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The Happy Escape 9

DoraHands up those of you who would love to take a vacation in an "Escape Hotel", especially one designed by Tesshi-e? Well, as luck would have it, that's exactly the premise of The Happy Escape 9, and if you can find all the coins hidden around the room, well, who knows what wonderful things might happen? To play, after first switching the language to English on the main menu unless you can read Japanese, just click to move around the room, use items, or zoom in on things... don't forget to be diligent, since no changing cursor means you'll want to click everywhere so you don't miss something you can interact with! Oh, and whatever you do, no matter how relaxing everything is, and how comfy that bed looks, do not lay down and go to sleep... we've got Happy Coins to find!

As you'd expect from a place that calls itself the "Escape Hotel", every surface of your oh-so-cozy room seems to be covered with puzzles, locks, codes, and items of all kinds... and because it's a Tesshi-e game, you know it's going to be lovingly crafted with care. It's not just that the game itself and its atmosphere is beautiful, although it definitely is with that chilltastic atmosphere, beautiful furniture, and warm, inviting hues of orange and gold. It's that Tesshi-e knows exactly how to make puzzles whose solutions hide in plain sight without being obnoxiously vague or obvious, while also offering up conundrums that will require you to really think things through. The Happy Escape 9 is a little bigger than you might expect, with a lot of ways to view and move around the room, so that it might be easy to miss a few things your first time around. You may actually want to jot down certain clues and information as you find it, to make it easier to keep track of things and work certain solutions out. There are a lot of layers going on here, and it's easy to get overwhelmed by all of it, though once you slow down you'll realize most puzzles aren't as complex as they seem. The Happy Escape 9 isn't going to shatter any records for lengths or complexity... it's simply as solid and enjoyable an escape game as fans have come to expect of Tesshi-e's talents, making it the perfect escape from your own daily drudgery. Now... where can I make my reservation for that hotel?

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Walkthrough Guide


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Happy Escape 9 Walkthrough (with colorblind help)

Exploring

Bed View

You start off facing a bed

On/around the bed, there are 3 hotspots:

A dark bar on the top of the bed back - it has holes on it

A box on the bottom of the bed back - it has a hole that needs a lever.

Near the lamp on top of the bed back - there's a series of Mr. Hippos, and a V on the lamp

Facing Bed View

Armoire in the Corner


You can click on the chair to move it and reveal a locked box.

Also note the shape of the mirror and the IV on it

Cabinet under the Window

There are two locked drawers that need 3-number codes. One is vertical, one is horizontal

On top of the cabinet:

There's a tube with what looks like a key at the bottom

There's a clock of astrological symbols

Deck View

You need a key to get onto the deck - the CIRCLE KEY from the Mr Birdy machine

Look to your right to collect a Happy Coin from the table between deck chairs

Then note the box with astrology symbols

To open this, you'll need to go back to the astrology clock on top of the cabinet

Match up the Cancer, Virgo, & Pisces symbols to normal clock numbers to get the code

793

Collect BOX CUTTER and note the "P" button

Sofas View

On the Sofas

Each sofa has a number when the pillows are lifted

On the Table

There's a box that says Escape

Also note the table legs - they make up a white X

Next to the Sofas

Behind the left sofa, there's a potted plant. Note the green lines on it.

There's also a shaky painting on the wall behind the left sofa

Next to the right sofa, there's a basket. Look inside to collect Happy Coin

Door View

Around the Shelf

Note a locked box above

There's a weird idol head that needs a battery

There's a Mr Hippo with buttons making up angles

There's a machine with a Mr Birdy & 2 empty places for more

Next to the door

There's another plant with green lines on its pot

There's bathroom door on the right. You can't open this yet - it needs an access card.

Solving

Cabinet Drawers

Vertical Code

This hint comes from the two plants. Combine the green/bright lines together to make up three numbers

5
6
9

Collect Happy Coin & a BATTERY

Horizontal Code

This hint comes from the words on the drawer

SOFA/TABLE/SOFA - Combine the symbols on the Left Sofa, Table, and Right Sofa

The table is an X - a multiplication sign

19 X 36 = 684

Collect Happy Coin & a SCREWDRIVER

Getting the Key out of the Tube

You'll need to have opened the Bathroom Door to complete this step

If you haven't made a WATER BALLOON, go do it!

