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Weekday Escape

GrinnypAlthough most room escapes take place in an actual room, this week's foray into escapist escaping takes place in...Well, I'm not sure how to describe this one. It's a single space to be sure, but one that appears to be made of glass and is a very odd geometric shape. Almost like trying to escape from a geodesic dome, one without any visible doors. Can you solve your way out of Ice Stone Escape? Strawberry Cafe certainly hopes so, as do I. Welcome to Weekday Escape!

Ice Stone EscapeStrawberry Cafe does tend towards whimsical, almost nonsensical escapes, and Ice Stone Escape fits right into their oeuvre. Wander around the limited area and solve a variety of puzzles based on color, shape, and pure logic and perhaps you will make it out of this...greenhouse? Deck? What the heck is this place anyway? Whatever this place may be, it certainly needs to be escaped from, and for some reason you can't seem to take the simple, logical step of throwing something through the glass and breaking your way out.

Navigation is handled with arrows at the sides and bottoms of the screens, although there's not that many places to go. Inventory control is pretty simple with the help of an "About Item" button that allows you to examine the things you've picked up, and you'll need to pick up a fair few things to puzzle your way out of this odd place. There's even a "Save" button, which is a nice inclusion, but not terribly necessary as this escape is pretty logical and easy. Unfortunately, though, there will be a fair amount of pixel hunting involved as Strawberry Cafe still has not incorporated a changing cursor into their escapes.

Ice Stone Escape is a Japanese game, although that's not much of a downside as basically everything is pure logic. In fact, within the game, you might encounter Japanese text only a couple of times as you click around the room, and you don't need any knowledge of the language to play or defeat the game. What you will find as you wander around is Strawberry Cafe's usual use of geometric objects and of course their signature color scheme of light pink, dark pink, and red.

So it's not the most difficult point and click out there, and the pixel hunting can get a little annoying, but Ice Stone Escape delivers some fun logic and puzzles in this compact little room escape. Cute backgrounds and quirky, logical puzzles make Ice Stone Escape a fun mid-week break, something that will refresh your logic circuits and help you clear your mind for the rest of the week. And after this particular week, we all probably need a little mind clearing.

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Walkthrough Guide


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Full Walkthrough

General info:

The "Looking around" section has some anvil-licious hints if you don't want to read the full on solution later in the walkthrough.

There are color-based puzzles, and instructions for the colorblind will be given.

Looking around

Facing the table & chairs, we see a weird sculpture thing with a key attached to the center.

Note that there are four bells you can ring, but we don't know yet what order they are in. We can zoom in on the right chair, but not the left.

Moving on to the left, there are two cabinets, one of which is locked, and three pots of cacti, one hexagonal, gray pot, with one cactus; one star shaped, gold pot, with one cactus; and one square, green-ish pot, with nine cacti.

Zoom in on the big cactus and click at the joint where the left arm meets the trunk to collect a GREEN CRYSTAL.

Look in the right cabinet for a LARGE CRYSTAL.

Note that the cacti in the green pot form an X shaped pattern, and some cacti are round, while others are x-shaped themselves.

There's a smudge on the glass at the top of the screen, but the Japanese text says it is too small to read.

Nothing else to do here so move left.

The dias requires a three digit number code. We'll come back to it later.

There is a big sign that says garlic. Zoom in on the stand it's on to collect a SQUARE CRYSTAL.

Nothing else here so turn left again.

On top of the cupboard are two pots: one circular, white, with one cactus, and one crescent shaped, red, with with five cacti. There is also a round stand with a square outline. Take the RED CRYSTAL from the bottom point of the crescent.

Zoom out, then zoom in on the cabinet fronts. Take the body of a TELESCOPE from the top left. The top middle and bottom right are empty.

The top right cupboard requires a four color combination to open. Good to know.

The bottom middle cabinet requires a three-digit number code, and the bottom left requires a key.

Opening some doors

The bottom middle cabinet in the chest requires a three digit number code and hints with an image of a square, crescent and circle.

There is something crescent shaped right above us, conveniently. We need to get a number from it.

The code is the number of cacti growing in the pots that match the shape.

951

Take the TELESCOPE CAP and RED SHEET. The RED SHEET is beneath a hint saying 'Chair.'

