I am thankful Family Friendly Gaming was provided a download code for
Family Fishing on the Nintendo 3DS. This arcade style fishing game takes
the favorite family members from the other family games like Family
Tennis, and has them compete in fishing tournaments. There are a couple
of family members compete in fishing tournaments in Family Fishing.
Capture the boss fish, or let time expire to end the fishing
The way to win in Family Fishing is to score the most points. The different sizes of the fish will determine their value. Bigger fish are harder to catch, but they are worth more points. Bigger fish also take longer to catch, compared to the smaller fish. There is always a possibility that your rod will break. Certain fish will ignore certain lures as well. So there is some strategy to victory in Family Fishing.
The music in Family Fishing is nice. We have Japanese voices shouting something at certain points while we play Family Fishing on the Nintendo 3DS. Players can purchase better gear while they are playing Family Fishing. This is very handy when a rod breaks. The modes in Family Fishing are Campaign, Free Battle, and Survival. The price of Family Fishing is very fair at the $5.99 price point.
It would be awesome if Family Fishing was released in the physical format. I can see how a compilation of multiple "family" games would work well on a cartridge and/or disc in the near future. Maybe a "families greatest hits" or something like that. I say this because more families look at physical copies than they do digital downloads. Family Fishing is missing out on a lot of potential sales.
Family Fishing is a solid arcade fishing title that is fun, fresh, and entertaining. I did notice some attire issues with a few of the characters here and there. Like on a loading screen there was cleavage being shown. Family Friendly Gaming prefers to provide that information, as opposed to ignore and/or gloss over it. If it does not bother you, then move on. If it does, we have done our due diligence in providing it to the millions of our readers.
Family Friendly Factor: 75%
System: Nintendo 3DS
Publisher: Aksys Games
Developer: Arc System Works
Rating: ‘E’ - Everyone SIX and OLDER ONLY
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