Ric Rococo: International Art Thief Review
- Minimalistic controls.
- Simple gameplay.
- Re-playability is limited to your personal level of OCD.
There are other similar games on the iPhone, but Ric Rococo: International Art Thief is so tongue in cheek that the rest just seem too serious and lose a lot of the mystique of being an "international art thief". It's simple and fun, what more could you ask?
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Ric Rococo: International Art Thief isn't just a fun stealth, puzzle platformer, it's stylish; and why shouldn't it when it features some of the world's greatest artwork. This is developer Honeyslug's first entry on to the iPhone and it's a steal on the app store.
Your objective is to claim as much of the artwork as possible by passing it to your sexy partner in crime through windows in a limited space of time. The controls have been minimized, with the major controls requiring you to tap and hold the sides of the screen to move left and right and a multi-purpose action button in the middle to perform various functions including hiding by posing for a camera on a pedestal.
There's a minimalist aesthetic to the art direction, but where that is often used in other games in place of better artwork, Rococo has enough attention to detail to justify the style. Triggering alarms will result in flashing lights and red-bordered rooms, while your counter quickly ticks down making your objective even harder.
A lot of time has gone in to balancing the difficulty of each level and it's worth going back to claim even more paintings just to see what Rococo and Nancy buy next with their loot. This is a fun game for all ages and although not entirely challenging, it'll should bring a smile to even a hardened gamer.
DescriptionRaid Galleries, Steal Paintings, Make Millions! Honeyslug announce the release of Ric Rococo: International Art Thief.
Ric Rococo: International Art Thief is a stealth based platform game in which you control Ric Rococo, a master art thief, as he makes his way through 10 themed and increasingly complex art galleries stealing everything from old masters to 20th century surrealists. Along the way, Ric must avoid security cameras and guards, as well as finding ways to access the most secure and valuable paintings to steal. Ric is also ably assisted by his girlfriend and partner-in-crime Nancy, who hovers outside in the Rocococopter waiting to take the pictures from Ric at the nearest open window.
What's New in Version 1.1_ Smoother controls
_ Bug fixes