Level Eight AB’s Robbery Bob puts you in control of his latest crime spree to wipe out his debts. The gameplay is heavily focused on stealth as you sneak into people’s homes and snag their valuables. All the controls rest on lower hemisphere of the screen, with a rotating pad on the left-hand side and controls on the right.
Right side controls can be used on occasions when you need to run away, or you can use them to activate one of your “ninja” moves.
The controls are pretty fluid for the most part and aren’t intrusive in the least. They’re helpful because you can see exactly where you are and where your potential captors are in comparison.
Robbery Rob is somehow capable of letting you find yourself tip-toeing through your fair share of exciting levels. There are 50 in all, and while you’ll start stealing petty items from apartments and houses, you’ll eventually land in some very complex scientific-looking areas.
The game upraises your crimes from the basic breaking and entering to possibly being guilty of grand larceny and essentially destruction of government property. It gets pretty off-the-wall by the end, and for a modest stealth game on a handheld platform, it gets largely intense.
Robbery Bob does a decent job at attempting to have a sense of humor, though their execution often left a bit to be expected. The talks between the robber and the mastermind are pretty cheesy at times, and there’re events of cringeworthy dialogue. “I have some ninja tricks up my sleeves” comes to mind.
There are also few weird reoccurring plot points, like the mastermind’s divorce, that plays a little too out there to come off as funny.
Key features of Robbery Rob
1- Super sneaky:
Sneak past residents, security guards, and sleeping bulldogs as you recover the loot in every stage. You can use your ninja-like skills to hide in some tight squeezes avoid detection.
2- There goes the neighborhood:
Sticky-fingered missions will take you into a local neighborhood, Downtown, and even though some hidden labs.
3- Loot your heart out:
Bob is going to have to pinch almost everything from old pairs of clothes to secret documents, to those always hard-to-find TV remotes.
4- Crime is a funny old game:
Get engrossed in the comical storyline featuring a fun script, hilarious animations, and a genuinely twisting narrative.
Level Eight AB