BassTour is, as the name implies, a fishing game. It is by Richard Olsen who developed Bass Class and BassDuel, In all BassTour will support up to fifty different lakes which were available for purchase as separate products. Nels Anderson who is listed among the credits, also developed BassMap, a shareware utility that could be used to create new lake maps
BassTour has three levels of difficulty Novice, Intermediate, and Pro together with a practice mode. In the game the object is to catch as many fish as possible in a three day tournament with the greatest weight winning the match. The player fishes for a six hour session each day, in game time not real time, and all catches must be weighed in before the end of the day, failure to weigh in means no credit for all that work. In addition the players must manage their fuel and battery power to ensure they are not left stranded on the lake and select the correct rod and bait for the environment.
To aid the fisherman/woman they are given a boat which is equipped with a motor, fixed amount of fuel, chart recorder, rod & tackle boxes etc. The player can fish in six different lakes in the basic version of the game and the computer places the fish in realistic locations depending on the lake's topography. The game also features a quoted thirty "of the top names in bass tournament fishing" as opponents.
Nels Anderson (credited as Nels Anders - for allowing me to use some of his marvelous programming tools. Without him BASSTOUR could not have been written.), J.R. Mead (my 8 year old nephew for his tireless play testing of BASSTOUR. At the age of eight J.R. has caught more and bigger real bass the most fisherman ever will.), Jodi Mead (my 11 year old niece for her play testing of BASSTOUR. She holds the big fish record in BASSTOUR with a 10.4 pound lunker.), John Mead (my brother-in-law and dedicated fishing partner. They don't come much better!), Bob Lovelace (my tournament partner and valued friend. He has been a play tester for the whole six months of development.
Pete Olsen (He created 'Pete's Pond' one of the lakes on the distribution disk. He also did plenty of play testing and had lots of suggestions.)
Pinki Mead (aka Mrs John Mead: for putting up with all of us throughout the test period and during the fishing season.)