It ain't over till it's over. Or, in the case of a worm on the end of a fishing line, it ain't over as long as you've got your gun. No worm is getting swallowed in Bait and Switch, a better-than-fishing-sims shooter by Piponga. In order to survive wave after wave of aquatic predators, use your mouse to aim and shoot, and [Z], [X], and [C] for special abilities. Bait and Switch is certainly not an avoidance game – you're dropped in the middle of the screen on your little hook, and you can only aim left or right, but you can't move, and when a particularly numerous wave of hungry fish is bearing down on you, let me tell you, it's scary.
Good thing you can buy upgrades! Apart from the standard weapon and health bar upgrades, there are special powers that you can use when the going gets tough. These slow the fish down or deal damage over time and take a few seconds to recharge, so use them wisely. They can be a real life-saver when your weapon is reloading, since (unfortunately) there is no manual reload option. If you die, you don't get to keep the money you managed to earn in that level, which might be a stumbling block, but a change in the upgrades strategy usually gets you over the hump. As far as quirky shooters go, Bait and Switch is an entertaining little diversion, cute and kickass at the same time. Just remember, next time you go fishing, if your worm is carrying a tiny semi-automatic, back away slowly and buy your fish at a supermarket.