River Legends 4+

A Fly Fishing Adventure

Brian Chau

    • $2.99

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Optimized for iPhone & iPod Touch.

For iPad, please visit: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/river-legends-for-ipad/id1564623014

“Sometimes you just need a relaxing pixel art fishing game, and this is a great one”

River Legends: A Fly Fishing Adventure is a single-player, pixel art fishing simulation with RPG and adventure elements. Learn to fly fish while traversing the virtual Pine Canyon.

“...simple yet pleasing angling mechanics...”
Rock Paper Shotgun


■ Explore the far reaches of a wild canyon in glorious pixel art

■ Pursue multiple species of challenging fish with realistic AI, each with their own fly and weather preferences

■ Master dynamic weather conditions and realistic water currents

■ Choose the best tackle based on water conditions​ - wet, dry, and streamer flies

■ Cast your fly fishing line with real-time controls

■ Master the art of landing tough fighting trophy fish, both trout and other freshwater species

■ Keep track of the fish you catch in your trophy album

■ Adventure into an array of fishing environments including forgotten canyons, dark forests, alpine lakes, sylvan ponds, and more

With River Legends, you can play at your own pace and choose your own goals. Try to catch all of the fish species available or just target trophy fish. Stick with your favorite fishing spots or keep exploring new regions as you unlock them. Earn new items to cast farther and to expand your fishing territory. Relax and cast your line in the best locations or hike to see the wonders of Pine Canyon at your leisure.

“...captured the essence of fly fishing in one outstanding retro gaming experience”
Alt Fly Fishing Magazine

Original Game Design, Artwork, and Development by Brian Chau

Programming and Software Development by David Dolynny

What are you waiting for? Cast your way into River Legends: A Fly Fishing Adventure today!

What’s New

Version 1.2

Review feature added

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

Spezaks Review ,

Thank you for making this game!

This game checks all my boxes: -Visually pleasing and retro (bringing back memories of games I have treasured), - Simple controls, - Fishing in my favorite method for my favorite fish (fly fishing for trout), -hidden secrets in the game have been fun to uncover. All in all this is a game I have never known I needed. Thank you! It is a favorite!

Developer Response ,

Thank you! This means so much, I am glad you enjoyed this fishing adventure.

Johnnyv123456789 ,

Initially inscrutable

Controls are sometimes virtual buttons, sometimes touch anywhere, leads to lots of confusion early on. Weird that menu is in your tackle box. No indication on map of whether or not a location is accessible. Once I realized the reeling tension choices were not virtual buttons but touch anywhere, I was able to actually see the gauge and the fishing mechanic started making sense. Every cast is jarring because you don’t see it fly through the air to its destination. Why did you decide to teleport the lure to its destination and skip an actual casting animation? Very weird decision. Just lots of strange interaction choices that imo present a high barrier to entry. Also, would really help with immersion if there was like a motivation for any of this. Quests? A story? Even a light intro that expresses a basic reason for wanting to catch a legend or whatever would have gone a long way to help me feel like there was a reason for any of this. Record of fish caught should be in like a journal and not outside the whole game in the start menu. Hey this journal sounds like a great place to move the menu and maybe a few settings. Maybe a shack we can put trophies in and upgrade? I get it you're a small operation and idk how the heck games are made and maybe it’s a testament to the game that it makes me think of all the other things I want here, but what is vs. what could be is a real distraction. River Legends 2 gonna be off the chain.

AMINALpdcts ,

Few recommendations if you’re listening

Playing the game a bit, a couple recommendations from a fly-fisherman. First, shouldn’t be able to see the fish at all times. Part of the excitement, often, is not knowing exactly what’s in the water, perhaps you need your polarized glasses to get a better look. Maybe add to the allure (no pun intended) by reducing visibility. Another thing, gotta be able to style your character. Is it some guy out there or is it me with some waders, my new Simms sun hoodie, and some orange shades? Lastly, a lot of the fun is the cast. Maybe it should be that the line follows exactly what you draw, so if you get the timing right, you get the cast you want, otherwise you get hooked. A start to a brilliant game. Just a few thoughts.

Developer Response ,

Thanks! Appreciate you playing the game & providing feedback!

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