A Cold Alliance is the fourth episode in Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves. It takes place in the Kunlun Mountains of China, and the main antagonist is General Tsao.


The SetupEdit

When the gang realizes that Bentley's demolition skills will not be efficient in completing the Cooper Vault heist, Bentley recommends recruiting former Fiendish Five member, Panda King, much to Sly's surprise. Sly was reluctant to let him join the team, but Bentley tried to reason with him, explaining that the Panda King has renounced his criminal ways and has taken up meditation high up in the mountains. Sly still was not convinced, but had no doubt the Panda King's skills would benefit the gang. The gang dressed up in their disguises and flew east to China.

The Deal Edit

As the gang talked to the Panda King, he explained that his daughter, Jing King, was kidnapped by the cold-blooded General Tsao, a vicious tyrant rooted in China whose treachery knows no bounds. In order to get the Panda King to join them, the Cooper Gang was forced to aid the Panda King in saving his daughter from the evil Tsao. Sly still did not think this was a good idea, but a deal is a deal.


Job name Completed by
King of Fire Whole gang
Get to the Panda King and explain the situation.
Get a Job Bentley, Sly
Get Sly a job as a wedding photographer.
Tearful Reunion Murray, Penelope, Panda King
Investigate the mysterious signal in the water.
Grapple-Cam Break-In Sly, Bentley
After stealing two keys, break into Tsao's house of business to learn more about the wedding.
Laptop Retrieval Bentley, Sly, the Guru
Reclaim Bentley's laptop from Tsao.
Vampiric Demise Bentley, Sly, Panda King
Destroy the hopping vampires using fireworks.
Down the Line Murray, Penelope
Rescue Murray from execution using Penelope's RC car.
A Battery of Peril Bentley, Sly, Carmelita
Get Carmelita to charge a battery, then stabilize it and bring it back to the van.
Operation: Wedding Crasher Whole gang
Rescue Jing King, steal Tsao's treasure and get Carmelita to take the bride's place.

The GetawayEdit

General Tsao had his wedding on time and everything began as he arranged, but the bride turned out to be a shock. Carmelita had taken Jing King's place and, thinking that Tsao is Sly in disguise, she tazed and collared him. She was shocked that it was not Sly, but didn't mind taking Tsao in for the troubles he had caused. The locals were happy to see him go.

The gang dropped off Jing King with her aunt. The Panda King insisted she would be safe there, and that he needed to pay off his debt to the gang. Sly was still wary of the Panda King, but had no doubts his skills would come in handy.

The gang then decided to do some shopping in the backstreets of Shanghai before starting on their next adventure.

Master Thief ChallengesEdit

Challenge name Description
Big Air in China Use Murray's Aboriginal Ball Form to reach each waypoint with taking damage and before time expires.
Sharpshooter Keep Murray from taking significant damage from attacking guards.
Treetop Tangle Defeat Tsao without sustaining significant damage.
Tsao Showdown Defeat Tsao without sustaining significant damage.
China Treasure Hunt Using your Treasure Map, follow the clues to find the hidden loot.


Episode 4 - A Cold Alliance - Opening Movie

Episode 4 - A Cold Alliance - Opening Movie

Episode 4 - A Cold Alliance - The Deal

Episode 4 - A Cold Alliance - The Deal

Episode 4 - A Cold Alliance - Closing Movie

Episode 4 - A Cold Alliance - Closing Movie


  • This is the only episode with two "Setup" cutscenes, though the second is called "The Deal."
  • General Tsao's character is a chicken. This is a reference to the popular Chinese dish, General Tso's Chicken, which is occasionally spelled "Tsao," along with many others.
  • This episode has the most slideshows due to the "Laptop Retrieval" mission.
  • The shopping the gang did at the end of Fire in the Sky of Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus is paid homage in the final cinematic for this episode, with the addition of Penelope, the Guru and Panda King. However, rather than taking place in Hong Kong, it takes place in Shanghai.
  • The Panda King appears on this episode's title card, just like he did in Fire in the Sky of Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus.
  • You can destroy the red arches around the area with Carmelita's pistol. If you do, the lights will remain floating in place.