Augmented reality game Secret Oops! sneaks onto Apple Arcade

Secret Oops!
Secret Oops! (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Secret Oops! can be downloaded from the App Store now.
  • As many as four people can play simultaneously.
  • This might be the first AR game you should play.

The latest game to arrive on Apple Arcade is called Secret Oops! and you can download it from the App Store now. So long as you're a subscriber, of course.

The game is all based on augmented reality and can be played by up to four people simultaneously thanks to Apple's ARKit 3 The ins and outs of that aren't important, but the results look pretty spectacular.

Gamers will have to guide the hapless spy, Charles, as he does his best to work out where all the world's briefcases have disappeared to.

Secret Oops! is an innovative cooperative local multiplayer Augmented Reality game where players try to make sure that the world's dumbest spy isn't detected. When a new threat arises and briefcases start to disappear all over the world, the S.P.Y. Agency, the only agency in the world run by robotic pigeons, sends its best agent to investigate: Special Agent Charles.Charles is the best spy in the world but... he's also as dumb as a rock. Security cameras? Deadly traps? Dangerous robot-guards? Charles will happily trigger them all. Luckily you and your friends are here, ready to help him!Thanks to the latest hacking device, the Spymatic 3000, you'll be able to interact with the world remotely and disable the security systems, helping Charles to accomplish his mission.

Gamers will have 35 hand-crafted levels to work their way through and there are two game worlds available right now. More will be added in due course, too.

You'll need to be an Apple Arcade subscriber to play Secret Oops! and that'll set you back $4.99 per month after an initial one-month trial period.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.