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Description

A handcrafted game about fishing with guns, chainsaws & toasters.

Follow Billy as he tries to find redemption from his uncertain past. Chase your destiny on the high seas and embark on a heroic quest for glory and gills.

* Hours of gameplay across the continents including a never-ending Infinite arcade world.
* Dozens of unlockables, weapons and items including popular fishing gear like the Most Expensive Hairdryer In The World and A Bowling Ball.
* Fish that become hats.
* No IAP - buy the game, play the game. No additional costs, no hidden fees. Even the hats are IAP-free.
* Fish that become hats.

Based on Vlambeers popular 2010 original, Ridiculous Fishing was lovingly handcrafted over the course of two years by Vlambeer (Super Crate Box), Zach Gage (TypeShift, Spelltower, Bit Pilot, Unify) and Greg Wohlwend (Threes, Hundreds, Solipskier, Gasketball).

Winner of the Apple Design Award 2013; Nominated for the 2011 Independent Games Festival Awards; Declared Most Important News Story 2011 by industry magazine Control International; Featured in The New York Times;

"Ridiculous Fishing is such a complete package that it's an effortless recommendation." ~ Eli Hodapp (TouchArcade) - (5 / 5)

"Every aspect of the game, from the rewarding upgrade system to the unique graphics, displays an intricate craftsmanship we rarely see on the App Store." ~ Chris Reed (Slide2Play) - (4 / 4)

"Vlambeer's game is, as its title suggests, ridiculous. In its simple, gleeful rhythms of play, it's sublime, too." ~ EDGE - (9 / 10)

"One of the most mechanically satisfying experiences you'll ever find, and wrapped in a dazzlingly cool aesthetic." ~ Eli Cymet (Gamezebo) - (5 / 5)

"It makes the mass destruction of innocent sea life absolutely adorable." ~ Andrew Webster (The Verge)

"I've come to think of Ridiculous Fishing as the unofficial game of Wes Anderson's movie The Life Aquatic." ~ Rob Hearn (PocketGamer)

"Ridiculous Fishing is from an alternate iPhone gaming universe where Nintendo is the production quality standard and action is everything." ~ Robert Ashley (A Life Well Wasted)

"A rare pearl amidst the endless sardines of iOS games." ~ Chris Bateman (International Hobo)

"I'm hooked up to an IV and playing Ridiculous Fishing. One is medicine, the other is a painkiller." ~ Ben Kuchera (PA Report)

"Ridiculous Fishing is something very special." ~ exp. Magazine

What’s New

Version 1.50

This compatibility update of Ridiculous Fishing brings support for new iOS devices and functionality. Two brand-new speedrun leaderboards to fish fast for, and haptic feedback support for devices that support it.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
270 Ratings

270 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Classic 8-bit style meshes with innovative and modern gameplay in this downright irresistible fishing game. A product of some of the best minds in iOS design, these App Store all-stars deliver a unique and twisted take on fishing that had us feverishly tilting, tapping, and swiping to catch and blast hundreds of fish. With gorgeously raw visuals, delightful music, and loads of unlockables, Ridiculous Fishing is truly remarkable.

Kipea Wha ,

Best Fishing Game on the App Store

I have spent over $1,000 in games for iOS, and I can say with confidence that I regret 99% of my purchases. This game, however, from the moment I bought it and up to today, has always been worth it. It combines a unique approach to iOS games that rely on movement of your phone with a story that will make you laugh and cry. The story is emotional and well told, but also completely unessential to the gameplay. If you just want that high score, you don’t have to pay attention to the story, because it doesn’t matter! If you want it though, the story is there for you, with it’s loving message about family and redemption. I wouldn’t recommend this game to anyone who wants to play a realistic fishing game, but I would recommend it to anyone who wants to play a fun game that combines the most essential parts of life: fishing, hunting, and family.

P.S.
There are many clones of this game, please don’t buy them. Ridiculous Fishing was made by the original developers of Radical Fishing, the first game that combined fishing with throwing fish in the air and shooting them. This is the original game, don’t pay for clones!

geekbus ,

The BEST

I got this app years ago and played it once. So, the other day, I’m on hour 4 of a 6 hour plane ride, and I’ve listened to all the music and audiobooks I can tolerate. I’m scrolling through my phone looking for something new and I find this preposterous thing! Two hours later, my wife has to nudge me to say the plane has landed and I have to get off. She thought I’d lost my mind, all the more so when I tried to explain the premise of the game. The thing is, there is no barrier to entry. Any idiot can play instantly. But there’s a lot to learn - rolled out at just the right pace. And no jamming you up for money. What a breath of fresh air! And the humor in the game is just the greatest - no small part of its appeal. This is just perfect for withdrawing from the world yet retaining the ability to rejoin, reluctantly, if needed. The best!!!

Editors’ Notes

Classic 8-bit style meshes with innovative and modern gameplay in this downright irresistible fishing game. A product of some of the best minds in iOS design, these App Store all-stars deliver a unique and twisted take on fishing that had us feverishly tilting, tapping, and swiping to catch and blast hundreds of fish. With gorgeously raw visuals, delightful music, and loads of unlockables, Ridiculous Fishing is truly remarkable.

Information

Seller
Vlambeer vof
Size
110.8 MB
Category
Games
Compatibility

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Copyright
© 2010 - 2017 Vlambeer
Price
$2.99

Supports

  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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