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Fishing Controller
Manufacturer: Sega
Made for: Sega Dreamcast
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
JP
¥5,800Media:DreamInformation Vol14.pdf[1] HKT-8701
Sega Dreamcast
US
$? MK-50156
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£?
Sega Dreamcast
FR
?F
Sega Dreamcast
DE
DM ?
Sega Dreamcast
ES
?Ptas


The Fishing Controller, known as the Tsuri Controller (つりコントロr-ラ) in Japan, is a specialised peripheral for the Sega Dreamcast for use in fishing games. Though fishing controllers have been seeen both before and since, the Fishing Controller stands as the only "official" fishing peripheral for a video game console to date, being manufactured by Sega shortly after the console's debut for use with Sega Bass Fishing.

The Fishing Controller is shaped like a fishing rod, though lacks a line at the end. A, B, X, Y and Start buttons are mounted on the top of the unit along with an analogue stick, and unique to this device is a fishing reel on the right hand side, which can be turned to reel in fish. The controller also has basic motion sensing capabilities, being able to detect when the device is moved left, right, up or down. The controller also vibrates if a fish is caught. It is one of the few accessories with no space for a VMU.

The peripheral is compatible with a handful of fishing games, but also SoulCalibur and Virtua Tennis (the latter being discovered to allow players to play the game in a Wii Tennis-esque fashion). It is not compatible with the Big the Cat fishing sections in Sonic Adventure. Games which only require buttons and the analogue stick will also function perfectly fine.

List of compatible games

Patents

Gallery

Magazine articles

Main article: Fishing Controller/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №216, p68[3]
Sega Dreamcast
80
Based on
1 review

Dreamcast, US
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Dreamcast, US (newer)
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Dreamcast, EU

Dreamcast, JP
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References


Sega Dreamcast
Topics Hardware Comparison | History (Development | Release | Decline and Legacy) | List of Games
Hardware Dreamcast consoles in Japan (Special) | Overseas
Add-ons Dreamcast Karaoke | Dreameye
Controllers Controller | Arcade Stick | Fishing Controller | Gun (Dream Blaster) | Race Controller | Maracas Controller | Twin Stick | Keyboard | Mouse | Third-party
Controller Add-ons Jump Pack (Third Party) | Microphone | VMU (4x Memory Card | Third Party)
Controller Connectors DC Tsunaident 123 | Dream Connection 2 in 1 | Dream Connection 4 in 1 | Dream Connection II | Super Converter 3 | Total Control | Total Control 2 | Total Control Plus | Total Control 3 | Total Control 5
Development Hardware Dev.Box | Controller Box | Controller Function Checker | Sound Box | GD-Writer | C1/C2 Checker | Dev.Cas | GD-ROM Duplicator
Online Services/Add-ons Dreamarena | SegaNet | WebTV for Dreamcast | Modem | Modular Cable | Modular Extension Cable | Broadband Adapter | Dreamphone
Connector Cables Onsei Setsuzoku Cable | RF Adapter | Scart Cable | S Tanshi Cable | Stereo AV Cable | VGA Box

Dreamcast MIDI Interface Cable | Neo Geo Pocket/Dreamcast Setsuzoku Cable | Taisen Cable

Misc. Hardware Action Replay CDX | Code Breaker | Kiosk | MP3 DC | MP3 DC Audio Player | Treamcast | Third-party
Unreleased Accessories DVD Player | Zip Drive | Swatch Access for Dreamcast | VMU MP3 Player
Arcade Variants NAOMI | Atomiswave | Sega Aurora