June 20, 2013

The reviews are in – and it's good news for fans of fishing video games.

Big Bass Arcade: No Limit is receiving high marks. Familyfriendlygaming.com has given No Limit its rare seal of approval – an approval given to just under 3 percent of the 3,700 products reviewed at the site.

No Limit earned the approval by netting a 95 out of 100, with the review simply stating, “I have a new favorite fishing franchise and fishing game.” The reviewer also said “the 3D looks amazing in Big Bass Arcade: No Limit,” and that “families will get their money's worth out of Big Bass Arcade: No Limit.”

Big Bass Arcade No Limit

The folks at Digitally Downloaded gave No Limit a 4 out of 5.

The review's praise is simple: “If you are looking for a fun, relaxing fishing game for your 3DS, I think your search can start and end right here.”

And last is a video review by Classic Game Room.

No Limit “plays really well” according to the video reviewer, and is “a lot of fun.”

You can learn more about the game here.

June 7, 2013

Minneapolis, MN, June 7th, 2013 - Big Bass Arcade: No Limit from Big John Games will release June 13th, 2013 on the Nintendo 3DS™ for $6.99 in the Nintendo eShop. Big Bass Arcade: No Limit picks right up where previous best-selling fishing games developed by Big John Games left off, including Big Bass Arcade for the Wii and Nintendo DSi, Zebco 3D Pro, FLW Professional Bass Tournament, USA Bass, and Trophy Bass 2007 for PC and XBOX. These successful fishing action games have combined sales of over one million units to date!

Big Bass Arcade: No Limit is loaded with fishing excitement, putting players directly into the action as they reel in the big one. Big John Games leverages 17 years of fishing game experience to bring you incredibly life-like fish behaviors, spectacular animations, and 3D effects.

Full of new features, Big Bass Arcade: No Limit includes 7 fish species, 10 unique lakes, 9 lures, 32 multi-lake tournaments, 50 challenges, free fishing, and a deep variety of fish size, weight and behavior. Reel in Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Muskie, Northern Pike, Bluegill, and Crappie. High scores and achievements are tracked for every event on your quest to pull in that elusive World Record Fish. 

Test your skills in over forty fishing challenges spread over ten unique lakes. The lakes are stocked with ever-growing World Record fish waiting for you to reel them in. Compete in multi-lake tournaments or free fish any lake at your own pace. Big Bass Arcade: No Limit appeals to fishing enthusiasts and gamers alike by capturing the adrenaline rush of fish fighting in an arcade-style game.

Big Bass Arcade: No Limit is rated "E" and will be available for download from the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS for $6.99.  Be sure to check out the game on June 13th, just in time for Father's Day (US). It belongs in your Nintendo 3DS 'tackle box'.

April 16, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS - April 16, 2013 - Big John Games bids a loving farewell to DSiWare™ with an enjoyable platformer Working Dawgs: Rivet Retriever. Rivet Retriever joins Big John Games' portfolio of successful DSiWare titles such as Thorium Wars, Big Bass Arcade, Fantasy Slots, and Spot It!

"As we move forward by developing games for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U," Ken Patterson, President of Big John Games stated. "We wanted our final DSiWare game to be a fun, affordable platforming experience that Nintendo fans would really enjoy. The exciting gameplay of Rivet Retriever is our way of saying 'so long' to the DSiWare platform."

Building the latest construction project requires teamwork, quick reflexes, and dogged determination! Working Dawg Mac has his paws on the rivet gun to fasten the beams together, but he needs a steady supply of rivets to finish the job. It's up to you to guide the main character Ace to retrieve enough of the rivets scattered across each construction site and deliver them to Mac before time expires. This is no simple game of fetch for Ace. Birds, bees, and cats are causing the Working Dawgs trouble, and Ace will have to evade, jump, or spin-attack them out of his way. Every missed jump or animal attack will spill rivets from Ace's bucket. Other moving obstacles on the construction site can be trouble for Ace and his bucket of rivets, too. So watch your step up high on the beams!

Rivet Retriever features 20 levels to challenge even the best trained Working Dawg. Complete each level once to advance, then come back and play again to find more rivets, set new best times, and earn Best in Show scores.

Big John Games is committed to digital downloading on Nintendo platforms (Coaster Creator 3D, Big Bass Arcade: No Limit) on the Nintendo 3DS in the Nintendo eShop as well as future titles on the Wii U in the Nintendo eShop.

Working Dawgs: Rivet Retriever is rated E for Everyone and will be available for download from the Nintendo DSiWare service for 200 Nintendo DSi Points, and in the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS for $1.99.

December 27, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS - December 27th, 2012 - Big John Games and Gamers Digital have teamed up to create Coaster Creator 3D for the Nintendo 3DSTM gaming console. Utilizing many of the unique features that make the Nintendo 3DS such a popular game device, players can jump right into a coaster cart seat to experience the ride in thrilling 3D. Build your own roller coasters using fast and intuitive touch screen drawing and editing controls, and share roller coaster creations with friends and online communities through the use of QR Code® graphics.

