Gone Fishing From Tsunami

Shaggy April 18, 2007 42
Gone Fishing From Tsunami

Here’s my first post and let me start by saying that I am quite excited to be a part of the best arcade related blog out there. I’m not just saying that either – since I found out about Arcade Heroes a few months ago, it’s become a part of my daily online visitation ritual. Most other gaming sites out there don’t seem to ‘get it’ when it comes to arcades, so this has been a refreshing haven. Check out my profile for an idea of my history with arcades.

I’ll use this post to bring attention to a little known arcade game that may interest people that enjoy hitting flying fish with bats. Gone Fishing claims to be the number one restaurant and bar arcade game that places you in the paws of a polar bear catching fish by smacking them with a bat. You then see how far you can get the fish from your position.

This isn’t the next House of the Dead or Super Cars by any means, being reminiscent of Flash based games like Bowman or Penguin Launcher. At the very least though, it offers a type of game that would certainly work well at the bar. It probably won’t find it’s way into many standalone arcades, but if you ever are stopping by Chuck E. Cheese’s, check it out and let us know if it’s worth trying out.

UPDATE: I did come across this at a Dave & Busters in 2011. It was an unexpected sighting, although I didn’t witness anyone give it a try while I was around.



  1. editor April 18, 2007 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    Welcome on board – lets rock this boat!

  2. Shaggy April 19, 2007 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    Thanks! I’m just itching to find arcade news now. 😉

    • Gary March 30, 2014 at 11:15 pm - Reply

      Have played this game at new directions bar, bearnos pizza, and Louisville pizza company. It’s a great game. Where can I down load it from?

  3. Bethany April 19, 2007 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    Actually, believe it or not, they have two of these Gone Fishing games at my local Dave & Buster’s! This game is so random (a polar bear whacking fish with a bat? Yeah.) that I love it. And I set an apparently unbeatable record on one of them because when I went back the other night, my record was still there. Oh, how proud I am! I am the ultimate fish-whacking polar bear! ;oD

  4. Robert June 15, 2007 at 9:33 am - Reply

    This side is great and interesting.

  5. Eric August 17, 2007 at 12:22 am - Reply

    Is this game downloadable on computer. I’m drinking way too much playing it at the bar.

    • deb December 17, 2011 at 6:29 am - Reply

      Did you ever find out if this game is downloadable on a computer? Thanks

  6. Davey September 28, 2007 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    What a fun game…I played it at Incredibles Pizza and the kids were all mad at me because I would not stop playing. I was looking for a downloadable version.

  7. Shaggy September 28, 2007 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    I don’t know of any downloadable version, although I think I have seen games with a similar premise on flash game sites

  8. dan baber December 2, 2007 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    I want to play gone fishin. Is that a possibility?

  9. Georgia January 28, 2008 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    I was looking for the downloadable version of this very addictive game. I played it at Dave and Busters here locally and it was awesome.

    Whack the fish not the kids.

  10. Shaggy January 28, 2008 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    I don’t know if there is a downloadable version of this anywhere. If there is I’ll let you guys know when I find out about it.

  11. Bill April 10, 2008 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    Do you know if this game can be purchased for home use?

  12. Jason July 18, 2008 at 4:11 am - Reply

    2077 High score! I am the fish whacking champ, no one will surpass my record!

    • Anthony August 17, 2009 at 7:57 pm - Reply

      2185! ha so beat tht!

  13. erh August 7, 2008 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    i am trying to download this game to my computer and can’t figure out the process. please help.

  14. abeusm August 25, 2008 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    Great game.. my high score is 2173. longest shot 233.2 it is so popular at my bar, the lowest score right now is 2011. we reset scores every monday.

  15. Phil September 6, 2008 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    my hi score is 2199 longest fish is 231.1 I am going back to batten fish to be beat that 233.2 and for the guy that says he is the champ you suck. Enjoy this game at Skoonerz in Princeton, Illinois

  16. kenny September 26, 2008 at 12:18 am - Reply

    Love Gone Fishing. Machine at my bar Limelight in Nashville I have all top 10 scores from 2184 to 2145. Going to break 2200 soon. My friend offered me 10,000 dollars if I get 2250.

