Reel in Augmented Reality Fish (and Humans) Using Takara Tomy's Fishing Reel

Like a fish borne from the ashes of Dreamcast's Bass Fishing comes another wacky Japanese toy: Takara Tomy's Virtual Master Reel. It's an augmented-reality fishing reel that uses its 0.3MP camera to insert your real surroundings into the fishing game.


Unfortunately it's only destined for Japan (where it'll cost the equivalent of $77), but how much fun would it be just chilling in Grand Central station, fishing for some carp? You may have to turn the sound down in public venues, but the feedback when you catch something gilled would be great training for the real thing.

The real thing being catching fishy-wish, not humans obviously. [CrunchGear]

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