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This unique RPG provides a world of fishing as the prime objective.

There are two modes of play, The Fish and Raise.

The Fish: As a young boy, you must search out the fish called Guardian, the only fish in the river that can cure a disease caught by your sister, Teruyo. This mode combines RPG elements such as buying items, talking to the town's folk and searching the local river for the Guardian fish. The fishing element comes into play when you bait or lure fish at the river, in hopes to find a fish.

Raise mode allows you to purchase a fish tank and the extras, and raise a small fish. Much like the many Pokémon type games, you can feed it, keep the tank clean and raise the fish.


Legend of the River King GB Game Boy Select mode
Legend of the River King GB Game Boy Color Town and options
Legend of the River King GB Game Boy Color Main Menu
Legend of the River King GB Game Boy Fish raising mode, a fish is born.

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Alternate Titles

  • "川のぬし釣り3" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Legend of the River King GBC" -- Gameboy Color US release
  • "Kawa no Nushitsuri 3" -- Japanese title

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All Game Guide Game Boy Color 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Color Jun, 1999 1.75 out of 6 85
Super Play (Sweden) Game Boy Color Feb, 1999 85 out of 100 85
IGN Game Boy Color Feb 02, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Video Games Game Boy Color May, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamezGeneration Nintendo 3DS Apr 09, 2013 7.5 out of 10 75
Nintendo Power Magazine Game Boy Apr, 1998 7.4 out of 10 74
IGN Game Boy Jun 14, 1999 7 out of 10 70


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  • Total! (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2000 – Most Original Game Boy Game in 1999

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