Posted: 3 weeks ago.
You play a robber who must infiltrate the security systems and reach the priceless diamond and escape with it, and start in a standing position behind the three obstacles you must overcome: a small wooden box, three lasers, and a small flight of stairs.
While at first glance it seems like it's a trivial ask, once you begin moving, the inherent challenge becomes apparent. Your character controls like a showroom mannequin; you can move each of his limbs and joints but only one at a time while the rest of his body remains stiff. As soon as you move one thing, he becomes unbalanced and falls to the floor, and you need to manipulate the limbs such that you can slowly creep forward and make it past each obstacle (and get back with the diamond).
The result is a game that revels in the ridiculous nature of its controls, requiring patience and determination while retaining a sense of childlike fun and antics that sets it apart.
You can play this game in the following styles:
If you hit the laser you are electrocuted and it makes a sound and you are thrown around.
7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. While the controls are very simple, you need to be able to cope with repeatedly failing and have a good amount of patience.
You need to hold down buttons on the mouse in order to manipulate limbs (left mouse button) and move the camera (right mouse button) about you. There is never any time limit or need for fast reactions. The game resets every time you quit, so can only be beaten in a single play session.
Text in menus is all large and high in contrast, and there is no text during play.
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