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Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Aug 9, 2013
    100
    Mikey Hooks latches on to you, and won’t let go as you keep swinging through an expertly crafted game that is one of the best on iOS making it an absolute must buy.
  2. Aug 8, 2013
    100
    Mikey Hooks takes the casual speedrun formula of Mikey Shorts, and adds grappling hooks for more addictive speedrun fun. Speedfun!
  3. Aug 8, 2013
    100
    Retaining the same style and spot-on controls as the original, Mikey Hooks adds grappling hooks, more obstacles, and a damage mechanic that adds a great deal of challenge and makes the sequel a standout hit.
  4. Aug 8, 2013
    100
    You’ll play every level over and over again to get those three stars, and after your friends manage to beat your scores, you’ll play the levels again. It’s just that much fun.
  5. Aug 8, 2013
    100
    It fires on all cylinders, and if you're a fan of the previous games you don't even need this review to determine if you should get it or not–you probably have already bought it.
  6. Aug 12, 2013
    90
    Mikey Hooks' only real hiccup is that the controls aren't perfect. I know, I know, I said that they are some of the best platforming controls I've had the pleasure to play on a touch-screen - but they're still not spot-on. The sliding in particular feels irksome at times, especially on the later levels which require far more precision thanks to the plethora of spikes and traps scattered about the place.
  7. Aug 8, 2013
    90
    Mikey Shorts did a lot for the platforming market last year, and for just under two bucks, Mikey Hooks does even better with a new mode, a great new gameplay tactic and that same wonderful presentation from the original. One play and you'll be, ahem, hooked.
  8. Sep 5, 2013
    80
    Despite the new hookshot mechanic, Mikey Hooks feels very familiar to its predecessor. However, when your predecessor was one of the best platformers on iOS, that not necessarily a bad thing.
  9. Aug 31, 2013
    80
    Mikey Hooks delivers the same gameplay from its predecessor, but adds a new layer to the experience thanks to the grappling hook.
  10. Aug 14, 2013
    80
    Mikey Hooks is a really good game, based on a solid gameplay and a really precise control system. It could instead have been a great game, but it's too short and easy, and even if the Race Mode adds some fun, it's simply not enough to make the final step to greatness.
  11. Aug 12, 2013
    80
    Mikey Hooks is a worthwhile successor to Mikey Shorts that's short, but a rush while it lasts.
  12. Aug 12, 2013
    80
    Like its predecessor, Mikey Hooks is a solid title that’s full of lots of fun platforming action. For the price, it’s certainly worth adding to your library if you are looking for some fast-paced fun. And most importantly, it does right by the grappling hook.
  13. Aug 8, 2013
    80
    A brilliant mix of precision and fun, Mikey Hooks is a worthy sequel to its illustrious forebear.
  14. Aug 19, 2013
    75
    Mikey Hooks is a brilliant sequel to one of the most addictive and beloved 2D platformers found in the iOS market, Mikey Shorts.
  15. Aug 10, 2013
    75
    Despite having a virtual d-pad and buttons, Mikey Hooks is a great addition to any platformer fan's portable library. Although I don't think it surpasses Hook Champ as an absolute must-buy, it's a really fun game in its own right, and a perfect example of a serviceable platform game on iOS.
  16. Aug 8, 2013
    70
    The controls are spot on and the levels are short enough for quick bursts of play. I would have liked to see a bit more variety in the levels and some actual challenge, but there’s a foundation here that BeaverTap Games can easily work on for future Mikey games.

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