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Save your "Bucks" for another game
posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Jun 15, 2008
Member since Jan 2008
9 out of 10 gamers (90%) found this review helpful
Cabela's Trophy Bucks is a shooter. In the 96 stages, you wander about the area looking for game to hunt.
You shoot at deer, turkeys, quails, ducks, rabbits, coyotes, and so on. You have a limited weapon selection, but it grows as you complete each level. Before long, you'll be using shotguns, rifles, bows, and handguns. The wide selections of game and weapons are the best part of Cabela's Trophy Bucks.
Each time you shoot the animal, you get points on how close/far you shoot it and how prized the animal is. To pass each round you must score a certain number of points in a time limit - usually two minutes.
But Cabela's Trophy Bucks' biggest flaw shows up: presentation. I found no real thrill of the hunt; you spot the animal, then shoot the animal; it drops, and moments later, it vanishes. Besides, the levels get repetitive very quickly After playing about twenty levels (forty minutes game play), I got bored.
Another problem with this game is the graphics aren't very good - the scenery is bland no matter where you go, the game look very much the same, and they're so far off in the distance, they look like still figures.
Adding to the boredom is long loading screens.
Cabela's Trophy Bucks offers some hunting fun, but not enough for me to buy it.
Don't waste your time on this game !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by santelli (ANNVILLE, PA) Apr 27, 2009
Member since Aug 2008
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Hunting Shooting Gallery
posted by ZoneOut (WILLOW GROVE, PA) Apr 10, 2009
Member since Feb 2009
The use of the Wii zapper was a nice touch that made the game feel more realistic and fun to play, compared to one that I played that did not use this and the controls were odd. The graphics were not so bad. There were definately a lot of levels, guns, and other toys to use.
The one draw back to the game is the hunting spaces. The hunts that I got were all times hunts. You basically have a small amount of time to reach you goal, or you restart the level. Most of the time you only get one chance to get a shot in. Also you are confind to a small area to hunt. You walk so far and then you just stop and can not go any farther. Basically, it is just a shooting gallery. You get a set amount of time and a small area, you miss you're done.
The good thing is that it looks like the Cabela's hunting games on the Wii are getting better with each one. So, hopefully the next one I try will be a bit better.
Wow is this bad
posted by fierohink (BRUNSWICK, MD) Apr 9, 2009
Member since May 2008
Basically your world is very small and your best tactic is to run at the animals and shooter them FPS style before they run off screen. There is really no advantage to stealth or strategy as the animals are "alerted" to you long before they are viable targets even with a scope outfitted. So rather than use any type of skill, just run toward a grouping of bucks and start blasting.
Yeah... that's realistic
posted by stubby816 (WESTVILLE, FL) Mar 25, 2009
Member since Oct 2008
Entertaining! Not Realistic...
posted by Irie5447 (NORTHFIELD, OH) Jan 26, 2009
Member since Jan 2009
Not a very good game
posted by LynnD73 (JACKSON, GA) Dec 20, 2008
Member since Dec 2008
hunting season is a letdown
posted by RUNDAS (SAN DIEGO, CA) Aug 26, 2008
Member since Sep 2007
posted by donsellers (HUNTSVILLE, AL) Jun 25, 2008
Member since Feb 2008
First Game was better
posted by jgr74zap (SACRAMENTO, CA) Jun 16, 2008
Member since Jun 2007
posted by Jaaaws (JOHNSTOWN, PA) Jun 10, 2008
Member since Apr 2008
posted by chronica20 (MAGNOLIA, DE) Jun 7, 2008
Member since Mar 2008