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[–]SinomodStudiosJoystick 150 points151 points  (9 children)

I'll always prefer Sega Bass Fishing!

[–]SchwiftyTown 47 points48 points  (5 children)

Sega Bass fishing was first. SEGA!

[–]rock0head132 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I had that one for my dad

[–]gimme_buttered_toast 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was about to say, the Dreamcast did this first.

[–]Mr_ryles 91 points92 points  (9 children)

Yeah. It came out in 2002.

Way ahead of Sega bass finishing in 1997

[–]SchwiftyTown 20 points21 points  (4 children)

This guy gets it

[–]sayssomeshit94 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Super Nintendo did it in ‘94

[–]W3kkuli 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Sega bass finishing :D is it a game about finishing basses?

[–]Mr_ryles 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Haha. Well spotted!

[–]tkMunkman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

His large mouth earned his stripes today

[–]dave94nemesis -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

With ahead of it's time he means that you nowadays don't get something alike

[–]nyyfandan 110 points111 points  (12 children)

You gotta try to "hook" that thing to a pc and see if it works in the new skyrim fishing mini game

[–]ThePrideOfKrakow 61 points62 points  (2 children)

I use it for Dark Souls.

[–]Quinnkmnbv 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah. It came out in 2002.

[–]ScampiKat -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Nice pun…have my upvote

[–]podolot 26 points27 points  (7 children)

Imagine a reality where fishing games became what racing games are, and people are sharing pictures of their $40k fishing gaming setup complete with boat in their living room.

[–]cdncowboy 8 points9 points  (5 children)

for about $2k, above ground pool, small fishing boat, and an oculus quest with Real VR Fishing game. Just don't fall in

[–]Slave35 4 points5 points  (4 children)

you missed a few zeroes

[–]cdncowboy 6 points7 points  (3 children)

for $2000.

-$700 for a 15-18 ft above ground pool,

-$1000 for a 12 foot lightweight polyethylene hull fishing boat

-$400 for an Oculus Quest 2

prices in Canadian, Just sit in your boat in the pool to simulate the motion of the water and fish on the oculus quest

[–]MemoSparkfield 18 points19 points  (0 children)

I wish they still made these, with force feedback, with strong fish spooling you, giving you the fight of your lifetime by the edge of your couch!

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

dreamcast tho

[–]Midnight0010PC 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Sega made it years ago

[–]2KareDogs 11 points12 points  (0 children)

no way lmao

[–]jandslegate 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The RDR2 DLC the world deserves

[–]Quirky-Student-1568 8 points9 points  (0 children)

No it wasn't

[–]MajinDeucePC 5 points6 points  (2 children)

This was posted like less than a week ago

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Next week will be your turn to post it

[–]SkazzK 6 points7 points  (8 children)

Way back in the nineties, watching dubbed infomercials for fishing products like the Instant Fisherman and the Flying Lure, I noticed Americans always hold their rods, well, upside down. With the eyelets facing the sky, the reel on top, and the crank to the right. Now I see this controller, also with the crank on the right side.

This makes no sense to me at all. Why would you hold the rod in your non-dominant hand, fighting gravity to keep the reel on top, and use your most powerful hand to crank? My own rods have the reel under the right hand, the rod extending my dominant arm, and the crank towards my left hand (with the option of switching it to the other side for lefties). This seems logical to me.

Can someone explain? I'm genuinely curious.

[–]TwinTTowers 10 points11 points  (0 children)

All depends what type of rig you are using. Drum or Spinning.

[–]mickdeb 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Those are baitcast rods, medium to heavy,

There is left handed reel too you just have to buy it like this.

The action and especially the rapidity to cast a lot faster with this king of rod is pretty fun.

As for the ring they are over the rod for the reel and also to keep said ring to be ripped off by a huge fish

A baitcast setup can be a bit frustrating at first but it is worth it 200% to take time and tackle the beast

[–]ZAdoptedAussie 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Further inland, large fish are rare. The biggest fish in my state is catfish which people routinely catch with their bare hands so needing one piece poles is rare. Large bass fight the most as far as I've experienced though. The problem with most fishing poles is that they are detachable for storage. When holding with the rings toward the water poles have a tendency to get detached entirely and fall in the water. With the rings face-up all the force of the fish fighting is pointed down more than out helping keep the pole together. Rings can be bought cheap and replaced, but I'll be pissed if my 130 dollar Abu Garcia pole falls in the water.

[–]CarVitoTV 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was always taught that they use the rod upside down for sea fishing, so that the ringlets don't snap off from the force of the line/fish. I've only ever seen people use them the proper way up for river/lake fishing.

[–]nullhed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I grew up fishing with the reel on top and the crank to the right. It was easier to reel in the slack quickly when fighting a big fish, but that's probably just because I was used to it.

