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Cast Your Lure and Compete With the Best Anglers on the Wal-Mart FLW Tour as Wizardworks' Ships the `Wal-Mart FLW Tour Professional Bass Tournament' for PC.


Unique Driving Feature Puts Gamers in Control

of Their Own Ranger(R) Comanche Bass Boat

The Wal-Mart FLW Tour comes to life on the computer as WizardWorks ships the Wal-Mart(R) FLW Tour(R) Professional Bass Tournament(TM) CD-ROM for the PC. WizardWorks, makers of the top-selling PC hunting games Deer Hunter(TM), Deer Hunter(TM) II and Rocky Mountain Trophy Hunter, will ship the 3D tournament bass fishing game, based on the real-life Wal-Mart FLW Tour, in August.

"The Wal-Mart FLW Tour Professional Bass Tournament is the most unique fishing software game on the market today," said Paul Rinde, senior vice president of WizardWorks. "It incorporates a slew of great 3D effects, from lifelike movements of the fish to the extreme realism of driving your own Ranger bass boat - leaving an actual wake in your path. This game is not just about fishing, the driving features and tournament elimination weigh-in heighten the excitement of the game to another level."

Features of the Wal-Mart FLW Tour Professional Bass Tournament include:

-- Driving: Run to a hotspot in an official sponsor

Ranger(R)Comanche boat powered by an authentic Evinrude(R)FICHT

200 Hp outboard motor;

-- Fish species: Fish for largemouth, spotted or smallmouth bass in

tournament play, including 14 non-tournament species;

-- Seven tournament lakes to choose from:

-- Lake Okeechobee-Clewiston, Florida

-- Lake Murray-Columbia, South Carolina

-- Lake Lanier-Gainesville, Georgia

-- Beaver Lake (Wal-Mart Open)-Bentonville, Arkansas

-- Mississippi River-Memphis, Tennessee

-- Lake St. Clair (Forrest Wood Open)-Detroit, Michigan

-- Ft. Gibson Lake (Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship)-Wagoner,


-- Hundreds of lure combinations: Spinnerbaits, crankbaits,

topwaters, soft plastic jigs and spoons;

-- Feel the tournament excitement: A virtual elimination

weigh-in just like the real tournament;

-- More than 50 fishing tips: Get fishing hints and secrets

from six of the best professional anglers on the Wal-Mart

FLW Tour;

-- Underwater Fish Cam: Catch a glimpse of that trophy bass

with the virtual fish cam;

-- Multi-player: Fish competitively with other anglers over the

Internet, a local area network (LAN) or for fast,

free online gaming;

-- Tournament updates: Get updates on the tournament action

while playing the game from Tommy Sanders, Jerry McKinnis

and Charlie Evans, as seen on the Wal-Mart FLW Tour TV


Once gamers reach their fishing hot spot, they can choose from one of many rods and reels, featuring seven pre-set rigs. They can create their own rod setup with just the right line strength, selecting from various Spiderwire(TM) Fusion, Spiderwire(TM) Super Mono, Spiderwire(TM) Braid and FLW(TM) Mono lines. Anglers can then cast hundreds of different combination of lures with varying colors, sizes, trailers and rigs. You can even pick your favorite casting method selecting from overhand, roll cast, flippin' and pitchin' casts. When nothing else is working, simply use your on-board GPS unit to select another hot fishin' spot and drive your boat to the new location.

WizardWorks is also teaming with corporate sponsors from the actual tournament and including them in the game. The sponsors in the game include: Black and Decker(R),Chevy(R) Trucks, CITGO(R), The Coleman(R) Company, EverStart(R), Fuji Film USA(R), Spiderwire(TM), Spidercast(TM), Mitchell(R) Rods and Reels, Land O' Lakes(R), Lowrance Electronics Inc.(R), Evinrude(R) Outboards, Ranger(R) Boats, Timex(R), Uniroyal(R), U.S. Bank(R)-Visa(R), Wrangler(R) and Wal-Mart(R).

The 1999 Wal-Mart FLW Tour is the world's richest fishing series with anglers competing for record cash prizes totaling nearly $4 million throughout seven tournaments. The 1999 Tour began in January and includes seven events with the tour championship concluding the season in September. The Wal-Mart FLW Tour events can also be seen televised on ESPN throughout the year.

Developed by Window Painters, LTD., WizardWorks' Wal-Mart FLW Tour Professional Bass Tournament for the PC will be available in August at retail outlets nationwide for a suggested retail price of $19.99, as well as through secure online transactions at Screen shots of the game can be viewed at

Headquartered in New York, GT Interactive Software Corp. (Nasdaq:GTIS) is a leading global developer, publisher and distributor of interactive consumer software. The company maintains four divisions: Children's Publishing, Leisure Publishing, Frontline Publishing and Distribution. The company has publishing operations throughout the world with offices in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Holland and Australia. GT Interactive also has seven internal development studios: Humongous Entertainment, Cavedog Entertainment, SingleTrac, WizardWorks (, Oddworld, Legend Entertainment and Reflections. GT Interactive's ecommerce system provides secure online transactions through each of the studios' Web sites and GT Interactive can be found on the Internet at
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