNES)
Publisher(s) Black Pearl[1]
Malibu (Bass Masters Classic, SNES)
Altron (Bass Masters Classic, SFC)
Designer(s) Todd Tomlinson[1]
Dan Burke[1]
Donn Nauert[1]
Robert Bonifacio[1]
Series Bass Masters Classic
Platform(s) Super NES[1]
Sega Genesis
Release Super NES: Sega Genesis:
Genre(s) Fishing[2]
Mode(s) Single-player

Bass Masters Classic: Pro Edition is an enhanced version of the Bass Masters Classic fishing video game. This game was released for both the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and the Sega Genesis video game devices.

Summary and gameplay[edit]

The fish has identified the lure and is going for an "easy snack"; unaware of the fisher trying to catch him.

It contained real companies in the fishing industry (i.e. Ranger Boats, Evinrude Outboard Motors, etc.) The game had two modes where the player fished as an amateur and competed against other amateurs. The player also had the option of playing as a famous bass anglers such as Tom Mann Jr. and Hank Parker.

Once the player had selected a mode they then had a number of other choices to make. The tackle shop being first, the player would purchase various lures, rods, motors, depth sounders and other fishing implements.[3] From here the player could practice skill in the practice pond or begin fishing in their first tournament.[3] While there were a few different lakes that could be unlocked the gameplay remained the same. The player would begin by driving their boat to a spot on the lake they believed would yield the most fish. There they would cast and the screen would switch from overhead view to an underwater camera.[3]

The player would then entice the fish into biting their lure and a fight would then ensue.


The title Bass Masters Classic was also ported to Game Boy Color.


On release, Famicom Tsūshin scored the Super Famicom version of the game a 22 out of 40.[4]

GamePro gave the Genesis version a negative review. Though they noted it has a larger selection of anglers than the SNES version does, they criticized the "murky" graphics and sound, and said of the gameplay that "real fishing is easier than this. The Fish Finder is inaccurate, the casting can be ridiculously off-course, and there are long boring stretches while you wait for bass to come around."[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Release information (Super NES)". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-06-05. 
  2. ^ a b "Release information (Sega Genesis)". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2011-12-17. 
  3. ^ a b c "Basic overview of game". MobyGames. Retrieved 2011-12-17. 
  4. ^ NEW GAMES CROSS REVIEW: バスマスターズ クラシック. Weekly Famicom Tsūshin. No.346. Pg.31. 4 August 1995.
  5. ^ "ProReview: Bass Masters Classic". GamePro. IDG (83): 66. August 1995.