Weekday Escape N°36
Once again it's time to take a break from all the hassle and fusses of the week with Weekday Escape—three terrific break-sized escape games all for one low introductory price of: free. What's more, if you act now, I'll throw in a few snarky remarks and a hastily written introduction to set the mood to Just Right. That's not just re-purposed bovine waste I'm selling you, folks. I mean, what would you rather be doing now: a) Whatever it is you're currently doing or b) Playing games? If you chose b, then you've chosen correctly. Keep reading and you'll even get a bonus fourth game just for being a loyal JIG customer. That's right, you get seven bunches of grapes in Funky Land's whimsical design, a bowl of the most delicious instant noodles found only in this special internet offer, and an adorable water-shooting duckling along with all these special bonus features. But wait, there's more: you can have all this plus impress your friends with your escaping expertise and witty comments, and all you have to do right now is click...
Fruit Kitchens No.10: Grape Purple - Never to be confused with MonkeyBand, ClunkySand or HunkyHand, FunkyLand returns to the Weekday Escape anchor desk to herald in another hump day 300-second minibreak. Tending toward the easy end of the Fruit Kitchens challenge scale, this is one to relax with although screenshots or a notepad will aid in tracking solutions. Compared to other FunkyLand creations, the puzzles themselves might not inspire but the hip decor and rich colors, so deeply hued you can almost smell the grapes, enhance the whimsy all the more. After gathering up seven clusters of grapes, hidden behind sealed canisters and locked doors, use the key to unlock the door and enjoy a refreshing vineyard view.
Find the Escape-Men 114: Instant Noodle - Is this you? Will drive far out of way to eat at the best ramen spot. Compares recipes and argues the virtues of shoyu versus miso broth with strangers in queue at the market. Judges travel destinations based on that city's selection of restaurants. Then you can relate to this escape protagonist's plight—craving a bowl of noodles, must search all corners of the room for clues and puzzle solutions to acquisition the necessary ingredients for yummy satisfaction. Oh, yeah, and this is a Find the Escape-Men game so....perhaps you'll want to find all ten little greenies? The puzzles themselves are fairly predictable and unoriginal, with a few scattered-pixel hunts, yet the two endings just manage to be worth the double play-through for all ramen-loving No1Game fans out there.
Cute Duckling 2 - is a single-scened Minoto point-and-click puzzle that's over almost before it's started. But any bit of Minoto is usually too fun to pass up, even if it's hardly more substantial than a toothpick-impaled cheese sample from the Whole Foods' deli aisle—enough to get a sense of Minoto's quirky flair and whet the appetite but too paltry to bring ample satisfaction. In fact, it's taking more time to tell you about it than it took to play. But if you're like me, you can't resist the cuteness, curious to see just what new event each action will unfold. It's actually a lot more logical than the typical Minoto frame of mind. Then, since we all wish for more Minoto—to add more substance to the experience—let's play Ugly Duckling 11.
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