Attach the CAP to the TELESCOPE. Use the TELESCOPE to examine the smudge on the glass above the star shaped cactus pot.

The image is of an X with each branch numbered:
2 4
\/
/\
1 3

What have we seen that has four branches?

The sculpture on the table has four bells in an X shape. Ring the bells in the order shown in the smudge to release the CIRCLE KEY.

Use the CIRCLE KEY on the bottom left cabinet to get a HAMMER and PUZZLE BOX

Use the RED SHEET on the right hand chair. The red screen reveals a CLOVER KEY. Use the CLOVER KEY to open the left cabinet next to the big cactus. Take the CHERRY CRYSTAL and the HINT SHEET.

The HINT SHEET points to the top right box in a 2x3 grid.

Use the colors of the cactus pots in the given shapes to unlock the cabinet. The colors are yellow, white, red, and green-grey. From left to right, click each button the following number of times to get the correct color:
1, 2, 6, 3

Once the cabinet is open, press the switch on the top. Back out to see a light shining out of the square outline.

Place the SQUARE CRYSTAL in the light and zoom in to see the number 708

Opening the puzzle box

Each button can take a circle or X shape.

Match the buttons to the pattern of round and x cacti in the square pot. Open the box to get the AQUA CRYSTAL

Endgame

Enter the code in the keypad on the dais

708

Click on the left side of the pedestal to find the LAVENDAR CRYSTAL

There are six slots on the front of the pedestal, but so far we only have five crystals.

Use the HAMMER on the LARGE CRYSTAL to reveal the
IVORY CRYSTAL

The hint for the order of the crystals is nearby

Each crystal color starts with one of the letters in GARLIC

Starting from the top and proceeding clockwise, enter the crystals in this order:
Green, Aqua, Red, Lavender, Ivory, Cherry.

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Puzzle Solutions
In case you need a push in the right direction

Bell "Candlebra"
(Pink sculpture thing with a key in the middle of four bells)

You need to get a few other items before you can solve this...

You first need a completed telescope.

Use the telescope on the "x" on the wall high above the large cactus/potting table.

The order in which to ring the bells is revealed.

left front - left rear - right front - right rear


NOTE: you cannot enter the correct sequence for the bells until you've used the completed telescope on the "x"

Large 6-door Potting Table

Middle Bottom Door...

The three digit code for this can be found by counting around the room....

How many cacti in each of the shaped pots: square, moon, circle?

9 - 5 - 1

Left Bottom Door...

Solve the "bell candlebra" puzzle to get the key.

Top Right Door...


A piece of paper reveals the clue...


Colors of the differently shaped pots around the room.

yellow - white - red - green

Wooden Box

The answer to this is found on one of the cacti pots

From top left corner all the way across to the bottom right side... circles.
From the top right corner, two Xs down.... then two Xs up from the bottom left.

Dais

Opening it:


Get clue after you have "white cube" and have opened the top right door of the large potting table.

Put the white cube on the red square, on top of the table.
Open the door below, turn on the light.

708

Using it:

You need to put the 6 crystals in the right order.
There is a very big sign nearby.
Hint:

GARLIC

Green - Aqua - Red - Lavender - Ivory - Cherry

CRYSTALS Locations

Red -

On the red moon-shaped mini cacti pot

Green -

On the large cactus

Cherry -

In the left door of the small potting table.

Ivory -

Use hammer on the large crystal

Aqua -

Inside the wooden box

Lavender -

On the bottom left side of the dais, once it's opened Red -

On the red moon-shaped mini cacti pot

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Escaped! Do you think there are multiple endings?

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MmeTurbulence Author Profile Page November 3, 2010 1:32 AM

And out! Cute game, though I gotta say, finding the

red crystal

was a giant PITA.

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I gotta say the color puzzle was by far the most annoying...

I kept thinking I had the colors right but apparently I'm color blind or my monitor is wonky

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tis was a tidy game, not too shabby..

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finding all the crystals was a bit a mmmmmm..

lavender was a bit yeah..!!

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And I'm out! This one is just simple enough that I didn't need a walkthrough, just a few GOOD hints.

