What happens when you couple a formula for the perfect heist thriller with gameplay found in staple arcade games? You get Monaco: What's Your Is Mine.
All of the key players are here, the game allowing you to play as one of eight unique character classes.
The Locksmith is a master at unlocking - duh. The Lookout can see things that are outside the normal point-of-view, The Pickpocket has a monkey companion that will assist in collecting loot, The Cleaner can take out guards from behind, The Mole can devestate through certain obstacles with ease, The Gentlemen is a master of disguise, The Hacker can disrupt electronics from anywhere a socket is available, and the Redhead is a charmer able to coerce anyone that might be on to her.
The controls are very simple, you move, and certain objects can be interacted with simply by moving into them, such as picking a lock or slipping through the windows, or crawling your way through the ventaliation system. There is a sneak button and another button that allows you to use the gear you may be carrying.
The numerous stages featured in Monaco, which cover everything from casinos to caverns are riddled with security cameras and guards on patrol to keep you from reaching your goal. Fortunately there are numerous tactics you can use to approach your goal, stealth being the key in this title; perhaps moving through the shadows being left unseen is the best method? Or perhaps you're feeling bold and want to distract the guards using a smoke bomb here and there. Or do you prefer to wear a disguise and move freely incognito? Sounds like fun, right?
Between these unique characters, their special abilities and the gear, this game offers variety.
The visuals are appealing; bright colorful pixels fill in detailed reproductions of landmarks across the city in this French Riviera. The contrast between the grayscaled unseen and the bright enviornment make a stunning effect.
You should think about purchasing this one. It's definitely fun with other players, especially friends - and a means to communicate of course, or feel free to escape these tunnels and constructs alone, the choice is yours.