Fishing game simulator

The problem

For this assignment, you will write a program that simulates a fishing game. In this game, a six-sided die is rolled to determine what the user has caught. Each possible item is worth a certain number of fishing points. The points will remain hidden until the user is finished fishing, and then a message is displayed congratulating the user, depending on the number of fishing points gained.

Here are some suggestions for the game's design:

  • Each round of the game is performed as an iteration of a loop that repeats as long as the player wants to fish for more items.
  • At the beginning of each round, the program will ask the user whether or not he or she wants to continue fishing.
  • The program simulates the rolling of a six-sided die
  • Each item that can be caught is represented by a number generated from the die; for example, 1 for "huge fish", 2 for "an old shoe", 3 for a "little fish", and so on.
  • Each item the user catches is worth different amount of points
  • The loop keeps a running total of the user's fishing points.
  • After the loop has finished the total number of fishing points is displayed, a long with a message that varies depending on the points earned.

Breaking it down

Die Class

public class Die {

    private final int SIDES = 6;
    private int value;

     * Default constructor will call the roll
    Die() {

     * The roll method sets the value of the die to a random number.

    public void roll() {
        // Create a random object.
        Random randomValue = new Random();

        // Set the value to a random number.
        value = randomValue.nextInt(SIDES) + 1;

    public int getValue() {
        return value;

Roll Outcome Class

public class RollOutcome {

    String message;
    Integer points;

    public RollOutcome(String message, Integer points) {
        this.message = message;
        this.points = points;

    public String getMessage() {
        return message;
    public Integer getPoints() {
        return points;

Program demonstration

public static void main(String args[]) {

    // instance of class
    FishingGameSimulator feSim = new FishingGameSimulator();

    // set up outcome map
    Map<Integer, RollOutcome> outComeMap = new HashMap<>();
    outComeMap.put(1, RollOutcome("huge fish", 10));
    outComeMap.put(2, RollOutcome("an old shoe", 20));
    outComeMap.put(3, RollOutcome("little fish", 30));
    outComeMap.put(4, RollOutcome("30 inch walleye", 40));
    outComeMap.put(5, RollOutcome("Salt water redfish", 50));
    outComeMap.put(6, RollOutcome("52 inch muskellunge", 60));

    // Create a Scanner object for keyboard input.
    Scanner keyboard = new Scanner(;

    String continuePlay = "";
    Integer totalFishingPoints = 0;

    System.out.println("Lets go fishing!");

    do {

        Die die = Die();

        RollOutcome outcome = outComeMap.get(die.getValue());

        System.out.println("You rolled: \t\t" + die.getValue());
        System.out.println("You caught: \t\t" + outcome.getMessage());
        System.out.println("Points: \t\t" + outcome.getPoints());

        // track points 
        totalFishingPoints += outcome.getPoints();

        // ask user to play again
        System.out.println("Lets go fishing! Enter Y to play: ");
        continuePlay =;

    } while (continuePlay.equalsIgnoreCase("Y"));

    System.out.println("Thanks for playing, total points: " + totalFishingPoints);

    //Game over message
    if (totalFishingPoints < 100) {
        System.out.println("Better Luck next time");
    } else {
        System.out.println("BOOM, lets get the grill started");

    // close keyboard


Lets go fishing!
You rolled:         4
You caught:         30 inch walleye
Points:         40

Lets go fishing! Enter Y to play:
You rolled:         4
You caught:         30 inch walleye
Points:         40

Lets go fishing! Enter Y to play:
You rolled:         3
You caught:         little fish
Points:         30

Lets go fishing! Enter Y to play:
You rolled:         1
You caught:         huge fish
Points:         10

Lets go fishing! Enter Y to play:
Thanks for playing, total points: 120
BOOM, lets get the grill started

Level Up

  • Refactor outComeMap and game over message to be populated to a method. Create two new unit tests for behavior created.
  • Clean up output so it is presented in a matrix excel format with columns of Roll, Catch and Points.