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  • Summary: Agent A is a spy themed puzzle game for Smartphones, Tablets and erm, Shoephones?! Your mission (should you choose to accept of course) is to infiltrate enemy spy Ruby La Rouge's secret hideaway and catch her! Uncover a stylish 60s themed world full of hidden contraptions and clever logicAgent A is a spy themed puzzle game for Smartphones, Tablets and erm, Shoephones?! Your mission (should you choose to accept of course) is to infiltrate enemy spy Ruby La Rouge's secret hideaway and catch her! Uncover a stylish 60s themed world full of hidden contraptions and clever logic based puzzles. Oh and do be careful, Miss La Rouge has a taste for dismissing agents such as yourself! Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Aug 29, 2019
    90
    However you decide to play Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise, do it. The game is clever, it’s funny, it’s well-designed, and it’s involving. It’s a great game to share with others, but it’s fun to play on your own, too. Even at twice the cost of the mobile version, the game is well-worth the price on the Switch. The only bad thing about it is the suspicion that we’ll have to wait another four years for the completion of a sequel.
  2. Aug 29, 2019
    86
    Agent A is a very entertaining and clever puzzle based adventure, that could be enjoyed by almost everyone who is interested in this kind of product.
  3. 85
    Overall, Agent A: A Puzzle In Disguise is a clever and straightforward adventure-puzzle game. It’s much more accessible and condensed than something like Myst or The Witness, but it’s easy to complete over the course of a few evenings. Unfortunately, the Switch port seems to have done away with the challenges and achievements of the mobile versions, so there isn’t really any reason to replay Agent A after completing it. Regardless, I can highly recommend assisting Agent A in her mission as it’s a fun distraction that doesn’t overstay its welcome. This review will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Agent!
  4. Sep 5, 2019
    75
    Agent A is more Johnny English than James Bond but there’s no harm in having a little fun as a spy.
  5. Nov 21, 2019
    75
    If you want anything more than a few nice-looking puzzles, you won’t really find that in Agent A. It’s a fine little puzzle game that you can fly through in five hours or so, but if you expect anything more than that you’ll be disappointed.
  6. 70
    Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise is a fun little puzzler. It has fairly simple puzzles, but the real challenge is connecting the dots and figuring out what you need to use and where. I may be stuck in chapter 5, yet I can still happily recommend it. The visuals may be a little underwhelming, but it’s more than serviceable for the type of game this is. I would heavily recommend that you play it in handheld mode, too, though using a controller is not inhibiting. However you choose to play it, Agent A will take you on an adventure and make you use your brain along the way.
  7. Oct 25, 2019
    70
    With its humorous spy theme and its satisfying, varied puzzles, Agent A is great fun. Admittedly, it’s currently cheaper and probably more at home on mobile, but it’s still a solid point-and-click addition to the Switch library.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jun 23, 2020
    9
    Sharp, graphics, smooth animation, mellow soundtrack, funny dialogue, amazing pace and puzzle. Best point & click in a while.
  2. Feb 14, 2020
    9
    Brilliant combination of engaging 60's spy movie setting with challenging puzzles.
  3. Jul 8, 2021
    8
    Good puzzle game with a few minor issues.

    There were a few sections that I nearly went to a guide for, but I did end up figuring them out
    Good puzzle game with a few minor issues.

    There were a few sections that I nearly went to a guide for, but I did end up figuring them out on my own. (Just remember that there's a bit of pixel-hunting to do to ensure nothing's missed if a scene is changed.)

    All characters are voice-acted well enough, except for the main character. There are loads of Bond-tier puns as well.

    All-in-all a fun game. The ending leaves things open for a sequel.
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  4. Nov 11, 2020
    7
    It's easy to pigeonhole "Agent A" as yet another bland point-and-click adventure for smartphones. Aside from the nicer than average graphics,It's easy to pigeonhole "Agent A" as yet another bland point-and-click adventure for smartphones. Aside from the nicer than average graphics, it sure looks like one of those hidden objects casual clickers with escape-the-room situations and fidgety puzzles. And indeed, this game is by no means short on fidgeting and room escaping–but it's also a competently made, charmingly designed adventure that strikes a good balance between being too easy and frustrating. Its tongue-in-cheek 1960s spy story tone is perfectly delivered by the nice, clean graphics, that go a long way towards making the game a pleasure to interact with. Usually, hiding essential items behind pieces of scenery feels lazy. In this game, the graphics is clean enough to make them feel like legitimate puzzles.

    Pity about the terrible grammar in the text, that's about the only sloppy part of the game. It would have been so easy to hire someone to fix the punctuation. But that shortcoming aside, Agent A is a good enough casual game to appeal to dedicated gamers, and probably a perfect family adventure to play with pre-teens. Seriously, for a game that's often on sale at 1 buck on the eShop, you cannot ask more from Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise. I, for one, will certainly buy a sequel.
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  5. Sep 14, 2020
    7
    Very decent game, with a nice plot, which makes it bigger and better, then just mediocre point and click puzzle.
  6. Apr 25, 2021
    7
    Excellent, short puzzle game with very clever mechanics. It is a little annoying to play with the joysticks so I’d suggest just using touch.Excellent, short puzzle game with very clever mechanics. It is a little annoying to play with the joysticks so I’d suggest just using touch. However, double tap feels unreliable so I ended up using B button to go back. Game has a fun little story and each puzzle feels new and interesting. One big annoying factor is sometimes you have to go back and forth a lot which can get tedious, especially given no fast travel between scenes so. Superb game for its price if you enjoy puzzle games. If you manage to get it on sale, it’s a steal! Only negative points for its control’s clunkiness and long times for going scene to scene which slows the game down and adds artificial length. Expand
  7. May 12, 2020
    0
    This is a fun easy point and click type puzzle game. It took less than 8 hours to play through.

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