One of the favorite all time room escape designers here at Weekday Escape is the inimitable Tesshi-e, and one of the favorite things they like to do is hide a "lucky coin" inside a room to offer a second, alternative escape scenario to most of their games. Once in a blue moon, however, Tesshi-e likes to change things up and give us room escapers a bonus and an overabundance of riches by making the escape less about getting out of a room and more about finding as many lucky coins as we can. That means that Tesshi-e has favored us with a sequel to The Happy Escape and produced The Happy Escape 2 just in time for the mid-week break.
Join us, will you, for one of Tesshi-e's classic strange scenarios. "He" has invited you to visit and has offered coffee and cake, but in order to get the treats you must scour the locked room for happy coins, and of course you end up not only solving your way out (hopefully), but you end up being the one who provides the treats as well. It makes you think that the designer has had some bad experiences somewhere down the line, because what kind of host makes you provide your own food to escape? Yes, in a nod back to Escape from the Hexagonal Room you simply cannot get out until you brew the coffee and plate up the cake. Hey, at least this time you don't have to make a full breakfast.
There is only one escape scenario in this little charmer that features the standard gorgeous Tesshi-e visuals and a jazzy little tune to help pass the time while solving a nice selection of logical puzzles. Once again the wobbly picture puzzle is back and once again the designer has thought up yet another new solution, so even that shouldn't cause many complaints. The usual stellar controls and competent English translation round out the perfect mid-week Tesshi-e experience complete with a lovely treat at the end. Time to get happy!