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Jack Charlton's Match Fishing
By Alligata
Commodore 64

 
Published in Computer & Video Games #47

Jack Charlton's Match Fishing

Jack Charlton provides the "big name" endorsement to what has to be one of the slowest games ever made.

The aim of the game is to get the heaviest catch of fish as possible in a set time by choosing the right rod, reel, hooks, fishing line and bait.

Up to eight people can play. Each is allotted a position by a lake which appears to be situated in a snowy Alpine valley - hardly the type of scenery associated with Geordie Jack.

Once the tackle and pegs have been selected, everybody settles back to wait... and wait... and wait.

When your peg flashes a fish is near. A cross-section of the bank is then displayed with the fish swimming towards your hook. Pressing the space bar at the appropriate moment will hook the fish.

And so the match continues until time is up and each player's catch is weighed.

Alligata says this is "not your usual computer game". And how right they are! Recommended only for the most dedicated angling fan.