Secret Base is once again back with yet another deliciously addictive platformer, one that has me determinedly fighting against my own ineptitude at the genre. Tobe's Hookshot Escape is the third installment in the franchise and a brilliant representation of the whole 'just one more round' syndrome. This article would have been done a lot sooner otherwise.

Decked out in Secret Base's signature visuals, the up-scrolling platformer will have you working to see how high you can go before you finally plummet into the abyss. There's no end to Tobe Hookshot's Escape so it really is an exercise in futility. However, it doesn't stop it from being rather entertaining nonetheless. The hookshot mechanic works rather well and the power-ups scattered across the caverns will assist your frenzied flight. There are treasure chests and gems to collect along the way, both of which are necessary to prove your superiority on the leader boards.

Tobe Hookshot's Escape also features 20 achievements for those who like that sort of thing. It also appears that there is an upcoming Windows 7 version of this as well. But hey, that's not all that important. The important thing is you go try this game now. As for me, I'm going for another round. Just one more.


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