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The Great Basement Escape

The 4th in a series of Great Escapes by Mateusz Skutnik and the Pastel Games crew, The Great Basement Escape is another short and fun room escape game in the same whimsical style that we have come to love and expect from the series.

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Walkthrough Guide


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List of nails:

Screen with bike:
1. In the wooden box on the floor.
2. On the jar with the red label on the left.

Screen with shelves of jars:
3. On top-most shelf on the right.

Screen with sink:
4. On the floor in front of the washing machine.
5. On box next to green boots.
6. To the right of the mouse hole (zoom in).
7. On top of the washing machine (click on the sink first).
8. Next to the green boots (click on boots first).

I just wanted to note that it wasn't very clear what the rack was in the previous walk through. i referred to it later in the game so there were steps I missed, thus when looking back I didn't see the racks or the chain step until later when I went back. It caused a lot of confusion.

Here's a revised version of the walkthrough. This is recommended for people who are only referring to help themselves.

  1. get the hammer and the 1st nail from the chest.

  2. get the 2nd nail at the same screen, on the jar (left)

  3. get the chain, small rack and big rack from the bike.

  4. click the shelf above the chest.

  5. it will break. and right ski will come to your inventory.

  6. turn right.

  7. get the screwdriver on the floor.

  8. get the 3rd nail on the shelf.

  9. break the box at the bottom shelf at the right with the hammer.

  10. get the planks.

  11. click on the jars at the top shelf and get a carrot from the jar.

  12. get the left ski from left of the shelves.

  13. turn right.

  14. open the panel on the wall with the screwdriver.

  15. put the racks from the bike in it.

  16. turn right and get the 4th nail in front of the machine.

  17. get a tumbler from the machine.

  18. click on the sink and get the rope.

  19. there is the 5th nail on the machine at the sink screen.

  20. click on the shoe and get the shoe lace fom it.

  21. there is 6th nail at the shoe screen.

  22. click on the hole on the wall.

  23. get the mouse and the 7th nail.

  24. put the tumbler from the washer on the panel with racks from earlier at the bike.

  25. put the chain on the racks from the bike and the thumbler from the washer.

  26. tie the rope to the rope coming from the ceiling.

  27. combine the rope shoe lace from sink and boot and the carrot from the jar.

  28. put the carrot from the jar on the hook on the ceiling.

  29. put the right and left skies from the wall and the side of the shelf under the closet on the ceiling.

  30. get the 8th nail on the right box at the sink screen.

  31. click the planks from the box broken with the hammer on the skies.

  32. you will have a ladder to go out.

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With easy escape games like this, I like to find the Phi for the game. The Phi of an escape game is the smallest number of items you ever have to have in your inventory while solving it. (I only assigned a random Greek letter to it so it'd sound professional.)

The Phi of TGKE was 1 (items placed in the Construct screen don't count). The Phi of TGLRE was 3 (hint: start with the mask). The Phi of TGBE was 2. The Phi of this game is 3 (all the nails are counted as one item, because they only take up one inventory slot).

Happy halloween..!! i got seven nails..might it be useful?

Well it may be easy for the most part, I can't seem to find the last nail! Someone help, please. Thanks.

Nevermind. Just found it! It was in the most obvious location ever!

all 8 nails utilized..

Phew, finally found that last nail. I was really happy to see this up today.

Happy Halloween!

8 nails and a hammer.
Door is open.
Now what?

Nevermind.
I didn't notice

the breakable box

Thanks anyway.

How did you find eight nails without noticing the breakable box Ezrabbit?

I, on the other hand,did notice the breakable box but can only find seven nails? huh?

What am i missing?

I am also missing the last nail.

great game :)
walkthrough in spoiler :O

get the hammer and the 1st nail from the chest.

get the 2nd nail at the same screen, on the jar (left)

get the chain, small rack and big rack from the bike.

click the shelf above the chest.

it will break. and right ski will come to your inventory.

turn right.

get the screwdriver on the floor.

get the 3rd nail on the shelf.

break the box at the bottom shelf at the right with the hammer.

get the planks.

click on the jars at the top shelf and get a carrot from the jar.

get the left ski from left of the shelves.

turn right.

open the panel on the wall with the screwdriver.

put the racks in it.

turn right and get the 4th nail in front of the machine.

get a tumbler from the machine.

click on the sink and get the rope.

there is the 5th nail on the machine at the sink screen.

click on the shoe and get the shoe lace fom it.

there is 6th nail at the shoe screen.

click on the hole on the wall.

get the mouse and the 7th nail.

put the tumbler on the panel with rack.

put the chain on the racks and the thumbler.

tie the rope to the rope coming from the ceiling.

combine the rope shoe lace and the carrot.

put the carrot on the hook on the ceiling.

put the right and left skies under the closet on the ceiling.

get the 8th nail on the right box at the sink screen.

click the planks on the skies.

you will have a ladder to go out.

