Review Fishing Superstars
Virtual fishing that won't drown your Android
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 01 May 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Decent graphics, responsive game play, simple controls
Lags a bit, not interesting game play, low quality animation
Fishing Superstars for Android is decent, but about as dynamic as sitting on a lake in a boat. If you love to fish, you might love this game. For me, it's a great sport, but not much of a mobile game.
Fishing Superstars aims to replicate the experience of going fishing. I guess if you don’t have time to get out there, or just can’t get enough of it, this app might scratch your itch. Cast your line, listen to the sounds of nature, and reel in the big ones if you get a bite. There’s an aquarium where you can keep an inventory of your catches, or sell them to earn virtual coin and buy different gear. Choose between four avatars to play with and dress them to your liking.
The controls work pretty well; casting is fun, as is reeling in. Subtlety counts and you want to keep the tension on the line just right to get the job done. The visuals lack refinement but are decent. The animation is pretty crude but also decent enough. Nothing about this game is exciting, but it is a thoroughly developed and well thought out environment. However, this is yet another app that's a money pit with all the redundant upgrades. If you get hooked (excuse the pun) you won’t mind spending a few bucks. But it’s barely worthwhile and I think your money would be better spent on real tackle and bait, not this make-believe catch of the day.
Fishing Superstars is relaxing and enjoyable for a little while, but soon gets boring. I think it’s a tad greedy with the overkill upgrades, but if you’re an avid outdoors man …well …you probably wouldn't be sitting on your arse playing this game. At least I don't think so. At least not during the summer months, I hope.