Retro Room

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The perfect escape for a coffee break: easy enough to be finished quickly, interesting enough to engage (and perhaps revive?) the mind. I do wish that the game had included some sort of music or soundtrack, but the graphics are well-designed and the overall package good enough to overlook such a minor flaw.

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I managed to solve this one yesterday, so here's a walkthrough and some hints
hope it helps

- Hints

- Blue blocks

One behind the couch

One of the blue figurine's arms on the desk

One in a drawer of the desk

One in a hole in the wall next to the balloon (click the balloon to see it)

One behind a box next to the door

- Green block

One under the couch

One in the ice block, you'll need the matches

in the drawers of the desk

to melt it

One forming the 1 of the 12 from the clock

One in the balloon, you'll need a tack

under the drawers of the desk

to pop it (no, you can't use the knife... beats me why)

One on the painting you can see from the desk view (bottom right of the green square)

- The code to the safe

Find 2 projectors and 3 slides

Put the 2 projectors on the empty shelves, and a slide on each projector's lens

The code is on a white screen above the couch and should be :

846

- Walkthrough

Click on the couch, then under it, get the green block hidden on the left, and the slide on the right.

Go back to the full view of the couch, and click above it so you can look behind it

Go right, click on the little blue figurine. Take the ice block and the figurine's right arm (assuming it's facing you)

Go back to full view, click the painting you see on the left, and click around the bottom right corner of the green square to get another block

Go back, click on the drawers. Open them to find matches and another blue block

Click on the matches, then on the ice block so that you have everything in view. Then click the matchbox, and hold the match over the ice until it's melted, get the green block.

Click under the drawers to find a tack

Go back to the full view and click the computer, solve the puzzle to get another slide.
Answer :

3-5-1
2-7-9
6-8-4

Go back and go right. Lift the mat in front of the door to get a third slide.

Click the projector and put a slide on the lens

Go back and right, take the green block from the clock.

Click the set of drawers, open the top one to get a projector.

Click behind the drawers to find a knife

Go back, and click the balloon.

Use the tack to pop it and get a green block

Get the blue block from the hole on the wall

Go back to the door, and click the box on the bottom left corner, get the blue block hiding behind one of the boxes

Use the knife on the box on the left, take the projector

Put a projector on each empty shelf (one left of the door, the other over the desk) and put a slide on each projector's lens

Go back to the couch and click the paintings above it, you'll see a white screen on the left with a code

846, doesn't seem to change

Put all your green and blue blocks on their corresponding paintings, note the shape of the holes left once you're done

a 3 with a right arrow, and a 5 with a top arrow

Go back to the safe, enter the code and get a yellow block.

Step back from the safe, and click on the grey squares on the left

Click the grey block on the 3rd column from the left and 5th line from the bottom to reveal and get another yellow block

Go to the door, complete the yellow panels with your blocks, and voila, you're out

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Retro Escape is really good, yay, solved it on my own. One gripe though is that a lot of times when I click around it's like I'm suddenly teleported to another screen, it doesn't really feel like I'm looking around different corners of one room all of the time

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Let go of an item by pressing the spacebar.

Complete walkthrough:

1.Look under couch. Take projector slide and green piece. There is a blue piece behind the couch.
2.Go to the right and click picture on the wall with rectangles. Click at the bottom right of the green rectangle to obtain another green piece.
3.Click on desk. take green piece frozen in ice and pull the arm off the statue.
4.Click the computer and type in (from left to right): 2375914, and get the projection slide.
5.Open drawers below desk and take a matchbox and a blue piece.Click under drawers and get drawing pin.
6.Zoom out and go right to face the door. Click the doormat and take the projection slide.
7.Go right and open the drawers. Take the projector from the top drawer. (The rest are locked.)
8.Take a knife from behind the drawers.
9.Zoom out, take green piece from clock.
10.Use drawing pin to pop balloon. Take green piece inside.
11.Take blue piece from the hole in the wall next to the balloon.
12.Light a match from the matchbox and melt the ice with green piece inside to obtain a green piece.
13.Go to the door and click the boxes. Collect blue piece, then use knife to open box to obtain another projecter.
Go to sofa and put all the green and blue pieces into the screens withe the right and up arrow.
14.Go to the screen with a lot of rectangles and click the rectangle that is 2 squares to the right and 4 squares upwards from the 2 crosses. (Actually it should be 3 to the right and 5 upwards as the puzzle shows.)
15.Take yellow piece.
16.Put the 2 projectors on the glass ledges and a projection slide on each of the projectors.
17.Go to the part with the arrows and note the number on the screen (846).
18.Go to safe, click 846, and collect yellow piece.
19.Go to the door, insert the yellow pieces, open the door and you're out!

