What you need to know
- Mikey Hooks and Mikey Shorts are back in the App Store.
- They're available via the GameClub subscription service.
- They've both been updated for modern devices.
Mikey Hooks and Mikey Shorts were both hugely popular the first time around. I spent far too long playing them both back in 2012 and 2013 respectively but now we can all play them again thanks to GameClub.
GameClub is a game subscription service that takes old and abandoned games and brings them back for life. You can play them all for $4.99 per month and it's absolutely worth each and every penny. Even if the only games you're going to play are this pair.
Both titles were developed by Beavertap games, with GameClub picking up the story.
The main idea behind Mikey Shorts is simple – complete levels quicky and collect coins as you go.
When Mikey Hooks came around it took what everyone enjoyed from Mikey Shorts and amplified it. The result was an amazing game that I loved at the time and I can't wait to delve into all over again.
And now they're both available all over again. You can sign up to GameClub now and new users get a free 30-day trial (opens in new tab), too. And you really should try it out – coupled with Apple Arcade you'll be gaming until the cows come home.
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.
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