Sneak Thief 2: Second Strike
Let's recap, real quick, shall we? In Pastel Games' Sneak Thief 1: Prime Catch, the mysterious Don Fabiano hired you to steal five inventions created by Prof. Bellamy. The eponymous Sneak Thief, which it turns out is an accurate description AND the name of the orange clad main character, manages to get a hold of a teleporty, diamond-type thing. The teleporty part kicks and, as Sneak Thief 2: Second Strike begins, ol' Sneak Thief is being swallowed by a giant mechanical fish.
Just like its predecessor, Sneak Thief 2: Second Strike is a point-and-click adventure game. You'll use your mouse to poke about a small room, collecting items and searching for the blueprint to one of Prof. Bellamy's inventions. Once you find it, you'll have to assemble your items in accordance with the prints so you can escape.
Where Prime Catch really shone was its graphic style and Second Strike looks just as great. With Second Strike, you'll get more colors, but less stylization. That's not to say the environment doesn't have character. It's just dingier, danker, dominated by pea green walls and random kitchen equipment... just how you'd expect the stomach of a giant mechanical fish to be. The great funky tune from the first game returns and while it'd be nice for something new, the music is enjoyable and its return is welcome.
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Just like first game, Second Strike is short and easy. In fact, Second Strike is even easier than the original. There's not much in the way of puzzles and most of your pointing-and-clicking will consist of finding and combining objects.Since there's only one room, finding everything won't take you very long. While the game isn't challenging, it's still fun and it goes by so fast that it's hard to begrudge it for any of its flaws. If you want a great looking game, but don't mind if your mind stays unboggled while you soak up the great aesthetics, animation and music, then definitely check out this fun series.
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Woohoo, my first walkthrough! Hope it's helpful!
The Exit Hatch
There are two bright orange straws here...be sure to grab them! You'll need them later.
Next, click on the blue bottle in the crate on the right-hand side.
Click on the left side of the screen to go to the sink and fishbowl.
The Sink and the Fishbowl
Click on the sink for a close-up. Grab the pink thing in the drain.
There's also another orange straw hiding towards the bottom of the screen.
Once you've collected it, click the bottom of the screen to zoom out, and then the left side of the screen to change views again.
There's a lot of stuff on the floor! Grab the two straws and the scary mask.
Click on the top drawer on the left, and grab the pacifier inside.
Open the oven and grab the big metal pot.
Click on the left side of the screen to go to the bookshelf.
Get the two orange straws and the red diving suit first.
Next, click on the bookshelf to zoom on. Grab the last straw.
Click on the top book in the pile. The cover will open; grab the ID card inside.
Zoom back out by clicking at the bottom of the screen and then click on the glowing screen to zoom in. It seems to be missing something...
Drag the button in your inventory onto the machine, and then press it. Take the ID card it spits out.
Now click the left side of the screen to return to...
The Exit Hatch
Click on the big door on the back wall, and insert the two ID cards into the slots on either side. (Careful, they are side-specific. If you drag a card into one slot and that doesn't work, try the other side.)
Take the blueprint from inside the safe and look at it. Is that...a diving suit?
Building the Suit
At this point, you should have all 8 straws in your inventory. Combine them with the pacifier to make the breathing apparatus.
Combine the pacifier on a tube with the pot to make a helmet.
Next, turn left to the fishbowl and the sink. Click on the fishbowl to zoom in. Use the scary mask on the puffer fish to frighten him. Sorry, little guy!
Grab the puffer fish and combine him with the bottle to make a bottle of compressed air.
Finally, combine the bottle with the helmet and the helmet with the suit.
Turn right again and click on the exit hatch on the floor to escape. Congratulations!
Posted by: Ziva | November 29, 2010 5:17 PM
Thanks to Ziva who posted a walkthrough, mine didn't get put up with the review. Anyway, I figured I'd toss mine up anyway.
Sneak Thief 2: Second Strike Walkthrough
Getting the Blue Print
Go one screen to the right from where you start (the screen with the hatch)
Click the books up on the shelf
Click the book on the top of the pile in the middle of the shelf
Take the keycard
Go to the right from the screen with the hatch
Click the sink
Grab the button in the sink
Go back from the zoomed in sink, go two screens to the right or the left
Click the screen
Use the button on the square gap on the device
Press the button, take the keycard
Once you have both keycards, go to the screen with the hatch, click on the hatch on the wall.
Use one keycard on each slot. The keycards have to go in a specific slot, so if you try a card on one slot and it doesn't work, try it on the other.
Click the hatch
Grab the blueprint
Assembling the Diving Suit
Click the blueprint to see what you'll need to do
Finding the straws
You'll need to find 8 straws
There are straws to the right and left of the floor hatch
On the screen with the books on the shelf, you can find one straw to the left of the diving suit and another on the floor near the feet of the diving suit
There's two more straws near the oven on the screen with the oven
Click the sink on the screen with the sink and the fish bowl. There's a straw below the sink
On the screen with the books on a shelf, click the books. There's a straw to the left
Making the Breathing Mask
On the screen with the hatch, click the bottle in the crate to the right of the hatch
On the screen with the oven, pick up the mask on the right
Also on the screen with the oven, click the top drawer on the cabinet to the left of the oven. Grab the pacifier
One more thing to do on the screen with the oven is open the oven and grab the pot
Click the fish bowl on the screen with the sink
Use the mask on the fish bowl, take the fish
Use the fish on the bottle
Use the drinking straws on the pacifier
Use the pacifier on a tube with the pot
Combine the bottle of compressed air with the modified helmet
On the screen with the books on the shelf, grab the diving suit hanging on the left
Combine diving suit with underwater breathing apparatus
Click on the hatch in the floor to finish the game
Posted by: Brad | November 29, 2010 9:46 PM