RoomBreak: Escape Now !! By Gameday
RoomBreak: Escape Now !! is a room escape game for iPhone / iPod / iPad. It consists of 5 episodes, each with 5 rooms, adding a total of 25 challenging rooms to escape. Gameday even promises a sixth episode coming soon.
RoomBreak is quite a challenging game for the genre. You could even say that it is a tough game. What makes it different from the others is that there is an exhaust meter for each room. If you are the type of person who likes to relax and take time to explore a room and solve puzzles, it can be a very frustrating game for you. You will likely have to replay most rooms at least once before completing them, as it is very difficult to discover everything before time runs out. There are also some minigames involved, which get more and more difficult as you progress. The two sets are connected to the knife and the hammer. Using the knife requires you to watch a sequence of slices flash on the screen. Then you need to copy them in the correct order for the knife to work. The hammer is even more challenging as it requires you to tap circles as little yellow rings appear on them. It’s a bit like that old school game called Simon. It gets pretty difficult in episode four and can be incredibly frustrating to complete. However, if you are someone who likes these kinds of challenges, or can forgive them, a great experience awaits you.
It’s easy to say that a lot of love went into making this game. The 2D graphics are reminiscent of a graphic novel, all drawn superbly well. Music is done well too, with plenty of variety from room to room. The puzzles are challenging and will sometimes perplex you. But this means that you won’t finish the game in a day. There are hours of play here.
If you have a problem, here are some tips:
1. For the knife tool, write the direction of the arrows so you don’t forget them. You can try as many picks as you want, because the exhaust meter is unaffected as long as you have an open puzzle.
2. For the hammer, you must touch each circle when the yellow ring hits it. The game is very relentless, so you have to be exact. In episodes 4 and 5, I don’t recommend playing while you’re half asleep as the puzzle gets quite elaborate. Again, just like the knife, you can keep trying until you get it without worrying about the exhaust meter.
I hope that helps you. Good luck escaping!