Who's up for a taste of the Orient? No, not a Yum-Cha banquet as much as I'd like to be able to take us all out for. Rather, a nice little point-and-click entree from Abroy games, a delightfully seasoned escape game without the MSG. Golden Dragon Mystery is a pleasurable break from routine, as sweet as ordering Chinese take-out on the weekend.
Use your mouse to point and click on furnishings and items in an Orientally ornate room, find codes and solve puzzles. The wisdom of Confucius is conspicuously absent, so you may experience the occasional puzzle that's not quite intuitive or logical, but for the most part the puzzles are straightforward and easily solvable. As you click, explore and solve, you'll be accompanied by some traditional Chinese music to set the mood. There is a mute button in case it breaks concentration levels.
The basic aim of the game is to locate nine puzzle tiles and six coloured dragon tiles, by finding clues, working out the codes and exploring the environs and furnishings of a lavishly decorated room, and work out a means to escape. There are no fortune cookies, sadly ('cause they're the best part of a Chinese meal, aren't they?) but you might just find out your animal symbol of the Chinese horoscope. Apparently I'm a Monkey. Yea, so I have a penchant for bananas, but I don't do the whole groom-the-body-hair-of-family-members-and-eat-mites thing. That's what flea bombs are for.
So sit back like it's the weekend, brandish your chopsticks, and enjoy the Oriental flavors of Golden Dragon Mystery.