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Our Rating: ★★★★☆ :: GET HOOKED :: Read Our Full Review >>

Fight against time with a hookshot in Hookball.

What's New

-added screen auto rotation
-fixed game center bug
-other minor fixes

App Description

HOOKBALL is an arcade game with innovative touch controls created for iPad only.

***ONLY iPad 2, 3, 4 and iPad Mini supported***

Can you survive the mayan apocalypse?

Hook, punch and throw your way through an endless horde of enemies, picking up gears along the way to rewind time and survive for a tiny bit longer.

Watch the trailer here!

Tap your finger to fire your hookshot. Flick your finger to throw enemies in any direction. Bump enemies into each other and swipe to pick up those hard-earned golden gears.

HOOKBALL is an arcade game unlike any other. It's easy to learn but hard to master, with controls designed for iPad from the ground up.

There is no filler in HOOKBALL. HOOKBALL respects your time. HOOKBALL rewards precision and speed. HOOKBALL loves you, but you will die many times before defeating THE WORM.


"If you're smart, you'll head on over to the App Store and grab Hookball right this second.” -Pocket Gamer

"This one's never leaving my device."

"Reminds of a cross between Fantasy Zone and Joust - both ace games!"

"Where did this come from. Music is fantastic - as is the game. Top drawer."

"I'd pretty much say this is on par with ZiGGURAT...yet manages to be even more hectic."

"Just pure, delicious arcade gaming. Just the way it should be."

"Sometimes, magic just happens. Thanks for making this wonderful game, dev :)"

"It's a little gem that has some great retro polish!"

(mostly from http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=205068)


-No in-app purchases

-Innovative, sensible controls (no virtual d-pads here!)

-Intense action

-Lovingly crafted lo-fi graphics

-Amazing rasta-chip music.

-A bunch of minibosses

-Randomized, endless enemy waves to keep the action fresh

-Secret content that you'll probably never see


-This is the game as we intended it to be. It follows our initial vision, and explores the ideas we wanted to try out. Consequently, there are no content updates planned.


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App Screen Shots

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App Changes

February 15, 2015 Price Decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
November 15, 2013 Price Decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
October 08, 2013 New version 1.1
September 27, 2013 Price Decrease: $2.99 -> FREE!
September 24, 2013 Initial Release