Tesshi-e wants to wish you a Happy Halloween, a Happy Weekday Escape, and even some Happy Hippos. There are loads of happy here to go around, in fact—it's spilling over into every imaginable place a mirthful golden token could hide in The Happy Escape 3, the 78th escape-the-room game from the designer whose characteristic whimsical style sets genre standards.
Point-and-click your way around the room, deciphering clues and solving puzzles until you have found ten "happy coins" that spell the exit from this hexagonal room, which seems quite familiar, after all didn't we just escape into it from an entrance hall? There's no changing cursor to lead you, but as everything is interesting, you'll want to explore it all. Pick up anything you can (that isn't screwed down) and examine it closely, pondering out the many ways you can put it to good use. As you go, you'll gather up three Halloween-themed ornaments, solve the enigma of the wobbly picture, say hello to Mr. Birdy and encounter one of Tesshi-e's most esoteric hints; make sure your lateral thinking is in the game and you'll be well prepared to break the clever codes. Just like the first and second happy escapes, there is only one ending but as the title promises, it is a happy one.
So, are you happy? I'm happy! Look at me, really, I'm ecstatic. Few things make the day more happy than opening up Jay Is Games and seeing a new Tesshi-e waiting for you. So now go play. Go have a happy—a lot of it!