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  • Summary: Hustle through the 90s in THE BIG CON, an adventure game where you're an awkward teen hustling to save her family video store from gangsters. Play as Ali, a high school junior gone AWOL from band camp to seek revenge on the loan sharks that threaten her mom's video store. (Fighting with yourHustle through the 90s in THE BIG CON, an adventure game where you're an awkward teen hustling to save her family video store from gangsters. Play as Ali, a high school junior gone AWOL from band camp to seek revenge on the loan sharks that threaten her mom's video store. (Fighting with your mom is YOUR job. No one else gets to do that.) Maybe you'll profit from the latest collectible plushie craze, and make an interesting friend or two along the way. Expand
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  1. Aug 31, 2021
    80
    That bright, cartoony art style works perfectly for The Big Con’s nostalgic portrayal of the Nineties, and, combines with a touching story and witty dialogue to make The Big Con a very enjoyable adventure to play through. It can be a little easy at times, and I played through it more quickly than I expected, but I had a blast.
  2. Sep 8, 2021
    80
    Step into the shoes of a teenage runaway and scam your way through the United States in the nineties. Sneak, disguise yourself and steal wallets in this comical criminal adventure.
  3. Sep 20, 2021
    80
    Sure it could be longer, more original, deeper, more challenging and so many and so many "more" that are required of today's games, but The Big Con is a graphic adventure whose greatest virtue lies in its simplicity, in that old school aroma and that portrait of the nineties so funny and so cinephile.
  4. Aug 31, 2021
    75
    The Big Con is a blast from the past in its setting and story. While the tools to get you where you need to go need a bit of work, Ali is an exceptional main character, and playing through her story is a lot of fun. It’s short, yes, but it’s definitely worth the price of admission for an entertaining jaunt through the ‘90s.
  5. Aug 31, 2021
    70
    The Big Con is a pleasant nostalgic road trip, where cassette tapes still need to be rewound, MTV still plays music videos, and America's capitalist excess is exemplified by the relative quaintness of the bustling shopping mall.
  6. Aug 31, 2021
    70
    Simplistic it may be, but there's an inherent charm to The Big Con that proves infectious. A sweet, coming-of-age yarn that happens to involve a lot of stealing and skullduggery, Mighty Yell's game is full of heart, soul, and '90s nostalgia.
  7. Aug 31, 2021
    60
    It’s entertaining while it lasts, and developer Mighty Yell has absolutely nailed the 90s cartoon aesthetic. But The Big Con is devoid of much real substance. Had there been more narrative, better character development and more engaging missions, this could have been something special. As it is, it feels like an underdeveloped concept that falls short of its promises.

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