Weekday Escape N°55
It's the night before Christmas and we here at JayIsGames want to wish you merry merriment and festive festivities, whatever you might be doing. If you're here, though, that means you're playing more free online escape games. As well you should, being what a cold night it is in Yonashi's whimsical world. But, thanks to Flash512, Santa brought you a gift, and it's a nice gift, but only the most clever can get through the jolly one's test and leave with it. After that, help little Northan get into Jenny's house: she'll only let you in if you can solve all the puzzles because, well, that's what friends do for holiday fun...
One Cold Night - Yonashi brings all the charm and whimsy you could want for your Christmas fun in this mini escape. You're stuck inside, you want to get outside, which means following the changing cursor to find active spots and solving the riddles you encounter. You'll rely mostly on inference to figure out what you're supposed to do, yet the clues are more than abundant even if there's not a lot of explanation, besides magic for why things work as they do. Being on the easy side, all the enjoyment comes from the cuteness factor: which is ramped up to high along with plenty of holiday spirit.
Warm Christmas Room Escape - This is an older title by Flash512, not quite as polished and flashy as the author's newer titles, but it's perfect for the getting into the Christmas mood, with Santa Claus and a pretty tree all decked out with ornaments. There's a few instances where you might get hung up. One is if you forget that you must click, hold and drag items from your inventory to use on screen. Another is when you find yourself on a pixel hunt for important clue or items. Lastly, some clues seem like they could work on more than one lock, so you'll need to narrow it down. Otherwise, the solutions are straight-forward enough that you should be out the door, your loot in hand, well before Santa knows whether you've been naughty or nice.
Northan's Christmas 2014 - The simple graphics and unusual navigation might not grab your attention, but give it a few moments and you'll soon find yourself enjoying this little escape "into" the room from Shuinvy. It has more than its fair share of cheerfulness and personality to bring a smile. Once you're able to keep track of each scene, gathering useful tools (accessed via a click to open the "ITEM" box in the lower left corner) and solving the puzzles should be a snap. There's just enough thinking involved to keep you engaged, but it's light enough to complete with feet up by the fire, cup of cocoa in one hand, while singing your favorite carols.
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