Can you believe it? It's the 100th edition of Weekday Escape!... at least, since we started numbering them for clarity in our search results. BUT STILL. 100! That means 100 Wednesdays have been filled with free online games by developers who spend their time making escape games for people without asking anything in return, so before you congratulate us, send them a thank you, because we're just the messengers. This week! Funkyland has gone all red in the face, so maybe an apple or seven will help? no1game is throwing a party of their own, but nobody else has arrived. And Vitamin Hana is all about those numbers, 'bout those numbers, and puzzles!
Fruit Kitchens No. 27: Apple Red - What is it about FunkyLand's retro-tastic gleaming kitchens that makes you want to go buy one of those cute frilly aprons and spin around in circles? Probably a devious combination of the bouncy soundtrack and the kitsch, which is just the way we like it! This time, we're raiding the proverbial pantry for seven apples, which, as you might expect, are hidden behind some tricky mechanisms and puzzles. I was going to say these are the sorts of games Alton Brown would design if he made games, but, well, considering how he feels about the lack of multitaskers, these one-off puzzles would probably be out of the question for him in favour of more wacky camera angles.
Find the Escape-Men Part 168: Birthday Party Hall - Can we just appreciate the fact that no1game is coming up on their 200th Escape Men title? I feel like that deserve some appreciation, and maybe a little frightened awe from those of us who can't even remember to take our vitamins for a week in a row. As this particular game opens, you've been invited to someone's birthday party, and are instructed to make yourself at home until the other guests arrive. You know what that means... looking in, around, and under every nook and cranny (sometimes more than once!) to find our favourite little green men.
Number It! - A lot of escape games have puzzles you need to solve by deciphering numeric codes, and Vitamin Hana has always been fond of locks and latches that need specific digits to open. In this tiny space, you'll be going to and fro, and then fro again, to find the codes to unlock everything you need, with a little bit of smashing thrown in to satisfy us violent video gamer types as per media expectation. The design is tidy enough that you won't get lost, but you may get a little hung up on needing to combine things in a specific way (such as one half of a combination being zoomed in on with "About Item" rather than the other), but I believe in you!
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