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Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption

A handcrafted game about fishing with guns, chainsaws & toasters.
Category Price Seller Device
Games $2.99 Vlambeer vof iPhone, iPad, iPod

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


A stylized masta-peece

Ridiculous fishing brings a fun concept and adds so much more onto it. It is definitely worth the money, add this to your collection and you won't regret it.

Best Fishing Game on the App Store
Kipea Wha

I have spent over $1,000 in games for iOS, and I can say with confidence that I regret 99% of my purchases. This game, however, from the moment I bought it and up to today, has always been worth it. It combines a unique approach to iOS games that rely on movement of your phone with a story that will make you laugh and cry. The story is emotional and well told, but also completely unessential to the gameplay. If you just want that high score, you don’t have to pay attention to the story, because it doesn’t matter! If you want it though, the story is there for you, with it’s loving message about family and redemption. I wouldn’t recommend this game to anyone who wants to play a realistic fishing game, but I would recommend it to anyone who wants to play a fun game that combines the most essential parts of life: fishing, hunting, and family. P.S. There are many clones of this game, please don’t buy them. Ridiculous Fishing was made by the original developers of Radical Fishing, the first game that combined fishing with throwing fish in the air and shooting them. This is the original game, don’t pay for clones!

More needed 2018 and still waiting

A truly great game. One word: More. 4 years and counting. Still waiting. You gots this. Give it to us! Update: still no more. Need more. Look at "plague inc." you could be millionaires with a cult following for years. We will pay for more!! Update May 2018: I still look all the time for more. Or a sequel. I am begging you. All of us are begging you. Where can I send the cash? Seriously. Update Oct 2018: Please? I am tossing money to worthless games. I want to give it to you.

Update for X/Xs

Please update for the newer iPhones.

Finally beat it
Caleb Otte

I have been playing for years. This game always made the boring, less boring. Definitely worth it

My favorite iOS game of all time

I’ve been using iOS since the App Store. This is easily my favorite game. For 5-6 years I’ve hoped for a vol. 2, content pack, or something similar but it’s never come. I’ve honestly deleted the app and cleared the data just to replay it. This is worth whatever it’s being sold for these days. It’s a fantastic game.


Just wow. This game made me cry at the end. I recommend this to everyone. Even if you hate fishing. To the levels to the fish you can just tell the developers put their heart and soul into this game. I have loved this game since it came out and I still keep replaying it. Amazing work. Thank you.

IPhone X series?

Are you EVER going to update for iPhone X series or have you abandoned this game? Been a long time since any love has been given to this great game. Used to be my go to for easy fun time killing but haven't played much since other games look so sweet on the extra screen real estate. Thx.

absolute perfection.

i was about seven years old when i first played this game. my mom had it on her ipad and i was hooked from the very first time i played it. every time i went in her room, i played this on her ipad while she watched whatever show on the tv. i remember actually "completing" the game when she was asleep and being so shocked and surprised i had to take a few minutes. i was still seven years old so i couldn't comprehend everything, but i know it was significant. now i'm sixteen years old and this game has always managed to come into my mind. i downloaded it for myself just yesterday and i've been addicted. it's so simple, yet so interesting that it just pulls you back in for more. the game hasn't changed much since i first played it and i'm glad. i'm amazed by the simplicity of the game and how nostalgic it's made me. my life is going at a million miles per hour, but it's nice to sit back and play this game. i even showed my mom and we ended up having a conversation about how excited i was playing the game. i'm extremely happy this game is still available and i really believe it's worth every penny. of course, i have a connection to it so one may say i'm biased, but i really believe it. it's simple, but really brings you in to play it again and again. i can only hope you'll have as much fun playing it as i do.

Ok but...
πŸ”₯πŸ›·Dan The Meme ManπŸ›·πŸ”₯

This is a great game but over time it is really difficult to avoid fish while going down and by the second level it is too hard I can’t even get past 200m!