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Kitchen in Summer

Warm, soft pastel colours. Detailed, cute, cartoony environments. Piles and piles of puzzles. Yep, it's gotta be a Yonashi escape game! In Kitchen in Summer, you're locked cozy but busy little kitchen, full of rattling pots and half-started mise en place, not to mention a fair amount of culinary implements scattered hither and thither. To play, just use the transparent bars that appear when you mouse over the left and right sides of the screen to move around the kitchen, and click on things to zoom in or interact with them. Don't forget to examine items you're carrying up close by clicking the little magnifying glass icon, because you never know if you'll be able to manipulate them into something new or reveal a clue. Kitchen in Summer is very heavy on locks with codes to be deciphered, and you'll spend a lot of your time first scouring the room for the clues you need to do so, then figuring out how to implement them. There's a mild whiff of "adventure game logic" going on, with some items not being able to accomplish tasks that they should, and cracking puzzle solutions can mean some convoluted thinking... though it's just as possible to over think a few of them, too. But while Kitchen in Summer still isn't the longest or most complicated escape game around, it's still extremely clever and creative, working with its setting and theme to deliver some satisfyingly smart puzzles you'll need to think your way through. Yonashi knows how to make games that are cute but no slouch in the difficulty department, either, making Kitchen in Summer a very welcome escape for your time.

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Walkthrough Guide


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Walkthrough

Kitchen, Chopping Board

Get knife and chopped scallions

Dining Table

Apron

Get coin from apron's pocket

Bottom Right Table mat

Get pink napkin from under the cup
Open pink napkin to get shape hints

Edamame (green soy beans)

Pop them to get the pattern

Door/Calendar/Rice Cooker

Calendar

Use pink napkin and align arrows, get numbers for pentagon, triangle, and hexagon
Note 30, 24, and 18, respectively

Rice Cooker

Note hint on pad - the answer is the multiples of the shape's edges.

pentagon = 6, triangle = 8, hexagon = 3


Enter number in to rice cooker

3, 8, 6 - note the shapes
Get the ginger and Avocado Timer

Kitchen

Floor Storage

Enter Edamame/Green Soy Beans pattern
Get Avocado Thermometer and Pliers

Closet/Fridge

Closet

Use pliers to cut wires on closet handles
Grab Avocado Weighing Scale

Fridge Door, Scratch Card

Use coin on Lucy Scratch Card
Get the hint of grams, degrees celsius, and time colon = weight, temperature, time
Inspect blue and red plates for blue and red hints

Fridge Door, Lower

Use red plates' hints on door lock

remove A, B, or C, from each row to give "five, one, and nine" = 5, 1, 9


Open fridge and take Okra from vegetable bin. Take note of...

Number of eggs, beers, and cake (count carefully!)

Fridge Door, Upper

Use blue plates' hints on door lock

Add E to each row to get "egg, beer, and cake" and enter the password = 4, 5, 1

Open freezer and take ice block

Kitchen

Stove

Turn off fire (right most knob), remove pot lid, put ice block in pot

Window sill

Put Avocado gadgets in order of Lucky Scratch hint

Order: Weight, Temperature, Time
Note the direction of the gadgets' 6 arms are pointing, from left to right

Closet/Fridge

Using the Avocado gadgets' arms hints (6 directions), enter the directions

top left, bottom right, left, top right, bottom left, and right
get grater

Kitchen

Serving Tray

Flip plates to see what to put in each

Chop the okra with the knife
Grate the ginger with the grater
Put scallions, ginger, and okra in each plate, from left to right
Get blue knob

Stove

grab key from pot

Below Sink

use key to unlock cupboard
grab bottle of black sauce

Chopping Board

Pour black sauce in to smaller sauce bottle
Inspect big sauce bottle to see the design hint (up, left, down, right, left, down, up, right)

Blue Door

Put knob on door and use design hint from sauce bottle

up, left, down, right, left, down, up, right
exit through open door, and end cut scene

24 Comments

I liked this one! I would love to know what the dialogue at the end is about, though - any Japanese speakers around?