Use the WATER BALLOON on the tube to make the ball & key float to the top

Collect the CLUB KEY

Shelf Boxes

Hippo Box

This hint comes from the hippos on the bed back

Follow the angle that hippos' mouths are open

Button order, from left to right:
2 4 3 4 1 1

Collect a SPADE KEY

Idol Head

This machine needs a BATTERY, which is found in the cabinet under the window in the drawer with a vertical code

Mr Birdy Box

Location of Mr Birdies:

In the Bathroom, in the locked box opened by the TRIANGLE KEY

AND

Underneath the bed, once you've lifted it.

Before placing him, check under his hat to receive Happy Coin

Once all 3 Mr Birdies are in place, collect CIRCLE KEY

Locked Box above the Shelf

To open this, you'll need the CLUB KEY

Here's your box to insert all your HAPPY COINS

And a LEVER

Shaky Painting

This hint comes from the Idol Head once a BATTERY has been inserted.

There are 4 different symbols - the painting itself gives the hint which

The black corners make the painting itself into an octagon - so follow the octagon

Upper Left, Lower Right, Lower Left, Upper Right, Lower Left, Lower Right

Collect a BALLOON and Escape Coin

Also note the "E" button and the star with an X in it

Opening the Armoire

You will need the SPADE KEY

From the Mr Hippo Box

Collect Happy Coin and a TRIANGLE KEY.

Note the "S" button

Also note the tied-up box. You'll need a BOX CUTTER for this

From the locked box on the deck

Collect Happy Coin

Bed Back

The top drawer

This drawer has holes & no handle. For this you will need the SCREWDRIVER from the cabinet drawer with a horizontal code

Once you have the SCREWDRIVER, look at the window above the cabinet. You can remove & collect a LARGE HANDLE

Use the LARGE HANDLE back on the drawer on the bed & tighten with the SCREWDRIVER

Collect an ESCAPE CARD

The Bottom Drawer

This has a hole in it that looks like it needs a button or lever. Use the LEVER from the locked box above the shelves

Collect a Mr Birdy & note the "C" button

Opening the Bathroom

You will need an ESCAPE CARD & the hint on the card itself

It indicates LAMP, STAR, MIRROR - which all had Roman numerals on them

Insert the card & enter 5104

In the bathroom, there are 3 things to note.

On the right, you can click on the toilet paper to receive Happy Coin

On the left, you can click on the sink, to see only a straight groove on top - there's no handle

Use your BALLOON (from behind the shaky painting) on the tap

Then use a HAPPY COIN on the top of the tap to make a WATER BALLOON

On the back wall is a locked box

This can be opened with a TRIANGLE KEY

Collect MR BIRDY and note the "A" button

ESCAPE Box

This box is on the table between sofas - and will open when you press the buttons around the room in the correct order. As its position in the word indicates, the "E" button on this box will be the last. If you've gone in the right order, the buttons will light up

Button Locations:

E

Behind the Shaky Painting

S

Inside the armoire

C

Underneath the Bed once it's been lifted

A

In the locked box in the Bathroom

P

In the locked box on the Deck

E

On the ESCAPE box

Collect Happy Coin

Getting Out

Take all 10 HAPPY COINS and insert them into the machine above the shelves

Receive MR BIRDY COIN and a HEART KEY

Congrats on Escape!

23 Comments

Yay! A new Tesshi-e!

And, of course, I'm stuck. I have a handle, a screwdriver, spade and triangle shape keys, and a balloon. I've used the spade key, but can't find anything the triangle key unlocks. Just aimlessly clicking around now.

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Guzzle August 11, 2015 12:30 PM replied to Thorzdad

Where did you find the balloon?

You can attach the handle to a new place:

On the side of a big piece of furniture, using the screwdriver...

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Balloon is behind the loose painting with the clickable corners. The triangle key is used in a place you haven't yet unlocked.

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Found where the handle goes (there are some very dark shadows) and things started falling into place after that. I now have 9 Happy Coins and am once again stuck.

I've used all four keys and the two Mr. Birdies. Used the balloon. Used the knife. Did the Escape lights. Kind of clicking around again. I'm wondering if the Mr. Birdies get re-used?