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Anonymous November 3, 2010 4:50 AM

the game doesnt display

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A nice way to spend 15-20 mins on a Wednesday, though shouldn't pose much of a problem to seasoned escapers! My only tip would be

Don't forget to try combining items

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Any further hints on the other crystal? I'm assuming it's lavender. I looked at Elle's "push-through" and I'm still a tad flummoxed.

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It is a good game. The puzzles are logical and of average difficulty. The best aspect of this game is that it has no major fault or annoyance. It is a comfortable game that does not require a walkthrough. The graphics, shapes and colors are typical of Strawberry Cafe games. And, this game might be their easiest to play.

I like the Japanese games, such as those from Tesshi-e, who should have a new game out in a few days, and GotMail, who hasn't released a game in two years. However, there is an old, but excellent GotMail game that has not been featured here in JIG. If you have played GotMail Games before, you will reminisce with delight playing this game.

So, if you need a little bit extra today; another double espresso, another jolt, play

Scrapper from GotMail.jp

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Still need help with lavender. I actually restarted the game because

I noticed in the moon-shaped cactus planter, there is still a crystal "form" after you pick up the red crystal. However, if you turn on the light, that "form" goes away. I figured maybe you have to do something before you turn on the light, because once it's on, you can't turn it off.

Obviously, I'm still missing/not getting something. Help?

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Uh... and what about the left door of the smaller table? I got a red square (???) and nothing else, and that door stays closed...

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Awesome push-through, Elle. I'm still stuck, though - am I just missing something terribly, terribly obvious? I can't find the

key to the small potting table

and I also have this

red square thing that I have no idea what to do with. I have tried "using" it and/or combining it every way I can think of...

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LOL Okay...I got the key but have no idea what the interaction was supposed to be between the

red square thingy and the chair

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Night Stryke Author Profile Page November 3, 2010 12:11 PM

Ah, found lavender.

It's in a niche on the left side of the crystal pedestal on the dais. Click on the bottom left side of the pedestal.

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Where is:

the second part of the telescope? I think that's the main thing holding me up.

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Where is the cherry? Left of small potting table? Where is the key?

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Nevermind, I found it.

There is nothing in the walkthrough about getting the fancy diamond-studded key.

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@Night Stryke
Thanks! It took me a minute

to distinguish between the crystal where the code was given and the place where the crystals were inserted.

Good game.

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read the hints by elle and Stryke, but still cannot find lavender. Help!

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Night Stryke Author Profile Page November 3, 2010 4:20 PM

@Tamara:

Go to the screen with the picture of the garlic and the big crystal pedestal that you raised from the dais. Click on the crystal pedestal once to get a closer look at it, then click on the bottom left side of the pedestal to find the lavender crystal in a little niche.

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In what order am I supposed to stick all the crystals into the dais thingy? I have them all, but no idea in what order to place them, and no idea where to find a hint for that. I do recall picking up a piece of paper in the locked cabinet in the small potting table, but it didn't stay in my inventory so I have no way of knowing what's on it.

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a complete walkthrough be in the works soon?

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hellopanda November 3, 2010 5:50 PM

Where's the diamond studded key and the Cherry crystal? I just can't seem to find it!

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@grinnyp, well duh, aren't I the idiot? Thanks for the assist!

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The diamond studded key is

on the right chair at the table with the candelabra. I can't tell you exactly where because I randomly clicked untill I found it.

Hope this helps.

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MmeTurbulence Author Profile Page November 3, 2010 11:37 PM

Full Walkthrough

General info:

The "Looking around" section has some anvil-licious hints if you don't want to read the full on solution later in the walkthrough.

There are color-based puzzles, and instructions for the colorblind will be given.

Looking around

Facing the table & chairs, we see a weird sculpture thing with a key attached to the center.

Note that there are four bells you can ring, but we don't know yet what order they are in. We can zoom in on the right chair, but not the left.

Moving on to the left, there are two cabinets, one of which is locked, and three pots of cacti, one hexagonal, gray pot, with one cactus; one star shaped, gold pot, with one cactus; and one square, green-ish pot, with nine cacti.

Zoom in on the big cactus and click at the joint where the left arm meets the trunk to collect a GREEN CRYSTAL.

Look in the right cabinet for a LARGE CRYSTAL.

