Flick Fishing

Common Sense Media says

Game for patient kids reels in laid-back fun.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

Even novices can be landing whoppers within minutes. An in-game tutorial and onscreen gauges keep you apprised of line length and tension. Switch from calm dock-side fishing to deep-sea boat fishing and everything in between with just a couple of taps.

Violence & scariness

Fish are always thrown back, right after the app takes a photo for bragging rights.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
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Consumerism

Kids can buy game extras at the Village Shop. A realistic Private Beach costs 99 cents, or buy additional types of fish or a black-jack game mode.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Options for interacting with others through the game ensure privacy for the most part. Kids can play the computer for the biggest catch, play and pass to a friend, or play friends over Wi-fi. Another option is to create a Fish Net, a private leaderboard with sign-in code. Finally, kids can create an account on the Plus+ global social gaming network. This automatically generates a user profile that lets others see what games the member is playing, and there's limited chat, but the network doesn't give out any private information, and the few interactions we saw were tame.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this virtual fishing game is fun, safe, and even promotes catch and release. Our review is based on the iPhone app; the Android app may have some differences in functionality.

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The fish are always biting in Flick Fishing, which makes this enthusiast app fun for kids, too. Flick your wrist to cast a line in one of six beautiful spots, and when you feel a vibration, turn the onscreen reel to hook your catch. The nice graphics and sound effects faithfully reproduce the sights and sounds of fishing from a pier, river bank, boat, and yacht. The ocean waves almost make one queasy.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
Price:$0.99
Release date:November 13, 2009
Category:Sports Games
Publisher:Freeverse, Inc.
Version:1.4.1

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Kid, 10 years old December 29, 2010
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Beast, and it might even get you insterested in real fishing.

Its not really that hardcore, but still awesome even though its only for a quick game while your waiting in line or something. Its really hard to catch fish like Blue Marlin or Swordfish, so dont get it if you have anger issues. It actually got me interested in fishing and now im landing real life whoppers.

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