TouchArcade Game of the Week: ‘Mikey Hooks’

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500000_largerIt doesn’t get much more TouchArcade Game of the Week-y than Mikey Hooks ($1.99). Not only is the game a fantastic sequel to Mikey Shorts ($1.99) (also available in a Halloween (Free) variety), but it perfectly embodies the spirit of indie iOS development. The two developers met here on the TouchArcade forums competing for scores in Hook Champ ($2.99), and with no experience in game development (or even meeting each other face to face) they decided to make a game. The original was great, and the sequel expanded on the similar speed-running formula with a hooking and swinging mechanic that feels totally natural, and almost like it just should’ve been in the game series all along.

If you need additional convincing to give the game a look, check out our five star review, or even swing in to the forum thread which had exploded with satisfied players trading their best times.

Seriously, give this game a look, or, if nothing else download one of the free versions of Mikey Shorts. It’s at least a little mind blowing that two totally green developers and total internet strangers could make something so awesome.

  • Mikey Hooks

    RUN, JUMP, SLIDE, and HOOK! Collect coins and find hidden Golden Shorts! Watch out for enemies and spikes! • 6 uni…
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