Developed by Firemint, Spy Mouse is the courageous "tale"
about a little mouse who happens to be a spy and must avoid all
obstacles in his environment to steal the cheese and escape. With
that said, this top down action puzzle game requires the player to
navigate the mouse with their finger to the cheese but to compound
the situation, there are a variety of problems that must be avoided
Each level also has a goal that must be achieved such as completing
the level in a set amount of time or some other hideous gaming
strategy. If you do get caught by a cat, you basically need to start
the levelagain but interestingly enough, there is actually an
element of strategy behind this simple appearing game.
For those who played Spy vs Spy, the game does have elements that
mirror this game because guile and strategy must be used in order to
successfully complete the level, be awarded the points and the
bonuses for times plus other goals. There are a variety of levels in
the game (72) as you move from to house to house stealing the
some levels you have to "knock-out" the cats by luring them to a
particular part of the screen that in essence puts them to sleep
while you can move to another part of the level. Another issue with
the gameplay is that your finger also makes a trail for your mouse
to follow, so if you make this trail too long or short, it can cause
issues such as being seen by a cat for dawdling.
Even though some may think the gameplay is quite basic, it's
actually quite addictive but in a good way as you attempt to beat
the obstacles that your spy mouse faces plus trying to achieve all
those bonuses. With a variety of diverse levels, you might be
playing Spy mouse for a considerable amount of time in order to get
that all so important piece of cheese.
Graphically, Spy mouse is quite cartoony looking with colourful
graphics and well animated characters. The soundtrack is brilliant
and sounds like it has been taken out of a cartoon revolving around
spies with its sneaky sounding music. Sound effects are also fun and
all in all, this game comes together rather well.
Even if you have finished this game, it does offer up additional
gameplay because of the goals and scores that are sometimes
impossible to achieve. If you're looking for something to waste...
err... take up your time, than Spy Mouse may be the perfect
solution! It's clever, fun and addictive.
Check it out!