Phuket (poo-kèt) is a lovely, tropical oceanside town in Thailand, a place where the azure waters of the Pacific lap ashore soft sand beaches. At night, the city lights look like a cascade of sparkles rolling down Phuket mountain. There's even some familiar faces waiting to serve up a tasty burger to you when all the sightseeing and nightlife leave you hungry. Sounds alluring, doesn't it? You could endure the hassle of airports and the expense of traveling, or you can let Cabeza take you there and all you have to do is Escape! In Phuket.
After a brief and blissfully comfortable plane ride across the game screen, the first thing you'll notice about this vacation-themed escape-the-room game is its appealing design in an attractive color palate of turquoise and summery wicker. Navigation is made straight forward with bright arrows and a clean layout means you're not searching for that one special pixel to reap needed clues or items. This leads to a relaxing and peaceful sojourn, where you need only to point and click around, putting items to logical use and noting the clues that are revealed. About five or ten minutes later, you'll have the exit key in hand and a smile of satisfaction to go with it.
This vacation abode has just two tiny rooms with just a handful of codes to solve, but Escape! In Phuket will be appreciated especially by players who want pleasant surroundings as much as affability and logical puzzles in their gameplay. While it is a disappointment to not have more walls to look at or more puzzles to solve, you are well rewarded for your efforts with a fun souvenir: a slide show of places visited in Phuket to prompt the vacation memories, telling the story behind the pictures. A minibreak to Thailand in a free online game? That'll swipe the smug grin off certain red-hatted gnomes.