Ridiculous Fishing is by no means a new game. From humble beginnings as a flash game by the name of Radical Fishing, the game eventually came to iOS, and has just recently (like, yesterday) debuted on Android. I picked it up in the Humble Mobile Bundle and I’ve played it for about an hour now. Here’s what I think of it so far
The game plays in three basic phases: Fishing, Shooting, and Shopping.
As you cast your reel out you want to avoid any fishies you see on the way down. As soon as you get a bite, you’ll start to reel whatever you have caught in. You’ll want to try to sink the lure as deep as possible to allow you to catch as many fish as you can on the way back up. Once you’ve hooked a fish and start to ascend again, you’ll want to start hitting as many fish (avoiding the jellyfish) and make your way back up to the surface.
At the surface, you fling the lure up into the air, launching everything you’ve hooked skyward. This is when you pull out your gun and start shooting all of the fish! You start out with a simple pistol, but can purchase bigger and badder weapons in the game’s shop.