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Sega Bass Fishing
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Model 3 Step 1.0, Dreamcast, PlayStation 3 (PSN), Xbox Live Arcade, PC, Steam
Peripherals supported:
Sega Dreamcast
Dreamcast VGA Box, Dreamcast Jump Pack, Dreamcast Fishing Controller
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
1997-12 ¥?  ?
Arcade
World
1998  ?



Sega Dreamcast
JP
¥5,800 HDR-0023
Sega Dreamcast
JP (Fishing Set)
¥9,800 HDR-0012
Sega Dreamcast
US
$39.99[1] 51006
Sega Dreamcast
EU
€39.99 ? MK-51006-05
Sega Dreamcast
EU (Fishing Set)
€59.99[2] ? ?



Windows PC
JP
¥6,800 (7,140) HCJ-0304
Windows PC
US
$? ?
Windows PC
EU
€? ? ?
Windows PC
AU (Valusoft)
$? ?
Steam
US
$8.99 ?
Steam
EU
€5.99 ? ?



Sony PlayStation 3
JP (Download)
¥952 (1,000) NPJB-00107
Sony PlayStation 3
US (Download)
$9.99 ?
Sony PlayStation 3
EU (Download)
€? ? ?
Sony PlayStation 3
KR (Download)
₩? ?



Xbox 360
JP (Download)
¥800pts ? ?
Xbox 360
US (Download)
$800pts ? ?
Xbox 360
EU (Download)
€800pts ? ? ?
Xbox 360
AU (Download)
$?pts ? ?



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.

History

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

Source: In-game credits
Arcade Staff
DC Staff
Source: ??
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

Magazine articles

Main article: Sega Bass Fishing/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

SegaBassFishing Arcade UK Flyer.jpg

Model 3 UK flyer

EGM US 125.pdf

Print advert in














Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #125: "December 1999" (1999-11-09)

DCM JP 19990519 1999-16.pdfDCM JP 19990519 1999-16.pdf

Print advert in














Dreamcast Magazine (JP) #23: "1999-16 (1999-05-14, 21)" (1999-04-30)
also published in:

PressRelease 2001-02-23 EmpireInteractive GetBassSegaGT.pdf

PC press release

Physical scans

Model 3 version

Model 3, US
SegaBassFishing Arcade US Flyer Front.jpgSegaBassFishing Arcade US Flyer Back.jpg
Flyer
Model 3, US (Alt)
SegaBassFishing Arcade US Flyer Front Alt.jpgSegaBassFishing Arcade US Flyer Back Alt.jpg
Flyer

Dreamcast version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 №9, p104[5]Media:Arcade UK 09.pdf
60 №14, p72[6]Media:Arcade UK 14.pdf
92 №89, p126/127
80 №216, p82[2]Media:CVG UK 216.pdf
80 №3, p70[7]Media:DreamcastMonthly UK 03.pdf
70 №1999-12, p24Media:DCM_JP_19990409_1999-12.pdf[8]Media:DCM_JP_19990409_1999-12.pdf
82 №, p34Media:Dorimaga_20021011_JP.pdf[9]Media:Dorimaga_20021011_JP.pdf
80 №3, p46-48[10]Media:DreamcastMagazine UK 03.pdf
70 №72, p80/81[11]Media:Edge UK 072.pdf
70 №538, p34
80
Sega Dreamcast
75
Based on
11 reviews

Dreamcast, US
SegaBassFishing DC US Box Back.jpgSegaBassFishing DC US Box Front.jpg
Cover
SegaBassFishing DC US Disc.jpg
Disc
SegaBassFishingDCUSInlay.jpg
Inlay
Dreamcast, US (Sega All Stars)
SegaBassFishing DC US Box Back SAS.jpgNospine-small.pngSegaBassFishing DC US Box Front SAS.jpg
Cover
SegaBassFishing DC US Disc SAS.jpg
Disc
Dreamcast, AU (Controller)

Dreamcast, JP
SegaBassFishing DC JP Box Back.jpgSegaBassFishing DC JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
GetBassDCJPDisk.jpg
Disc
GetBassDCJPManual.pdf
Manual
GetBassDCJPInlay.jpg
Inlay
Dreamcast, JP (Controller)
SegaBassFishing DC JP Box Back Controller.jpgNospine.pngSegaBassFishing DC JP Box Front Controller.jpg
Cover
Dreamcast, UK
SegaBassFishing DC EU Box Back.jpgSegaBassFishing DC EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
SegaBassFishing DC EU Disc.jpg
Disc

PC version

PC, US
SegaBassFishing PC US cover.jpg
Cover
PC, EU
SegaBassFishing PC EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
PC, EU (Ntertainment)
SegaBassFishing PC EU Box Ntertainment.jpg
Cover
PC, JP

PC, AU (Valusoft)
SegaBassFishing PC AU Box Valusoft.jpg
Cover
PC, FR/NL (Sega Classics)

PC, IT

PC, CN
SegaBassFishing PC CN Box Front.jpg
Cover

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:GamePro US 134.pdf, page 138
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:CVG UK 216.pdf, page 82
  3. http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/title/jp0177npjb00107_00dccbassfishing00.html
  4. File:DreamcastPress JP 1999-05.pdf, page 242
  5. File:Arcade UK 09.pdf, page 104
  6. File:Arcade UK 14.pdf, page 72
  7. File:DreamcastMonthly UK 03.pdf, page 70
  8. File:DCM_JP_19990409_1999-12.pdf, page 24
  9. File:Dorimaga_20021011_JP.pdf, page 34
  10. File:DreamcastMagazine UK 03.pdf, page 46
  11. File:Edge UK 072.pdf, page 80


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)