List of nails:

Screen with bike:
1. In the wooden box on the floor.
2. On the jar with the red label on the left.

Screen with shelves of jars:
3. On top-most shelf on the right.

Screen with sink:
4. On the floor in front of the washing machine.
5. On box next to green boots.
6. To the right of the mouse hole (zoom in).
7. On top of the washing machine (click on the sink first).
8. Next to the green boots (click on boots first).

Nice one! I finished without help for a change.

I like the last two great escapes particularly. Good animations, fun style, and solvable puzzles without much pixel hunting and giant leaps of logic.

Keep the 'Great' coming!

UnderwaterPeacock already gave the full walkthrough :O

Thanks for the list of nails! The only thing I needed to look up was where the final nail was, it was nice being able to find that without spoilers for anything else!

After seriously trained by Mateusz Skutnik's previous games, I finally figured this one out without any walkthrough. Yeah!

OK, maybe I am just dumb but I got thru the whole thing without the walkthru then couldn't get out. What do you do with the

mouse

and what is the story about the

whole chain and gears assembly in the wall?

My gut tells me that somehow I am supposed to be able to

get the mouse to chase the carrot (chili pepper?) but I can't seem to find where/how to connect the mouse to the rope.

I'm happy another "TG_E" is out! I figured this out with only one piece of help, and that was breaking the box.

Is the next game "The Great Bedroom Escape?"

The last bit of the walkthrough is missing a couple of steps:

Place the mouse in the gear contraption (on the washing machine tumbler, I believe). The gears will turn after he starts running; at that point, click the rope on the right and it will snag in the gears and open the trap door

That was great! I loved it. Looks like my own basement, only tidier.

I just wanted to note that it wasn't very clear what the rack was in the previous walk through. i referred to it later in the game so there were steps I missed, thus when looking back I didn't see the racks or the chain step until later when I went back. It caused a lot of confusion.

Here's a revised version of the walkthrough. This is recommended for people who are only referring to help themselves.

  1. get the hammer and the 1st nail from the chest.

  2. get the 2nd nail at the same screen, on the jar (left)

  3. get the chain, small rack and big rack from the bike.

  4. click the shelf above the chest.

  5. it will break. and right ski will come to your inventory.

  6. turn right.

  7. get the screwdriver on the floor.

  8. get the 3rd nail on the shelf.

  9. break the box at the bottom shelf at the right with the hammer.

  10. get the planks.

  11. click on the jars at the top shelf and get a carrot from the jar.

  12. get the left ski from left of the shelves.

  13. turn right.

  14. open the panel on the wall with the screwdriver.

  15. put the racks from the bike in it.

  16. turn right and get the 4th nail in front of the machine.

  17. get a tumbler from the machine.

  18. click on the sink and get the rope.

  19. there is the 5th nail on the machine at the sink screen.

  20. click on the shoe and get the shoe lace fom it.

  21. there is 6th nail at the shoe screen.

  22. click on the hole on the wall.

  23. get the mouse and the 7th nail.

  24. put the tumbler from the washer on the panel with racks from earlier at the bike.

  25. put the chain on the racks from the bike and the thumbler from the washer.

  26. tie the rope to the rope coming from the ceiling.

  27. combine the rope shoe lace from sink and boot and the carrot from the jar.

  28. put the carrot from the jar on the hook on the ceiling.

  29. put the right and left skies from the wall and the side of the shelf under the closet on the ceiling.

  30. get the 8th nail on the right box at the sink screen.

  31. click the planks from the box broken with the hammer on the skies.

  32. you will have a ladder to go out.

WHAT do you do after you put the carrot and the other rope is tied to the one on the ceiling and you still have the mouse?

last two steps to escape:

33.

put the mouse in the tumbler

34.

click the end of the rope and being it to the rack

Not bad for a short break.

I want the next Submachine...

