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Game #3140
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Pro Pilkki    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Sport   Fishing

Rating: 9.01 (91 votes)

Pro Pilkki box cover

Pro Pilkki screenshot
I like fishing in the summer. If it's peaceful and quiet fishing by yourself on a lake, or some true seabound fishing with a large boat, it is nice way to spend time. What I don't understand are the people who fish during the winter. Fortunately, the people at Procyon Productions have made Pro Pilkki, quite a nice simulation of ice fishing that puts the player in the shoes of the brave men (or women) who go out into the cold to catch fish time of year be damned.

The graphics are basic but do their job. Fishers are decipted as colored circles and the backgrounds are only a little better. There are some sound effects, nothing remarkable.

What really matters in a fishing simulation is the realism of the fishing engine. This is where Pro Pilkki shines. It takes into account many things, from the depth charts of the lake to the placement of the worm in your hook. Although I haven't ever done ice-fishing (and I'm not taking this review so seriously as to try it out :-) ), it seems like quite an accurate simulation. With many different lakes that require different tactics and many modes of play, there is plenty to do in this game.

The game is in Finnish but not too hard to play once one knows what each button does. So if you are even a little bit interested in ice fishing you should give Pro Pilkki a try.

Note: There's a sequel now, available through the official website. Everything is now in English so no excuses not to play! There's also a very cool presentation about the development and history of the games, but it was held in Finnish. Lastly there was even a fan video of how the game would look IRL by Siberian fishermen! All the links found below.

Reviewed by: Obi

Designer: Unknown
Developer: Procyon Productions
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 1999
Software Copyright: Procyon Productions
Theme: Unique
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Official site, The Interesting History of Pro Pilkki (in Finnish), Pro Pilkki Fan Video
Links:    
If you like this game, try: Gone Fishin', Reel Fish'n, Big Game Fishing

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