Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption 12+


Designed for iPad

    • $2.99



This compatibility update makes Ridiculous Fishing compatible with the latest devices.

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 app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

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

3.3 out of 5
749 Ratings

749 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.

22samurai ,

Still Playable!

This app needs an update for sure, but you can progress through the game.

I am running an iPhone XS and have gotten far in this game.

- Scaling: fish and fisherman are small
- Backgrounds for phone / Fishopedia / Byrdr are unscaled (text is more readable in some of the locales than others depending on the different sky colors)
- Money and gas meter are very small
- Money meter is in the top middle of the screen instead of the far right
- Shop screen is correct scale but the “buy/equip” button is invisible (you can still touch the area under the shop items, about 1/3 from the right, to buy things)
- Store prices are partially obstructed by store items. (You can drag the first and second item columns down to better see the price)

The game mechanics still work! With a little poking around on the store screen, you can buy things that you can afford and make progress. I am nearly finished with the game, in the endgame (5/6 achievements) and working on getting the expensive store items.

Good luck, and I hope Vlambeer updates this great, CLASSIC iOS game!

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.

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!

App Privacy

The developer, Vlambeer, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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