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Hook Champ - (GameClub)

Once this game gets its hooks in you there'll be no going back.

You're an intrepid explorer with a grappling hook and more than a dash of acrobatic prowess

Hook Champ - (GameClub)

by GameClub
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Hook Champ - (GameClub)
Hook Champ - (GameClub)
FREE in the App Store

You're an intrepid explorer with a grappling hook and more than a dash of acrobatic prowess. How better, then, to transverse the rocky landscape of an underground cavern than by using your grappling hook to swing Tarzan-like over the obstacles below? Along your way you'll discover lots. Build up momentum and you'll be travelling faster than ever.

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Get hooked. In this retro-style physics platformer, you have to use a grappling hook to swing from spot to spot through haunted ruins, making sure to avoid obstacles and collect treasure along the way.

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Get fancy hats

Get fancy hats. To motivate you to hook high scores, Hook Champ includes achievements and leaderboards that you're challenged to unlock and conquer. There are also character upgrades and fancy hats to spend your loot on.

What is it about?

This is a classic physics platformer in which gamers must swing through "haunted ruins," catching treasure as they go, in order to succeed. There are character upgrades, support for leaderboards, and collectibles for players to pick up en route. The application also features gloriously retro pixellated graphics, and each level poses its own unique challenges.

For those who...

  • Love physics games for iOS.
  • Enjoy retro graphics and sound effects.
  • Like to jump in and out of iOS games for minutes (or even hours) at a time.

Not for those who...

  • Expect high-res graphics from their iOS titles.
  • Struggle with physics-based controls in games.

Why we love it

This is an App Store swinging classic. We've seen the formula repeated elsewhere, but Hook Champ is the original and for this reason it's definitely worth checking out. It's feature-rich and an all-round good laugh. There's a lot to like here.

App Screenshots

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App Details

Action Adventure
Last updated
September 29, 2019
Release date
October 4, 2009
More info

Hook Champ is FREE but there are more add-ons

  • $0.99


  • $0.99

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App Store Description

Retina screen support, flip screen option, bugfixes, and more!
Also, check out our new game, the action-RPG adventure: Mage Gauntlet! Coming October 21st! Get it early for exclusive in-game items, and the early buyer's discount!

5 out of 5 score on!
4 out of 4 score on!
Featured in the Best of 2009 for!
Featured under "Best Swinging Game" by Apple!

Read to the bottom for update news.

Hook Champ is a physics platformer about using a grappling hook to swing through haunted ruins at high speeds. Designed for immense replay value, Hook Champ features a retro style and the most hat fashion customization of any game on the market.

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- Easy to learn, with a seamless tutorial: Swing, walk, and leap to victory!

- Local, Global, and OpenFeint High Score boards for every single level! Beat developer scores for surprises!

- Total OpenFeint Support: Achievements! Ghost Race Challenges! Leaderboards, including Most Coins Board!

- Character Upgrades and Collectibles: Spend your loot on character upgrades and fancy hats!

- Pick up and Play: After closing the app for any reason, resume your game exactly where you left off.

- Supports playing your own music! Play music from your own library, or use ours.

- Varied Levels: Each level has its own special gameplay challenges.

- Unlocks: Get new Challenge Levels, new characters, and more for progressing in the game!

- Fast load times: Detailed "Pixel graphics" technology allows the average load time to be about a second!


Update 5 submitted! New features:

- New Music! Includes the long requested addition of level music!
- 4 new hats, related to our upcoming game Super QuickHook.
- Performance tweaks! Mostly related to sound performance.
- The triumphant return of Pro Mode.
- Various other tweaks/bugfixes.

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