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Rating: 3.6/5 (99 votes)
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Things are pretty hoity toity in Pine Studio's latest escape game King's Escape, also free for iOS and Android, where you find yourself locked into a very fancy schmancy room indeed. I mean... regular people don't just have pudding sitting right out there whenever they want it, and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't actually be allowed to touch any of this future. You, though, you get to touch whatever you want by clicking around to explore. The cursor will change and the game will display text at the top of the screen whenever you can interact with something, while you can try to combine items in your inventory by clicking on first one, and then the other. Despite its refined appearance, there's a fair amount of weirdness in this escape game, with some MacGyvery when it comes to your inventory and creative (though strange) puzzles and mechanisms hidden everywhere. It's not always clear exactly what you're supposed to be doing, though it definitely earns points for inventiveness. One thing's for sure, when you do finally escape the room after the state you leave it in, you're probably not going to be welcomed back!

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14 Comments

Really unique puzzles! I brute forced the billiard balls though - can anyone explain why the solution is what it is?

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baileydonk April 28, 2015 5:00 PM

I'm totally stuck on the billiard balls. Obviously the clues are the

paintings

, but I'm not understanding what they mean...

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stuckinabasement April 28, 2015 5:37 PM replied to Aviv Goldgeier

I had to do the same, Aviv. No clue why it works like it does.

Also, I didn't understand what to do with

the text in the book.

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Cyberjar88 April 28, 2015 6:28 PM replied to stuckinabasement

The text in the book tells you how to get the balls from the paintings. I found the book after getting the balls.

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I brute forced the billiard balls too.

However...

I think the secret is the position of each colored circle on each painting that remains once you have the balls

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I brute forced too and then I looked at the hint.

The colored lines describe the movement the balls make after the cue ball is hit if they're in the proper order. They show a picture if my explanation doesn't help.

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Looked at the solution for the billiard balls.
Terrible...

Even the 1st ball on their solution looks wrong considering where the ball will be hit.

If it help :

The first ball hit is suppoessed to be lined up perfectly straight and proceed the way the queue is facing diagonally towards the wall......to me it looks like it will hit the edge so I was picking green

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I also had to brute-force the billiard balls.

I was mildly amused when, having accumulated a lot of junk in my inventory

I managed to accidentally create a battering ram.

Uh, that was kind of unnecessary to destroy a door AND window just to get a little gear. Why couldn't I just forgo all of that fuss and push the battering ram through the weakest wall/window in the room?

Amusing to have an escape game be all pedantic about how sharp the blade you use to rip open a cushion is, but then lets you be gung ho with a battering ram.

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shjack180 April 29, 2015 4:56 PM

I cannot for the life of me figure out the

billiard ball puzzle! :(

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shjack180 April 29, 2015 4:59 PM

I force solved it, but I still don't understand how the clues relate to it.

the lines of movement that the billiard balls are supposed to make do not seem to match up when I envision the cue ball being struck.

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I just checked out the solution to the billard puzzle on the walkthrough, which actually has a picture of it...

The positioning of the balls in relation to the cue ball is displayed very poorly to say the least..

Also if these "rules" apply, the red and the yellow ball should be interchangeable

Bad execution of what i think could have been a nice twist among all those repeating types of puzzles you see in almost every escape game.

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Mike Wolfman May 1, 2015 6:27 PM

Walkthrough

Part 1:

Click table
Take letter opener and cushion. Observe cog in desert, you'll need to eat it somehow.
Click painting, click bridge. Take ball
Go right, take cue (labelled stick) and click painting. Click teapot, take ball.
Click painting, click clock, take ball.
Click mantle, click book, click spoon, click left candle.
Go right, click fireplace, take log. Light candle on fire.
Go right, click bed, take letter, use letter opener with letter.
go right twice.
Go right, click table, use spoon on desert twice, take cog.
Right twice
Click left statue, click ear and click mouth. Click right statue, click right eye and nose. Go right. Enter secret room, take cog, take knife and examine painting. Click 4 spots on painting, take ball.
Go back, click bed, use knife on pillow, take drill. Click chair, take cushion, use drill on log, use stick on log, use wheels (cushions on log)
Go right, use ram on door
Go into door
Use candle on floor, take stone, use stone on window. Click stairs, use knife on loose board. Take cog.
Go back
go right
Click pool table, place balls from top to bottom, yellow, blue, green, red.
Take cog
Go left
Use cogs on clock, take key. Go into door, use key on top door.

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barbara May 3, 2015 2:06 PM

For the painting in the secret passage

click the painting on the left, not the expanded one in the mirror. D'oh!

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barbara May 3, 2015 2:10 PM

I agree with Preppy about the billiard balls. I think it was unfair to

have them at the wrong orientation. Or at least, I didn't see anything to indicate the paintings should be turned 90 degrees left before interpreting the marks.

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