Sneak Thief 1: Prime Catch
Sneak Thief 1: Prime Catch is a point-and-click adventure from Pastel Games where you play a thief, a sneaky one if the title didn't tip you off. In it, you're tasked by a man called Don Fabiano to retrieve the inventions of Prof. Bellamy. For your efforts, you will be paid top money... and isn't that the best kind of money?
Sneak Thief uses the standard point-and-click controls. Use your mouse to pick up items, use items with objects on screen or manipulate your environment to solve puzzles. To look around the room just click to far left or right side of the screen depending on which way you want to go.
The first thing you'll notice about Sneak Thief is that it looks awesome. The titular thief looks like he could be the character in a sixties cartoon as he flies to the tower on his handheld chopper. The environment is a mixture between the mundane lovingly and uniquely drawn and set pieces that are heavily stylized. Almost everything is bathed in blue which adds to the mood. The sound is great as well; the music is simple and repetitive, but it fits so well and is so catchy that you're more likely to find yourself grooving to it then right clicking to turn it off.
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The gameplay doesn't offer much length or challenge but it is fun. You won't have to do any pixel hunting or desperately try to use an item on everything. The solutions to all the puzzles are intuitive and, in a few cases, almost too easy. The ease does make you feel like a master of thievery with the way the game flows. That's not to say that the game doesn't require any thought, you just won't be claimed by fits of hair-pulling with this one.
As mentioned before, the game is pretty short. The good news is that Pastel Games is apparently making four more in the series so we can collect the rest of Professor Bellamy's inventions. Until then enjoy this gorgeous looking and fun adventure.