Rat Fishing (universal) by Miniclip is a port of the popular Flash puzzle game. The rats are the enemy, and it’s up to the player to use their favorite food – cheese – against them in order to get rid of them. Rat Fishing used to be hard enough when playing online using the mouse, but the iOS version adds a real twist with the touch controls.
Players need to drop the cheese in order to eliminate the rat, whether it’s having him fall down a hole, blow up, etc. The cheese will roll, however, meaning players need to be precise in their placement since the cheese scent will only travel so far. Once the rats smell the cheese, they’ll be in a zombie-like trance and head right for the cheese. Points will increase as the number of pieces of cheese decrease.
Rat Fishing is a lot of fun, mainly because in most of the 144 levels there’s more than one way to clear the stage. The puzzles aren’t always easy, either, and some stages will take a good amount of thought to figure it out. Luckily, players are given six free passes with three level skips and three show solutions available. But use them wisely: if one level is hard, chances are the one after it won’t be much easier.
There aren’t too many downsides to Rat Fishing. The game can seem a little repetitive at times while watching rat after rat fall off the screen, but any pure puzzle solver knows it’s not about the gameplay and graphics, it’s all about the difficulty of the puzzles. Rat Fishing has a couple curve balls and that’s what earns it the high score.
Rat Fishing is a perfect puzzle game for all ages. It’s a fun concept with cartoonish graphics for the youngsters and challenging enough that even the puzzle pro won’t zip right through it.