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KonShinobu August 14, 2015 1:25 PM

Out, lovely game! I would also love to know what happens during the little story at the end.

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KonShinobu August 14, 2015 1:27 PM

Out, lovely game! I would also love to know what happens during the little story at the end.

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Cyberjar88 August 14, 2015 2:23 PM

Was there supposed to be a hint for the avocados? I just placed them at random and got it right.

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bearharry August 14, 2015 2:29 PM

@Cyberjar88

There is a scratch card on the fridge and you can use the coin from the pocket of the apron to scratch it.

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Welp, I'm stuck. I need one ingredient. I have the

knife and half-empty bottle of soy sauce

, which I'm sure must be the clue for the

blue door

, but I can't seem to activate it in any way other than to click on the center.

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Patreon Crew SonicLover August 14, 2015 3:09 PM replied to rainmist

rainmist:

The ingredient you're missing is in the fridge. Check around thoroughly.

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rainmist August 14, 2015 3:15 PM replied to SonicLover

Thank you! I thought I'd checked thoroughly enough, but didn't even see that drawer.

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baileydonk August 14, 2015 3:57 PM

Maybe I've screwed something up or hit a glitch. I have all three ingredients, but I can't

put the ginger in the bowl,

and I don't have the knife anymore.

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bearharry August 14, 2015 4:22 PM

@baileydonk

what you need is from the drawer with six buttons

Clues are from the three avocados put on the holder with correct order

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End of tale - looks to me like mom arrived home late and supper is not ready. Dad arrives and mom tells him to play with the dog. This gives her enough time to get supper ready. Dog is happy.
That is only from the pictures and experience. Japon characters I can not read.

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I'm stuck...

I have the knife, two of the avocados, and the pink paper with the shapes on it. I see the letters on both sets of plates but don't understand how to solve that puzzle. I think it has something to do with getting in the fridge and freezer but can't figure it out. Help would be greatly appreciated.

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I also can't figure out the

code to the bread maker like thing, though I did get the numbers off the calendar

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I found it all pretty easy and straight forward apart from one part. I was pretty stumped for a while on the whole calendar/shapes/rice cooker(?) puzzle.

For anyone else stuck on the same bit:

A pentagon has five sides. Inside the pentagon shape, when it is lined up correctly on the calendar, is the number 30.

30/5=6

So the answer is:

18/6=3, 24/3=8, 30/5=6, so 3 8 6.

:)

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BlueBird August 14, 2015 9:49 PM replied to Imzadi

Imzadi, you're correct:

The plates and the fridge and freezer puzzles are connected. The blue plates are for the blue freezer puzzle and the pink plates are for the pink fridge puzzle. You need to solve the pink plates/fridge first. On the fridge it says -ABC

You need to take away all of the letters ABC away from the pink plates, what remains is the answer...

Five, One, Nine.

On the freezer it says +E

You need to add the letter E to each row on the blue plates...

Egg, Beer, Cake.

You need to count the number of eggs, beers and cake inside the fridge...

4, 5, 1

:)

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Imzadi August 14, 2015 10:37 PM replied to BlueBird

Thank you for the help BlueBird! :D

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AubsolutelyFine August 15, 2015 7:40 PM

End scene

Mom: Oh, what's wrong?
Boy: Where did you go! You left the stove on!
Mom: We were out of noodles (soumen) so we went to borrow some from the neighbor.
Girl: Noodles! (soumen)
Boy: ...
Dad: I'm Home!
Dad: Huh? The bar is stuck [against the door].
Mom: It was probably... the dog. Fufu.
Dad: Beer, Beer.
Mom: Ah, you made the condiments for me.
Girl: Big brother, amazing!
Boy: ...yeah.

