Aries Escape No. 21: X'mas 2015
Aries Escape is throwing another Christmas party for you and your good friends, but no sooner do you show up when you find yourself locked inside by yourself! After all, true friends know what you want for the holiday... an escape game to puzzle your way out of, and Aries Escape No. 21: X'mas 2015 is just the ticket. The cursor will change when it passes over something you can click on to interact with, and items you're carrying can be viewed up close by double-clicking them, which may reveal new surprises. Don't be scared of the headless torso in the bottom right corner, that actually represents you, and if you get stuck, try using items on yourself. There are two possible endings in this game, provided you can stop dancing like a maniac to the peppy soundtrack, so don't be in a hurry to leave even when you think you've found the way out. There are sneaky puzzles and cryptic clues galore scattered around this cozy bar, but as long as you leave no stone unturned and make the most of everything you've got, it'll be no match for you.
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Don't forget to switch the language to English before starting.
In the wreath on the door
Behind Lego Santa on bar
Blue box on the bar
On Christmas tree, bottom tier, to the left of the trunk (just underneath a big silver ornament)
On Christmas tree, near the top, just to the right of the trunk - use the cane to reach it.
Get the cane from the umbrella stand.
Slot machine - use a coin
Get a coin from the panel behind the calendar.
Look at the top right corner of the rightmost window, in the garland.
Behind napkin holder (middle table)
Box on seat
Big grey cabinet (4-letter code)
The candles will give you the code.
Get the lighter from the coaster in the middle of the bar. Double-click it in your inventory and turn it on before using it on the four candles.
LELB - what word could that spell?
Get: a place to put the Santa ornaments.
Panel behind the calendar (7-digit code)
The napkin holder on the table next to the slot machine has a QR code on its back. A phone to read it with would be nice.
You've actually had a phone the whole time; it's in plain sight, albeit a bit sneaky.
Click the torso and get the phone from its pocket.
Use the phone on the QR code.
Score minus Bonus? Where have you seen a score and a bonus?
Look at the arcade game. 5597640 - 0028516 = 5569124
Enter the code and get the coin.
Blue box (keyhole?)
There's a small blue box on the bar (next to the presents). It has a slot that on first glance looks like a keyhole, but is actually a large screw.
To get the screwdriver, look behind things and pay attention to arrows.
Move the umbrella stand to get the handle. Look at the slot machine, then click the arrow to the left to get the bit. Don't forget to combine the two parts in your inventory.
Get: a Santa ornament.
Shape box (4 shapes)
To find the box, remember the symbol that was on the back of the phone? Where else in the room did you see that?
Look at the grate at the bottom of the slot machine. Use the phone on the symbol to open the grate.
For the shapes, examine the napkin holders.
On the table closest to the door, turn around the napkin holder to see the code.
square, circle, triangle pointing down, triangle pointing up
Get: a Santa ornament.
Box on seat (5-digit code)
To find the box, remember to pay attention to the arrows.
When you're looking at the corner table, notice the arrow pointing right. Click it to see the box on the seat.
The code is on a piece of paper someone must've dropped as they were leaving.
Look under the Welcome mat.
Roman numerals VIII, III, VI, IV, IX, with an arrow pointing from right to left.
Get: a Santa ornament.
Collect 10 Santa ornaments and put them in the box inside the big gray cabinet. Get the key and go out the door.
Get the key as for the normal end, and use it in the door, but don't go out yet. Look around: what has changed?
You can now look at the small pink box on the near end of the bar. It has a number pad, so you need some sort of numeric code (of unknown length).
You can zoom in on the locked drawer at the bottom of the big gray cabinet, so you'll need a key.
You can look at the dartboard behind the Christmas tree. The red dart is on 9, yellow = 13, green = 15, and blue = 19. Also, the bullseye looks kinda strange.
There's a coin in the center of the dartboard.
Use the coin in the slot machine.
No winnings this time, but that looks like it might be a code: one green apple, two red cherries, three yellow bananas.
Combine with the dartboard to get 15913.
Use the code on the pink keypad on the bar and get the key.
Use the key to open the bottom drawer of the gray cabinet and get the Santa hat.
Now you can go out the door.
Posted by: Reka | December 27, 2015 2:23 PM