One thing you can count on with Strawberry Cafe designed room escape games is the color palette, a luscious mix of reds, pinks, and whites that together evoke images of strawberry desserts. This week, with Enchanted Room Escape, Strawberry Cafe moves the design from the subconscious idea of food to the conscious, because this time you're escaping a room filled with amazing looking desserts in every nook and cranny. For this week's Weekday Escape, be prepared for some drooling.
Enchanted Room Escape is a pretty standard visual design for Strawberry Cafe, a simple one-room escape with basic navigation arrows and a simple inventory. However, Strawberry Cafe has jacked up both the difficulty level of the puzzles and the reliance on a single sense: sight. Aside from the visuals which are guaranteed to whet the appetite, the puzzles involved are heavily color-based and trickier than usual. Unfortunately the lack of a changing cursor does invite some pixel-hunting along the way. On the plus side the controls are pretty easy to master and include a save feature and a handy mute button.
Despite the minor flaws this is one of the better escapes from this designer, simple enough for a snack but complex enough to satisfy the appetite. As the player stumbles around this pretty plain room, bouncing from cakes to macaroons to...more cakes, along with the puzzles to feed the mind the gamer might feel the need for more substantial nourishment in the form of real food. Perhaps you'd better grab some munchies before you dive in, just in case, and prepare to be enchanted!