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Agent A, also known as Agent A: A Puzzle In Disguise is a Point-and-Click Adventure Game created by Yak & co. Its first episode was released in October 2015, and its fifth and final one in early 2019.

The protagonist is the titular Agent A, an MIA spy on a mission to find and capture enemy Havok agent Ruby La Rouge. Unfortunately, Ruby is able to trap them inside her hideout, and they must inspect every corner of her secret lair to find a way out.

The game's official site is here, and the episodic version is available on Google Play and the App Store. Complete versions were released on Steam, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One in 2019.


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  • 555: The Spy Buy phone number is 555 followed by 4 random numbers.
  • The Ace: Agent A is regarded as MIA's best agent in-universe.
  • Action Mom: Ruby's mother is revealed to have been a Havok agent who was caught by MIA.
  • All Women Love Shoes: Agent A digs through a box full of Ruby's shoes.
  • Air-Vent Passageway: Introduced in the beginning of chapter 4.
  • Alliterative Name: Agent A. Ruby La Rouge.
  • Batman Gambit: Ruby knows that Agent A will try to save the civilians endangered by the bombs she has on the underside of the bridge, and she tells them that they can kill the bombs if they activate a kill switch button. Said kill switch actually detonates the bombs when Agent A presses it.
  • Bottle Episode: Chapter 3 takes place entirely in a single room.
  • Chekhov's Gag: After getting access to Ruby's lab in Episode 4, Agent A finds a jetpack, which goes haywire when activated and wrecks the room before flying out of a window. It shows up again in Episode 5, where it can again be activated and blow open a path. And one more time at the very end, when it's used to blow up Ruby's escape plan.
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  • Cool House: Ruby's hideout.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Agent A, occasionally.
  • Disney Death: Agent A at the end of chapter 3.
  • Emerging from the Shadows: The man giving Ruby orders is a shadowed silhouette until Agent A discovers that he's MIA's late chief Ermin D. Skies, triggering a cutscene that shows him doing this.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Agent A and Agent B are only referred to by their titles in-game.
    • Averted with the rest of the agents, as Ruby has a list of their agent names next to their real names.
  • Faking the Dead: Ermin D. Skies had Ruby intentionally explode the ship to fake his death.
  • Feathered Fiend: One of the puzzles in the final episode is dealing with a loud, obnoxious bird who's keeping the key to another puzzle in its nest.
  • Goodies in the Toilets: The bathroom in Ruby's hideout is actually a safe room that contains a several tools and hints you need to advance in the game.
  • Heroic Mime: Averted, Agent A is rather mouthy, although they never actually speak aloud.
  • Instant Home Delivery: Agent A orders a USB port from Spy Buy, and as soon as they go outside, their package is already in the mailbox.
  • Locked Door: Quite a few, as expected.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Agent A sets off the bombs they were trying to disable.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Trevor.
  • Not Quite Dead: Ruby thinks Agent A died in the bomb trap she set, but she's wrong.
  • Our Hero Is Dead: The end of chapter 3 has Agent A stuck in Ruby's bomb trap with seemingly no way out, before the screen fades to black.
  • Pungeon Master: Agent A.
  • Punny Name: Agent A's late boss, Ermin D. Skies ("I'm in disguise").
  • Right-Hand Cat: Ruby has a pet black cat named Onyx.
  • Shoe Phone: Ruby buys one from Spy Buy.
  • The Stinger: The final episode ends with Agent A turning Ruby's house into their new base while petting the cat, and Agent B receiving the message that Skies has turned traitor.
  • Stock Animal Diet: Agent A uses a fish skeleton to distract Ruby's cat and feeds Trevor a cheesy baguette.
  • Unwitting Pawn: When trapped by Ruby, Agent A tries to unlock the kill switch to disable the bombs Ruby strapped to a bridge. They succeed in hitting the kill switch, which actually activates the bombs.
  • We Can Rule Together: Ermin D. Skies to Agent A in the final episode, but the offer is refused.


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