The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn’t necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable “best" thing. Instead, it’s more just us picking out the single game out of the week’s releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one.
These picks might be controversial, and that’s OK. If you disagree with what we’ve chosen, let’s try to use the comments of these articles to have conversations about what game is your game of the week and why.
Without further ado…
It was a busy week in new game releases, and there’s one game that’s flying a bit low on the radar but is the one that I’ve kept coming back to the most, and that’s Naiad Entertainment’s Sneaky Sneaky ($2.99). The premise is pretty straightforward, you’re a thief who must make his way through a dungeon room by room without getting caught by patrolling guards. The way you go about doing this is incredibly open. There are stealth elements which you can use to try and sneak by guards undetected, but you also have weapons if you want to be more proactive and take out guards to clear your own path. Or, if you’re the confrontational type, you can simply be seen by the guards and engage in a bout of turn-based combat.
The awesome thing about Sneaky Sneaky is that it is perfectly tuned to have you using a mixture of all those forms of gameplay, and it feels faster and more tense than your average strategy game. There’s an almost puzzle or board game feel to it, but at the same time it feels like an action game. It reminds me a lot of the excellent Hitman GO, and if you wanted to like that game but felt that it was too slow or methodical then you’ll likely really dig Sneaky Sneaky. And if you loved that methodical feel then you should also love Sneaky Sneaky, as aiming to make it through each level entirely in stealth gives it that same sort of challenge.
Sneaky Sneaky is a game that takes dashes of genres that have been done a ton on mobile already and blends them together expertly to shake things up. If you like dungeon crawlers you should check this out. If you like puzzle games you should check this out. Turn-based strategy fan? Stealth fan? Action fan? Basically, if you’re a fan of video games, you should check out Sneaky Sneaky, and drop by the forums to let everyone know what you think about it.