Note that the cacti in the green pot form an X shaped pattern, and some cacti are round, while others are x-shaped themselves.

There's a smudge on the glass at the top of the screen, but the Japanese text says it is too small to read.

Nothing else to do here so move left.

The dias requires a three digit number code. We'll come back to it later.

There is a big sign that says garlic. Zoom in on the stand it's on to collect a SQUARE CRYSTAL.

Nothing else here so turn left again.

On top of the cupboard are two pots: one circular, white, with one cactus, and one crescent shaped, red, with with five cacti. There is also a round stand with a square outline. Take the RED CRYSTAL from the bottom point of the crescent.

Zoom out, then zoom in on the cabinet fronts. Take the body of a TELESCOPE from the top left. The top middle and bottom right are empty.

The top right cupboard requires a four color combination to open. Good to know.

The bottom middle cabinet requires a three-digit number code, and the bottom left requires a key.

Opening some doors

The bottom middle cabinet in the chest requires a three digit number code and hints with an image of a square, crescent and circle.

There is something crescent shaped right above us, conveniently. We need to get a number from it.

The code is the number of cacti growing in the pots that match the shape.

951

Take the TELESCOPE CAP and RED SHEET. The RED SHEET is beneath a hint saying 'Chair.'

Attach the CAP to the TELESCOPE. Use the TELESCOPE to examine the smudge on the glass above the star shaped cactus pot.

The image is of an X with each branch numbered:
2 4
\/
/\
1 3

What have we seen that has four branches?

The sculpture on the table has four bells in an X shape. Ring the bells in the order shown in the smudge to release the CIRCLE KEY.

Use the CIRCLE KEY on the bottom left cabinet to get a HAMMER and PUZZLE BOX

Use the RED SHEET on the right hand chair. The red screen reveals a CLOVER KEY. Use the CLOVER KEY to open the left cabinet next to the big cactus. Take the CHERRY CRYSTAL and the HINT SHEET.

The HINT SHEET points to the top right box in a 2x3 grid.

Use the colors of the cactus pots in the given shapes to unlock the cabinet. The colors are yellow, white, red, and green-grey. From left to right, click each button the following number of times to get the correct color:
1, 2, 6, 3

Once the cabinet is open, press the switch on the top. Back out to see a light shining out of the square outline.

Place the SQUARE CRYSTAL in the light and zoom in to see the number 708

Opening the puzzle box

Each button can take a circle or X shape.

Match the buttons to the pattern of round and x cacti in the square pot. Open the box to get the AQUA CRYSTAL

Endgame

Enter the code in the keypad on the dais

708

Click on the left side of the pedestal to find the LAVENDAR CRYSTAL

There are six slots on the front of the pedestal, but so far we only have five crystals.

Use the HAMMER on the LARGE CRYSTAL to reveal the
IVORY CRYSTAL

The hint for the order of the crystals is nearby

Each crystal color starts with one of the letters in GARLIC

Starting from the top and proceeding clockwise, enter the crystals in this order:
Green, Aqua, Red, Lavender, Ivory, Cherry.

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Procrastinateher November 4, 2010 2:20 AM

Okay, for those of you confused, to get the lavender crystal thingy

Click to the left of the column that rises out of the ground near the Garlic pit.

It's not underneath the thing you needed to smash to get to another crystal, if that's how you read that lovely walkthrough.

Um, strange ending, but that is to be expected I guess.

How does one get trapped in a room without any doors in the first place? Why can't you just smash through the glass with the hammer?

Perpetual room escape questions it seems.

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Why strawberry cafe shut off the connections to their website in the asia region since 2007?

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Procrastinateher,
you can't be an old room escaper if these questions even arise in your mind :D :D :D

bio

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nice li'l game.

in and out.

I long for another neutral game...

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this is so simple but pretty! I like anything icy.

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Sorry that I left out a solution to finding the key for the small potting table...

In case someone is still looking and missed the answers given by the others:

In the same cupboard where you find the red panel, a big hint is given about how to use it....

Chair
. .^. .
. .|. .

.

In other words, use the red panel on the chair to the right of the little table. When you do, the key will be revealed... turns out it's been on the cushion the entire time, you just couldn't see it. Durn keys can be like that!

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