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First started in late 2007, Kasey's Mobile Game Review (then just a regular feature of Kasey's Korner) started as a simul-post between here and IGN. Later I realized there's no reason to post it twice, when I can use the traffic on my own site. so, here we are, in 2010, and the mobile game industry has grown a bit. What do you think?

Mobile Game Review of "Redneck Fishin'"

How does a redneck fish? With dynamite, of course! :) Does this game work? Well... good enough! Imagine that you, as the male half of a Redneck couple down in Louisiana somewhere, owes some taxes, so the sheriff came along and repo'ed a lot of your stuff. To get them back, you have to use the only skill you got... Fishing, redneck-style!

Each "level" means you have to make a certain number of dollars by killing the mostest fishies with the leastest sticks of dynamite. (Yes, I'm making redneck grammar errors here.) You can also hit powerups like moonshine (freezes all fish in river until next dynamite explosion), dynamite (gives you some free dynamite), powder charge (makes your kaboom extra-sized), but there are also nasty critters. Eels, for example, prevents your dynamite from going off. Crocs, on the other hand, are immune to dynamites. There are also turtles, which will COST you if you kill one. The larger the fish, the more $$$ it's worth, and further down they go. So the idea is to get the most fish with the amount of dynamite you have. It isn't as easy as it sounds.

Basically, you're in a boat that's on top, and below you, fishes, large and small, swims both leftwards and rightwards, in several "levels", while the largest fish crawl the bottommost level. Your left-right aim cursor scans left and right continuously, so just hit OK when you got to the right point. Then a "fuse meter" which is also the "depth meter" lets you decide how deep you want the dynamite to go off. Remember the fish are still moving while you decide. Hit OK again to throw the stick, and watch it drop to the appropriate depth, and boom! If you kill any fish, they go bottoms-up and float back to the surface, and automatically gathered and money counted toward your goal of the day (to get a certain item back). Obviously, the most kills you score with one stick, the better you will do.

The animation is cute enough but the fish is more of a caricature than realism like the ESPN fishing sim. Same for the characters (which looks more influenced by Japanese Anime than Redneck-style comic books). After you get the items back, you can go on an upgrade the items (which will serve as "expert level", like flatscreen TV instead of regular TV.

All in all, Redneck Fishin' is a cute little title from VUGames, that's a bit TOO cute and too little. However, the game is lively enough so that you won't get too bored to play. However, there isn't much more in the game.

Overall rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: simple to pickup, exciting to play
Cons: a bit TOO simple, no advanced difficulty level

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1 comment:

  1. KC, you summed up Redneck Fishin' very well. You understood exactly what we were going for, pick up and play, instant fun for all. Nice review! -Rick from iQ212