CP Knowledge: Ice Fishing

Welcome to another post of the series CP Knowledge. This is a series where I will talk about every single minigame on Club Penguin, continuing today with Ice Fishing. The posts include how you play the game, its history, stamps, trivia, high scores, and a personal review of the game! Hope you enjoy it!


GAMEPLAY

Ice Fishing is a single-player minigame that you can play by going to the Ski Lodge accessible through the Ski Village, and then clicking on the green wooden door with the text “Gone fishing” on it. The main objective of Ice Fishing is to catch at least 60 fish without losing all your worms. You start out with three worms and can catch bonus bait throughout the game. The fishing rod can be steered by moving your mouse up and down. You can only move it in those directions, and not side to side.

   If you manage to survive, the game will start to come to an end once you’ve caught 60 fish. From there, you can catch up to four or five more fish. The game will not be over until the Mullet has come. If you save a fish on your hook, you can use it as bait to catch the Mullet. If you do not have this, the Mullet will just swim by.

   You’re fishing through an ice hole that leads to an ocean full of fish, but fish isn’t the only thing that exists there. There are also potentially dangerous obstacles such as crabs, jellyfish and boots.

   There is also a time trials mode in which you have one minute and thirty seconds to catch as many fish as possible. Although you only have one bait so if you lose it, the game is over. 


HISTORY

Ice Fishing was released on March 10, 2006, and was updated two times after that. The biggest update came on February 28, 2008. That was when a new fishing rod called Flashing Lure Fishing Rod was released. If you use that one you will be able to catch grey fish, which earn you more money. The title screen was also updated. The title screen was then updated again on April 25, 2011. Club Penguin also introduced stamps for Ice Fishing along with that update. On Club Penguin Rewritten there was an update on July 26, 2017. The update included revamps, the time trial mode and a new type of Mullet. This was the Grey Mullet, one that is exclusive to CPR. 


STAMPS

On the original Club Penguin there was a total of ten stamps, but on Club Penguin Rewritten they have added three more. There is one easy stamp, three medium ones, seven that is hard, and one is an insanity stamp. There are only three insanity stamps on all of CPR and for good reason. To get it you have to see the Grey Mullet, something that only has one percent of happening. 


COINS

In Ice Fishing, you can earn quite some money, but each game also takes a lot of time. For each fluffy (the yellow fish) four coins are earned. For each grey fish, you get eight coins. If you catch the Mullet you get an additional 100 coins. With the Flashing Lure Fishing Rod, you can catch up to 58 grey fish. If you also have collected all the stamps for the game (except for the insanity stamp) the amount of coins you get is doubled. Therefore, the highest possible amount of coins you can get in a single game of Ice Fishing is 1168. A game of classic mode lasts approximately four minutes and 20 seconds, but it all depends on how efficient you are. If you only collect the grey fish a game takes much longer, since they don’t appear all the time. 


OBSTACLES

There are five different obstacles in Ice Fishing. Three of them might result in a loss of a worm.

   Barrels and leather boots start appearing at the very beginning of the game. If you bump into one of these while having a fish on the hook the fish will escape.

  Jellyfish will appear after you’ve caught and collected five fish. Having a jellyfish come in contact with any part of the fishing rod will result in a loss of a bait. 

   Sharks will begin to disturb you after 19 fish have been caught. If you have your fishing rod too close to the sharks the bait will be destroyed. 

   Finally, crabs are introduced after 37 fish. They crawl underneath the ice that the player is sitting on and attempt to cut your fishing line. Having your fishing line under the ice while a crab cuts it will result in the loss of a life.


TRIVIA

  • Even if the Mullet is grey, it will still appear red until it swims directly under the fishing hole.
  • The Grey Mullet has unused sprites for the animation of it being caught found in the game’s .swf file. The game instead uses the regular Mullet’s sprites for when the Grey Mullet is caught.
  • Grey fish do not count towards stamps that are earned in time trial mode.
  • The Mullet appears to be based on a Mullet Snapper. They have been reported to weigh up to 50 lbs and are generally considered to be mid-water fish.
  • The theme song is called Paris St Germain by Jeremy Sherman.
  • When grabbing the Mullet, the sound for the fishing rod is actually a roulette wheel.
  • Prior to the 2008 update, the Pink Puffle that swims across the screen was blue.

PERSONAL REVIEW

I like most of the Club Penguin minigames, and this is no exception. Straight to the point, I’d rate this game a 7.5 out of 10. It is a good game where you can earn quite a bit of coins. The only problem I have with it is that it is a bit repetitive. There is also not really a challenge within it. If you really focus on what you are doing the game is relatively easy. But it has stamps and is still fun to play, so I think 7.5 is a fair score. 


Did I miss anything? What do you think of Ice Fishing? Comment below!

That’s all for me today, hope you enjoyed this post! See ya next time!

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