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18th Aug '16 11:46:43 AM Lemia
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* In ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'', the annual Fruits of the Zee Festival event allows you to fish at Mutton Island for catches that can be traded to people at the festival for Menace reductions or unique items that can't be obtained anywhere else. Since ''Fallen London'' is a mainly text-based game, fishing is done by choosing from a variety of options that succeed or fail based on your Quirks (are you Heartless? Use the blood of a dying fish to lure in bigger prey! Are you Steadfast instead? Wait for the fish to come to you instead) or using Map-related items. And since ''Fallen London'' is set in a Lovecraftian version of London, your fishing catches are...rather strange:
-->At first you thought you'd caught a pair of gossamer eels. But no. One eel; two heads. They both frown at you.\\
Your catch flops around in the bottom of the boat, droning like a bored bee. It would look like a starfish, if starfish had a guileless brown eye blinking on each arm.\\
Oh, look. Just what fish needed: pedipalps. You get a close look at them as it gamely tries to catch your head in a net of sodden silk.
29th Jun '16 9:08:25 PM xXD347HXx
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* In VideoGame/JakAndDaxterThePrecursorLegacy, you are required to do this to get the Fisherman to let you use his boat to get to Misty Island.
17th Jun '16 12:05:57 AM erforce
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series has fishing minigames, that double as ways to collect special items and armor (or worthless junk like old shoes.) Of particular note is ''SuikodenV'', where it takes the form of a competition between [[TheHero the Prince]], Subala, [[BumblingDad Logg]] and Lun. Notably, it doesn't really matter if you win or lose the contest; you keep everything you caught regardless.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' ''Franchise/{{Suikoden}}'' series has fishing minigames, that double as ways to collect special items and armor (or worthless junk like old shoes.) Of particular note is ''SuikodenV'', ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'', where it takes the form of a competition between [[TheHero the Prince]], Subala, [[BumblingDad Logg]] and Lun. Notably, it doesn't really matter if you win or lose the contest; you keep everything you caught regardless.



* In the GBA port of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'', Funky Kong gives you a choice between his jet barrel and a fishing minigame. This is also present in the GameBoyColor port, except it's only accessed through the bonus menu and not through the main game.

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* In the GBA port of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'', ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1'', Funky Kong gives you a choice between his jet barrel and a fishing minigame. This is also present in the GameBoyColor UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor port, except it's only accessed through the bonus menu and not through the main game.



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' required the player to catch and feed fish to the game's Cid. Feeding him slow fish would kill him rapidly. Moderately speedy fish would also kill him, just more slowly. The only way to save Cid is by a steady diet of fast fish. However, whether he lives or dies makes no difference to the plot, except for character development for Celes. If he dies, however, Celes is DrivenToSuicide via a LeapOfFaith over Cid's death.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' had a fishing minigame, notable because its completion was one of the conditions needed to obtain the Wrymhero Blade, arguably one of the [[InfinityPlusOneSword most powerful weapons in the game]].

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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''
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''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' required the player to catch and feed fish to the game's Cid. Feeding him slow fish would kill him rapidly. Moderately speedy fish would also kill him, just more slowly. The only way to save Cid is by a steady diet of fast fish. However, whether he lives or dies makes no difference to the plot, except for character development for Celes. If he dies, however, Celes is DrivenToSuicide via a LeapOfFaith over Cid's death.
* ** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' had a fishing minigame, notable because its completion was one of the conditions needed to obtain the Wrymhero Blade, arguably one of the [[InfinityPlusOneSword most powerful weapons in the game]].



* Most ''VideoGame/BreathOfFire'' games have a fishing minigame. In the third one, the game [[BrokenBridge requires you to actually fish for a plot-related event]] and the [=PSP=] port unlocks special content using the fishing minigame; the fourth actually got its fishing minigame turned into a Japanese smartphone game spinoff.

