Fishing simulation game
Cat Goes Fishing is a single-player 2D puzzle and arcade simulation game for Windows and Android platforms. The player is a cat starting its adventure on an island with a rod. The goal is to capture as many fish as possible, thus earning points, and use them to upgrade and advance. The two available modes further spice up the experience.
Fish, collect, upgrade
Cat5 Games developed Cat Goes Fishing. You can run it on Android and Windows, but remember, it is not a free game - a purchase is in order first.
The main premise is that you fish at lakes and seas, honing your skill and earning upgrades. As you progress, you get to purchase better rods, accessories, even a boat, to be able to catch larger, rarer fish.
The trick is, not all fish follow the same behavioral patterns. You'll pick up the finesse through the duration of your gameplay, tailoring your style to become the best.
Apart from fishing, the game brings you a variety of quests, with cash as rewards. The achievements you can pursue include earning cash, collecting valuable fish, unlocking and customizing rods and boats, equipping hats, and more.
The strategic aspect
There is a strategic aspect of Cat Goes Fishing. For example, as you enter the waters, lesser fish will want to catch on, but you can use crafty ways to clear the path towards more considerable awards.
Moreover, when you go shopping for accessories, you should consider the fish you're after and buy accordingly. The game features a lot of detail about the lure, which can make a difference the next time you're on the waters.
The premise of the game is simple, however, allowing you not to worry so much about every second. Instead, you can sit back and enjoy the quite realistic fish movement. While you do so, learn about the species which enjoy the shoreline, and those in the deep seas.
Grasp which are predators and which are prey, too, because you can use your smaller catch as a lure for bigger fish instead of selling it.
What can you do in Cat Goes Fishing?
You'll find two game modes in Cat Goes Fishing - Classic and Realism. There are six save slots in total, so you can experiment with different play styles in both and return to your favorite one.
In Classic mode, your goal is to catch a specific fish species. You figure out the best way to do so and hit the waters.
Realism is a bit more strategic. It integrates more action on the side of the fish, even allowing them to snap your line.
Variety of catch
The gameplay would inevitably become boring if you were to catch the same species over and over again. This game, like its competitors such as Sega Bass Fishing and TrueFish, tries to avoid this by expanding the catalog of possible prey.
You can also earn money through various quests. Some require you to catch a specific amount of a species, others reward you for casting at a certain distance, and many more exist.
As you catch and complete quests, you reach higher and higher levels. With each, you unlock something new - a catalog, a tool shop where you can even purchase a rocket!
This game features beautiful, simple animation of you - a fluffy cat - and colorful, varied fish in an idyllic landscape. Not too detailed, it's still picturesque enough to get you involved.
The soundtrack is a calming tune, but it could annoy you after a while, as only one exists in the game.
Finite hours of fun
Again, with such a straightforward premise, Cat Goes Fishing surprises with the attention to detail and variety it brings. While it's definitely not a highly-engaging experience, it can provide hours on end of casual enjoyment.
Once you become a master fisher-cat, you may want to give a shot to a similar adventure. The Fishing Club 3D is excellent, for example, if you want to give this type of game a shot in multiplayer mode. Octoggedon is not fishing-themed but features beautiful, silly puzzles that have a similar feel to them.
A casual game
Cat Goes Fishing enables the player to sit back and enjoy a relaxing activity through their PC. It is a casual, wholesome exploit, together with fun collectibles and adorable art. However, the game feels like an experience you could get for free and doesn’t feature enough bells and whistles to be worth its cost.