Weekday Escape N°172
The first game is by Escape Game Club, a very promising newbie - their game is number 0002 - that's the spirit! Hopefully, we'll get more from them soon, with that enthusiasm! Factory.112 returns with a beautiful game, maybe a little shorter than you would expect, but otherwise it's perfect. Riddle Escape gives you a chance to experience a little adventure - explore and escape very unusual underground place.
Have a good time and enjoy!
Escape Game Club is a newcomer, but if I smuggle their game into Retro Weekday Escape, I think nobody would notice; it's old fashioned game. However, there are modern conveniences like save button or music (sounds very familiar but I can't remember from where) and you can switch between English and Japanese even during playing. No special knowledge required.
The cursor is not changing, save button, one ending.
Factory.112's games design is outstanding, very clean and detailed - last time we met them in WE N°152 and it was a pleasure! This game is very good too - but there is a language barrier, I'm sorry. It's not unbeatable though! Later in the game you find a list with seven expressions and after closer inspection you find, that some of them are repeating and that you need to know only four - here they are:
You can brute force the code of course, but twenty four options are a bit much; if there is some Murphy's law concerning cryptography, I'm sure it says something like "solution is always the last tried option, if not, you made a typo and you must start again". Google Translator is quicker.
The cursor is changing, no save button (autosave doesn't work on my PC), one ending.
You return with Riddle Escape to ruins of...what? A castle or a temple, maybe a labyrinth? This is not important; the place, for whatever purpose it was created, is romantic and mysterious, and stimulates imagination. The only escape way is underground canal and this little boat is waiting for you, but you have to find a paddle first - there is no point in looking for it now, though. The game is linear as usual, so start with these boxes and cases around, and you will work your way to it soon! The other end of the canal is too waiting for exploration!
The cursor is not changing, autosave, one ending.
The game is avalable for Android too.
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