Compulsive arcade climber Tobe & Friends Hookshot Escape has just gone free for the first time. And this is my personal recommendation for you to go check it out.

It's a little like Doodle Jump in that you're hopping from platform to platform in a never-ending scramble to outrun a scrolling screen. But it has a cheeky retro flavour, a brutal difficulty curve, and a mother-flipping hookshot.

We called it "a tightly paced, furiously addictive endless climber that plunders those arcade classics for more than just rose-tinted window dressing" in our Silver Award review, way way back in the ancient epoch of 2012.

It's so old that it doesn't even fill up the screen on an iPhone 5 and there's no iPad version neither. But hey, it's free. Beggars can be choosers and all that. Go grab it.