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rainmist August 11, 2015 12:37 PM replied to Thorzdad

Pretty much exactly where I am.

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For the coin you probably missed:

Check both Mr. birdy's hat.

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Thorzdad August 11, 2015 12:41 PM replied to Emily

Wow. Never would have looked there. Many thanks!

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VoxPopuli42 August 11, 2015 2:07 PM

I love tesshi-e escapes. And getting out without hints is always so satisfying!

One thing I got through guesswork but don't actually know the reason for:

For the shaky painting, what indicated that you should use the octagon from the idol head clue?

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Thorzdad August 11, 2015 2:18 PM replied to VoxPopuli42

VoxPopuli42...

Notice the shape in the painting itself, made by those black corners and the sides of the painting?

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VoxPopuli42 August 11, 2015 3:22 PM

Happy Escape 9 Walkthrough (with colorblind help)

Exploring

Bed View

You start off facing a bed

On/around the bed, there are 3 hotspots:

A dark bar on the top of the bed back - it has holes on it

A box on the bottom of the bed back - it has a hole that needs a lever.

Near the lamp on top of the bed back - there's a series of Mr. Hippos, and a V on the lamp

Facing Bed View

Armoire in the Corner


You can click on the chair to move it and reveal a locked box.

Also note the shape of the mirror and the IV on it

Cabinet under the Window

There are two locked drawers that need 3-number codes. One is vertical, one is horizontal

On top of the cabinet:

There's a tube with what looks like a key at the bottom

There's a clock of astrological symbols

Deck View

You need a key to get onto the deck - the CIRCLE KEY from the Mr Birdy machine

Look to your right to collect a Happy Coin from the table between deck chairs

Then note the box with astrology symbols

To open this, you'll need to go back to the astrology clock on top of the cabinet

Match up the Cancer, Virgo, & Pisces symbols to normal clock numbers to get the code

793

Collect BOX CUTTER and note the "P" button

Sofas View

On the Sofas

Each sofa has a number when the pillows are lifted

On the Table

There's a box that says Escape

Also note the table legs - they make up a white X

Next to the Sofas

Behind the left sofa, there's a potted plant. Note the green lines on it.

There's also a shaky painting on the wall behind the left sofa

Next to the right sofa, there's a basket. Look inside to collect Happy Coin

Door View

Around the Shelf

Note a locked box above

There's a weird idol head that needs a battery

There's a Mr Hippo with buttons making up angles

There's a machine with a Mr Birdy & 2 empty places for more

Next to the door

There's another plant with green lines on its pot

There's bathroom door on the right. You can't open this yet - it needs an access card.

Solving

Cabinet Drawers

Vertical Code

This hint comes from the two plants. Combine the green/bright lines together to make up three numbers

5
6
9

Collect Happy Coin & a BATTERY

Horizontal Code

This hint comes from the words on the drawer

SOFA/TABLE/SOFA - Combine the symbols on the Left Sofa, Table, and Right Sofa

The table is an X - a multiplication sign

19 X 36 = 684

Collect Happy Coin & a SCREWDRIVER

Getting the Key out of the Tube

You'll need to have opened the Bathroom Door to complete this step

If you haven't made a WATER BALLOON, go do it!

Use the WATER BALLOON on the tube to make the ball & key float to the top

Collect the CLUB KEY

Shelf Boxes

Hippo Box

This hint comes from the hippos on the bed back

Follow the angle that hippos' mouths are open

Button order, from left to right:
2 4 3 4 1 1

Collect a SPADE KEY

Idol Head

This machine needs a BATTERY, which is found in the cabinet under the window in the drawer with a vertical code

Mr Birdy Box

Location of Mr Birdies:

In the Bathroom, in the locked box opened by the TRIANGLE KEY

AND

Underneath the bed, once you've lifted it.

Before placing him, check under his hat to receive Happy Coin

Once all 3 Mr Birdies are in place, collect CIRCLE KEY

Locked Box above the Shelf

To open this, you'll need the CLUB KEY

Here's your box to insert all your HAPPY COINS

And a LEVER

Shaky Painting

This hint comes from the Idol Head once a BATTERY has been inserted.