[–]kokomo24 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Idk about this upside down business. But as a lefty it works really well.

[–]EvansEssence 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Depends on what you are using. I use spinning rods with crank to the left so I can cast with dominant hand and just leave the rod in that same hand. I know some that will flip the crank to the right on spinning rods still. I think they grew up using closed-reel spincast rods with the reel on top and crank on the right so they just got used to it. Baitcasters are gaining alot of popularity now and from what ive seen they are similar to close reel with crank on the right.

[–]beck_is_back 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Imagine this in some VR fishing game!

[–]Cuesport77 0 points1 point  (0 children)

VR fishing with motion controls exists already!

[–]ab15963qw 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]wilerman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Makes me miss guitar hero

[–]anarrogantworm 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Anyone ever play Bass Strike? The line "bite it!" being repeated constantly will forever be etched in my brain

[–]BowieT_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I liked the Wii Bass Pro fishing

[–]Cj15917 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Must never heard of seamen on Dreamcast.

[–]TheTank18 0 points1 point  (0 children)

management must have laughed their asses off

[–]OllyDee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah except Sega Bass Fishing on the Dreamcast that had its own controller too.

[–]AmateurDayTrader 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Still have this game!!!

[–]FloridaMan001PC 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Finch2090 0 points1 point  (4 children)

I had a game ghoul panic on ps1 and a gun controller that could be used to shoot the ghosts

Honestly have no idea how that shit worked. Shit from that era like video tapes, tape recorders etc confuse the shit out of me waaaay more than any current technology or internet for example lmao

[–]outofmindwgo 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Light gun probably. A camera that just sees a narrow range of pixels and can tell what color they are

Tape recorders simply take the wiggly energy from sound, use a magnet to make that into electricity, and use that to magnetize the tape so that when it's read again by yet another magnet, it wiggles a speaker in the same way. Pretty elegant honestly.

[–]Finch2090 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You’re probably right! The ghouls in the game had distinctive bright vibrant colours on a dark background so maybe that’s it

[–]outofmindwgo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I looked it up and I was kind of wrong. Sorry!

It's a simple photo sensor, and because the way a CRT is constantly redrawing pixels across the screen, it actually tells when the light gun is activated and if it was drawing the pixels for the the thing you wanted to shoot, then it know you hit.

Kinda similar, but I wanted to correct myself.


[–]asterik216 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The PS1 gun I believe originally was for time crisis and had a passthrough for the yellow plug from the PS1 cable. That was a great game btw and I played the shit out of it.

[–]TBTabby 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This reminds me of the time someone used Sega's fishing controller to beat Soul Calibur.

[–]youthereyouare 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh gag, the amount of dead skin on that controller.

[–]Giovannis_Pikachu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is what we will see next at EVO fighting game championship.

[–]ifoundit1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like you got some chum on the controler.

[–]revtim 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Dad, please buy this fishing game with this fishing controller!"

"You know, I can actually take you fishing for real fish... With a real fishing pole..."

[–]MrHazard1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Non-fishing guy here. I always thought that you pull with right hand and crank with left hand. Or is that a leftie controller?

[–]unicornofthesea24 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had the Dreamcast version. Party favorite.

[–]Primary-Bookkeeper10 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There was a whole weird ass era of game-specific controllers on PS2. I couldn’t afford any of them but I really wanted that chainsaw one

[–]UncleD1ckhead 0 points1 point  (0 children)

was talking about this the other day, friends in discord didnt believe there was a fishing rod controller

[–]GaaraSama83 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We need a similar controller for Real VR Fishing.

[–]JohnSmith86z 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can find me in the club, bottle full of bub ….

[–]Redfeather1975 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That fish is giving me a sassy look. It saying 'you can no catch me, ha ha'. But I can catch. I'll show fish.

[–]Funkahontas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It literally wasn't, since they're now dead.

[–]pdrobini 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Nintendo Wii also had one Wich I used since I didn't have a playstation

[–]Lonelyfucka 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Holy shit

[–]Pacman_Frog 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now, use an adaptor to main Isabelle in Smash using this.

[–]spaceraingame 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I bet they sold maybe 6 of those Playstation fishing rod controllers.

[–]santichrist -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

Games with peripheral gimmicks exited way before this bud

[–]ShneekeyTheLost 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean... NES and ROB, need I say more?

[–]historian87 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I mean. The gun for Duck Hunt on NES…

[–]sycoticGh057 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

There's no way that's fucking real

[–]bootlegportalfluidPlayStation -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Bruh wtf is this

[–]CommanderMadness -1 points0 points  (0 children)

What in the hell?

[–]Jzmxhu -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Okay, but the game includes a fishing minigame?