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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



Doesn’t work at all on new devices. Shouldn’t even be available for purchase. Absolute waste of money.

Doesn’t work on iPhone 11

Everything is out of alignment.

Needs updating for Retina

Simple as that. Game is barely acceptable under Retina resolutions.

Fun concept but unplayable on iPhone 12 Pro Max

Love the parts of the game I can play. The issue is you can’t buy anything from the shop because the buy button is covered by the next column of upgrades. The UI scaling is horrible because after your done fishing you get a catch report but text in the report is almost unreadable. I can’t find any way in app to change scaling so good luck and I’d recommend a magnifying glass.

Complainer x098

Love this game was one of the first games I ever got and brings me a lot of nostalgia to play.

Game is absolutely broken. Do not buy.

All banners are too small for a modern phone screen. The visual elements are all completely broken, either the wrong size or just disappearing. The store is completely broken, it’s impossible to purchase anything due to the broken visual effects. This means that any gameplay past the first 25 seconds is completely blocked off. This is easily the second worst $3 I have ever spent, right after paying 3 hobos to kick me in the rear end as hard as they can. The worst part is that once you spend your hard earned money, it is impossible to go to iTunes and get a refund. Vlambeer, if you’re reading this, I highly recommend you remove this app from the app store. While this is not quite theft, it is extraordinarily scummy to leave a broken game on the app store while still collecting payment for said game.

Ridiculously (unplayable) Fishing

I was randomly reminded of this awesome game and had high hopes to play it on my 12 Pro. Turns out I should have listened to the other low reviews since the game is pretty much completely broken UI-wise on my device. I certainly regret buying this game.

Would have been a good game but not worth it

My only problem and the only problem is the screen resolution. I’m using a Xs and when I played it I couldn’t see the text because it’s so small, and it doesn’t even fill in the whole screen. and I couldn’t even be bothered to play it anymore it’s an absolute waste of money for me

Why is this still being featured? No support!

Changed my review from 5 to 1 star. I frequently see Ridiculous Fishing being advertised on the App Store, but the app hasn’t been updated in 3 or 4 YEARS. That means the game doesn’t work on the vast majority of current iPhone models. Don’t get me wrong, this is absolutely one of the greatest iOS games EVER released, but it’s been dead in the water for some time, and no one should have to pay for it only to be met with disappointment.


This game desperately needs an update to be compatible with the latest devices and iOS. I adored playing this on my iPhone 5S back when it released, but it's broken and unplayable on my iPhone 12. Unfortunately, it appears that the developer has thrown in the towel and future updates likely won't happen. If you are wanting to buy this game in 2021, you will be wasting your money. You unfortunately missed out on what was once one of the best iPhone games available.