Popular platformer HoPiKo goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

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Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with Laser Dog’s ‘HoPiKo.’ This means that for the next 7-days, you’ll be able to pick up the popular 8-bit platformer for free, for both your iPhone and iPad—a savings of $2.

HoPiKo is described by its developers as an “intense speed run platformer where you get to save gaming.” Players must jump from platform to platform, exploiting shortcuts and ripping through hundreds of gorgeous, hand-crafted levels.

From the App Store Editors’ Notes:

While there’s no shortage of charming 8-bit platformers on the App Store, HoPiKp simply raises the bar with its stunning quality. Mixing simple controls, just-difficult-enough levels, and a killer score, this arcade game shimmers with retro quality. As you blast your way through stages littered with obstacles–bouncing between moving platforms and crashing into a big bad virus–you’ll be filled with both nostalgia and excitement.

And here’s a video of the game in action:

You can find HoPiKo in the App Store for free.