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I blame my fascination for grappling hooks in gaming on Bionic Commando. Probably showing my age there, but the fact remains it was one of the very first games to involve that sort of mechanic. Sure we eventually got fancy swinging whips in later Castlevania games and a grappling beam in Super Metroid, but it all started long beforehand. Which brings us to today, where Blazing Stick has developed a retro 3D game where you’re armed with a grappling hook and a finger laser called Cyber Hook.

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Cyber Hook features 70+ levels, leaderboards and intense parkour action. It also lets you warp physics and rewind the clock itself to save your life. If that sounds at all interesting, there’s a bit more news to cover. Cyber Hook is slated to release on PC and Nintendo Switch in Q2 of 2020, but if you’re the impatient sort, you can also demo it at the upcoming PAX East courtesy of publisher Graffiti Games.

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I admit I’m intrigued by the premise and aesthetic of Cyber Hook, and think it could be a lot of fun if it plays smoothly. You can check it out on the Steam page here, but if you’re still not convinced, just take a gander at the trailer below for all sorts of acrobatic mayhem!

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Josh Speer
Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.