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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