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Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption

Fishing has never been so ridiculous and fun.

Ridiculous Fishing is a tale of redemption

Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption

by Vlambeer
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Fish them out
Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption
Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption
$2.99 in the App Store

Ridiculous Fishing is a tale of redemption. It's an arcade-style fishing game where you go deep in the water and catch as much fish as you can, and then reel it back up and shoot them up to make sure they're good enough for dinner. There are plenty of unlockable power-up items for boosts in your fishing technique, and plenty of fun hats to collect.

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Fish them out. Catch as many fish as you can on the way up.

Fish them out
Yank them out and shoot

Yank them out and shoot. Tap on the fish to shoot them and earn that sweet moolah.

Hit up the Snack Shop. Get all kinds of goodies from the Snack Shop.

Hit up the Snack Shop

What is it about?

Ridiculous Fishing is an arcade-style fishing game that features a simple but delightful game mechanic. Drop your line in the water, collect as many fishes as you can while avoiding some obstacles, and then when it's time to reel them up, shoot them up to make sure that they're good and dead. The game also has a lot of unlockable boosts and hats to collect.

For those who...

  • Like arcade games
  • Enjoy fishing with a twist
  • Want something different

Not for those who...

  • Don't like the idea of going berserk on a bunch of fish

Why we love it

Ridiculous Fishing is a delightful fishing game that is unlike anything you've ever played before. The game has a charming retro aesthetic, the music and sounds are fun, and the gameplay is challenging. Fishing has never been so awesome.

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App Details

Adventure Casual
Last updated
August 24, 2017
Release date
February 28, 2013
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App Store 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

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