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MeowMeowMan August 16, 2015 3:22 AM

Walkthrough

Kitchen, Chopping Board

Get knife and chopped scallions

Dining Table

Apron

Get coin from apron's pocket

Bottom Right Table mat

Get pink napkin from under the cup
Open pink napkin to get shape hints

Edamame (green soy beans)

Pop them to get the pattern

Door/Calendar/Rice Cooker

Calendar

Use pink napkin and align arrows, get numbers for pentagon, triangle, and hexagon
Note 30, 24, and 18, respectively

Rice Cooker

Note hint on pad - the answer is the multiples of the shape's edges.

pentagon = 6, triangle = 8, hexagon = 3


Enter number in to rice cooker

3, 8, 6 - note the shapes
Get the ginger and Avocado Timer

Kitchen

Floor Storage

Enter Edamame/Green Soy Beans pattern
Get Avocado Thermometer and Pliers

Closet/Fridge

Closet

Use pliers to cut wires on closet handles
Grab Avocado Weighing Scale

Fridge Door, Scratch Card

Use coin on Lucy Scratch Card
Get the hint of grams, degrees celsius, and time colon = weight, temperature, time
Inspect blue and red plates for blue and red hints

Fridge Door, Lower

Use red plates' hints on door lock

remove A, B, or C, from each row to give "five, one, and nine" = 5, 1, 9


Open fridge and take Okra from vegetable bin. Take note of...

Number of eggs, beers, and cake (count carefully!)

Fridge Door, Upper

Use blue plates' hints on door lock

Add E to each row to get "egg, beer, and cake" and enter the password = 4, 5, 1

Open freezer and take ice block

Kitchen

Stove

Turn off fire (right most knob), remove pot lid, put ice block in pot

Window sill

Put Avocado gadgets in order of Lucky Scratch hint

Order: Weight, Temperature, Time
Note the direction of the gadgets' 6 arms are pointing, from left to right

Closet/Fridge

Using the Avocado gadgets' arms hints (6 directions), enter the directions

top left, bottom right, left, top right, bottom left, and right
get grater

Kitchen

Serving Tray

Flip plates to see what to put in each

Chop the okra with the knife
Grate the ginger with the grater
Put scallions, ginger, and okra in each plate, from left to right
Get blue knob

Stove

grab key from pot

Below Sink

use key to unlock cupboard
grab bottle of black sauce

Chopping Board

Pour black sauce in to smaller sauce bottle
Inspect big sauce bottle to see the design hint (up, left, down, right, left, down, up, right)

Blue Door

Put knob on door and use design hint from sauce bottle

up, left, down, right, left, down, up, right
exit through open door, and end cut scene

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MeowMeowMan August 16, 2015 3:23 AM

Does anyone know ...

whether the brown door (next to calendar, rice cooker) can be opened?

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stuckinabasement August 16, 2015 6:41 PM replied to MeowMeowMan

@ MeowMeowMan, i was thinking the same thing when i first played it.

just went back to try again, but couldn't find anything suggesting how to do so.

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At the end when you see the

watermelon slice

be sure to click it a few times. :)

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1) the green bran pattern, anyone know how to do it? i'm stuck
2) for some reason I no longer know how to login here anymore. I typed my user name and password but it keeps telling me it's the wrong one. I have to keep requesting a new password every day because of it., can someone email meand help? thanks.

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that shoul;d read Bean not Bran. sorry. it looks to to be

upper right,center,upper left

but it is telling me it's not right.

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BlueBird August 23, 2015 4:36 PM replied to Paul

Hi Paul, For the green beans/peas,

you have to enter them into the grid sideways so that it matches the same direction as the beans on the table, you can tell this by the curvy line on the edge of the grid that matches the curvy edge of the pod. One of the green beans (the one on the right) is actually just a little higher than the other. If you were to label the grid, with the curvy line on the left, columns A, B, C and Top, Middle and Bottom, the answer would be, B Top, A Middle and C Bottom.

Hope this helps. :)

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