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 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

4.6 out of 5

209 Ratings

209 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.

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So when I bought this game three years ago, I described it as a wonderful game and thought that it could be enhanced with updates and more content. With the price that was paid for this game, I expected either a little longer game (beat in approximately 4 hours collectively) or updates to supplement me with more game play but neither has happened. I guess it's time to face reality and give up on this old horse. It's still a great game but don't expect anything more then what you purchased. Heck, I was surprised that there was even a compatibility update.

One of few I remembered and re downloaded


I am so happy that they updated this game for the latest iOS. I was bored the other week and remembered "that great fishing game" and found it on my purchased apps. I got the message about it not being compatible on the next iOS and had a panic attack. Well worth the money, my kid loves it too. Fun game, fun times, hours of entertainment. Offline play (which is rare these days, I'm looking at you, Mario Go)
When I am offline is when I want to play!


Vlambeer vof
110.8 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
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