fishing games, talk about em

this little village

that's peak game design in my book

https://twitter.com/gamevecanti/status/1674481607833714689?s=20

https://www.polygon.com/23775129/apple-arcade-july-2023-slay-the-spire-stardew-valley-ridiculous-fishing

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@exodus wheat catching escapades got me wondering:

so i have the dreamcast fishing rod + the marine bass games, and an N64 one and itoi's fishing game

i know PSX has one, what other classic systems have them as peripherals and solid fishing games?

@“IrishNinja”#p122253 it may be easier to ask which consoles didn't have fishing controllers. I'm pretty sure nearly every console had one of some sort, even some portables.

@“treefroggy”#p122265 oh man! okok

saturn? genesis/mega drive? snes, turbo/pce, gamecube, neo-geo, master system? i assume ps2 had one i missed, i likewise assume most HD era systems likely didn't bother, though i'd love to be wrong

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1868140/DAVE_THE_DIVER/

Go fishing then run a shushi restaurant. I might check this out

@“rejj”#p122294 Steam is convinced that I need to play this game but I don‘t know a single person who’s touched it.

@“CoolGuy87”#p122347 looks like Nextlander checked it out recently. It’s the first game they look at in this video:

https://youtu.be/4xq5HRnu7AA

…I haven’t watched yet, so can’t say much else. At least this video will likely scratch my curiosity based itch and I’ll know if it is worth grabbing or not

I did a double-take when I realized Dave the Diver was a Nexon game. I guess they‘re branching out; that’s cool.

Anyway, this isn't a _video_ game, but my tabletop group has been playing Rod, Reel, and Fist and we've been having a great time. The "fish combat" is a lot of fun. You get to throw around a bunch of dice and it does a good job of representing the push and pull struggle of landing a fish.
https://kumada1.itch.io/rod-reel-fist

@“IrishNinja”#p122273 just google “[console name] fishing controller!”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJWsDjCEvqA

@Obskyr I’m still thinking about what you pointed out— fishing games “otherwise being for middle-aged men”. I’m only 30, but being world weary, I fit that demographic more and more. It’s probably why Itoi made two fishing games, and absolutely why Isozuri: Ritou Hen has such a somber tone on the title screen. It’s that somber postwar nostalgia that defined the japanese culture, I love it. I slurp it up like cold soup.

@“treefroggy”#p128951 Other genres in the same category include hunting games, train simulators, mahjong games, and… gulp… horse-racing games. All genres that I‘d more or less thoroughly dismissed, but earlier today, I watched the 2013 Game Center CX episode on Derby Stallion for the NES, and found that it’s just about my favorite (non-quiz game) episode of the show!? How much of that is down to the emergent story Arino created I cannot say – I‘d imagine that factor takes most of the credit – but I cannot discount the possibility that there’s a middle-aged man inside of me who wants out. Terrifying.

@“Obskyr”#p128952 also shogi games, the only games late Nintendo prez played.

But it’s definitely not the superficial middle age Japanese man’s aspects I love, it’s the _sentimental heart ❤️_, and the same thing that my [MOTHER theory](https://forums.insertcredit.com/d/673-mother-like-games-with-twin-peaks-sprinkled-on-top/98) revolves around. “_Known only by the seasoned”_

Horse racing is interesting because it kind of spawned Princess Maker -> Tokimeki memorial hospital -> monster rancher -> persona 3 ‘s daily/weekly activities mechanics.
Can’t wait for WINNING POST 10 2023 edition!!
Just kidding, but for really silly reasons I did research the entire history of the WP series just yesterday lol.

… for the record, I have a 7,000 year old [cave man](https://forums.insertcredit.com/d/57-why-were-there-so-many-caveman-games/38) who lives deep inside of me who wants out

Your redneck uncle had to listen to this:

https://youtu.be/GmtOqDAp0fs?si=rbq780LVrE3XAiPm

I badly wanted to play River King on Gameboy back when I saw it in a magazine. I asked for it for Christmas but my family couldn't find it so they got me Donkey Kong Land 2. It was still pretty good but every once in awhile I have vivid imaginations of what I think River King would have been like.

@“treefroggy”#p68369

https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSN7Aqews/

Seems like a normal bass fishing game, but gives the very 90's playstation vibe like it could have been a merger between bass fishing and survival horror!

https://cdromance.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/309671_front.jpg

@“treefroggy”#p148151 sounds like my review of a primus show if ya know what i'm sayin