It 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.
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.