Never Stop Sneakin’, the new game from the creator of Dust: An Elysian Tail, opens with a time-travelling madman kidnapping every president of the United States throughout history. It’s ridiculous. It’s also an excellent little top-down stealth game, and I don’t even like stealth games.

Original published 12/8/17—Re-upped for release day.

Normally I’m far too impatient for stealth. Waiting for guards to pass, sneaking past security systems—it’s not for me. I am large and loud and if you give me a gun I am going to fire it and hope for the best.

Never Stop Sneakin’, available next week for the Nintendo Switch, is a stealth game that borders on an action game, thanks to simple controls that take care of traditional stealth mechanics for the player. All one has to do to kill a guard is to walk up behind them when they’re not looking. If a player has bullets in their inventory and gets spotted, they automatically spend a round to take the guard out. If they’re out of bullets but have a smoke bomb, that’ll go off, giving them time to dispatch the enemy. It’s almost a maze game with brief periods of waiting and the odd boss fight.

I do mean odd. In the screenshot above I’m facing off against Vice President Helicopter, a member of the evil Executive Branch. He is a helicopter, in case that wasn’t readily apparent.

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The humor is absurd, which is just my style. If you’ve not watched the Kotaku Plays video atop this post, do so now and you’ll see what I mean.

Between the simple controls and the silly humor, I’m having a great time playing Never Stop Sneakin’. I almost gave it a pass simply because it had “Sneakin’” in the name, but here I am, stabbing guards, hacking computers and building up my base for my eventual rescue mission. It’s a stealth game even the most impatient run-and-gunner can enjoy.

Here’s the announcement trailer. It’s silly too.