Two new lite versions of games we can't say enough good things about appeared on the App Store recently. If you haven't already bought either of these games, I really recommend giving the free versions a spin

Baseball Superstars 2010 Free - Baseball Superstars 2010, $5.99

With a nearly flawless 4.5 star rating here on Touch Arcade, Baseball Superstars 2010 took everything that was good about Baseball Superstars 2009 and made it better. If you like baseball games or roleplaying games, Baseball Superstars 2010 can potentially consume your gaming life as you find yourself batting through just one more season before going to bed to make your super batter even more powerful.

And of course, like most Gamevil games, there's even a completely off the wall commercial for the game that is totally worth a watch just to see an angel and some type of demon having some kind of epic baseball battle.


Hook Champ Lite - Hook Champ, $2.99

Hook Champ may very well be my favorite game that has been released lately. Fantastic pixel art graphics combined with physics-based gameplay that somehow always keeps me coming back for more (even after falling in to lava for the 100th time) would be enough to interest me in this game, but there's also a whole in-game store with all kinds of both useful and useless character upgrades.

You swing through caves, evade an oddly hungry ghost, and plunder relics along the way. As if Hook Champ wasn't awesome enough, your performance in every level is seamlessly tracked online, and after you beat the game you can go back and try to make it to the top of the score boards in your favorite levels.

  • araczynski

    at first glance its not my type of game, but love the music in the trailer, so will try the demo at least.

  • araczynski

    at first glance its not my type of game, but love the music in the trailer, so will try the demo at least.

  • jacques

    i thought this game would be awsome due to the trailers but when i tried this, it didnt feel that fun. they make it look way too easy in the videos

  • jacques

    i thought this game would be awsome due to the trailers but when i tried this, it didnt feel that fun. they make it look way too easy in the videos

  • Chad

    Love Hook Champ!

  • Chad

    Love Hook Champ!

  • http://www.timrizzo.de timp

    i really like hook champ. oldschool style, nice humor, kinda addicting.

  • http://www.timrizzo.de timp

    i really like hook champ. oldschool style, nice humor, kinda addicting.

  • http://www.monicadickey.com Monica Dickey

    I think I'll check hook champ out... $3 and I love the 8 bit-ness and funny style of it. I also like grappling hook/momentum flying/landing kind of games.

  • http://www.monicadickey.com Monica Dickey

    I think I'll check hook champ out... $3 and I love the 8 bit-ness and funny style of it. I also like grappling hook/momentum flying/landing kind of games.

  • Slapshot

    Whoa Hodapp, Baseball Superstars 2020? Is Gamevil that close with you? :p

    • Eli Hodapp

      Haha, I'm surprised you're the first one to notice that. ...Editing ;)

  • Slapshot

    Whoa Hodapp, Baseball Superstars 2020? Is Gamevil that close with you? :p

    • Eli Hodapp

      Haha, I'm surprised you're the first one to notice that. ...Editing ;)

  • AM

    I really want to like Hook Champ, but the controls are just terrible. You really ought to be able to use one thumb to move left and right and the other hand to control the hook.

  • AM

    I really want to like Hook Champ, but the controls are just terrible. You really ought to be able to use one thumb to move left and right and the other hand to control the hook.

  • UrielMatt

    Hook Champ is totally addictive! I think I'll buy the full version.

  • UrielMatt

    Hook Champ is totally addictive! I think I'll buy the full version.

  • br1an

    I'm loving this game. Great art, great gameplay all wrapped in a retro theme. So great!

    If you're a 8-bit/16-bit or classic arcade fan, do yourself a favor and get the full version.

  • br1an

    I'm loving this game. Great art, great gameplay all wrapped in a retro theme. So great!

    If you're a 8-bit/16-bit or classic arcade fan, do yourself a favor and get the full version.

  • http://www.mindjuice.net MindJuice

    I find the swinging controls are spot on in this game, but the controls for walking around are not good. I find I constantly press my thumb or finger down to walk and nothing happens, so I have to lift my finger and tap it again to get moving, which costs precious seconds.

    Still it is one game I find myself playing the most lately. :)

  • http://www.mindjuice.net MindJuice

    I find the swinging controls are spot on in this game, but the controls for walking around are not good. I find I constantly press my thumb or finger down to walk and nothing happens, so I have to lift my finger and tap it again to get moving, which costs precious seconds.

    Still it is one game I find myself playing the most lately. :)

  • sam

    I got this a few days back for 59p and I'm really enjoying it. I don't agree that the controls are terrible, they are just right (the only thing I would change is the position of the shotgun button, it's a bit hard to move fingers that far and fast while swinging!).
    I also love how the leaderboard is so easy to view, unlike all other games which mostly involve going to a website to see. The store is also a nice feature- fun and useless items indeed.

    Still would have payed £2 for it though.

  • sam

    I got this a few days back for 59p and I'm really enjoying it. I don't agree that the controls are terrible, they are just right (the only thing I would change is the position of the shotgun button, it's a bit hard to move fingers that far and fast while swinging!).
    I also love how the leaderboard is so easy to view, unlike all other games which mostly involve going to a website to see. The store is also a nice feature- fun and useless items indeed.

    Still would have payed £2 for it though.

  • http://hawks12thman.webs.com/ hawks12thman

    This is exactly what I've been waiting for. I enjoyed Baseball Superstars 2009 but was reluctant to spend $6 on a sequel that seemed similar, now I can try out the Lite to decide.

  • http://hawks12thman.webs.com/ hawks12thman

    This is exactly what I've been waiting for. I enjoyed Baseball Superstars 2009 but was reluctant to spend $6 on a sequel that seemed similar, now I can try out the Lite to decide.