||(Win95/98/2000/Me/XP) (RETAIL) (THESTINGPR)
from Four Fat Chicks
Outplan The Crooks....Outsmart The
Have fun learning to be a burglar! Petty crime does not and
will not improve your standings in the professional thief community, so you
have to undertake the most spectacular and stylish robbery ever, the
The player has to work towards this objective, increasing his
fame, or rather notoriety. Getting to know the "right" people and doing
successful "jobs" are the stepping-stones to this goal. However, there is no
way you can do a "job" alone, you need "mates" to help you, and they will all
want their share of the loot. It makes sense to keep their number as low as
possible. Of course, the better known they are, the better they perform.
and then comes the sinister Ministry of Power.
The Sting! has the biggest virtual town ever
seen in a computer game! Complex and idiosyncratic life forms
20 large places to burgle, such as a food
factory, the grave digger's house, the freight terminal, the bank,
70 additional buildings, several of which
can be broken into.
A vivid town with passers-by, traffic and a
Over 60 different NPCs, most of whom are
ready to commit burglary.
Over 50 different getaway vehicles; trucks,
sports cars, etc.
Security measures to overcome: alarm
systems, CCTV, sensors, microphones
Requirements for software version
2.0e: Windows 95/98/2000/Me/XP: Pentium II 300 MHz Pentium, 64MB of
RAM, 4x CD ROM Drive, 200MB of hard drive space, DirectX compatible sound card,
DirectX 7/8 compatible 3D graphics card with 16 MB or higher. Supports
up to 1600x1200 resolution.
Tested OK on Windows XP.
Four Fat Chicks by the Old
"JoWood Productions has
delivered one of the most interesting and intriguing games I've seen in some
time. It's almost impossible to categorizetry
"simulation/strategy/puzzle/adventure." The Sting! is really for a certain kind
of gamerone who enjoys meticulous planning and has a high level of
patience, as well as high frustration tolerance. It's a hard and huge
gameboth in terms of the virtual world and number of missionsthat
is also tremendous fun, can be approached in pieces for a half-hour or so at a
time, and can be a real midnight-oil burner for a player with a particular
"The Sting! has bite! It's a hit. There may be some rough
edges (blocky graphics, clunky camera, spastic movement), but the overall play
and fun far outweigh such picky faultfinding. This is a different (very
different), inventive, large game that gives great value for the ridiculously
low price. With its small HD footprint of 100 MB, it will stay with me a long
time, while I retry some missions for more loot and better results. The game is
very much a matter of taste and does require a love of detailed planning and
the patient willingness to try, try again. But if you enjoy the preparation
phase of Rainbow 6, the sneaky/burglary emphasis of Thief, the puzzle/strategy
aspect of Commandos, and the joy of watching the results of selections in
Majesty, I can't help but conclude you will share my surprise and delight with
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