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Bass Masters 2000 (GB)

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      25.01.2009 21:01
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      Good, but not great.

      "Bass Masters Classic" aims to follow on from the "Bass Masters 2000" title for the Nintendo 64 through the Gameboy Color console. As one might expect this is a fishing game and a very in-depth one at that.

      Gameplay begins at "Tick Lake" through either tournament or practice mode. Presented on an overhead map are numerous "fishing holes" in which the player can choose and fish from; each containing a different graphical background which was well designed and coloured. Players then choose one of the many lures depending on what fish they are aiming to catch and cast it at a specified distance into the water. This is all rather standard gameplay when it comes to outdoor pursuits. Controls are simple in that the arrow guides the player to and around his or her preferred spot, "A" to cast and "B" to reel the lure from the water.

      As previously stated, graphics were colourful and very well implemented. There are numerous background settings to be seen around "Bass Masters Classic" but these are not often noticed due to the fishing lure taking precedence in view. After casting the player will sit and watch the underwater happenings and reel once a fish has been caught; a flashing still image that could have been animated further into the title as an actual swimming fish.

      The music in this title becomes a bit repetitive as through the long periods of wait it is all the player will hear. There doesn't seem to be any audio cue as to when a fish is in sight so it would possibly not make any difference if the player chose to play this game in silence.

      An overall well constructed title, "Bass Masters Classic" would suit any fisherman's virtual preference. I would not think this title would engage anyone outside the fishing realm, though. Replay value is solely dependent on personal preference.


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