By Laser Dog
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The evil Nanobyte virus is out, gaming is over... It’s time to hook up your power gloves and save your HoPiKo brothers!
'Definitely check this out.'
~ Carter Dotson (Touch Arcade) - 4.5 / 5
'A razor-edged, bite-sized platforming experience of the highest calibre.'
~ Harry Slater (Pocket Gamer) - 9 / 10
'it’s the sense of intense speed that makes HoPiKo such an addictive little action game'
~ Nadia Oxford (Gamezebo) - 4.5 / 5
'The graphics are top-notch, the chiptunes are awesome, the controls are intuitive and optimized for the platform, and the gameplay itself is insanely challenging while being fun.'
~ Christine Chan (AppAdvice) - 4.5 / 5
HoPiKo is an intense speed run platformer where you get to save gaming. Jump from platform to platform avoiding death, exploiting shortcuts and ripping through 100s of hand-crafted levels, each one dropped into a 5-stage mini run designed to break your mind!
Compete to be the fastest in the world with time based scores, level pars and collectable retro consoles opening unique bonus runs.
- Fast and brutal twitch-based gameplay
- Awesome chiptune soundtrack written and composed on authentic hardware
- Uses every ounce of your muscle memory
- Unique touch screen controls, not a d-pad in sight
- Integrated Game Centre scoreboards and loads of unique achievements
HoPiKo is a universal game app, compatible with most iPhone and iPad models.
For best performance we recommend iPhone 5 or later.
What's New in Version 1.0.5
- iCloud data sync
- Bug fixes
- Game balancing
Hours and hours of gameplay
I got it when it was the featured free app, but if you're considering buying it, you don't have to worry about the amount of content not being worth the money as there are a lot of levels (there are five stages, each stage has ten runs, each run has five different levels within it, and there are two bonus games you can unlock with each stage). And it's definitely not easy, so prepare to die over and over. You must get through the five levels within each run without dying, or you have to start the run all over again, which makes it both thrilling and frustrating. Sometimes you have to move super fast, or new obstacles are introduced without explanation, which also requires dying and learning from your mistakes. If a run is difficult, you just have to play it over and over and you'll eventually get better at it. I had some problems with the character not moving in the direction I swiped, but that was only a few of the levels. It can be hard on the levels where it's zoomed out and hard to see the character. I love the variety of color designs for the runs, the replay video feature (which is very helpful in figuring out a level, or just to review your awesome skills), and the bonus level you get from collecting all the gameboys (wish they were easier to unlock!).
I looked at a bunch of other reviews for this game but barely any of the bad ones seem logical. Ive seen one where the person said it gets bad finger tracking. Thats not the games fault (as 90% have not had this issue) it is a problem with your phone. Ive seen one where they gave it a 2 star because they got a headache. Yes i did not mis-type, a headache made this person give it a 2 star. Im confused when people say they deleted the game because they died at the 5th stage and they had to restart, the stages take literally 3 seconds so it would take 15 seconds to get back to stage 5 :/ Each level contains 5 stages. Its not a bad game, its all opinion based, I personally enjoy games like these(quick reaction times, planning on where to jump and when), hence the 5 star, but i understand if its not some peoples cup of tea.
Its fun until you get to stage 2.
Stage 1 was a little hard but fun. But when you get to stage 2 is when the game reveals its flaws to you like already mentioned. It's so hard to ace any level that I stopped caring about acing anything. Often when you swipe at an angle that is suppose to get you to the next platform, your character decides to fly at a complete different angle which is frustrating and a little stressful. But the maximum stress comes in when you complete a really hard round after many fails, and then the next round is even harder, then you fail epically in that harder round THEN you are forced to redo the ENTIRE LEVEL AGAIN!! Including that first hard round with absolutely no way to skip a round.....I am now officially against this concept. So whatever game that has this system instant denial from me. That is excruciating stressful, and I'm trying to avoid stressful games right now. Love the tracks though lol.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Feb 22, 2016
- Version: 1.0.5
- Size: 84.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Laser Dog Games Ltd.
- © Laser Dog Games Ltd.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.