In this spot is where I introduce our weekly episode of Weekday Escape, a choice selection carefully culled from the burgeoning crops of free escape games along the internet landscapes. Here you might get a brief idea of what's in store for you, and as you've come to expect, you'd see there's another quest for five sweet treats in FunkyLand's Candy Rooms, or a package to dismantle in another episode of Find the Escape-Men, as well as something new, a "handmade escape game" from Tototo Room in which you must find 11 buttons. Or maybe you just see the colorful banner, think "Awesome sauce! More escape games," and skip straight to the fun stuff. Hey, it's cool, I get it. Go play. Have a good time! We can always chat it up later...
Candy Rooms 13: Black Modern - FunkyLand brings fabulously swanky elegance and cheeky whimsy to the scene in one fell swoop. This episode of the series seems to be aptly named in more than one way, as it is as full of contrast as black and white. On one hand we have incredibly fun visuals, with a playful method of puzzles presentation that exceeds expectations. Yet, on the other, there is an action the relies heavily on inference—or, rather, what some might rightly call randomness—which might prevent access to part of that fun. Despite that particular...flaw? I hereby vote this the most grin-bringing FunkyLand creation thus far!
Button Escape 22 - Ehem. There's a button. Who's got it? Eleven times, in fact. But, with some pretty cool puzzles to go along with it. Tototo Room's hand-drawn artwork has its own quiet charm that can draw you in as well as any FunkyLand oeuvre. This single one-walled scene is packed with lots to do and, although it's mostly all Japanese, language knowledge is not needed. Just look for and click on the little grey circles, keeping count above the door. When you've collected all, you're free to go. It's a teensy bit like Yuri's Chick Hide-and-Seek yet distinctly its own thing. Let me know how you like it—as this is number 22, perhaps next time we'll play some others together while awaiting the 23rd.
Find the Escape-Men 112: EM Express - Huh. A package arrives in the mail. But you've ordered nothing. Let's rip this open and see what's inside! Well, it's not so simple as that, actually. All these little green men are stuck to it. Appears to be a puzzle of some sort or other. It's more tricky than trying to extract your new Radio Disney Zip Clip from the volumes of Costco plastic packaging that consumes it. You really want to see what surprise gift No1Game has sent you though. So, with some trial-and-error, careful examination, and a few deciphers, you eventually have all ten escape-men in hand and a conquered package to gloat over. When the thrill of all that is over, no need to slink back into doldrums—there's a whole Dismantlement series you can tackle.
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