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Classic iPhone game Mikey Boots returns to the App Store thanks to GameClub

Mikey Boots
Mikey Boots (Image credit: GameClub)

What you need to know

  • Mikey Boots was first released in 2014.
  • It's back today via GameClub.
  • The game looks tons of fun, as ever.

Classic iPhone game Mikey Boots has made a triumphant return to the App Store thanks to the team at GameClub. For $4.99 per month, you can play Mikey Boots and loads of great, classic games from yesteryear. And it's a bargain.

Mikey Boots is a sequel to the popular Mikey Shorts and Mikey Hooks, both of which are also now available on GameClub. And this title builds on the success of the first two games admirably.

Mikey Boots footage

Mikey Boots footage (Image credit: GameClub)

GameClub has been on a spree of re-releasing Mikey games, and we've got a real gem today in Mikey Boots. If you haven't played any games in this series, they all have platforming and speedrunning at their core — but the gameplay evolved over the years with each title.When Mikey Shorts was first released, a common complaint was that if you weren't into speedrunning, the rest of the game was too straightforward. Mikey Hooks amped up that formula with the addition of health, a grappling hook, and more complexity in the level design.With Mikey Boots, BeaverTap Games really changed things up. Instead of running and jumping through stages, you're now zooming through the air on a pair of rocket boots.

And you can't stop, either. You'll fall to your death if you do!

I was big into Mikey Boots the first time around and I can't wait to renew acquaintances. Let me know your favorite GameClub game in the comments!

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.

1 Comment
  • "For $4.99 per month, you can play Mikey Boots and loads of great, classic games from yesteryear. And it's a bargain." That's not a bargain, that's a subscription. True classic games had no IAPs and were a single purchase, I have plenty in my Purchased library which still work.