Dismantlement: Tea Canister
It's dismantling time again! Yes, gam.ebb.jp has brought us something new to tear apart in a frenzy of violence! Or, you know, just to calmly pull to pieces layer by layer. Welcome to Dismantlement: Tea Canister, another great point-and-click puzzle game where you can have fun reducing something to its basic components. Mind you, there's usually not much to dismantle when it comes to a tea canister. Open the lid and find tea, that's what usually happens. But if you happen to find a strange sort of device? Well, that can't be good news. Never mind that it's a bomb. Surely it's not that dangerous.
As the instructions so lovingly point out at the beginning of the game: you only have a screwdriver. Good thing you have one, otherwise this game would be more like Stare at Things: Your Lunch. Simply click on screws to remove them, and click on other things to manipulate them. You'll figure it out, you're a smart gamer, you.
Like its predecessor, Dismantlement: Radio, Dismantlement: Tea Canister is an exercise in patient deconstruction and puzzle solving. There's no moving around from front to back in this one, instead you are proceeding layer by cautious layer through the cylinder of the canister. Trickier puzzles await the intrepid explorer as they work their way towards the bottom. Can you get there without blowing up? Only time will tell.
Analysis: Oh happy day, a sequel! For all those gear heads who had fun the first time around, taking apart a tea canister is just as intriguing as a radio. This one's a bit trickier than the original, and once you hit a certain point, you're working against a timer, so be ready to work fast. Fortunately, if you blow yourself up, you don't have to restart the game, just the countdown.
Dismantlement: Tea Canister isn't without a few flaws, though. The music puzzle, for example, requires both sound and a keen ear, making it rather inaccessible to those hard of hearing. Some of the puzzles also require some dexterity, so if you're working with a touchpad, you might have a rough time with this one.
Still, it's nice to tear things apart without getting into trouble, so go for it. Take a break from the everyday and start dismantling! Just try not to blow up so much, okay?