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Ninja Fishing

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Goofy/gross fishing: Hook them, then slice them in mid-air.

What parents need to know

Educational value

Ninja Fishing wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

Ease of play

The game is challenging from a hand-eye-coordination perspective, but not overly so. And the controls are easy to learn.

Violence

With a swipe of your finger, you slice through scads of fish tossed into the air. After a chopping a fish, meat and bone are briefly visible inside of it (as seen in the game icon). Bundles of dynamite get tossed along with the fish, and if you accidentally chop one of these, there is a small explosion.

Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Upgrades are available through in-app purchases, though you can also earn in-game money to buy them.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Ninja Fishing is a cross-breed of fishing game and slice-and-dice game, a la Fruit Ninja. You first guide your fishing line through a sea full of ocean creatures, trying to catch as many of them as possible on your hook. Once that is done, all the marine life you just snagged is tossed at you (along with some bombs), for you to slice in mid-air. Be aware that bisected fish show the meat and bone inside.

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What's it about?

Kids tap the ninja (complete with comical one-liners) to release the fishing hook. Kids tilt the device side to side, guiding the hook to avoid fish on the way down. When they touch a fish, the hook moves up and kids have to hook 'em. The fish are thrown up above the water, and players must slice them in mid-air avoiding the odd (as in, out of place) dynamite packs.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

NINJA FISHING is goofy fun with a nice challenge factor and a little bit of gross-out humor. The two very distinct skills you must hone in order to succeed -- precision steering as you guide your fishing line down to the bottom of the sea and back, and fast-paced swipe attacks as you "sushify" your catch -- complement one another nicely and give the whole experience a welcome element of variety (and prevents the game from feeling like a complete rip-off of Fruit Ninja). The collection element can be fun also, in that you'll want to go deeper and deeper with each try, in order to find new species of fish.

Given that you are slicing fish instead of fruit a la Fruit Ninja, this game is better with older kids who understand that we slice fish to eat them (rather than younger kids who will see this as simply killing fish).

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Subjects:Science: biology
Price:$.99
Release date:August 4, 2011
Category:Arcade Games
Size:22.20 MB
Publisher:Gamenauts
Version:1.0.0
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later

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Kid, 12 years old January 23, 2013

silonadux

this is a good game. I deffinatly enjoyed challenging myself by trying to beat my own records. This has quite a bit of blood but there isn't really anything to worry about in this game.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Kid, 11 years old June 4, 2013

NINJA

It is a fun game with mild violence but, i made an in app purchase and was doing amazing but it restarted all my progress this may make kids agry
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Too much violence

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