Learn the ropes of roller coaster design in career mode from Gill McGee, the owner of Classic Coasters. He'll guide players through 20 Career Challenges with each player starting as a coaster design apprentice and working their way up to expert level. Along the way you will unlock new theme park locations, cart models, decals, and more!

As you learn new skills, you can put them into practice in the coaster sandbox, where it's possible to design and ride almost any roller coaster you can dream up. There are five exotic theme park locations to choose from. You’ll be able to select a steel, wooden, or inverted track type, and then draw the basic track design on the touch screen. Coaster Creator 3D will turn this design into a completed roller coaster in full 3D in just seconds.

From there you can refine and embellish your coaster in the Track Editor. With touch screen controls, you can move, bend, twist, lengthen, or shorten any part of the track in 3D. Special features like loops, corkscrews, and 360-degree twists are added instantly using the Track Editor's Track Wizard. Within the Track Editor, players can simulate the ride at normal speed, slow motion, fast forward, or even reverse to fine-tune every moment of your coaster experience. If you value the style of a coaster as much as the ride itself, then Coaster Creator 3D has got you covered. Using the Park Editor each theme park location provides players with a wide variety of park objects for decorating the grounds under and around the coaster track in the park editor. You can customize the colors of the track and carts, select from different cart styles, and apply decals or special attachments to the lead cart.

Finally, play the star-smashing Star Roller game in between your coaster creations. Every coaster you can create becomes its very own thrilling Star Roller level to ride.

Coaster Creator 3D will be available soon on the Nintendo eShop. Be sure to check out upcoming Coaster Creator 3D screenshots, videos, and news as they become available, and watch for new coasters available via QR Codes from bigjohngames.com after release.

November 9, 2012

Minneapolis, MN - November 9, 2012 - Working Dawgs: A-Maze-ing Pipes from Big John Games will release on November 15, 2012 on the Nintendo DSiWare™ service for 200 Nintendo DSi Points™, and in the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS™ for $1.99. 

Set on the construction site of the Working Dawgs game series, players will need to work quickly and efficiently to complete the challenging pipe puzzles before time runs out. Using different pipe shapes, wrenches, and even bombs, players will be able to route the incoming water flow and direct it to the puzzle’s goal. With 80 unique and progressively challenging puzzles, players will be increasingly entertained as they save the work site from the impending water.

As the player progresses through each puzzle, The Working Dawgs will help the player by delivering integral pipe pieces and wrenches. As each puzzle is completed, the player will be awarded points, earning them an overall construction grade. The additional challenge of earning the highest grade on each puzzle makes this game even more captivating.

Working Dawgs: A-Maze-ing Pipes is the puzzle game you simply won’t be able to put down.

  • 80 Puzzles to conquer.
  • Use bombs to make room for more pipes.
  • Dawgs will help to bring supplies to solve each puzzle.
  • A point total & grade are awarded depending on pipe pieces & bonuses acquired.
  • Large scrollable play areas.
  • Drag-and-Drop stylus control.

Working Dawgs: A-Maze-ing Pipes is rated E for Everyone and will be available for download from the Nintendo DSiWare™ service for 200 Nintendo DSi Points™, and in the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS™ for $1.99.

October 25, 2012

Minneapolis, MN, October 25th, 2012 - Spot It: Mean Machines from Big John Games will release on November 1st, 2012 on the Nintendo DSiWare™ service for 200 Nintendo DSi Points™, and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS™ for $1.99.

Race to beat the clock while finding hidden objects in cleverly arranged puzzle scenes. This new puzzle challenge game from Big John Games is based on the very popular “Spot-It!” book series published by Capstone Press. Loaded with vibrant, colorful graphics, Spot It: Mean Machines makes finding objects fun and challenging. Players use the stylus to tap the hidden objects as well as to navigate the extra-large play areas. This new release includes exciting features like:

Hundreds of hidden objects: Spot hundreds of objects disguised inside of 10 enormous machine-themed puzzles. Machine themes include Machine Madness, School Bus Rush, and Kickin’ Up Dust, featuring tons of high-tech vehicles and machinery.

Pass around play: Players can compete against their friends using the “Pass Around Play” feature. Up to four players can race to find 10 objects hidden within a puzzle. Each player has to spot the objects and then pass it on to the next player to see who can get the best score! 

See the big picture: Use the new Zoom feature to view the entire puzzle areas, or to zero in on smaller objects. 

Virtually limitless challenges: Three levels of difficulty (Easy, Medium, and Insane) provide unlimited replay value. 

Spot It: Mean Machines is rated E for Everyone and will be available for download from the Nintendo DSiWare™ service for 200 Nintendo DSi Points™.