Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption

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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 (Spelltower, Bit Pilot, Unify) and Greg Wohlwend (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
Release date
Vlambeer vof
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 3G S, iPhone 4, iPod Touch Fourth Gen, iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, Watch 4, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen
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Last Modified: Jul 30, 2019

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Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
The Game is quite short of the "Story," but the general Game principle is the most Fun. You quickly delve into the Game in my Opinion and quickly find it. If you are looking for Something to be Pastime or like to put yourself somewhere to rest to play a little, this Game is perfect. The retro look and Simplicity give the Game a certain Something that makes it simply unique.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Iphone XS: Every few Seconds and/or when I move the Fishing Line via the lateral Slope of the Smart phone, it remains briefly "hanging" and can no longer be moved sideways. Affects both Paths, up and down. However, the Game otherwise continues as normal in every Way. The Fishing Line continues to sink, and can no longer be shifted to the left or the right for a Monent. Is not a Problem with the Sensor Technology of the Smartphone, this works in other Games with similar Principle (Doodle Jump) super ... Too bad, after a long Break I would like to go fishing digitally again.
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Microsoft from Italian
I was skeptical before taking it, seemed to have very monotonous gameplay mechanics... But I got convinced by the reviews! The game is hilarious and creates a very strong addiction! Graphically It is beautiful and the sound I like very much! The only flaw is ke too much resembles an already existing game in the AppStore... With the same gameplay mechanics, but instead of shooting the fish, they had to slice into the Fruit Ninja style! But that game was really monotonous, and technically it didn't propose anything so amazing! This is all the opposite, not tired and is technically original and well realized!
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Microsoft from Italian
Fabulous, it's great to see the absence of in-app purchases. Finally A developer who cares to provide a nice game at the right price instead of trying to spilling extra money in any where at the expense of the overall gaming experience. I Could buy it another time I would just to reward this decision. Obviously the game is fun and edited in detail, managing to maintain the same spirit of the Flash version and adding all those extra precautions to justify the price. Much better to spend money on this than for one of the many monotonous spinoffs to the Angry Birds and companionship. Compratelo is worth it extremely worthwhile.
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