Dec 22, 2010
User review by elldee
After a days-long (or was it weeks-long) hype about this cooperation between iwin and Gamehouse, I think they both came out losers. I signed up for iwin and d/l'd the game, anticipating a real mystery treat. The first thing I noticed was a GLARING error on the iwin "gamer's" page--in one spot, it's called "Master Thief--Skyscraper Sting," and adjacent to that title, it's called "Master Thief--Skyscraping Sting." Come on--can't get the title correct? Quality control, anyone? The premise? Comic-book woman goes after comic-book bad guy for some kind of vengeance, making like a cat-burglar in his multi-story building. The plotline might vaguely remind you of "Vaultcracker" if you've played that, only that one has a lot more class and involvement. This game is 100% HOG, with some Match-3 tidbits tossed in. While the graphics are nicely done, you'll find yourself repeating scenes over and over. The background music is what you might hear at a progressive jazz club. Limited options menu (game cursor only, but it did work OK). No voice acting, just terse dialogue boxes. If you like collecting things in each scene for a potential bonus, find 3 keys every step of the way to be rewarded. There is some inventory-based gameplay, but it's "handheld." I'll donate 2 stars on the graphics, but that's the best I can offer.