Escape from Dr. Ichie's Cafe
It's a truly nasty day in New York. Not that I don't love snow (I do! It can be beautiful!) but when the wind is blowing and the flakes are sticking to your eyelashes and you soak your boots in a deceptively deep, muddy puddle…well, that's when you want to throw down your hat and see if it's too late to apply to that nice graduate program in Honolulu. Alas, I doubt I shall be eluding the winter doldrums anytime soon. At least I can console myself with the sweet, sunny Escape From Dr. Ichie's Cafe!
New from Bianco Bianco, creators of Mystery House: Escape from Beginning Room and Dr. Ichie's Room, Escape from Dr. Ichie's Cafe places you once more in the grasp of the mysterious doctor. The mysterious, somewhat accommodating doctor, that is—he or she was, after all, kind enough to lock you in a cozily wood-paneled cafe, with the sounds of the ocean to soothe you as you search. Nice, right? Even better is the fact that the cafe is filled with clever puzzles that tread the fine line between challenging and infuriating, providing a mentally stimulating experience that never crosses into head-banging-on-table territory.
The game's graphics are very nice, cleanly rendered and quite realistic, and pixel-hunting is at a minimum. As always, a save feature would have been nice…but really, I have very little bad to say about Escape from Dr. Ichie's Cafe. Is it groundbreaking? No. Especially innovative? Not really. It is, however, a well-designed, charming, highly entertaining escape game that will keep you happily involved for half an hour to forty-five minutes. Moreover, it is a marked step up from Bianco Bianco's other creations, definitely more clever and sophisticated than the previous games, which bodes very well for the developer's future offerings.
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Dr. Ichie's Cafe Walkthrough!!! It's my first one!!! (^-^)
Click the door and pick up the black dart from the bottom right of the door.
Move back and go left once. pick up the blue dart on the table and then click on the mannequin to get a stick.
Move back and go left once. Click on the middle cabinent to get a red dart and then take the palm tree can thing on the shelf above it. Place the palm tree on the white circle on the left shelf to open the bottom left cabinent and get the wave coin. Place the palm tree in your inventory for now. Open the Right cabinent and note the diagram for later.
Move back and click on the right edge of the bar. Click on the refrigerator and open the bottom section. At the left corner of the top shelf (on the door) you should see a small shiny object (I thought it was a hinge at first) click it to reveal the final dart (green).
Move back and click the stove area. Note that there is a box on the stove/sink that opens up to reveal four slots, we will come back to this later. Instead click on the space [corner] where the cabinent meets the wall (the space I'm talking about can be seen underneath the stove). You should see a shiny gold object inbetween the cabinent and the wall. Use the stick to get it out to reveal a gold dolphin.
Move back 2x and left 2x. Click on the ornate cabinent. If you look closely you should see 4 numbers on the door.
On top of the cabinent is a combination screen where the numbers need to put in. This is where the darts come in. Go back and then right to the dart board. Each dart corresponds to a digit in the lock, with a bit of experimentation you should get the combination:
red - 3, green - 5, blue - 9, and black - 4
After this the ornate cabinent should open up to reveal a star coin as well as another diagram
Move back from the cabinent and left one screen to the Hawaii poster. Click on the wood box right next to the poster and place the palm tree in the top slot. Open the hatch underneath to reveal the coconut tree coin. Place the palm tree in the inventory for now.
Move back and go left one screen where the mannequin and the ship's wheel is. Click on the Wheel and place the golden dolphin in the middle where it's outlined. *This is for later:
Place the palm tree on the table cloth in front of the mannequin to get the numbers:
...this will be used at the end screen.
Go back to the bar (the screen with the fridge and sink) and go to the cabinent on the far end. Click on the button next to the dolphin on the front to reveal the final coin, the dolphin coin, and the last diagram.
Go back and then click on the stove with the box on it. Open the box and arrange the coins in order by the diagrams you found throughout the room.
wave, star, dolphin, coconut
Close the lid and click on the handle to reveal a secret compartment containing the key to get out!
End Screen: click the coins to reveal another combination lock and enter the numbers we got from the table cloth earlier
and click "the end." Apparently you will earn a coin of happiness for your efforts.
Posted by: gabeknight | February 5, 2009 1:12 AM