Man has always been a hunter. Fishing is the preferred choice of many men and women, but today not everyone has the time and energy to pack up their gear and head to the nearest lake or river..
There are many virtual games for Android on the Google Play Store, similar to real fishing. Of course, they cannot replace the real feeling of sailing on a boat away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but they will help you relax during your lunch break or queues.
Ace Fishing is one of the most popular apps out there. It has settings for the selection of gear, travel, catching several fish, etc. Also, the program has a leaderboard, in which you can compare achievements with world values. It is difficult to play here, but the mechanics are fun, especially since the application contains a couple of basic fishing tactics necessary for hunting..
The player visits exotic places, tries to catch all kinds of fish that live there. The catch can be grown or sold for more. But for this you need to be patient. As in real life, the inhabitants of the deep sea do not grow up instantly.
More money is paid for rare and large copies. But it is also more difficult to catch them. It takes the best equipment and luck. However, it is impossible to constantly be content with only small fish. Sooner or later it will get bored. And what a real fisherman would not want to try himself in a real competition with representatives of the fauna..
The money received can be spent on purchasing the best gear. The assortment contains a different number of baits, lines, etc. Many of them are disposable, while others need to be repaired and also spend the accumulated funds on them. The better the results, the faster you can improve your equipment and move on.
The application has a built-in energy consumption meter. One fishing trip lasts no more than half an hour. So there is always an opportunity to take a break before continuing.
At certain moments, you need to quickly press the keys, hook and pull the fish. The realism is at a decent level. While playing, you can feel the excitement of catching a large or rare inhabitant of the deep sea. This is just what you need if today there is not enough time to get out to a real body of water.
Let's Fish is one of the biggest fishing apps out there. It features over 60 lakes and 650 fish species, several tackle for collection and use. Unlike the competition, this program has a multiplayer mode: competition, tournaments and leaderboards. However, the app also has a PvP mode for hunting, which sets it apart from its peers.
Rapala Fishing is an arcade style game developed by Concrete Software with Rapala. It aims for a realistic experience. The version is not perfect, but not bad. The developers can boast that there is no energy for the fisherman, no timers, but only daily tournaments.
There are realistic graphics with rich and blended colors. As with the other options, considerable attention is paid to underwater scenes. They are made at a decent level: from the graceful movement of sea inhabitants to air bubbles and muddy water from silt. The soundtrack also fits seamlessly into the gameplay.
Fishing takes place in interesting locations. You can choose a solo trip or a tournament, as well as see the results of the players. In individual hunting, certain tasks are performed for a while.
There is also a mode for catching certain species. It is suitable for beginners looking to learn more about the marine life. Having caught any type, you can learn a lot of interesting things about him. It is possible that this information will be useful in real life as well.
First, the bait is thrown. As soon as it reaches the surface of the water, the camera switches to underwater shooting. When the fish swallows the hook, you need to wind the fishing line: more carefully (if you do it weakly, then the prey can slip away) and not very quickly (tension can lead to breakage of the rig).
In order for the bait to interest the fish, you need to pull the thread in different directions. When the victim swallows the hook, he begins to actively try to free himself. This is where the fun begins.
And one more important detail - every catch brings money.
Fishing Hook is one of the most realistic games out there, but it's pretty simple. They spend most of their time on a virtual boat with a fishing rod in the water. The mechanics are a bit weird, but uncomplicated. The caught fish can be released, sold or kept. Each individual has its own cost, which depends on the species, length and weight. The program also features achievements, rankings, and support for up to 16 languages.
iFishing - this mobile simulator lets you feel like a fisherman, turning your smartphone into a fishing rod. It also has many indicators to indicate where the fish are, where to cast the nets, what bait to use, and when to breathe.
As soon as the game starts, the user is sent to the tournament. His main goal is to catch as many fish as possible. Then the catch is weighed, the weight of which determines the place in the standings.
For fishing, you can choose the time and the lake. The application has 15 reservoirs with all kinds of landscapes.
When the user first goes to the lake, he needs to scout the fish schools with the radar located under the boat. But mostly it is worth staying away from deep pools. Often good fishing takes place near the shore. Having finished the exploration, it remains only to drop the anchor, choose one of the lures and throw the hook into the water.