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Seregmegilmor Author Profile Page September 24, 2008 6:03 AM

I managed to solve this one yesterday, so here's a walkthrough and some hints
hope it helps

- Hints

- Blue blocks

One behind the couch

One of the blue figurine's arms on the desk

One in a drawer of the desk

One in a hole in the wall next to the balloon (click the balloon to see it)

One behind a box next to the door

- Green block

One under the couch

One in the ice block, you'll need the matches

in the drawers of the desk

to melt it

One forming the 1 of the 12 from the clock

One in the balloon, you'll need a tack

under the drawers of the desk

to pop it (no, you can't use the knife... beats me why)

One on the painting you can see from the desk view (bottom right of the green square)

- The code to the safe

Find 2 projectors and 3 slides

Put the 2 projectors on the empty shelves, and a slide on each projector's lens

The code is on a white screen above the couch and should be :

846

- Walkthrough

Click on the couch, then under it, get the green block hidden on the left, and the slide on the right.

Go back to the full view of the couch, and click above it so you can look behind it

Go right, click on the little blue figurine. Take the ice block and the figurine's right arm (assuming it's facing you)

Go back to full view, click the painting you see on the left, and click around the bottom right corner of the green square to get another block

Go back, click on the drawers. Open them to find matches and another blue block

Click on the matches, then on the ice block so that you have everything in view. Then click the matchbox, and hold the match over the ice until it's melted, get the green block.

Click under the drawers to find a tack

Go back to the full view and click the computer, solve the puzzle to get another slide.
Answer :

3-5-1
2-7-9
6-8-4

Go back and go right. Lift the mat in front of the door to get a third slide.

Click the projector and put a slide on the lens

Go back and right, take the green block from the clock.

Click the set of drawers, open the top one to get a projector.

Click behind the drawers to find a knife

Go back, and click the balloon.

Use the tack to pop it and get a green block

Get the blue block from the hole on the wall

Go back to the door, and click the box on the bottom left corner, get the blue block hiding behind one of the boxes

Use the knife on the box on the left, take the projector

Put a projector on each empty shelf (one left of the door, the other over the desk) and put a slide on each projector's lens

Go back to the couch and click the paintings above it, you'll see a white screen on the left with a code

846, doesn't seem to change

Put all your green and blue blocks on their corresponding paintings, note the shape of the holes left once you're done

a 3 with a right arrow, and a 5 with a top arrow

Go back to the safe, enter the code and get a yellow block.

Step back from the safe, and click on the grey squares on the left

Click the grey block on the 3rd column from the left and 5th line from the bottom to reveal and get another yellow block

Go to the door, complete the yellow panels with your blocks, and voila, you're out

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Wow thats a really sloppy game, countless times i was clicking parts of the screen frustrated it wouldnt go where I wanted it to, the last message i received is always on the screen, you let go of an item with the spacebar?? And all sorts of things, like when you look at the matches you can still click around the room from behind it. More frustration than fun for me I'm afraid.

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Ummm...how do I get to the game? The review links just take me to a comment thread on Bored.com *confused look*

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Technical trouble.

After I find the

box of matches

it goes into my inventory like anything else. But when I click on it to use it, it takes up the game screen (which I gather is supposed to happen) but then clicking on the "close" at the top does nothing and I'm just blindly walking around the room.

Is this a bug or just a load error?

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I did it!
in 903 seconds and i clicked 1114 times :)

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greenfourth September 24, 2008 2:47 PM

ray9na: I had a similar problem. if you move the cursor slowly of the edge of the game window you can see that the pointer is actually a bit below the match (not a single part of the cursor is on the match itself xP )

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Well, Retro room was an OK one. Not bad, not too brilliant either.

Moving around was a PITA sometimes, though.

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Is no one going to help me get into the game? :(

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I don't know what the trouble is LSN. The link takes me to a page where the game appears.

What exactly is your problem?

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Nevermind. bored.com was on my blocked site list, so it didn't load the game.

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This game is totally unplayable. When you select an inventory item, you're stuck with it as your cursor. And none of them seem to have the same hot-spot, so it gets REALLY hard clicking around. It's a shame, too, because it looks like it could be a good game.

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I wasn't a fan of this one. The navigation was terrible, and parts of the game itself were just unnecessary. My three gripes:

I figured out the safe combination with only two of the slides, but it wouldn't let me in until I got the third. I kept trying number combinations with the tetris pictures. So much wasted time!