  17. mitch November 12, 2008 at 8:19 am - Reply

    highest score 2209 – longest shot 234.6 – does anyone have any ideas how to score big?

  18. HOL HOUSER January 14, 2009 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    omg! theres this place in hamilton called turtle jacks and i go and play that game and in on the high score list like 9 times i came in 10th,9th,8th,7th,6th,5th,4th,3rd,2nd and my dads friends son jeff is #1 and if i beet him when i go there next then the great hol houser name will be in every single place up there =]


  19. HOL HOUSER January 14, 2009 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    sorry spelt my name rong its hollie

  20. Sissa March 3, 2009 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    Love this game! Had a blast playing at Koot’s in Anchorage Alaska. Would love to be able to download for home play – any ideas?

  21. Banjo March 16, 2009 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    Have this game at replays sports bar in sulphur,la Where me and a drinkin buddy have 1st-10th with a 2194 high score and 232.8 longest shot. What are some of your high scores?

  22. sary July 2, 2009 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    gone fishing is one of my favorite games ever it is such a stress relief…is there anyway to buy/ download this game on a PC…i have been desperately trying to find it…

    please advise

    • Krazee July 16, 2009 at 12:30 am - Reply

      Just participated in the exhausting Feinstein Classic in DeLand, Florida. It was a round robin thriller. Viva La Spiked 141.3.

  23. Jennifer October 5, 2009 at 1:59 am - Reply

    Where can I get this game? Local place closed that had it. I miss it… Please help

  24. BEVERLY November 19, 2009 at 1:45 am - Reply

    please ad that game its a fun game everyone will enjoy it thanks

  25. Bobby January 1, 2010 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    Highest score for me was 2218. I even took a pic because no one believes it..haha..highest long shot is 232.8. I swear ive hit the number so many times i didnt know thay it could go further than that so good job on the 234 score

  26. Kelly March 8, 2010 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    I really wish I could find this on-line to play..before my hubby became my hubby we used to play this game all the time…now we dont go out much. We would really love to play this at home..is there any on-line versions or for xbox????????

  27. Jamie March 8, 2010 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    I am the hubby, it’s funny Kelly and I found this site separtately on the same day. Love ya babe…need to get a downloadable version.

  28. Mike March 14, 2010 at 5:41 am - Reply

    Ben Dews Club House in Tacoma, WA has had this game for about 6 months now and everyone is playing it! we have weekly competition for high score! There’s also a very identical game called ‘Gone Bowling” where the Polar bear is throwing the bal in a lane with 10 Penquins.

  29. hwoods April 27, 2010 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    i love this game. Where can i play online or at home

  30. Kyle September 27, 2010 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    this game is at the dentists! ive had the championship record for 600 days (yeeeee!! 600 day anniversary today!) now and hundreds of ppl play it there per game. my score was 2253! i have 8 of the top ten scores haha

  31. Rick October 30, 2010 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    Congrats Kyle… At one of the data centers I work in, they have a free desktop version for customers to play. My highest score is 2229 and a long shot of 233.2

  32. Ally December 30, 2010 at 2:56 am - Reply

    We’ve got this game at a lot of the clubs here in Dallas- I LOVE it, it’s too cute and lots of fun!!!

  33. JivinGene August 27, 2011 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    I have 6 of the 10 top scores – have been in epic battles with bar tender at my local spot – also 2 of the 6 are # 1 and #2 2185 and 2175 cant seem to top the longest shot of 232.2, have only made it 232.0 and my bar is closing 🙁 and will not have anywhere to play this anymore…
    But this has been MY favorite game!

    Thank you for the memories!

  34. Deb December 17, 2011 at 6:35 am - Reply

    Does anyone have this game ( either the bowling or batting), on there computer?

  35. shelia maney October 9, 2012 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    l was one of the bar tenders at the hillbilly bar in delano, tn. we had gone fishing, and l love this game. l went to work early and played during slow time also. l wish maybe it could be played on my computer. what do you think, it be awsome for christmas. l’m just saying, l won’t the gone fishing game. thank you arcade hero’s. SHELIA MANEY

  36. Robin February 2, 2013 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    Love this gone fishing game anyone know if its downloadable anywhere.

  37. John June 14, 2018 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    Is this game available on your phone

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