The controls are made in an interesting way. To throw the hook, you need to press and hold the throw button while shaking the phone, and release to unwind the line. Here you need to be careful and keep your hands clean. If they are slippery, the smartphone can fly into the wall.
The slider at the bottom of the screen controls the speed of winding the thread; it can be pulled by controlling the smartphone (towards you or sideways). The thread will move according to the phone.
You can also choose the depth of the bait, the type of tackle and other parameters that affect who is lucky enough to catch. Mostly pike, pike perch and perch are used for fishing.
One of the main features of the application is its diversity. The process is not limited to throwing the hook and pulling out the catch. First you can take a boat ride on the lake, stop in one place and only then move on to fishing.
The soundtrack corresponds to what is being done at the moment. When reconnaissance is carried out on a pond by radar, the hum of the engine is heard. Sitting with a fishing rod, you can hear birds singing, ducks quacking. The library has the sounds of a line being cast, a reel being spun. All this makes the gameplay very realistic.
Master bass angler
Unlike other simulators, Master Bass Angler will not keep you waiting long to catch something. The fish bite immediately after the rig is thrown. The simulator features several locations from all over the United States, various inventory updates. There is a multiplayer version to compete with other players.
Ridiculous Fishing features retro graphics and simple mechanics. Here they throw their bait and try to catch as many fish as they can pull out. There are also items, hats, funny and absurd tackle options. It costs 160 rubles, but there are no in-app purchases. The only downside is that the last update to the app was in 2015.
This version is different from the previous ones. In it, they first throw the hook into the water and catch the fish. As soon as it reaches the surface, it must be thrown into the air and shot. For each individual destroyed in this way, money is added. To do this, use pistols, shotguns, mini-guns, bazookas and other powerful weapons.
It takes several shots to kill many fish. Therefore, it is advisable to click faster, otherwise the prey will have time to fall back into the water and swim away. They even fly away through the clouds and past the moon into outer space.
Buying new lines makes it possible to cast the bait deeper in order to catch large and valuable fish. The drill allows you to cut through fish and other obstacles while descending. They also get a reward for this.
The fisherman is a guy named Billy. He casts the bait to a depth, then tries to simultaneously pull out as many fish as possible to the surface. When the hook moves down, the gadget must be tilted so as to bend around the fish and reach the maximum depth.
In Fishing Break, players catch hundreds of fish from eight different locations. There are also Achievements, Leaders, and a Fast, Hard Mode. The graphics are simple but level. In fact, realism can make this application worse. This type of fishing is usually played while waiting in line at a store or while a commercial is on TV. Do not expect anything more from her.
While this program has an aggressive monetization strategy, it looks decent. It might look odd for 2D on a mobile device, but you can really immerse yourself in a fascinating story with it. All sprites are rendered in anime style.
To get the fish out, you need to constantly adjust the tension of the line. When it is weakened, the individual will break off the hook, and with excessive tension, the thread will burst. It is especially difficult to regulate the rigging at higher levels when large fish are to be caught. The gameplay is gradually becoming complex.
But in general, a lot is clear even without lengthy training:
- throw the line;
- bring the hook to the fish;
- let her take the bait.
There are no complicated algorithms in the app to remember. There are no terms, characteristics of fish, features of different water bodies. You just need to press a button and slide your finger across the screen. That's all control.
As a rule, the fish on the hook pulls the rod tighter. Therefore, it is necessary to observe the "golden mean", let it run out, gradually pulling and loosening the thread. When the fish is exhausted, it is pulled to the surface, photographed with the catch and the money earned is counted.
The Fishing Diary is a weapon, and fishing tackle. The fisherman's job is to collect more fish. To make hunting easier, there are bonuses installed in the application. Here you can jam fish and throw bombs. It's a weird style, but easy to control.
3DCARP is one of the few games with a one-time payment of 149 rubles. It has eight lakes and four rivers, where it is possible to catch up to 28 different types of fish.
Also, there are many small details that set the application apart from competitors. Some fish jump out of the water. Here you can use the bait boat and even climb trees to find a new school of fish.