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Sega Bass Fishing
Sega Bass Fishing
Publisher: Sega

Developer: Sega AM1, SIMS, Sega AM4 (cabinet)
PCs H.I.C., PCs (Steam) Xbox Live ArcadePlayStation NetworkSega of China

System(s): Sega Model 3 Step 1.0, Dreamcast, PC, Steam, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network

Peripherals Supported: Sega Dreamcast Dreamcast Fishing Controller

Genre: Simulation















Number of Players: 1

Release Date RRP Code
Arcade JP 1997-12 ¥?  ?
Arcade World 1998  ?
Sega Dreamcast JP 1999-04-01 ¥5,800 HDR-0023
Sega Dreamcast JP (Fishing Set) 1999-04-01 ¥9,800 HDR-0012
Sega Dreamcast US 1999 $? 51006
Sega Dreamcast EU 1999-11

£39.99

MK-51006-05
PCs JP 2001-12-20 ¥6,800 (7,140) HCJ-0304
PCs US 2001 $?  ?
PCs EU 2001 £?  ?
Xbox Live Arcade JP 2011-10-05 800 points  ?
Xbox Live Arcade US 2011-10-05 800 points  ?
Xbox Live Arcade EU 2011-10-05 800 points  ?
PlayStation Network JP 2011-10-05 ¥?  ?
PlayStation Network US 2011-10-04 $9.99  ?
PlayStation Network EU 2011-10-05 £?  ?
PCs US (Steam) 2011-03-04 $8.99  ?
PCs EU (Steam) 2011-03-04 £5.99  ?


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Sega Bass Fishing, known as GetBass (ゲットバス) in Japan, is a video game fishing simulator developed by AM1 and published by Sega for the Model 3 Step 1.0 arcade hardware. The game was ported to the Sega Dreamcast and PC by SIMS. It should not be confused with the similar Sega Bass Fishing for the Wii, which serves as a sequel to this game.

Gameplay

Sega Bass Fishing is an arcade-style fishing game, in which players try to catch bass against a strict time limit. Gameplay is relatively simple - the player choses a position at which to cast and then reels in the line, attempting to interest fish with one of several types of lure. If a fish bites, the player needs to reel the fish in while observing the status of the line tension meter on the right hand side of the screen - if reeled in too quickly the line will break and time will be lost. The player may also need to move the line left or right to make sure the fish does not let go of the lure and again, so the line does not snap.

In the arcade original, the player is tasked with reeling in a specified amount of fish dictated by the stage. Vision may be impaired by murky water, and time bonuses are awarded for causing the fish to hit the scenery during the catching process. In the original 1997 version of the game there were only three stages (plus a hidden area) - the Dreamcast and PC ports up this to eight, and new different modes and settings.

The arcade game uses a specialised cabinet with a fishing controller made to resemble a fishing rod, complete with a windable reel. A home version of the peripheral, the Dreamcast Fishing Controller, was released for the Dreamcast, both separately and packaged with Sega Bass Fishing. The Dreamcast version of game can still be played without a Fishing Controller, but by default the player will be forced to use the L and R triggers.

Sequels and Re-releases

In its day, Sega Bass Fishing was one of the more successful fishing simulators, and spawned several sequels including the Dreamcast game, Sega Bass Fishing 2 in 2001. Its legacy also led to the release of Sega Marine Fishing, also for the Dreamcast.

Other sequels include Sega Bass Fishing Duel for the PlayStation 2, Sega Bass Fishing for the Wii and Sega Bass Fishing Challenge released exclusively in arcades. The Dreamcast version of Sega Bass Fishing was also released as part of Dreamcast Collection for the Xbox 360 and PC, and has now seen a separate release for Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Steam.

Production Credits

Dreamcast Version

~In-game credits~

Arcade Staff

Planning: Kazuhiro Gouji, Takao Seki
Program: Junpei Satoh, Yoshiharu Suzuki, Masaki Namikoshi, Makihito Yokota, Masaru Sugahara
Graphic Design: Yoshiaki Aoki, Hideo Takashima, Hideyuki Katoh, Hiroyuki Yoshimi, Norio Ishii, Hitoshi Furukubo
Publicity Design: Akira Yamanaka
Sound Director: Sachio Ogawa
Voice: Hisaki Nimiya

DC Staff

Planning: Hideki Katagiri, Nobuo Matsushima, Tomoyuki Nishimura
Program: Yoshiki Sawamura, Hisanori Fukuoka, Katsumi Kohori, Yasushi Zenita, Masatoshi Satoh, Yasushi Haraguti
Graphic Design: Hiroyuki Kikkawa, Hiroko Katoh, Keisuke Nozawa
Sound Director: Makoto Iida

Publicity: Mika Araki
Special Thanks: Tatsuya Watanabe, Ichirou Kawaoka, Koji Ooto, Seiki Saito
Presented by: Sega
© Sega Enterprises, Ltd. 1997, 1999

~Other credits~
Product Development

  • Localization Producer: Jason Kuo
  • Localization Manager: Osamu Shibamiya
  • Lead Tester: Dennis Lee
  • Assistant Lead: Jeff B. Junio

Marketing

  • Product Manager: Andrew Stein
  • Associate Product Manager: Stacey Kerr
  • Sr. Marketing Coordinator: Undyne Stafford

Manual

  • Writers: Luke Valentine, Osamu Nakazato
  • Editor: Luke Valentine
  • Translator: Luke Valentine
  • DTP Operator: Makoto Nishino
  • Designer: Youichi Takahashi
  • Supervisor: Kaoru Ichigozaki

Special Thanks: John Amirkhan, Sandra Castagnola, Sean Dodge, Joanne Eastman, Sheri Hockaday, Mike Lopez, Michael McCollum, Peter Moore, Shinobu Shindo, Sega Online

Digital Manuals

Physical Scans

Model 3 version

Model 3, US
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Flyer
Model 3, US (Alt)
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Flyer
Model 3, UK
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Sega Dreamcast 76 Sega Retro Average
Based on 9 reviews
Publication Score Source
Arcade 60 №9, p104
Arcade 60 №14, p72
Consoles + 92 №89, p126/127
Computer & Video Games 80 №216, p82
Dreamcast Magazine (UK) 80 №3, p46/47/48
Dreamcast Monthly 80 №3, p70
EDGE 70 №72, p80/81
neXt Level 80
Video Games 82
Dreamcast, US
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Cover

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Inlay
Dreamcast, US (Sega All Stars)
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Cover

Dreamcast, AU (Controller)
Dreamcast, JP
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Cover

Dreamcast, JP (Controller)
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Cover

Dreamcast, UK
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Cover

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Disc

PC version

PC, US
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PC, EU
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PC, EU (Ntertainment)
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Cover

PC, JP
PC, AU (Valusoft)
PC, FR/NL (Sega Classics)
PC, IT
PC, CN
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External Links

Sega Bass Fishing series
Sega Bass Fishing (1997) | Sega Marine Fishing (1999) | Sega Bass Fishing 2 (2001) | Sega Bass Fishing Duel (2002) | Sega Bass Fishing (Wii) (2008) | Sega Bass Fishing Challenge (2009)