Gocha Gocha Room
Yonashi's Gocha Gocha Room escape game is the very definition of cute and cozy, plunking you in a room with whimsical toys and puzzles, including a caterpillar, a chicken, donuts, coffee, a cat, and much, much more. Click around to interact with things when the cursor changes, and if a transparent bar appears when you mouse over the edges of the screen (don't forget the top!), you can click it to navigate to somewhere else. Click the magnifying glass next to an item in your inventory to scope it out up close, or click the item itself to ready it for use. Remember to. Search. Everywhere. You never know where another view or item might be hiding!
Gocha Gocha Room is more complicated than some of Yonashi's more recent games, such as Yonashi Escape 12 and Ice Room, which, as it turns out, is both good and bad. Getting a more fleshed out experience from Yonashi is always welcome, and the variety of things to see and find, as well as puzzles to encounter, makes Gocha Gocha Room feel like an escape packed with surprises and detail. The downside is it's very easy to miss new locations or viewpoints with area transitions tucked in unexpected spots, and a few of the puzzles come across as unintuitive, unless you're the sort of person who's inclined to click repeatedly on things for no good reason. Quirky is definitely the game's middle name, however, and for fans of being locked up, you can do far worse than this cheery, silly, and creative escape game.