Santa in the Southern Islands
Seasonal room escape games can be tricky in that they are designed to be enjoyed only around certain times of the year. The way to get around that is to either make the puzzles so fantastic that the player doesn't mind when they are playing, or set the game in a decidedly non-seasonal setting. Isn't it nice that we have Tesshi-e to do both with their new room escape, Santa in the Southern Islands?
Santa in the Southern Islands should really be named Santa in the South Seas, because it looks like the jolly old man has decided to take a tropical vacation before dealing with his once-a-year deadline. And the deadline is fast approaching, so it's time to go back to the cold and the snow and the...wait, did the elves just lock him into his vacation cabin? Yes, indeed, and now Santa must solve his way out or Christmas might not make it on time. Looks like it's really, really hard to get good help these days.
Featuring some familiar things (it just wouldn't be Tesshi-e without Mr. Birdy and a wobbly picture puzzle, would it?) and some new, Tesshi-e is in fine form with a host of amusing and challenging puzzles dealing with logic, math, color, and a little intuition. They have also continued their latest tradition, having colors show up in text when the cursor is hovered, making the game accessible to everyone. As usual the game comes in English and Japanese, and of course there's a happy coin escape is well.
With its lush tropical backgrounds (time for a beach vacation!), zippy music, and thought-provoking puzzles, Santa in the Southern Islands is a welcome room escape any time of the year. Take a break to enjoy Tesshi-e's very unseasonal Christmas present to all room escape fans!