Rocketcat Games has been running a pre-release adhoc beta of Hook Champ. It is an 8-bit style side-scroller with very simple touch controls.
You’re an infamous adventurer that starts each mission by swapping out a fancy idol for a fake one, of course it never works and you’re left to run away with your treasure.
Not from a boulder, but from something that seems like a more extreme version of chain chomp from Mario’s games.
The gameplay is more like Sonic. You’ve gotta hook onto the ceiling and various other objects that stick out from the background without stopping or that fellow will eat you.
Make it through a level picking up lesser trophies along the way and you can buy some awesome new hats before heading out on your next adventure.
I’ve enjoyed it so far, but you don’t have to take my word for it. Check out the video:
When it is released Hook Champ will have a 99¢ sale, down from the normal $3 price.