- Sports ticker” displays tourney updates
- Improved game mechanics, graphics and lighting
- 100,000 Dollar tournament with real prizes
- Large music library tunable via boat radio
- New and improved mini-games
List Price: $49.99
Bass Pro Shops – The Strike Bundle Description
New and improved mini-games..
Reviews By Lee Walker : Date November 28, 2011
I find this game to be pretty fun with rather realistic play. There are a variety of lures to buy and choose from with tips on how to use them and what you can catch with them. Hardcore fisherman might even get a big kick out of the fact that you can even choose different rods, reels, and lines. I love that fact that you can actually choose what music to listen to on the boat’s radio. You can cast any way you want to with different ways to reel in different lures. Setting the hook takes a flick of the wrist just like in real life and you have to watch the tension and drag. There are quite a few lakes to unlock and the environments are expansive. While the actual fish look pretty realistic, the graphics elsewhere might seem sub-par. The water looks poor, the underwater scenes are dark, and the underwater terrain and vegetation are HEAVILY pixelated. Although the graphics could have been better, even for Wii, I feel the flexibility and realism of play make up for it. The fishing rod peripheral included feels solid, however, when casting, I would keep both hands on the remote and nunchuck so that the weight of the nunchuck doesn’t break the reel, which feels like the weakest point. If you do that, which isn’t really awkward or uncomfortable to do, the rod should last a long time I think. The game, however, probably isn’t really too difficult to play without the rod. I really like how the rod can be adjusted for left or right hand use, even though I’m just right handed.
Reviews By Michael V. Walker : Date January 19, 2012
Being the next generation offering of The Strike you have a right to expect MORE and BETTER. Sadly The Strike: Tournament Edition does not provide it.
SUMMARY: If it’s your first fishing game you should have fun despite the annoyances. If it’s not your first… pass.
TIP: When using worms or other baits on the bottom, snag your bait right away and get it over with. It will never snag again on that cast.
- Game play itself is not horrible but does lack in several ways. The core fishing action is decent. How you use the controller to cast and reel works well.
- The fact a bait snags on the bottom was amusing once. The problem is it only ever happens once no matter how many weeds you drag though after that first snag.
- You have a fair selection of BAIT to choose from. Trouble is it doesn’t matter what bait you use as far as catching the fish. I use the crank baits for the best camera view and have won every tournament with it.
- ROD and REEL selection is limited. It is also pointless like the bait. Any rod/reel combo can be used for any fish.
- DRIVING the boat is amusing. Even tense if you run out of time and have a long ride back to the start.
- You’ll get annoyed with your ‘character’ real soon because they waste way too much time showing you a fish you just caught. No matter the size of the fish. They stand there looking stupid way too long. If it isn’t tournament worthy just toss it back and let’s fish. Sheesh.
- You have the chance to do small challenges which is good. Out fish another AI angler and win game bucks. Problem is you can get ninja’d into the challenge and not know it.
Reviews By Pen Name : Date January 19, 2013
This game has awesome graphics for a fishing game it’s as close to realistic that you can get on a video game for me. It is great fun for a beginner or an experienced angler.