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.
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Bite Sized Levels. The levels of Hopiko take just a few seconds. That doesn't mean there isn't an intense challenge in those few seconds.
You Will Make Mistakes. The game is set up with level packs of five. You need to make it through all five levels without dying. If you do make a mistake, you have to restart at level one of a given set of five.
Various Challenges. Each level pack introduces a slightly altered game mechanic. Sometimes you tap to launch in straight lines, other times you have to swipe to launch in diagonals. Then, the platforms start to move, and new obstacles are introduced.
What is it about?
HoPiKo brings you fast and brutal twitch-based gameplay, with an awesome chiptune soundtrack written and composed on authentic hardware. The game uses every ounce of your muscle memory, and has unique touch screen controls. There's not a D-pad in sight in this game.
For those who...
- Love 8-bit platformers done right
- Are good at twitch-based gameplay
Not for those who...
- Have poor muscle memory
- Don't enjoy retro-style graphics
Why we love it
While there’s no shortage of charming 8-bit platformers on the App Store, HoPiKo simply raises the bar with its stunning quality. Mixing simple controls, just-difficult-enough levels, and a killer score, this arcade game shimmers with retro quality. As you blast your way through stages littered with obstacles—bouncing between moving platforms and crashing into a big bad virus—you’ll be filled with both nostalgia and excitement.
App Store Description
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.