Ridiculous Fishing

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    Ridiculous Fishing

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    Published: 2014-04-29, by .

    A quest for gills and glory: Fish 'em out of the sea and blast 'em out of the sky

    • Constant gleeful discovery
    • Genuinely hilarious
    • Excellent replay value
    • Detailed, thoughtful aesthetic
    • Fish that become hats
    • None

    "Hook, line, and sinker? More like gun, chainsaw, and toaster"

    I barely tore myself away from Vlambeer's Ridiculous Fishing long enough to write this review. There's good reason for the massive popularity of this indie title; it's slickly quirky and unexpectedly hilarious at every turn.

    You're Billy, weathered fisherman cast about on the high seas in search of critters lurking in the depths. Cast your line deep and true, avoiding fishies as you sink and ensnaring them as you reel it back in. Once you hit the surface, the fish go flying; bust out your pistol (yes) to shoot the gills off the airborne swimmers for big cash. Obviously, the deeper you plunge, the rarer the underwater beasties. Upgrade your line, reel, bait, firearm, and hat with your hard-earned dollars (all digi-fish generated, absolutely no in-app purchases here).

    The constant sense of discovery offered by plummeting to the depths of the sea and unlocking new items in the store will keep you casting your line again and again. Visual design is absolutely top-of-the-line; it's pixellated without being retro in any sense. Combo tap and tilt controls are balanced, smooth, and hairpin precise.

    Know this: there are also fish that become hats.

    Ridiculous Fishing is one of the best casual games out there, unquestionably worth plonking down a couple bucks for the experience.

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    Janel Appszoom logo

    by Janel , Appszoom

    Apr 29, 2014


    A handcrafted game about fishing with guns, chainsaws & toasters.

    *****Now with Google Play Game Services leaderboards and achievements!*****

    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 Vlambeer's 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 a mobile Design Award in 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 [mobile]." ~ 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 [mobile] 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 [mobile] 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

    ***IMPORTANT NOTE*** - If you are only seeing a black screen when running the game, please enable Developer Options under Settings and then make sure the "Disable HW overlays" option is selected (i.e. there's a checkmark in the box). Then try running the game again. If that doesn't help, please email us!

    Also, Android tablets with a width of <640 pixels are not supported, including the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0.

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    Users comments for Ridiculous Fishing

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Dec 07, 2017  |  "Good"

    It's ok. Great graphics design, but falls in repetition fast. Next to that 2,- is too expensive for such a small game, though this is apparently considered cheap in this overpriced world of mobile gaming.

    Tom Banner

    by Tom Banner

    Nov 26, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Amazing game

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Nov 26, 2017  |  "Good"

    It's ok but gets repetitive quickly.

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Nov 19, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Lots of fun, no bugs, good time waster.

    Michael Neth

    by Michael Neth

    Nov 12, 2017  |  "OK"

    This is a great game but I have to hit it for still not supporting cloud saved games. People switch phones and without saved game support it makes keeping game progress painful.

    Gibby Hetherington

    by Gibby Hetherington

    Nov 07, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Loved it I played the original so when I first opened up the game all the memory's came back to me