BeaverTap Games have updated their two main "Mikey" games, Mikey Hooks [$1.99] and Mikey Shorts [$1.99], with official support for MFi iOS 7 controllers. Owners of Mikey Shorts may have noticed that the game already received a controller support update early last week… and then again over this past weekend. Well, there was some wonky issues with the controller support in those first two updates, but today's update seems to be right on target. As such, the sequel Mikey Hooks has received the same controller support update.

Both Mikey Shorts and Mikey Hooks are fantastic games even without controllers, and in fact they might be my top choices for best virtual controls in a platforming game. However, sometimes nothing beats a nice, physical controller in your hands, so owners of any of the current crop of iOS 7 controllers can now give the Mikey games a run through using them. Oh, and if you're an Android device owner, you can finally grab Mikey Shorts over at the Google Play Store.

  • http://afterpad.com/ Kevin MacLeod

    These games are amazing to play with controllers.

    I would like to clarify part of your article, because it doesn't really convey what actually happened:
    The control issues with the previous versions of the game weren't because of anything the developer did, but were due to a defect in the SteelSeries Stratus controller's firmware. I got in touch with SteelSeries about it, and they said that they'll be issuing a firmware update in the next few days.

    What the developers did in the recent update to Mikey Shorts was work around issues with the existing firmware - but the flaws they worked around actually show up in all games played on the Stratus controller.

  • CioCio

    Is Mikey Hooks coming to the Play Store, too? I have an Android device I'd love to play it on.

    • mikeg1234

      Yes, Mikey Hooks will be coming to the Play store in a few weeks!

  • makaGeorge

    Icade support is still there, isn't it? These games play great with it.

    • mikeg123

      Yes, both iCade and Joypad support are still in.

      • vicsark

        Yep, I can confirm that.
        I've been playing both Mikeys on my iPad with my iPhone and joypad app.
        Not as good as a controller but fun.
        The joypad site doesn't look to have been updated since a long time.
        Anyone here know if more games support it?