Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of Redemption

3.89
Good
Price: $2.99
Ads: Unknown
In App Purchases: Unknown

iOS App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 2 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 19 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

3.41

2 votes
1 votes
Grinding -
2 / 1 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

3 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 3 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

3 votes
Daily Rewards -
0 / 3 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

3 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 3 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

3 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
0 / 3 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

3 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 3 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

3 votes
Wait To Play -
0 / 3 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 33 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

5

3 votes
Premium Currency -
0 / 3 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

3 votes
Pay to Win -
0 / 3 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

3 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
0 / 3 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

3 votes
Pay to Skip -
0 / 3 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

3 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 3 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

3 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 3 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

3 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 3 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

3 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 3 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

3 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 3 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

3 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 3 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

3 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
0 / 3 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 21 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

5

3 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 3 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

3 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 3 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

3 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 3 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

3 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 3 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

3 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 3 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

3 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
0 / 3 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

3 votes
Competition -
0 / 3 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 3 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 18 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

2.62

2 votes
1 votes
Complete the Collection -
2 / 1 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

1 votes
2 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
1 / 2 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

3 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
0 / 3 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

3 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 3 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

3 votes
Variable Rewards -
0 / 3 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

3 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
0 / 3 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

3 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 3 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 9,343 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Grinding reported on Aug 27, 2019
It does have some grinding, not too bad
Complete the Collection reported on Aug 27, 2019
Collect all fish-
Invested / Endowed Value reported on Aug 27, 2019
Upgrades!


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

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 (TypeShift, Spelltower, Bit Pilot, Unify) and Greg Wohlwend (Threes, 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