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Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption for iOS

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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...
  • Last updated on 2/21/2024
  • There have been 4 updates
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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Ridiculous Fishing is an arcade-style fishing game for your iPhone or iPad that offers nearly endless options for gameplay. In this game you control the character of Billy, a great fisherman with a somewhat unorthodox fishing style. As the story goes, Billy is on a quest to find redemption from his somewhat questionable past, and he's fishing like crazy in order to do it.

When you open Ridiculous Fishing, a short tutorial will pop up to give you the basics of the game. After that, it's time to go fishing. Drop your line down as far as you can, and then bring up as many fish as possible all at once. When the fish get to the surface, they'll fly into the air, and you have to shoot them by tapping them on the screen in order to rack up points. These points can then be used to purchase additional items from the store including bigger guns, better lures, and various other items you'll find useful as you move into uncharted waters.

This game is fun and addictive, with a basic, yet attractive interface, and a good amount of features. It costs $2.99, but there are no in-app purchases available, so you can eventually unlock all areas of the game just through playing. So whether you're really into arcade-style games, or you're just looking for something to do to pass the time, this game is definitely worth a try.

What's new in version 1.50

This minor update brings mostly bugfixes, solving problems occurring on a small number of devices.Thanks so much for all the support on social networks and for your enthusiasm. The messages that we've been receiving from players are heartwarming.We'd like to remind you that Ridiculous Fishing will be getting a major content update somewhere, some day in 2014. Until then the entire team would like to wish you happy holidays and a happy new year!- Rami, J.W., Zach, Greg and Eirik

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Full Specifications

December 26, 2013
Latest update
February 21, 2024
Operating System
iOS 12.1.2
Total Downloads
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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...
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