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The Blue Marlin

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NES’ The Blue Marlin is a fishing game in which you sit for long stretches in front of the television set, reel in the occasional fish, then sit again for long stretches in front of the television set. As if this weren’t deadly enough, while you’re perched in your video dinghy you’re treated to an incessant, looped soundtrack of Japanese pseudo-jazz nonsense, the apotheosis of every tonal clichĂ© in the history of video-game music. C-