Pickpawcket Review – Mission Impossible, cats and dogs. Fun!
App Type: Games
What do you get when you combine an awesome Mission Impossible-esque story, addictive gameplay, and tons of cute anthropomorphic cat and dog characters? You get the brand-new iOS-exclusive game, Pickpawcket!
In Pickpawcket, you play as a mischievous cat who plans to steal back some paintings taken from the art museum by a group of dogs. On the way, you also attempt to steal as many of the dogs' precious gems, just to give them a taste of their own medicine. Of course, this isn't going to be any stroll in the park; the dogs' hideout is full of twisting mazes, security dogs, and even infrared laser beams, all trying to bust your criminal activities.
While the guards are keeping watch, you must avoid their line of sight with your ultra cat skills. In harder levels, it may also become necessary to time your movement, distract dogs with TVs, and even dress up in a dog costume. Ultimately, your goal is to recover the painting from each room and escape without getting caught. Your rating and score for that level is based on how many gems you collect. There are currently 60 levels in total (split into 3 stages of 20 levels each), and the addition of more levels are almost inevitable in the future for a game like this.
The game has a very arcade-like feel, allowing you to choose from touch or joystick controls. Gameplay itself was very easy to learn, but the addition of new gameplay elements every few levels meant that Pickpawcket didn't get boring, either. Not only did I find it fun, but I also found it entertaining; after each level, you return the painting you stole to gallery the museum gallery, which you can visit in between levels to view. The coolest thing is that they are all cat-themed parodies of famous classical pieces of art.
As of now, Pickpawcket supports Game Center, but not OpenFeint. It is a universal app, working both on iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch.
I really enjoyed Pickpawcket, and loved it's originality. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
By: Loopycube Software Inc
Version #: 1.1
Date Released: 2011-08-11
Price: 0.99User Rating:
Would I Buy Again:Yes
Who Is It For:Anyone who likes cats, dogs, spies, art, or a good puzzle game
What I Like:Funny characters, gameplay, and the parodic paintings
What I Don't Like:Some levels can be extremely frustrating, especially for perfectionists like me!
Final Statement:Great game for kids and adults alike
The dogs have stolen all the cat art and are displaying it in their museums! You are Pickpawcket, the world’s sneakiest cat burglar. Your mission: get past the dogs and their security systems and retrieve the art. Outwit the dogs with wind-up squirrels, TVs, and disguises to recover the artwork. Collect and enjoy all 60 amusing professionally-drawn cat paintings!
- Retina graphics on iPhone, HD on iPad
- 60 fun levels with more to come
- 60 delightful paintings to steal
- 10 skills and obstacles to ace
- 7 fun and sneaky songs
- 30 Game Center achievements
- Online leaderboards for each museum
- Fun for all ages and skill levels
BEAT YOUR FRIENDS
Use less items, collect more gems, and find quicker routes to complete levels faster to get higher scores. Everything from the easiest of easy levels, to the devilishly difficult final heist can benefit from having sharp wits and quicker fingers. Reach 2000 points on any of the 60 levels and beat the game designers, or shoot for over 2000 and put them to shame!
Article By MatthewLim
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