Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise Review – A Clever Cross Between Adventure and Puzzles

You could not get any more subtle when you look at Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise and its title. Looking at the game’s opening sequence will point you to think that it is purely a stealth type adventure. Your main goal is to track down an enemy spy named Ruby La Rouge. She leaves a trail of terror in her wake as to find her and lock her up for good is to point-and-click around from a first person perspective. Moving between the different rooms and solving varying puzzles is the game’s core playstyle.

Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise Review - A Clever Cross Between Adventure and Puzzles

Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise Gives Players Variety in a Single Game

Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise is not as pretentious as you would see in some other mobile games within the same category. It really, truly is a masterpiece at handing out puzzles that are all connected with each other. This mobile game takes some serious queues from The Room as well as every major point-and-click adventure-type game you can find and/or think of. The best part is if you take all those games and build upon them, then you get Agent A.

The graphics borrows a style reminiscent from the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons from the 1960s era. However, this is not your child-friendly game, even from the first glance of its opening moments. Ruby is seen assaulting someone within an elevator before bombing an entire cruise ship, presumably killing hundreds upon doing so. This is, at its core narrative, comic strip violence. The developers of A Puzzle in Disguise have looked to paint the enemy spy as someone who wants to cause mischief into the world as opposed to the rather traditional “take-over-the-world” type.

To track her down, it is a question of tapping around, a lot. Players will interact with many objects in play. Whether it’s just checking under the cushion, behind the sofa, or entering a keycode to open a safe. You can also use or deploy items you’ve picked up by dragging it across from the right of the screen of your device in the center.

How to know if the item you picked is working? There is a handy, and comedic for the most part, found at the top of the screen. This is will help you if you’re lost in the game, but despite this, do note that this mobile videogame is still no pushover.

Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise is available for the iOS and is delivered in the cartoon-style graphics of old. It has excellent puzzles and a quirky narrative to go around, despite it being somewhat violent in nature. While it may not be the most trendy mobile games you’ve seen in the App Store, it still matters where it counts the most – its gameplay.


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