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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Escape Man 114 Hint-Through
Escape Man 1
Keep bothering the freezer
Escape Man 2
Is there some furniture we could hide underneath?
Escape Man 3
While we're under here, maybe those colours can help us with something wobbly
Escape Man 4
If people who aren't "out" are "in the closet", then some joke about gay food.
Escape Man 5
Escape Man 6
How come when I make the wobbly picture, it doesn't work?
Compare the little hole/button things. How handy, it changes to a big "OK" sign!
Escape Man 7
I swear, these Escape Men hide like tiny little snakes sometimes. A wilderness expert once told us that a snake could curl itself up into the space of a small lid if need be.
Escape Man 8
Oh you sneaky little thing. There must have been a small EM party in that cupboard!
Escape Man 9
Hmm, the cupboard next to the fridge seems to hold some clue, but it's not working. Maybe the side of the cupboard will help me?
Escape Man 10
Oh NOW I can put water in the kettle and start cooking! Surprisingly, there seem to be no Escape Men hidden in the meat.
You might need a tool from under the sink to help with preparation.
Once it's ready, place it on the table and season it with a little EM.
This gets you End 1 of 2: EM gets fat on ramen.
Posted by: Catherine Kissmyarsefb | August 13, 2014 8:22 AM
Fruit Kitchens Grape Purple Walkthrough
A device needs a liquid added
A Can Opener on the chair on the left
Bunch o' Grapes (1/7) on top right
Blender that has some combination of colored dots
Glass Door Wall
A box with circles quarters and numbers underneath them. As you rotate the quarters, you can see an arrow with
a dot at one end.
The drawer below it has a 3/4 circle
Purple fridge that needs a key
Grape Box with a missing grape
Exit Door View
A Grape Can
Open with Can Opener for Bunch o' Grapes (2/7)
A Purple Key on the planter on the right
Frog Box that needs 4 numbers
Once you've noted the numbers, move around the quarters to match the picture on the drawer below
The empty quarter should be in the top left, and the 6 visible.
Get Bunch o' Grapes (3/7)
Use Purple Key to open fridge.
Get Bunch o' Grapes (4/7)
Use combo from pie quarters, from the dot to the arrow (clock wise from top left)
Receive Bunch o' Grapes (5/7) and Purple Disk from the frog's lap
Use Purple Disk from Frog Box to open the box
Receive Bunch o' Grapes (6/7)
Note the colors the disks have changed
Blender (with colorblind help)
The hint comes from the completed Grape Box
Order does not matter, but quantity does
From number of each colored disk, click that corresponding button. It will count down from 10
Purple = 4
Blue = 3
Pink/Fuschia = 2
Green = 1
Top Left = click 4 times
Top Right = click once
Bottom Left = click 3 times
Bottom Right = click 2 times
Receive Green Smoothie
This machine needs a liquid
Use the Green Smoothie
Receive Bunch o' Grapes (7/7)
Get your Fruit Kitchen Key and Escape!
Posted by: VoxPopuli42 | August 13, 2014 12:49 PM
Escape Men 114: Instant Noodle Walkthrough
1. Check the freezer.
Click the ice at the top of the freezer four times until you dislodge the escape man, then quickly click him before he falls. (If you miss, zoom out, then back in, and click four times again.)
2. Bottom of cupboard (3-digit code)
Click the right side of the cupboard to see three shapes. Look at the front of the cupboard and count the shapes. Enter the code into the cupboard door.
3. Under table.
4. Left glass door.
Turn to the glass-door cabinet and open the left side.
5. Move the bowl.
On the left side of glass-door cabinet (same place you found #4), move the bowl.
6. Check the pepper.
Get the pepper from the right side of the glass-door cabinet. Open the lid and get the escape man.
7. Wobble wobble.
Look at the color code under the table. Wobble the corners of the picture (glass cabinet view) according to the code.
Colorblind: The code is red, yellow, blue, green, yellow, green, blue, red; the corners of the picture are top left = red, top right = blue, bottom left = green, bottom right = yellow.
TL BR TR BL BR BL TR TL
8. Under sink.
Use the wobbly picture to open the cabinet under the sink.
Not working? Notice the circles.
The wobbly picture has a circle (the nail) on top, while the sink has a circle (a button?) on the bottom, so turn the code upside-down before entering it.
Colorblind: TL = 4 clicks, TR = 3 clicks, middle = 5 clicks, BL = 2 clicks, BR = 1 click.
9. Under lid.
Get the lid from under the sink. Look at its underside.
10. Make some ramen.
Get the bowl and the kettle.
Fill the kettle at the sink.
Put the kettle on the stove.
Get the sprouts, meat, and box from the fridge.
Use "about item" on the box and get an egg.
Get the ramen from the bottom of the cupboard by solving the 3-digit code.
Use "about item" on the ramen and unwrap it.
Get the chopsticks from the corner of the table.
Glass-door cabinet view
Get the pepper from the right door.
Kitchen view, take 2
Get the lid from under the sink (right side).
Get the knife from under the sink (left side).
Get the now-boiling water from the stove.
Let's get cooking!
Put the noodles and the "Soup" packet in the bowl.
Pour the boiling water into the bowl and put on the lid.
Use the knife to slice the egg in half.
Use the knife to slice the meat.
Remove the lid from the bowl and add the sprouts, egg, and meat.
Put the bowl on the table and add some pepper.
Let the escape men eat the ramen. This will happen whether you like it or not if you leave the ramen til last, i.e. if you collect the escape men in the order listed above.
Eat the ramen yourself. To do this, make sure you have fewer than 9 escape men when you start cooking. Once you've collected the escape man from the bowl, use the chopsticks to eat the ramen. Then go get your remaining escape man or men.
Posted by: Reka | August 14, 2014 2:09 AM
Cute Duckling Walkthrough
This game is a bit hard to give small hints for, so this walkthrough will be a straight progression from start to finish.
When in doubt, know that you only interact with each element of the scene once.
You control the flying duck with a small creature on its back, and you can fire a little blue bolt to disrupt your surroundings. But you can't fly through the rain!
Fire at the Beehive to annoy out a Bee
Now that you have a Bee, better put him to good use- place him on the sunflower and he'll make Honey.
Yum, Honey! Let's see, honey is sticky and can be use in hollows- let's try that Hole in the Tree over there.
The Honey will attract a Rhinoceros Beetle
Those large horns on the Rhinoceros Beetle's forehead might help him move something we can't- like a large boulder.
Once the boulder has been moved, collect Scissors
Cut down the large Leaf next to the ducks.
Umbrella (-ella, -ella)
Use the Leaf on the flying bird and his rider. Now they can fly through the rain, and help the ducklings along!
Posted by: VoxPopuli42 | August 14, 2014 10:45 AM