Final Fantasy V arrived in the iOS app store recently and in addition to boasting the nicest 2D visuals the series has ever seen, it also comes with a slew of Game Center achievements. 96 to be exact. Many of them are hidden (for good reason – spoilers!), but because you are so insanely curious, here’s the full list in it’s complete entirety. Happy hunting!
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So my son comes up to me while playing Ridiculous Fishing and says “Daddy, do you know about the super bazooka?” to which I replied “Yeah, it’s the best weapon in the game,” thinking he was simply referring to the slow-firing, $50K bazooka from the shop. I glanced over as his fishy haul sprayed into the air and, to my shock and awe, he decimated the entire lot in two seconds with a furious shower of gatling bazooka shells. “How the heck did you do that!?!?!”
“Like this, daddy!”
I watched him pull off another run, impatiently waiting for those fish to break the surface, then he revealed the trick: He used all five fingertips to target the fish, and in doing so, triggered a fantastic glitch. The normally slow-travelling bazooka shells were now covering the screen, relentlessly exploding ten times a second. It was amazing.
To confirm the glitch, I tried it on three separate devices. It worked every time. Turns out it only takes three fingertips on screen to engage your bazooka’s secret “full-auto” mode. Try it out sometime! It’s something else.
Be warned, though: This particular cheat can crash the game, so its reliability is somewhat limited. Most crashes seem to occur when you continue firing long after the fish are all obliterated. So keep your trigger finger under control to minimize the risk of locking the game up.
Just, uh, be careful when blasting the nasty jellyfish with this. You know which ones I’m talking about: The blue bastards that steal your money and replicate themselves when hit. Start hammering those with your turbo bazooka and you’ll become very poor very quickly, with very little effort, in a mesmerizing cascade of blue regret.
There’s a good chance you’ve already heard the long, awful path Ridiculous Fishing took to get to the App Store.
If not, here’s the cliff notes: Vlambeer puts out Radical Fishing on a Flash site and decides, at some point, that they would re-create the game for iOS. The game gets cloned by another developer (Gamenauts) and released as Ninja Fishing. It goes on to sell well regardless of its state as a blatant clone, because it was out first.