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* Most ''VideoGame/BreathOfFire'' ''Franchise/BreathOfFire'' games have a fishing minigame. In the [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII third one, one]], the game [[BrokenBridge requires you to actually fish for a plot-related event]] and the [=PSP=] port unlocks special content using the fishing minigame; the fourth [[VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV fourth]] actually got its fishing minigame turned into a Japanese smartphone game spinoff.



* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie: Grunty's Revenge'' has a fishing minigame. The mini-game pops up several times with several different "skins," and while it is indeed about fishing in some of them, in its first version, it's about catching ''sheep.''

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* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie: Grunty's Revenge'' ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooieGruntysRevenge'' has a fishing minigame. The mini-game pops up several times with several different "skins," and while it is indeed about fishing in some of them, in its first version, it's about catching ''sheep.''
3rd Jun '16 10:12:53 AM nombretomado
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* ''The Sims: Castaway'' for the PS2, PSP and DS all have fishing "mini-games". On the PS2 your sim stands next to a school of fish with a spear, then has to wait for a fish to jump into the air in order to stab a fish. On the DS the scene actually changes to a mini-game where you stab the fish with your stylus. Not sure about the PSP version.

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* ''The Sims: Castaway'' for the PS2, [=PS2=], PSP and DS all have fishing "mini-games". On the PS2 [=PS2=] your sim stands next to a school of fish with a spear, then has to wait for a fish to jump into the air in order to stab a fish. On the DS the scene actually changes to a mini-game where you stab the fish with your stylus. Not sure about the PSP version.
26th Mar '16 12:19:04 PM thatmadork
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* In ''VideoGame/StardewValley'', the player is introduced to a fairly expansive fishing minigame on their third day on the farm. Cast your road into any body of water and wait for the tug. When you respond, you have to play a sort of MissileLockOn[=/=]tug-of-war game where you have to keep on target to build a progression meter - when it fills, you catch the fish, and when it runs out, the fish escapes. There are different varieties of fish which depend on what time of day you're fishing and whether it's ocean-going or freshwater fish, you can also catch random treasure (but only if the fish is successfully caught as well) and later on you can even buy high quality customisable rods. Fishing is DifficultButAwesome; if you get the hang of it early on, it will provide a lot of the income you will need to get the farm up and running.



* In ''VideoGame/StardewValley'', the player is introduced to a fairly expansive fishing minigame on their third day on the farm. Cast your road into any body of water and wait for the tug. When you respond, you have to play a sort of MissileLockOn[=/=]tug-of-war game where you have to keep on target to build a progression meter - when it fills, you catch the fish, and when it runs out, the fish escapes. There are different varieties of fish which depend on what time of day you're fishing and whether it's ocean-going or freshwater fish, you can also catch random treasure (but only if the fish is successfully caught as well) and later on you can even buy high quality customisable rods. Fishing is DifficultButAwesome; if you get the hang of it early on, it will provide a lot of the income you will need to get the farm up and running.

