Tenkara Tuesday - Tenkara: The Video Game

Welcome to Tenkara Tuesday.

I recently stumbled across the details of a new tenkara video game evidently in production for release just in time for the Holidays.  Using streamlined, simplistic graphics, Tenkara: The Video Game, seems like the perfect alternative to the expensive, high definition, high resolution gaming of today.

From the game's developer:
"Choose between characters Level Line Louie & Furled Line Freddy and compete in fast paced, reel-less angling action.  Score extra points and unlock secret bonus items like the magic tamo by using the least amount of kebari possible....but be careful not to drag free drift too close to the shark...or your 5X tippet will be history!"



Tenkara: The Video Game is rated EEPTITRARTR, appropriate for "everyone except people that insist tanago rods are really tenkara rods" and will be available on XBox Kinect, Playstation Move, Nintendo Wii as well as in the Apple App & Google Play stores this Fall.

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Comments

  1. I think I've actually played that game before.

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    1. You must have been smoking the silly stuff to actually sit through a round or two of that game. Pitfall or Frogger it is not.

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  2. Pretty hilarious, quite inspired. A good way to start the day!

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    1. Let me know when you pick up distribution rights.

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  3. Mike
    I am surprised to you promoting the "sour grapes" marketing BS by one rod company who cannot compete with some of the alternative light-in-hand tackle. The "tenago rod " you referenced happens to be perfect for our tighter eastern streams where a 9'rod or shorter is needed. They are much lighter in the hand and more fun with fish under 12". Have you ever tried one?. There is a whole spectrum of rods that are currently not labled "Tenkara" that work as well as or better than any Tenkara Rod on the market. If you like light responsive rods that cast beautifully and do justice to our average sized fish, try a few of the alternatives. I thought that you were flexible and open minded, or have you become a person that will only use a Tenkara fly - a Kebari-, and only fish for trout with your Tenkara rod?

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    1. Alan, it was a joke. As was the rest of the post, sorry if I struck a nerve...you've been a loyal reader for a while. I say tenkara, you say tanago, makes no difference to me. They are both plastic fishing poles as far as I'm concerned.

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  4. I'm relieved to see that I'm not the only one who can ruffle feathers so easily over this. What makes some tenkara anglers so dern touchy about their preferred method of fishing? The fact that someone is poking a little fun at it - or the fact that not everyone takes it as seriously as they do? If we (and by "we" I mean the majority of fly fishers out there) can laugh about the fact that our $400 fly reels mainly just hold the line, why can't tenkara guys laugh about their rods being glorified cane poles? Fly fishing is still supposed to be fun, right?

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  5. PS - I've probably got one up on you though - let me know when a "Tenakra Ambassador" flames you on Twitter and then unfollows. :) LOL

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