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Rhythm Thief available now on iOS

Sega's 3DS rhythm action adventure comes to the App Store

Sega's cult 3DS rhythm action game Rhythm Thief & The Emperor's Treasure has been released on the iOS App Store.

Renamed Rhythm Thief & The Paris Caper, the £6.99 / $9.99 download is an optimised version of the game released on 3DS in April 2012.

The game follows Raphael, a young boy who lives in Paris and, along with his dog Fondue, is trying to investigate his father's disappearance.

According to Sega, the game has also "been optimised for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with over 20 original songs, 50 new missions and new mini-games that will test players' wits and timing."

New side-stories have been added, along with limited-time special missions, daily challenges and over 100 accomplices to collect as players form a dance troupe.

"Rhythm Thief & The Paris Caper fits well with our ongoing mission to bring diverse, high quality titles to the mobile games space," Sega's vice president of digital business Chris Olson said in a statement. "Now available to a completely new audience via the iOS platforms, both fans and new comers to the series can enjoy this charming adventure."

In CVG's Rhythm Thief review in 2012, we said: "The hallmark of a good rhythm game is one that you can play by ear, and Rhythm Thief gets this.

"Each minigame has a distinctive and appreciable flow and the difficulty levels are pitched perfectly - it's never too hard that you run into a wall, but you'll have to rub the stylus down to a nub to rack up an 'A' grade score on your first try."

The game is available to purchase now on the App Store.