Black Bass: Lure Fishing

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Black Bass: Lure Fishing
LureFishingBoxShotGameBoy.jpg
Japanese cover art
Developer(s) Hot B[1]
Publisher(s) Hot B[1]
Series The Black Bass
Platform(s) Game Boy
Game Boy Color
Release Game Boy:
Game Boy Color:
Genre(s) Fishing[1][2]
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer

Black Bass: Lure Fishing (ハイパーブラックバス, Hyper Black Bass) is a 1992 fishing video game for the Game Boy. It was ported to the North American and European Game Boy Color in 1999.

Summary[edit]

The player is able to fish at two different lakes using a variety of lures.[3] Casting takes place on an overhead view with one meter for the direction and another meter for the shadow of the fish.[3] The player can catch trout, pike, catfish, and the infamous black bass.[3]

The Game Boy Color re-release allows players to play against 99 AI-controlled fishermen.[4] Tournament hours are twelve non-real time hours long, and all locations are fictional.[4] Each game originally came with a 40-page instruction manual and a precautions booklet.[4] Both versions of the game notify players when they have lost their lure and/or their fish through a text-based message. Once a player runs out of a certain kind of fishing lure, it cannot be recovered until the next gameplay.

Reception[edit]

GamePro gave the game a positive review, saying it is highly enjoyable despite being essentially a pared-down conversion of Super Black Bass. They praised the controls, addictive challenge, and the use of 3D graphics when fighting a hooked fish.[5]

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