Escape from the Passenger Ship
It's a beautiful sunny day as three cats head out for a walk along the seashore. When they see a large ship in the water, they do what naturally any creature made of curiosity would do: sneak on board to see what it's all about. This, of course, leads to being stuck behind a host of locked doors and a very pressing need to Escape from the Passenger Ship. Which also means you'll join the feline trio, solving codes and putting items to creative uses in this very ameowsing escape adventure by Choko Chai.
Choose your language preference—English or Japanese—before starting the voyage, then enjoy the opening story as our adorable hosts find their way into yet another sticky situation (they do tend to get into troublesome circumstances quite often, don't they?) Then click around the room to explore, following either a changing cursor or directional arrows to look around corners, into crevices, and travel along corridors. Items you pick up can be examined with the "About" button or highlighted and used with a click. Don't forget the three cats, who also want to help out here and there: where needed, click on the kitty snuggled in the lower left corner to send the characters on stage and then click on each to put them to action.
Although most puzzles are straight-forward, one measurements task might leave some players fumbling. This may be due, in part, to a frustrating pixel hunt moment where it's possible to miss a needed item. Ergo, when stuck, just recall the old escaper's adage about looking around every bend and don't let the lack of depth in the 2D design fool you. Despite those occasional toe stubs in navigation, it's too hard to not smile at the three cats' charm and personality. With the cats' entertaining antics and the numerous areas on ship to explore, this seafaring adventure hits the mark in fun and merits an enthusiastic recommendation from yours truly.