It's vacation time for some folks...either to escape from winter or to indulge in summer in all its regale. As far as I'm concerned, there is no better place to holiday than someplace sunny, sandy and tropical. I bet FunkyLand and Esklavos are thinking the same thing with some ideas of mangoes and magical books thrown in. Meanwhile, No1Game's escape-men refuse to go to work; you could let them enjoy the time off, but then what sort of manager would you be? Read on for more about this week's Weekday Escape selections...
Fruit Kitchens No.7: Apple Mango - The luscious colors of apple mangoes, a pretty sandy beach outside making your toes tap just thinking of walking along it, and FunkyLand's setting is oh so hip—what more is needed to enjoy this little escape? Perhaps harder puzzles would be nice but, despite the too obvious clues, the clever hands-on feel makes them fun all the same. Besides, the simple task of searching for fruit in this game is heaps more fun than trying to find your other missing flip-flop.
Magic Book Escape - Esklavos and magical go so well together. One glance at the gorgeous artwork and already you can sense the magic. Then, solve your way through the scenes and the items you need to "escape" magically appear before your eyes. This is also one of Esklavos easier games; as long as you can find the clues, you probably won't have much trouble figuring out the rest. The puzzles are nicely tactile and involve some manipulation of the elements; although this can be a tad tedious with a point-and-click interface, its creative feel makes it more satisfying to complete.
Find the Escape-Men 105: Freshmen - No1Game never has trouble thinking up scenarios in which ten green little men can be hidden, but this particular set-up hits a little closer to home for those of us who can't stand being inside an office when the sky is sunny and the days are long. But gathering up the escape-men isn't too hard, as far as puzzles and hiding places go. If you're used to No1Game's quirks and tricks, then you'll know that sometimes doing nothing is exactly what needs doing while other tasks need more frequent checks.
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