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Touch Arcade (Mar 13, 2013)
I won't spoil it, but the game even has a plot of sorts told through a in-game faux Twitter feed called "Byrdr." There's even an ending to work towards, which then unlocks an endless mode where you can compete for high scores. Ridiculous Fishing is such a complete package that it's an effortless recommendation. It totally captures that gameplay niche of a game you can load up and play for a few minutes while providing a feel of progression that also makes the title suitable for substantially longer play sessions- Especially once you start to discover some of its secrets and other particularly effective techniques for maximizing your score.
148apps (Mar 14, 2013)
Ridiculous Fishing, Vlambeer's fishing (with guns!) game has been a long time in the works thanks to drama over a clone, but it's finally here and it's spectacular.
MacLife (Mar 14, 2013)
Bolstered by the endless mode that unlocks later on, it makes for a exuberant experience that continues to delight for hours and days and potentially weeks. Even with the breezy concept and brief play sessions, Ridiculous Fishing takes a little while to truly get its hook into you – but once it does, you'll be happily ensnared by one of the most purely entertaining iOS games to date.
Joystiq (Mar 14, 2013)
The existence of a clone clearly gave Vlambeer and company something to prove. In the end, it's to the benefit of the game that this happened. Not only is Ridiculous Fishing better than it probably would have been without such motivation, it has a built-in counterpoint to contrast against. It illustrates that there's no better way to see how original a game is than to look at its copy.
Destructoid (Mar 16, 2013)
Ingeniously designed, continuously compelling, painstakingly crafted, dripping with personality, packed with content -- I like everything about Ridiculous Fishing.
GameZebo (Mar 14, 2013)
Little flourishes post-game menus and the store design will have you feeling like you’re playing the coolest theme park midway game around. And in a review culture where criminally little gets said about music, it’s enough to say that Suhrke’s genius soundtrack will be hard to top in its level of detail and creativity anywhere else this year (that isn’t another one of his own soundtracks). Major bonus points go to the way each relaxing sea ditty plays backwards as your line ascends to form an entirely different, but equally listenable mini-track.
Vandal Online (Mar 22, 2013)
¿Es lo nuevo de Vlambeer una obra maestra entonces? Pues creemos que sí. Ridiculous Fishing: A Tale of Redemption es uno de los títulos más divertidos, entretenidos, curiosos y completos de cuantos están disponibles actualmente en la App Store. De adictiva jugabilidad, socarrón y brutal sentido del humor, y de aspecto intachable, Ridiculous Fishing se nos presenta como una aplicación casi perfecta. Desde Vlambeer han conseguido lanzarnos un suculento anzuelo delante de nuestras narices, y nosotros, hemos vuelto a picar. Y orgullosos de ello.
Brighthand (Apr 16, 2013)
Ridiculous Fishing is a game that doesn’t compromise. The game could have easily issued micro-transactions for a higher profit margin, but it doesn’t. It also just as easily could have stood on the merits of design alone, but it doesn’t. Instead Vlambeer crafts a world infused with color, humor, and a subtle narrative. It’s incredibly gripping at first glance, and comes together to tell a larger story that will that leave players both surprised and wanting more. Ridiculous Fishing is the perfect example of how well great game design and unique story telling can come together to create an experience that feels both familiar and fresh.
Modojo (Mar 14, 2013)
It's been a long and frustrating journey for Vlambeer to bring Ridiculous Fishing to the market, but for gamers it's certainly been well worth the wait. Let's hope the reward for the developers is success on the App Store, and that this particular fisherman's tale has a very happy ending.
Pocket Gamer UK (Mar 14, 2013)
Ridiculous Fishing may have a strange premise, but give it half an hour and it blossoms into one of the most innovative, well-balanced, and addictive games of the year
InsideGamer (Mar 21, 2013)
Geef een man een vis en hij heeft eten voor één dag. Geef een man Ridiculous Fishing en hij heeft geen behoefte meer om te eten, simpelweg omdat het hengelen, knallen en het kopen van upgrades in deze game zo verschrikkelijk strak in elkaar steekt. Ridiculous Fishing is het neusje van de zalm op iOS.
Per i suoi autori, l'uscita di Ridiculous Fishing segna una sorta di rivalsa e la fine di un lungo e sofferente ciclo di sviluppo. L'attesa è stata però ripagata con un gioco estremamente curato che, seppur nella sua semplicità, riesce a incollare il giocatore allo schermo ad ogni piccola pausa. Nella sostanza è cambiato davvero poco da Radical Fishing, soprattutto perché la formula abbozzata tre anni fa era già un ottimo esempio di game design. Certo, una volta sbloccati tutti gli oggetti e completata la lista dei pesci, la ripetitività delle meccaniche si fa sentire molto di più, ma prima di annoiarsi il giocatore avrà fatto a polpette migliaia e migliaia di pesci.
IGN (Mar 14, 2013)
Ridiculous Fishing puts a smile on my face every single time I reach the climactic moment my gigantic haul of fish are flung into the air and the cartoony slaughter begins. Plenty of secrets, extras and upgrades provide several hours of ridiculous fun. Still, the game is still ultimately a polished arcade time-killer – don’t look at its gorgeous artwork and listen to the wonderful soundtrack and expect something more.
Thunderbolt Games (Apr 18, 2013)
Overall, though, it’s hard to be negative about a game as good-natured (wanton animal slaughter aside) and well-packaged as this. It may lack substance in the long-term, but it provides an experience which is admirably oriented towards pure intuitive fun, presented in a way which is great to look at and humorous in tone. Many other titles would charge the full asking price of Ridiculous Fishing for only a fraction of its content, making this a stand out game in a heavily saturated market.
Gameplay (Benelux) (Mar 29, 2013)
Een ronduit zalige game met heerlijke graphics (met dank aan de onovertroffen artiest Greg Wohlwend) die in geen tijd een leger iOS-fans aan de haak zal slaan. De opzet achter Ridiculous Fishing is even eenvoudig als briljant. Als visser laat je een vislijn met een forse haak zakken in het water. Hoe beter je de vissen ontwijkt, hoe dieper je vislijn gaat. Vroeg of laat sla je toch iets aan de haak, waarna je vislijn razendsnel wordt binnengehaald en je heen en weer moet slingeren (de gyroscopische tilt-functie werkt daarbij meesterlijk) om zo veel mogelijk vissen op te pikken. Deze vissen worden met geweld uit het water gehaald en in de lucht geslingerd, waarna je ze met vuurwapens aan stukken kunt knallen door het scherm aan te raken. Niemand vist zo. Het is eigenlijk totaal belachelijk en net daardoor zo meesterlijk grappig. Uren zijn we inmiddels al aan het vissen waardoor we geld verdienen dat we in de shop kunnen gebruiken om betere vislijnen en betere wapens te kopen.