Tobe & Friends Hookshot Escape
By Secret Base Pte Ltd
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*** GAME REVIEWS ***
- Rated "New and Noteworthy"!
- Metacritic 80 / 100
- Touch Arcade 4/5 : Sucks you in in all the right way!
- Crazy Mike App 4.5/5 : A blast to play!
- App Tubes 4.5/5 : Any fan of platforming action will enjoy.
***JOIN TOBE & FRIENDS IN THEIR DARING ESCAPE!***
A spin off of the original Tobe's Vertical Adventure released last year on Steam, Tobe is back with more friends, more fun and more action!
Trapped in the crumbling cave, Tobe and friends have to try their best to survive this endless escape with their own unique abilty, while trying their best to unlock the many treasures the adventure has to offer. Tobe & Friends Hookshot Escape is a retro endless platformer, a return to arcade high score maddness and a love letter to our childhood. Join Tobe and Friends in their daring escape today!
*** FEATURES ***
- 4 Different Play Styles : Featuring 4 different characters, each armed with their own unique ability and combo mechanic. Hookshot, Hammer, Dragon Punch and Feather Cape, each changes how the game is played.
- 4 Different Themes & BGM : 4 beautiful pixel world, each complete with it's own catchy music.
- 20 Unlockable Equipment : Over 20 equipment to be unlock, these equipment increases your stats, scores, ability and much more. Mix and match to find your most suitable play stye.
- Character Leaderboard : A total of 5 leaderboards, one for each character, and an additional for the overall highscore.
I really wanted to like this game. The trailer was well presented and the character variety seemed promising, however the vertical jumper genre is inherently very stale. With no end in sight, the gameplay elements require a significant degree of style, fluidity, and speed, to make the experience worthwhile. Hookshot tries to compensate for a lack of these elements with its elaborate upgrade system, but in my opinion, it does not succeed. The upgrades intentionally play out very slowly which is supposed to instigate you to pump more money into the game. In fact, with such extensive lists of in-app purchases, this really should have been a freemium game. Players expect more functionality without having to make additional payments when you ask for an investment up front. Personally, I would suggest saving your dollars and investing them in the other hook games, Super Quick Hook, and Hook Worlds instead, as these are games that do not disappoint.
Great Addictive Spinoff!
This game was very entertaining and addictive! There are many items that you can unlock that will help you advance farther up the endless areas. Unlocking all of them kept me playing for a long time! Characters in this game are pretty cool too! You have quite a few characters to choose from, each with their own special items. The music and retro feel of this game was very awesome too. What I loved the most were the video game references!! Now that was awesome! I haven't even heard of Vertical Adventure until now. Looks like I have some research to do!
I do not normally write reviews, or even consider writing reviews but this game must be commended. I have had the game for a while now and it is a true gem! It never gets old thanks to the items and the drive to constantly best your own score! I even made the in app purchase to buy the challenger items, and I normally hate making IAPs. Thank you secretbase games, for giving me something that will be on my Iphone for a long time to come! :)
- Category: Games
- Released: Mar 01, 2012
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 16.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Secret Base Pte Ltd
- © 2012 Secret Base
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Top In-App Purchases
- Challenger Deal$1.99
- Unlock All$1.99
- Unlock All Characters$0.99
- Personal Set$0.99
- Unlock all themes$0.99
- Unlock Advance Equipments$0.99
- Bargain Set$0.99
- Unlock Basic Equipements$0.99
- Gambler Set$0.99