So much about life is uncertain, each day so new and full of possibilities, it's impossible to imagine what could be next. If you're the anxious sort of individual, you might be a little rattled by how little time is actually under our control. But not today, my friend. Today you have Weekday Escape; here you are the master of your domain—the room in which you are captive. And the three free escape games we have for you this week are as comforting in their predictability while still being just fresh enough and creative enough to whisk you away from all your other worries. If you have a few minutes to spare, then indulge in the sweet goodness awaiting in FunkyLand's fruit kitchen, pause for halftime in Hottategoya's strange locker room, then finish by puzzling over Yomino Kagura's three pictures...
Escape from the Strange Locker Room 2 - Hottategoya's usual formula—three puzzles, clues embedded in the furnishings, overall minimalist design—is all over this space. There's actually very little strange about this room except how you keep getting locked up in here. Usually all the fun is out on the playing field, but when you don't have more than five minutes to spare, you've come to the right place. While the cursor is unchanging, there's no hidden hotspots and most everything you need to escape is right out in the open. Added to a clean design and straight-forward logic, that means you'll be done here in no time.
Fruit Kitchens No.11: Pineapple Yellow - For the love of all that's yellow and sweet, you haven't tasted a truly delicious pineapple unless you've stood under the Hawaiian sun at the local's farmer market and eaten your fresh find right then and there. Moreover, you haven't indulged in a truly funky escape until you've been inside one of FunkyLand's whimsical kitchens. So much of the enjoyment is in gazing at the clever decor and creative clue presentation, you might get sidetracked and take longer than needed to solve puzzles and gather the seven prickly fruits needed to escape. It's all as you'd expect a FunkyLand kitchen to be as far as aesthetics, but there's nothing overly surprising about the puzzles and they're easier than most, just remember to look everywhere for clues and places to use your inventory.
Escape from the Room of Three Pictures - In some regards, if you've seen one Yomino Kagura escape, you've them all. Yet there's something appealing about them all the same, made for the room escape enthusiast who is short on time but appreciative of pure puzzle solving. Armed with a willingness to infer and a few maths skills, make full use of the changing cursor to uncover active areas where you'll find coded locks and the hints that help you open them. When you've put all the pieces together, your escape is nearby. Note: some knowledge of or the ability to translate katakana lettering is needed to access certain clues.
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