Alice House: No 4. Mushroom and Blue Caterpillar
I'm late, I'm late for a very important game! It's time for more Funkyland with their latest Alice in Wonderland themed escape game Alice House: No 4. Mushroom and Blue Caterpillar. Which is... very green, despite the title. Huh. Regardless, you're trapped once more, and this time you're looking for five caterpillars... or, well, five caterpillar objects. The cursor doesn't change, so it's up to you to search everywhere and figure out what you can interact with, but you'll need a keen eye as well to spot clues to solve puzzles. If you find an item, you can click it in your inventory to highlight it, which will tag it for use so you can try to, um, well, use it. Sometimes the caterpillars will be in plain sight, but others will be more cunningly hidden behind locks. At least one item you'll need to find may fade into the background a little, so keep your eyes peeled and get hunting.
Though still short, Mushroom and Blue Caterpillar is definitely sweet, and thankfully feels a little more complex and challenging than House of White Rabbit. The whimsy that so attracted us to this series to begin with has made a reappearance, and with the exception of an obnoxiously hidden item that may strain your eyes, the puzzles have been kicked up a notch as well. A very slight notch, mind you, as this is still a game most players will fly through thanks to puzzle solution clues tending to be mostly obvious, but it just serves to make Alice House: No 4. Mushroom and Blue Caterpillar just about the perfect size and difficulty to get your escape fix in under ten minutes. The Alice House series is rapidly becoming a favourite for its colourful, fantastical style and quick, clever puzzles, making it one we always look forward to seeing, and boding well for any other "Princess Series" Funkyland decides to come up with in the future.