Top Angler: Real Bass Fishing

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Top Angler is a single-player bass fishing game.The game features three lakes the lodge, the forest and the park which can be fished different seasons, times of day and weather conditions. There are four modes of play in this game:
  • Tournament: there are four tournaments, the Top Angler's Open, the Bass Challenge Invitational, The Bass Master's Championship and the Top Angler's Autumn Trail. The player starts on the Top Angler's Open and plays through the remaining three. At the end of each tournament the player may win additional lures and other prizes.

  • Arcade: here there are three courses, Easy, Normal and Hard. The player must beat the course record on each in order to progress to the next. Each course consists of three timed rounds, one in each lake.

  • Challenge: there are nine challenges which can be played in any order, they are based on catching either specific fish, such as 'Catch three super big bass only' and 'Catch ten bass without catching a blue gill', or to quantity such as 'Catch a total of forty pounds of bass', or Catch five smallmouth bass'

  • Practice: in this mode the player can fish any lake, in any season, any time of day and in any weather
In all modes apart from Practice mode the location, season and weather conditions are preset. The player starts with a minimal amount of lures for fishing on the top, middle, deep and bottom of the lakes and acquires more by competing in tournaments etc.


Top Angler: Real Bass Fishing PlayStation 2 The lure selection screen
Not all lures are available immediately, most have to be earned
Top Angler: Real Bass Fishing PlayStation 2 Practice mode
Here the player can fish in any of the three lakes in any season and at any time of day
Top Angler: Real Bass Fishing PlayStation 2 Once the lure is in the water the player reels it in.
X reels it slowly, O reels it quickly
Top Angler: Real Bass Fishing PlayStation 2 When the a fish takes the bait the word HIT is announced

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The Age PlayStation 2 Jul 04, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot PlayStation 2 May 08, 2002 4.1 out of 10 41
IGN PlayStation 2 Apr 12, 2002 3.9 out of 10 39


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