We've got one last bit of content on Ridiculous Fishing [$2.99] that we think you'll dig, even if you've been cranking away on its core play loop since the game hit last night. Below, is a TA Plays "Bonus" in which Rami and JW from Vlambeer join us for a quick session of the game. They drop some mad knowledge about its creation and mechanics, and do a decent bit of chiding over my inability to fish all that well. Even if you've read the reviews, checked out our latest podcast, or got swept up in the pre-release buzz, this is a video that's worth the watch since we've got two of the creators with us.

In case you didn't know, by the way, Ridiculous Fishing is insanely good. It's quirky in all the right ways and has an amazing amount of production value. From art, to sound, to controls, this thing sings on the iPhone and iPad. Give it a look if you haven't yet:

  • http://www.facebook.com/aaron.marroquin.106 Aaron Marroquin

    Man I am really loving this game! Everyone should pick it up.

  • nonen

    What a triumph of a game this is.

  • Guest

    this is like ninja fishing.
    Maybe in a near futur ,stay free as the ninja fishing

    • decabao

      Apparently you don't own anything other than a defective brain (?)

      • nonen

        I maintain that the cloners hired an army of overseas workers to write 5-star reviews of their plagiarized work (just check it on the app store, you will see what I mean) and make idiotic shill posts like this one. /tinfoil

  • garret44

    "We want you guys to play a game rather than pay to play a game"

    Awesomeness. Like these guys attitude and loving this game. Certainly one of the best the App Store has to offer

    • Yo My

      Except you do have to pay to play it.

      • garret44

        But you get the WHOLE game when you pay the 2.99, there's no lame iaps as you go along. Classic style. damn iaps and dlc ruining games

        Nice try though

      • Yo My

        Don't know what I "tried." No IAPs is a good thing, but you still have to pay to play.

  • http://twitter.com/_tsoup Taylor

    You guys are all clowns haha

  • http://www.facebook.com/nikus2k Nuno Lourenço

    looks nice.maybe at 0.99 $

    yesterday the little inferno went 0.99$

    • MidianGTX

      Feel free to join us in the first world, whenever you're ready.

      • http://www.facebook.com/nikus2k Nuno Lourenço

        good luck for sales.
        I've spent my $ 0.99 yesterday

      • http://twitter.com/Beards2 Beards_Game

        This is the problem developers have. I'm sad you can't see it. But THIS is the reason most games are either junk, scams or full of IAPs.
        Because people can't be bothered to pay for the effort or time it takes to make quality games. Modern culture is so rife with "I deserve it because I'm me." egocentricity.

      • RockStrongo

        So much this right here. This game is an absolute steal at $2.99. One of the best iOS games I've played from an awesome group of devs . Just buy it already.

      • Yo My

        I don't know if ego factors in to people's decisions. More like there's an overload of games and other media that is so cheap. Why actually pay when so much is free?

      • dylanmannen

        Yo My, are you fucking retarded? You pay so that you get more games. If the dev don't get money they wont make games. PLEASE GTFO ios gaming!

        And Nuno, same goes for you, you poor basterd

      • http://www.facebook.com/nikus2k Nuno Lourenço

        I ended up buying the game

    • ImJPaul

      $3 for hours and hours of fun is extremely acceptable. This is the biggest downside of the AppStore is there's a whole league of people who refuse to pay or won't pay until its $0.99. iOS gaming is sooo cheap. Just buy the game. It really is quite fun. Yes, even at $2.99.

  • monsieurfreeze

    Best iOS game I bought for months:
    A pure gem of art , sound , infinite goodies ... All in one single buy. No in app purchase ... Sounds like paradise !

  • iammane

    I can't stop. Every time I pull my haul out of the water and blow it to smithereens I say "...just one more.." Too awesome, well worth 2.99 I always say 1 hour entertainment per dollar spent is a good deal.. I'm already ahead of the game :)

  • http://twitter.com/mgabrys Montgomery Gabrys

    3 mentions in as many days. Way to show the bribes dude.

    • Zeldaniac

      I think you meant to put this comment on an article about Temple Run 2, because this game actually deserves it.

    • Karzay

      Don't bother. We've had discussions about this before. Don't let the professional look of the site fool you. It's just a guy running a blog out of his house with some friends. They will find reasons to promote games they really like.

      TA is good for posting info on upcoming games, because they monitor other game industry sites and people post about games they are interested in on the TA forum. They also monitor the AppStore. Just get use to the idea that you will probably have to wade through multiple posts about Temple Run 2, Ridiculous Fishing, and whatever else they fancy.

