Title Reel Fishin' Publisher Interstel Game Type Sport Players 1 HD Installable Yes Compatibility All Submission Chris Vella Profiled Reviewer Review A fishing game on the Amiga? Can it be true? Yes! at long last this great sport is now available on the Amiga. I've waited a long time to get a fishing game on the Amiga and my first thought is can a computer really simulate this sport properly. The answer is no, but that doesn't mean that it won't be fun to play. You start by selecting what days of the week you want to go fishing. You must study the weather reports because some days will have better fishing then others. You then have a choice of about 10 lakes to fish from. Moving the cursor over the lake will give you a brief description of it along with how good the fishing there might be. Once you descide on one, you must visit the tackle shop. Here you buy which lures and boat accessories that you think that you will need. Once you have all your tackle, you're ready to head out to the lake. You can only fish for certain hours during the day and must head in by a certain time. A clock shows you what time it is. The basic aim of the game is to catch as many big fish within the weekly days that you selected. The game is controlled by the mouse and is a little awkward until you get used to it. You first must move the cursor over the engine, this starts your boat. You then move the engine handle left and right to steer. When you get to the spot on the lake where you want to fish you must drop the anchor by moving the cursor over the anchor and pressing the left mouse button. You then click on your tackle box and select your lure. Now you are ready to cast, This is done by moving the cursor over a spot on the lake and pressing the left mouse button, you will then see your line land on that spot. You then click the left button over the fishing reel to reel in your line. There is an option to reel in fast or slow. This depends on which lure you selected. When you are reeling in your lure you will see an underwater view of everything including a fish should it strike your lure. When a fish strikes, you must immediately press the right mouse button and move the mouse back to set the hook, if hooked the fish will jump and swim back and forth. You must reel the fish in and make sure that you don't reel too fast or your line could snap. There is a technique to doing this and you will have to play the game to figure it out because it's very hard to describe in words. Any fish that you do catch is put in the live well. Here you can see how many fish that you caught and the size of them. You have the options of saving and loading any games that you play and you can also enter a tournament and fish against other people. The graphics are pretty basic and the sound is also basic but the game has a certain charm to it. It is fun to play for a while but it can also get boring especially when you don't catch anything. The control method does take getting used to but works fine once your used to it. In conclusion, This is a very hard sport to simulate on a computer. I don't think that it can ever be done properly, but that doesn't mean that the game won't be any fun to play. The game plays okay but is a shame the graphics weren't any better, this could have been done without too much difficulty. I can only recommend this game to die hard fishing fans. Most other people probably won't like this game. It's not a bad game but I think that it still can be done much better. Come on someone give us a really good fishing game, this is one area the Amiga is lacking a good game.