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Name that game: internet hookshot minigame? EDIT: Wire Hang!

UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
edited January 2010 in Games and Technology
Can't remember the name of this thing. I remember playing it all the time a few years back, I believe this forum introduced it to me. I remember everything about it except the name.

It was a fairly simple minigame that started out as a downloaded game and I think became an in-browser flash game. It had a plain blue background and starred an anime girl with a hookshot, and the whole point was to launch yourself up as high as possible by latching onto floating blocks. The play area was vertically tall rather than square. It wasn't named after the girl, it was either something generic like Hook Jumper or something Japanese-sounding. I think it was made by someone in Asia.

The reason I ask about it is because it was really fun, and because I think the new iPhone game Hook Champ was inspired by it.

EDIT: Solved by Jezo! Wire Hang. http://www.gingerbeardman.com/wirehang/

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    DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Almost sounds like Umihara Kawase, but that's a SFC game.

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    KlorgnumKlorgnum Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    No anime girls, but it sounds a bit like Gravity Hook.
    http://www.adamatomic.com/gravity/

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    DusT_HounDDusT_HounD Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Oh ya- i remember playing the one with the anime girl in it, but can't for the life of me remember the name.
    Gravity Hook is pretty awesome too, though. Have you guys played Canabalt, by the same guys? It's many kinds of awesome, but controlled with one button.

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    UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Klorgnum wrote: »
    No anime girls, but it sounds a bit like Gravity Hook.
    http://www.adamatomic.com/gravity/

    I found that while googling too, that's not it. It wasn't even that graphically good, and the stuff you latched onto didn't kill you, you just had to not fall. But it was similar to that.

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    DusT_HounDDusT_HounD Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    @uncle:
    it's maybe not as simple and fun as the game none of us can remember the name of, but have you tried Final Ninja/ Final Ninja Zero? They have a good grappling mechanic, on top of shuriken- throwing, and are worth a few minutes!

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    ChrisDudeChrisDude Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Was it "You Found the Grappling Hook"?

    http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2008/01/freeware_game_pick_you_found_t.html

    EDIT: After reading your description again, it totally isn't. :S

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    UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    No, it's not. Thanks for trying, though.

    Must be just one of those "lost to the internet forever" things.

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    Lord JezoLord Jezo Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
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    DusT_HounDDusT_HounD Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Ah, Wire Hang is the one I was thinking of, at least. Dunno if it's UncleSporky's one, though.

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    UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    WIRE HANG OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU

    Thanks, that's definitely it. This redux is pretty good too: http://www.gingerbeardman.com/wirehang/

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