HoPiKo, bad graphics in a good game as app of the week


It's been a week again, so Apple has renewed its weekly promotion. This time, the app of the week is a game which will be better or worse depending on each user. At this point, I would ask the question: What do you prefer: a game with good graphics that does not require a lot of action on your part or one with bad graphics and that you have fun? I definitely prefer the second group, and that's where I think it is. HoPiKo.

I know that my partner and namesake Pablo Ortega will kill me when he reads what I'm about to write, but when I played the first levels of HoPiKo I remembered when I played Uncharted 3 on my PS3. For me (it is my personal opinion) Uncharted 3 did not offer me any challenge. Yes, okay, I accept that the story and the graphics were spectacular, but for that I watch a movie. There came a point where the game asked to move a torch so that some spiders wouldn't bite me, at which point I felt cheated. Since then I understood that graphics are just an extra, but not the main thing in a game.

HoPiKo: very ugly, but fun

I have told you all of the above because the graphics of this week's game are bad, very bad. They do not reach 8-bits, nor do they come close to it. HoPiKo graphics are more similar to ATARI games 30 years ago, which must be recognized that it does not look too good. Of course, if we overcome the bad image it offers us, we will be facing a game that will amuse us.

We will control a HoPiKo and we have to rescue video games from the evil Nanobyte virus. For this we will have to go jumping from platform to platform until we reach our goal. Each level has 5 scenarios and we won't pass until we get it right all the way.

Between platform and platform we will find explosive short circuits and other obstacles that we will have to overcome to avoid death. The game developer, Laser dog He says that there will be hundreds of levels with many details, something that can only make me smile or something else.

The HoPiKo soundtrack, like the entire game, can be good or bad depending on the user who is playing. The sounds simulate old games, but it cannot be said that it is like decades ago, since in games of 8-bits or less, when there were many sound effects, part of the music would stop because there was no room for more.

As we always say before any promotion, the best thing is to download the game, link it to your Apple ID and then decide if you keep it or not. I think I'll leave it on my iPad for a while. And you? Have you already started rescuing Nanobyte video games? What do you think?

HoPiKo (AppStore Link)
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