FULL WALK-THROUGH from other posts

get the hammer and the 1st nail from the chest.

get the 2nd nail at the same screen, on the jar (left)

get the chain, small rack and big rack from the bike.

click the shelf above the chest.

it will break. and right ski will come to your inventory.

turn right.

get the screwdriver on the floor.

get the 3rd nail on the shelf.

break the box at the bottom shelf at the right with the hammer.

get the planks.

click on the jars at the top shelf and get a carrot from the jar.

get the left ski from left of the shelves.

turn right.

open the panel on the wall with the screwdriver.

put the racks in it.

turn right and get the 4th nail in front of the machine.

get a tumbler from the machine.

click on the sink and get the rope.

there is the 5th nail on the machine at the sink screen.

click on the shoe and get the shoe lace fom it.

there is 6th nail at the shoe screen.

click on the hole on the wall.

get the mouse and the 7th nail.

put the tumbler on the panel with rack.

put the chain on the racks and the thumbler.

tie the rope to the rope coming from the ceiling.

combine the rope shoe lace and the carrot.

put the carrot on the hook on the ceiling.

put the right and left skies under the closet on the ceiling.

get the 8th nail on the right box at the sink screen.

click the planks on the skies.

you will have a ladder to go out

put the mouse in the tumbler

click the end of the rope and being it to the rack

click the hatch thing on the ceiling and escape

Isn't this a bit far fetched solution. I mean couldn't you just tie the pulled rope to anything.

Wow! This is the first Skutnik I've completed without a walkthrough, or of any point and game really (apart from Ghostscape).

Maybe my skills are getting better? D: Must...get...life...:P

Only joking, that would be unthinkable!

i'm sooo happy i'm crazy about these great escape rooms ^^

Great artwork. Best escape game I've ever played.

These guys are one of the best when it comes to the Escape-The-Room game genre!

What on earth do you do with the chain and racks

This series gets easier each game. I'm not too big a fan of the art though I prefer this to the games that use ultra real art like Gotmail stuff.

OMG, this and the other 3 i've played are the BEST room escape games EVER!!! PLEASE make more of them whoever made them, lol.

You need to put the mouse on the tumbler then click on the rope the youre out!

i cant put the chain on..... but the mouse is alreadyy runninggg wat do i doo??

I can't find the breakable box anywhere. The walkthrough that's been posted is extremely hard to understand !

Spottedfeather, you have to get the last nail by

clicking on the box first, and then breaking it.

I had a lot of trouble getting it myself.

what in the world am i missing? >:O

open the panel on the wall with the screwdriver
why can't i open the panel.
i get the screwdriver but the panel won't open!

for anyone who needs the end

it's

right

here

after you:

put the tumbler on the panel with rack.

put the chain on the racks and the thumbler.

tie the rope to the rope coming from the ceiling.

combine the rope, shoe lace, and the carrot.

put the carrot on the hook on the ceiling.

put the right and left skies under the closet on the ceiling.

get the 8th nail on the right box at the sink screen.

click the planks on the skies.

then click the mouse and put it on the bottom of the thumbler then click the rope connected to the other rope hanging out of the ceiling and then click the hole

Thank you Stephanie! The mouse part was the one I was missing. Great game!

The last nail is at the box on the right.

i cant find the nail? behind the bed supposingly? can anyone help??

what panel???? cant understand rack n panel at bike???

awwwwww the mouse gets squished :(

fun games though!!!

awesome game!!

I can't figure out how to click the planks. Can somebody help me?

I can't combine the rope with she shoelace and carrot

[Edit: Please do not use only capitals ~ Kayleigh]

I can't finish the game. I did anything, but I have the mouse left and don't know how to open the door. I was going to hang the mouse from the rope, but that's not really nice, so could use some help please.

how do u make the ladder? i have evrything else but that done. the door is open and evrything.

jan
You could try

Hanging a carrot from a bootlace.

in the walkthrough, you forgot

take the mouse to the tumbler so it will run the machine and pull the rope so you can get out

in the walkthrough, you forgot

take the mouse to the tumbler so it will run the machine and catch the rope so you can get out the trap door

How do you combine the

'rack' and the 'tumbler' I can't do it. Do you do it in the items panel? Not working for me.

That was hard! I was wondering what they meant by open the panel on the wall

You put the mouse on the tumbler in the hole and then click on the rope and then click on the ladder and you will be free!

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