Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption offers radical nautical fun for iPhone and iPad

Ridiculous Fishing by Vlambeer offers just exactly what the name implies. You fish, after a fashion, and then things get utterly ridiculous. The premise is simple if mysterious: Billy, a fisherman with a past, takes to the seas for a heroes journey, and a quest for redemption. The gameplay is straightforward if chaotic: slip your hook as deeply as you can, then yank it back, catch as many fish as possible, launch them into the air, and use whatever firearms you have to blow them to gill bits.

Based on the original Flash game, Ridiculous Fishing, it's been re-crafted for iOS by Vlambeer (Super Crate Box), Zach Gage (Spelltower, Bit Pilot, Unify) and Greg Wohlwend (Hundreds, Solipskier, Gasketball). The look is distinctive and detailed, almost 8-bit but angled. The action is fast to the point of frenzy.

Hours of fun to be had, and best of all -- no wacky in-app purchases. Pay one low price, get one great game. Go get it, and let me know what you think!

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Rene Ritchie

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Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption offers radical nautical fun for iPhone and iPad


It looked as though it was going to start off as just your every day, run-of-the-mill fishing game. As the hook slowly began to sink to the depths of the sea, I was like, just another fishing game. Then all of a sudden a spectacle of mayhem emerged! The explosion of fish, jellyfish, squids and other nautical creatures had me switching right on over to the iTunes App Store. $2.99 later I had a new addiction. I am now looking for support groups. Any advice would help greatly.

I've always love fishing games. When I was a kid, I enjoyed playing Gaiaonline for their fishing game; however, this game doesn't really wow me with their graphics to be worth $2.99. It looks fun, but I would rather wait for price to come down or graphics to go up to warrant me purchasing.

Look forward to it.

Unique, colourful and fun. Plenty if cool upgrades and addictive like Punch Quest. I'd always rather pay $2.99 than freemium and expect me to spend $5 on upgrades. Will be playing this over the coming weeks :)