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Fishing Derby may not be the ultra-realistic simulation enjoyed by today's video game generation, but it's good competition. While some games may not age gracefully, this one has. The challenge is in getting more fish, and more points, before your opponent does. A game like this is timeless.
Anche se Fishing Derby ha sul groppone più di venti anni, ancora oggi, soprattutto contro un amico, saprà regalarvi un piacevole divertimento retrò. Provatelo.
Legendary designer David Crane is best known for Pitfall! and Decathlon on the 2600, but some of his other unheralded creations, in my opinion, are just as good. Fishing Derby might not have as much pazzaz as Crane's later 2600 games, but it's simple and fun, and you're guaranteed to catch more fish in ten minutes of play than any real fisherman could probably catch in months of trying.
The fish look like fish, the shark looks like a shark, and the rednecks look like rednecks. Fishing Derby doesn't offer much replay value for the solo player, but it does provide some terrific (and sometimes hilarious) head-to-head action.
Needless to say, this can get frustrating when you see the computer snapping up fish faster than a hungry pelican. Of course, this makes you want to play again -- you really want to prove that it's possible to win! While the lack of different lakes or types of fish is somewhat disappointing, those looking for a fun two-player game could do a lot worse than Fishing Derby.
Fishing Derby é um campeonato de pesca, para ser disputado contra o computador ou contra um amigo.