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Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption

By Vlambeer


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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

What's New in Version 1.31

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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Customer Reviews

Great game but... Dont expect more content

I bought this game about a year ago, put plenty if hours into it (esp on the toilet) expecting an update within the next month, or even two months... But that never happened. I checked back every month for updates after being promised a "major content update" sometime in 2014. That never happened. Here i am in Feb of 2015 and still no sign or talk of content updates - nor even an apology for that matter. Im a little disappointed. For an arcade game, this is simply the best ive ever played, besides maybe castle crashers. So wheres the content? They could go somewhere with this game. Why stall out after a prestigious amount of 5 star reviews?
All in all, because of my disappointment the game gets a 4 star. Its a 5 star at its core, but not only should people rate a game on its core, but on its future development. Im rating the dev team alongside the core. And thats the main reason people shouldnt write reviews immediately.
If you buy this game, DONT expect an update anytime soon
- Anon.

"She's a beaut"

All right... I've been wavering over if i should buy this or not for quite a while... And let me tell you what I thought of it after playing the first few hours into it...

If your wondering if you should get it then stop reading this and press the buy button now

Do it

You haven't done it yet have you >:(

Ok anyways...

Let's start with the music...
On the way down it reminds me of music from VVVVVV and on the way up... Well I feel like my family is cursed for all eternity after listening to........ That...

The art style...
It's so much better than the first game in 2010... It's very unique... And even though the "fish" don't quite always look like fish... I still enjoy it!

The humor
If you read through your phones... Twitter? It's pretty funny... And just look through your fishpedia... It's also really funny... So I like the humor

The challenging...ness?
Well it's easy at first but after awhile it gets challenging! The jelly boss thingy is very challenging! Especially if you accidentally pick up a carrier too!

So I would like to say thank you to the smart people who made this game



..but always room for improvement! I contemplated buying this for awhile, gave in, and was pleasantly surprised! A fantastic game that will make you get your phone out just to play a round. The only improvements I see that could be made are:
1. An un-equip feature.
Once you buy certain pieces of equipment, there is no option to un-equip. For those of us who like a little challenge, it is certainly a downer to not be able to remove upgrades once in awhile.
2. A quit/menu feature. When the game is paused, there should be an option to go to the store. There should at least be an option to quit that would take you to the menu, and a restart option to restart the current level. All three would make the game just that much more amazing!

Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.31
  • Size: 41.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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