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Game review
Ridiculous Fishing
Hooked
by Rob Hearn 14/3/2013
Product: Ridiculous Fishing
Developer: aeiowu
Publisher: Vlambeer
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Action, Arcade
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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Every single round in Vlambeer's much-anticipated pixel-art casual game Ridiculous Fishing is the same. But every single round - up to a point - is more rewarding than the last.

It all begins with a blocky little man holding a fishing rod over the side of a boat against a fairly unremarkable blocky backdrop.

You tap the screen to cast your line, tilt your device to steer your plummeting lure around the assorted marine wildlife until you unavoidably hook something, steer again to catch as many fish as you can on the way back up, and then tap the screen to shoot the entire haul as it bursts out of the water and into the sky. ...
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Summary
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
RATINGS
Audio/visual: 8
Gameplay: 9
Value: 7
Innovation: 10
Overall: 9
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