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* In ''VideoGame/StardewValley'', the player is introduced to a fairly expansive fishing minigame on their third day on the farm. Cast your road into any body of water and wait for the tug. When you respond, you have to play a sort of MissileLockOn[=/=]tug-of-war game where you have to keep on target to build a progression meter - when it fills, you catch the fish, and when it runs out, the fish escapes. There are different varieties of fish which depend on what time of day you're fishing and whether it's ocean-going or freshwater fish, you can also catch random treasure (but only if the fish is successfully caught as well) and later on you can even buy high quality customisable rods. Fishing is DifficultButAwesome; if you get the hang of it early on, it will provide a lot of the income you will need to get the farm up and running.
26th Mar '16 12:18:07 PM thatmadork
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* In ''VideoGame/StardewValley'', the player is introduced to a fairly expansive fishing minigame on their third day on the farm. Cast your road into any body of water and wait for the tug. When you respond, you have to play a sort of MissileLockOn[=/=]tug-of-war game where you have to keep on target to build a progression meter - when it fills, you catch the fish, and when it runs out, the fish escapes. There are different varieties of fish which depend on what time of day you're fishing and whether it's ocean-going or freshwater fish, you can also catch random treasure (but only if the fish is successfully caught as well) and later on you can even buy high quality customisable rods. Fishing is DifficultButAwesome; if you get the hang of it early on, it will provide a lot of the income you will need to get the farm up and running.
14th Jan '16 9:48:15 AM NoahGoldFox
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*''VideoGame/{{TheElderScrollsOnline}}'': It's possible to fish, and achievements can be unlocked for catching all the rare fish in a particular area. The achievements for catching all the fish in a faction actually earn you a dye color for your armor, as well.
11th Jan '16 4:42:28 AM TheHeroHartmut
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* In the first ''VideoGame/DigimonWorld'' game, the player can fish at Dragon Eye Lake once they've obtained a fishing rod (whether the Old Rod from Trash Mountain or the Amazing Rod by cashing in merit points at Volume Villa, though only the Amazing Rod is really worth a damn). The fish you catch can be used as currency to play [[ThatOneSideQuest curling]] against Penguinmon, though certain types of fish have useful benefits (aside from sating their hunger) if fed to your Digimon partner, such as increasing all their stats a little bit, or ''extending their natural lifespan''. One area of the game [[note]]which, while not critical to progress, contains recruitable Digimon that improve the stat gains obtained from the Green Gym, thus making raising your partner through their life cycle iterations much easier[[/note]] is inaccessible until you can fish up [[LakeMonster Seadramon]], the lake's guardian.
2nd Nov '15 8:24:49 PM HeraldAlberich
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'', for the GameBoy, was the first in the series to feature a fishing minigame.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' had a really fancy one (pictured), which is generally considered superior to many actual fishing games.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' was going to have a fishing minigame, but it was dropped during development. The Nintendo3DS remake would later bring it back.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'', for the GameBoy, was UsefulNotes/GameBoy, is the first in the series to feature a fishing minigame.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' had has a really fancy one (pictured), which is generally considered superior to many actual fishing games.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'' was going to have a fishing minigame, but it was dropped during development. The Nintendo3DS remake UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS VideoGameRemake would later bring it back.



* The Nintendo3DS's built in ''AR Games'' include two fishing games- one where you have two minutes to earn as many points as you can from catching fish, and one where you have infinite time and can catch as many as you want without worrying about points.

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* The Nintendo3DS's UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS's built in ''AR Games'' include two fishing games- one games--one where you have two minutes to earn as many points as you can from catching fish, and one where you have infinite time and can catch as many as you want without worrying about points.
3rd Oct '15 7:25:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''AnimalCrossing'', all versions. Some people on the AXA board would go so far as to say that fishing for coelacanths on rainy nights, along with [[VendorTrash selling the fish]] and spending the money on furniture, is the main game in AC and everything else is the side-quest. One member there claims to have bought a 1.4 million bell mansion after five to seven nights of fishing, compared to the more typical two months of growing fruit. Of course, there are NoCartoonFish, but there are cartoon frogs and octopodes. Along with regular frogs and octopodes. One can be your friendly neighbors, and the other you feed alive to a fat walrus for wallpaper. Frog and Octopus neighbors may ask you to catch a fish for them (to eat), to which you can respond by giving them a frog or octopus you fished out of the water. They have no problem eating it.

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* ''AnimalCrossing'', ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', all versions. Some people on the AXA board would go so far as to say that fishing for coelacanths on rainy nights, along with [[VendorTrash selling the fish]] and spending the money on furniture, is the main game in AC and everything else is the side-quest. One member there claims to have bought a 1.4 million bell mansion after five to seven nights of fishing, compared to the more typical two months of growing fruit. Of course, there are NoCartoonFish, but there are cartoon frogs and octopodes. Along with regular frogs and octopodes. One can be your friendly neighbors, and the other you feed alive to a fat walrus for wallpaper. Frog and Octopus neighbors may ask you to catch a fish for them (to eat), to which you can respond by giving them a frog or octopus you fished out of the water. They have no problem eating it.
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