      And don't try to make sense of the rating system either. It's based on how much they recommend a game and not on the quality of the game itself. They will write an article and mention numerous flaws about a game and then still give the game 4-41/2 stars.

      • Sunshine

        What other reason is there to promote a game other than the fact that they like it? Pretty much anything -else- is disingenuous.

        You're right about the review scores though. I can't believe that they spit on the pure holy truth of the standard scoring system and instead try to guess how much you'll like a game based on their opinion. Opinion! As if that matters! Why would I go through all the trouble of scrolling through the thousands of posts a day on a site like this just to have to filter out the opinion?

        Can't they just print the scores from the scorebook like everyone else? Whatever happened to honest reporting I ask you? I don't have time for their sloppy vagaries, I just need to know if Cook Serve Delicious is better than Real Racing 3 by 7/8th or 8/11th of a Temple Run 2 when the market closes in 20 minutes people!

        You know what? You should totally start a game site. Call it pure mobile gaming. I'd totally go there instead of this abomination.

      • Karzay

        You are sooooo right, Sunshine! You made me see the light! Who cares about integrity when you have buddies who need money! Am I right? Virtual high five all around! (You're view makes for much better sarcasm than mine.)

        I know this might be a sketch for you to imagine, but it is possible to make an unbiased news article. Reviews are obviously biased to some extent, but when the star rating of a game contradicts the article, then people feel duped. A simple thumbs up or down icon best symbolizes a recommendation, whereas star ratings tend to represent the quality of something.

        Btw, Eli calls it a star "rating," which means by definition it's judging something on quality. Not recommendation, which means they are judging a game based on taste. And there is no accounting for taste.

        When TA shows an overwhelming amount of favoritism to a particular game or developer, people tend to feel TA is pushing their opinions on them. It's like an annoying advertisements that you have to click through to get the information you want. And that's a shame, because TA does provide good information, which is probably they only reason I still visit this site.

        I don't have a problem with you loving TA and drinking the Kool-Aid. Don't let my comments stop you. But to suggest a start my own site because I disagree with the way TA operates is ridiculous. Almost as ridiculous if I suggest you start your own site just so you can disable the comments because you don't like reading opposing views. Do you see how silly that sounds when it's turned around on you?

        Anyway, I don't see this conversation going anywhere. Good luck to you.

  • Zeldaniac

    Protip: buy the game.

  • reweblind

    I hope this can be a catalyst, even just small, for a surge of good quality ios games in the future. I mean cmon, it's a start. With the release also of like Year Walk and of course, Ridiculous Fishing, and other good quality games recently, i hope this changes the mindset of both consumer and developer. There needs to be a shift of what the gamers want vis-a-vis the developer. I for one miss the old days of gaming yore (yeah im old) where u get what u pay for, then grind grind grind, not even having that option of "pay-for-shortcuts" nor "pay-for-more-in-game-money". That's my two cents. Sorry for the long post :P

    • Josmur

      I guess in old too. I totally agree! Grind!

  • Josmur

    I'm addicted!!! Why did I get this game??? :o

  • grits

    Awesome that was the best one yet! Brad if you keep trying One day you will be good at video games! ;P

  • Illuminerdy

    Skip morning coffee. Buy game.

  • Robert Tiongson

    awesome...

  • YekNoM

    The best TA Plays! I Love these nerdy Devs and there hilarious comments...AND the game is awesome :)

  • tranceforma

    Pure genius. Highly addictive and rewarding and not an IAP in sight.

    Glorious

  • http://www.facebook.com/nadav.barkama Nadav Bar Kama

    i have played it a few times ... its fun, is it a break through? a master piece? no, its a very good casual game! just right. it has a very nice special look to it, nice rhythm ... defiantly a safe buy at this price.
    as for the HYPE?! time will tell. Vlambeer have done more than enough to buy a just space in gamers heart ... i loved super crate box ... but will general public, go after this one ... dont know. hopefully. good luck.

  • cveilleux

    The devs had me when they said "you have to respect nature..." in a game where you try to catch as many fish as possible and shoot them out of the sky. X)

  • ryannair

    I have been waiting forever for a social commentary on jellyfish! Did you know that people eat jellyfish? Where I come from (Malaysia) they put jellyfish in sweet shaved ice desserts! The rights of jellyfish need to be championed!