I spent a good amount of time looking for the keys to those "locked drawers"

And my personal favorite:

Apparently you need specialized equipment to pop a balloon! A knife won't do it!

I did like the number puzzle on the computer though.

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After melting the block, I clicked close without grabbing the piece and it completely disappeared.

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The number puzzle was alright and the puzzle with the wall with the gray squares was pretty clever. The thing that bugged me though was that the navigation was frustrating and made no sense. I was clicking everywhere trying to get where I wanted to go (and sometimes I was trying to examine things up close only to find out that clicking anywhere in their vicinity outside of one spot takes you someplace else).

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Sorry about that first comment I left, I'm giving it a second try now, and after I realized that you can hit space to put stuff away, it's actually not half bad.

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Medium level puzzles. Bad navigation (confusing). Basically no needed for a pixel hunt. A good one for novels or for a boring day at work :)

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Agree with others. Very nicely designed game plagued with interface problems. I don't normally enjoy the Escape-the-room genre, but this one I really liked. I escaped in 1250 seconds, clicking 878 times.

Interface improvements:
* I didn't see anywhere in game that you could release an object by pressing spacebar, and just learned that from the comment thread. Perhaps whenever you pick up an item, this message could appear in the text display area. The worst one, for me, was

after using the matches to melt the ice, I had a match cursor forever, and it took a bzillion clicks to find the cursor hotspot, so I could close the window and see the room again. At the very least, the developer should put away the matches automatically when the player gets to 100% in melting the ice.

* I also felt like looking around the room was counter intuitive. I understand

hiding the hotspots for looking behind and under objects

but when simply looking around the room, it would be OK to show the hotspots, with perhaps some mouseover indication of which way you will turn if you look. Transition movies, like you see at the very beginning of the game, would also help. The most egregious transition was clicking the left side of the screen from the safe/clock view. You expect to see the wall of little boxes, but instead see the locked door.
* There needs to be a line connecting the two lower right boxes in the laptop puzzle. Without it, there are actually multiple correct solutions, but the only solution that I did, that was actually recognized as correct, assumed there was a line connecting those two boxes.
* Bug: If you click Play Again, on a second playthrough,

the knife, pushpin, and matches

remain in your inventory.

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Sticky items ruined it for me. Instead of trying to figure out how to escape the room, I have to figure out how to let go of the item. Ridicilous.

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Urg. I thought I had it, but then I clicked on one of the ads on the side and ended up losing everything. Are new tabs or windows too much to ask for?

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JH, I'm only seeing one solution to the computer puzzle.

3 5 1
2 7 9
6 8 4

What other solutions do you see?

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The control for this game was terrible. I found that I couldn't even pick up one of the items for about 10 minutes. Having to press the space bar to drop an item was pointless and annoying. Otherwise it's a good game to kill a bit of time.

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So, after spending about 15 minutes playing, I accidently moved my mouse over an ad and instead of a new window opening, I was brought to OfficeDepot.com, with no way back.

Nice game mechanics...not.

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There was another solution for the computer puzzle!

4 61, 3 6 9, 6 8 3

I was going crazy over that! Yeah, not such a good game. And I had the match problem and accidentally clicked on an ad, too. Then did the game mention about the space bar trick anyway?

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i escaped in 564 sec and 432 clicks.thanks for computer puzzle guys

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I usually don't bother commenting on the net, but I got annoyed about the misunderstanding of the word retro in the review.

Obviously the reviewer did see Austin Powers one too many times and misunderstood the usage of the word retro here. Maybe she should do some research on wikipedia about "retro", "retrogaming" and "history of video games".

The word retro here obviously implies to retro gaming, which at the moment generally means the era in the early 80s, or on a wider scope late 70s to late 80s, the era with blocky pixel graphics.

NOT some 60s pop-culture, Andy Warhol, lava lamp retro.

I know the word retro can signify a lot of things and that it can be easily misunderstood, so sorry about nitpicking, but you should probably have someone with understanding of retro gaming doing the retro themed reviews.

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Datasun:

She's joking. Relax.

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Once again this site has moved a game - retro escape is still on the site but you will have to go looking for it as the link in this post takes you to a different game now.

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Thanks again, Jaycee! Links fixed. It won't be moving again anytime soon. :)

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I just wanted to say that I still have the same problem some other people had... for some reason ads on the page with this game take you to a different page in the same window, causing you to have to start the game over. Not sure why this seems to happen on this game and not others, but it is really annoying.

And as for the game... knowing space drops items helps a ton, I wish the game itself said that (I don't always read the full review before playing, and reviews shouldn't be responsible for explaining controls), and the navigation was horrible. :P

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