Pool Cocktail Escape 2
It's all well and good to lounge by the pool, sipping sweet mixed drinks and getting a sunburn that'll hurt long after your hangover is gone. You might even humble brag about the time this eccentric resort forced you to solve a bunch of puzzles before you could even end your swank vacation. Ah yeah, it's a rough life but someone has to live it. That someone in this case is TomaTea and, since you're just so lucky enough, you, in Pool Cocktail Escape 2. This time around, night has fallen on that very same Pool Cocktail oasis you escaped from before. With a moonlit sky above, there's no need to slather on the sunscreen. Concern yourself instead with finding the clues, which are well hidden in this poolside setting, and deciphering codes to gather the ingredients for another fancy cocktail, your key to escape.
As you explore the scene, a glowing cursor will help you find active areas, but a big rectangular swimming pool in the center of the "room" might complicate your movements. To change views, click the grey bars at the edges of the screen, either at the sides or bottom depending on if you're turning or backing up. Then, stay alert for even the slightest visual clue to help you solve a slew of puzzles along the bar area. While the puzzles are mostly easy enough to warrant the "simple summer escape" subtitle TomaTea gives this game, catching all the clues is not as effortless as all that. There's a couple that are easy to miss and one in particular comes more from desperately rechecking every detail than from intuition or logic. Likewise, you may want to brush up on the rules of picross before beginning this escape. At times, you'll wonder why you apparently "have a clue" even as you scratch your head as to what it could be. That's all part of one of the many reasons you love TomaTea, though. A few head-desk moments are always followed by some aha! grinning—when you're out, you can tip your virtual drink and bask in the glow of well-earned success.