The game plays a bit like Stealth Inc in that you'll have to hide in shadows to avoid security guards and cameras, press switches and grab keycards to open doors and optionally grab the money hidden in different levels. There are 20 levels for each character however the Platinum only requires 10 for each one meaning 30 of the 60 in total. The majority of the levels can be completed in under a minute but there are a few tricky ones which might take 2-3 minutes, but overall the game is fairly quick and easy.
The controls are smooth and fairly basic - like most of Ratalaika's games - you can double jump with X, activate switches and pick up items with Circle and HOG can use Square to smash damaged walls and punch guards. That's all there is to it. Just avoid the guards and hazards and make it to the elevator to complete each level.
There is a fair bit of backtracking involved, some levels have you walking back and forth flicking switches then picking up keycards, but it's a fairly simple but fun platforming puzzle game. Each character has slightly different abilities too. DOOK is fairly basic and can only jump to avoid obstacles, GOR can jump and climb certain walls and HOG can punch walls and guards as well as pushing and pulling boxes.
For the most part the game is straight forward. It might take a minute to figure out what you need to do but then it's just a case of waiting for the right time to move when the guards are facing the other way and the camera can't see you. The last few Gorilla levels seemed quite hard though. Even knowing what you're supposed to do, a lot of it will come down to how well the game registers your button inputs. There's a tricky jumping section at the end of GOR's 10th level and if you get it wrong you'll have to do the whole level again which takes about 2 minutes each time. That said, it's not particularly difficult once you get the timing right for the jumps, but it was the only part which really took any time or effort.
It's a very straight forward game. Nothing too challenging apart from one or two of GOR's levels but with a bit of practice they're nothing to worry about.
If you know exactly what you were doing and manage to do everything first time then it's definitely possible in under 30 minutes, but playing it casually and figuring things out on my own it took me somewhere around an hour on my first run (PS4), then 30 minutes on my 2nd (PS5).
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