Weekday Escape N°114
Wakey wakey, there's games to escape-y! You've survived a whole seven days. That's no small feat... just ask the mayfly! To celebrate, the developers have been hard at work turning out three finely crafted escape games for you to glut yourself upon. Vitamin Hana thinks if you're so smart, you can make your own way out. Nagamochi Games knows you've always wanted to play with an old man's facial hair. And Sarameya is worried you haven't been getting enough fresh air, but might have gone a bit overboard.
Wood Art - Some escape game developers ensnare you with wicked traps and complex mechanisms. Vitamin Hana just needs a little elbow grease and some arts and crafts, and to get out of this little room, you'll have to do the same. As usual for Vitamin Hana, most of the cupboards and the like around you have codes on their locks, but while you're sussing out clues for how to open them, try and remember that you can use items in your inventory on each other. Just click the first item, click "About Item" to view it close up, then click the other item you want to use on it, and then click the item you've currently viewing to try. After all this, you'll be a master wood worker, and able to use your click proficiency to talk to dolphins!
Bonno Escape 1 - Unless you can read Japanese, you won't know what's going on in this cute but otherwise mystifying escape from Nagamochi Games, but with a little thought, a lot of investigation, and yes, even a bit of pixel hunting, you should still be able to find your way out. There's no changing cursor, so as you explore the temple you appear to be trapped in, make sure to click everywhere to find all the clues, items, and puzzle solutions you can. It might sound like a lot of work, but since when has that ever stopped you? You've probably already escaped The Dark Complex and My Diamond Baby... what's an old man with some crazy facial hair possibly going to do to you?
Botoriumu - Be warned: this otherwise adorable escape game by Sarameya has an unfortunate bug as of this writing, so make sure you enter the code on the number pad beside the door very carefully if you don't want to start over! Not that a bit of extra time in this place would be such a bad thing. You're surrounded by plants and a whole lot of colours, but there are some crafty puzzles to be found in this bright, environmentally friendly game. I think I'll let you handle this one considering all the plants. My thumb isn't green so much as it is... black... so if we're ever going to get out on you, all that flora is all on you, my fine friend.
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