Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper is a cool port of a 2012 Nintendo 3DS game that in every way appears as if it still belongs on that system and not on your iPhone.

You play as a young boy who's got a big secret; he's a world class spy with some killer rhythmic moves. You follow him around the city of Paris as he sneaks through museums and occasionally tears up the dance floor with his colleagues. You're able to gain a number of friends around the way that can help you out with your adventures.

The one thing I urge you to do when you're playing is keep your sound on. If you don't do that, then you're more than likely going to fail on the dances your character goes through. The tutorials are helpful, but they're plentiful at the same time. In the first half hour of gameplay you've gone through so many tutorials that it's surprising when they go away.

Your lead character will come in every once in awhile to aid you on your journey, but after you go through the whole walk through it's easy to play. The music is fairly catchy, and the graphics are pretty to look at, mainly because it's such a fine port.

There are a couple of difficulties while playing, mainly having to do with the button function. Rhythm Thief is very touch-heavy, as is expected since we're not playing this on the Nintendo 3DS. The button function that you have to use in order to hide your character in certain rounds proves to be mighty difficult. You have to press the screen at least two to three times, that way your character can pose-hide behind a statue while he's sneaking through a museum. And you have to be incredibly precise when you're going through the dancing moves per round or else your character will start messing up on his turn. If you move your finger just a twinge the wrong way, your character will do just that.

It is interesting and cool to see the multiplayer mode being integrated into general gameplay. Early on, you're forced to add a couple new players, one that happens to be a complete stranger from the network. Also, make sure that whenever you're playing Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper that you've got a strong wifi connection. You'll need that when the game forces this on you a number of times.

Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper has a couple of kinks in the program but it's still a delightful little game to play, which will definitely eat up many hours of your time.

 

App Store Link: Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper for iPhone & iPad | By SEGA | Price: $9.99 | Version: 1.0.0 | 285 MB | Rating: 9+

7.0 out of 10 arcade sushi rating