There are 4 different symbols - the painting itself gives the hint which

The black corners make the painting itself into an octagon - so follow the octagon

Upper Left, Lower Right, Lower Left, Upper Right, Lower Left, Lower Right

Collect a BALLOON and Escape Coin

Also note the "E" button and the star with an X in it

Opening the Armoire

You will need the SPADE KEY

From the Mr Hippo Box

Collect Happy Coin and a TRIANGLE KEY.

Note the "S" button

Also note the tied-up box. You'll need a BOX CUTTER for this

From the locked box on the deck

Collect Happy Coin

Bed Back

The top drawer

This drawer has holes & no handle. For this you will need the SCREWDRIVER from the cabinet drawer with a horizontal code

Once you have the SCREWDRIVER, look at the window above the cabinet. You can remove & collect a LARGE HANDLE

Use the LARGE HANDLE back on the drawer on the bed & tighten with the SCREWDRIVER

Collect an ESCAPE CARD

The Bottom Drawer

This has a hole in it that looks like it needs a button or lever. Use the LEVER from the locked box above the shelves

Collect a Mr Birdy & note the "C" button

Opening the Bathroom

You will need an ESCAPE CARD & the hint on the card itself

It indicates LAMP, STAR, MIRROR - which all had Roman numerals on them

Insert the card & enter 5104

In the bathroom, there are 3 things to note.

On the right, you can click on the toilet paper to receive Happy Coin

On the left, you can click on the sink, to see only a straight groove on top - there's no handle

Use your BALLOON (from behind the shaky painting) on the tap

Then use a HAPPY COIN on the top of the tap to make a WATER BALLOON

On the back wall is a locked box

This can be opened with a TRIANGLE KEY

Collect MR BIRDY and note the "A" button

ESCAPE Box

This box is on the table between sofas - and will open when you press the buttons around the room in the correct order. As its position in the word indicates, the "E" button on this box will be the last. If you've gone in the right order, the buttons will light up

Button Locations:

E

Behind the Shaky Painting

S

Inside the armoire

C

Underneath the Bed once it's been lifted

A

In the locked box in the Bathroom

P

In the locked box on the Deck

E

On the ESCAPE box

Collect Happy Coin

Getting Out

Take all 10 HAPPY COINS and insert them into the machine above the shelves

Receive MR BIRDY COIN and a HEART KEY

Congrats on Escape!

Reply

Your walkthrough doesn't mention where to find the

Club key or the access card

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Patreon VIP abfdrumz August 12, 2015 4:48 AM replied to Gabe Puratekuta

Actually, it does (though the access card is called an "escape card" in that section). Make sure you've opened all the sections fully!

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I found the navigation rather frustrating.

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Was there only one escape this time?

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eondivad August 12, 2015 2:41 PM replied to jem99b

Typically the "Happy Escape" series features only one ending.

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Snarfhead August 15, 2015 6:39 AM

Thanks, Dora!

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MeowMeowMan August 16, 2015 4:47 AM

Once you get all 10 Happy Coins... you get the one gold Birdy Coin and the exit Heart Key.

Have you wondered why you need the Birdy Coin, when you can just end the game and escape with the Heart key?

I notice the Birdy Coin ...

can be used to turn on the water in the toilet. But why?
I find it curious why the developer included the Birdy Coin... perhaps there is more?

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JetSetVegas August 19, 2015 7:18 PM

Out! No hints, with the Super Happy Coin! Another stellar outing for Tesshi-e.

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JetSetVegas August 19, 2015 7:37 PM replied to MeowMeowMan

The Super Happy Coin is simply your final reward for finding the ten smaller Happy Coins and knowing where to use them. I found it a nice touch and a sly wink to the other Tesshi-e games that require you find the Happy Coin to get the best ending.

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JetSetVegas August 19, 2015 7:38 PM replied to jem99b

If you found the Super Happy Coin it's the only ending you need. You did find it, didn't you?

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It is a nice touch of logic that the symbols on the clock correspond to the months that each zodiac sign represents.

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AAAAARG!!! Where the heck is the STAR??

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VoxPopuli42 February 26, 2017 1:22 PM replied to Quartney Jones

Quartney- the Star is inside the shaky picture!

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