Trilby: The Art of Theft – Heist 6

“Shouldn’t you be working?”, you protest. Well, I am. Sorta. But I don’t want to jinx it. Could be very big. Would fix all my problems. Will let you know.

Anyway, here’s another of these very spoilerly Trilby rank levels from Art of Theft. Only one left. Unless you count the bonus heist! And I don’t.

The first time I played this level? I had no idea you could avoid the lazers by hugging the wall. Guess how long it took me.


Heist 6: 3 minutes and 57 seconds, $1,365 in loot, no tasers or alarms.

Here’s the description I posted over at YouTube: (man I’m in a bitchy mood today)

Well, so much for the whole “might be a while before I post another one” thing πŸ™‚

And now, after playing my favourite level, I move on to my least favourite level. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a nice change of pace the first time you play it, but it’s probably the hardest level in the game. And it features something way worse than that button mashing sequence from mission 4 – that inane addition problem at the start of the level which you have to repeat everytime you mess up. Calling it a puzzle wouldn’t be right – it’s just punishment for failing the mission. Punishment in the form of addition. Bad Yahtzee. Bad.

Trilby: The Art of Theft is a new game by Zero Punctuation author and prominent Indie Game designer Yahtzee. You can find out all the details here:
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/content/games/yahtzee/artoftheft

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  1. raigan on December 1st, 2007

    “Only one left. Unless you count the bonus heist!”

    SPOILER ALERT!! damn it, i was hoping there were a lot more to do. does this mean you can never buy all of the skills? cause i’ve gotten As on almost everything and i’ve only bought about half the skills….

  2. raigan on December 1st, 2007

    hm, that midi actually is almost bearable.

    also: you can avoid the horizontal lazers by wall-hugging?!?!?!!? DAMN IT! the tutorial teaches you to crouch to avoid them, and hug to avoid the vertical ones. man..

  3. Terry on December 1st, 2007

    Oh, sorry πŸ™ I considered everything after the word spoilerly to be, well. spoilerly… but I probably should have waited until after the video.

    Afraid you can’t get everything, though you can get almost everything by Trilby ranking the levels. It’s a shame that the game’s so short, but I’ve had fun replaying the levels trying to perfect my score πŸ™‚

    The lazer thing is so unfair, I agree πŸ™‚ It should have been explained in the tutorial. I only found out when I saw someone else do it in another video.

    And the music… it’s all pretty good – you should enable it, heh. The first two levels especially, imo.

  4. Kristian on February 1st, 2010

    Great vid, but how the hell do you know that the code is 421?

  5. Kristian on February 1st, 2010

    Nevermind – found out

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