Quick Escape - Jail
Come on, come on! Hup hup hup! No time for resting, eye of the tiger buddy-o! Mobest Media wants to whip you into fighting shape with a series of short and snappy free escape games for your Android designed to sharpen your wits. You know, in case someone tries to trap you in a room filled with elaborate MacGuyver tools and puzzles or something. Quick Escape - Jail is exactly what it sounds like, a brief little game where you find yourself locked inside a jail cell... a stinky jail cell, as the game points out. You'll need a whole bunch of keys to get out, and they're everywhere, with some hidden in plain sight, and others will need you to solve puzzles to get at them.
Just tap the little arrows in the bottom corners of the screen to navigate, and tap to zoom in or pick up items. Some objects can be combined in your inventory by tapping on first one and then the other, and using them is as simple as tapping once to highlight the item, and then again whenever you want to use it. True to its name, Quick Escape - Jail is, by design, not going to take you very long. As part of a planned series that releases a new installment about every other week, it's intentionally a very tightly designed little game, and the perfect size and scope for escape fans looking for a quick fix. The downside is that the puzzles aren't particularly elaborate or cunning, and the lack of a cursor to change and indicate interactive areas means you're probably going to be doing a lot of random tapping around if you're stuck. Fortunately, the game is well designed enough that getting stuck shouldn't be a problem, and as long as you keep your eyes peeled the puzzles have a pleasant sort of "ah-ha!" quality to searching your environment and cobbling solutions together. While it won't prove much of a challenge to veteran escape gamers, it's still a great free mental exercise for you to snap up and defeat to get yourself pumped up, and then enjoy a slow-mo run around the room while "We Are The Champions" plays in the background and your boss questions your qualifications.
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on an HTC One X. Game was available in the North American market at the time of publication, but may not be available in other territories. Please see individual app market pages for purchasing info.