Can You Escape?
Developer: Kaarel Kirsipuu (MobiGrow)
Price: Free (with in-app purchases)
The first of the thoroughly addictive Can You Escape? series, the original game, Can you Escape? 1 will have you scratching your head from the very first screen, which is, always, a room filled with all sorts of nooks and crannies and, sometimes other rooms to which the main room is connected.
Oh, and every scene features a door.
You need to escape the room (or rooms), via this mysterious door, but you can only do so by finding the various clues scattered around the room in cupboards, floorboards, on computers and, even, on flash drives!
The thing is, though each scene, has the same aim – to get out the door – each level, predictably, becomes more difficult and the challenges, well, more challenging. You’ll truly have your grey matter stretched and expect to be bamboozled and frustrated to the extreme – until you figure out the clues, of course, if, indeed, you do!
This first game in the Can You Escape? series features just eight levels and, once you get the hang of it, you should be able to clear those within an hour (or a few hours, depending on how good your sleuthing skills are).
For more levels, you’ll need to purchase upgrade packs, though there aren’t too many levels and, well, you’ll quickly make your way through them if you’ve become competent enough at the game to get to those levels in the first place.
That said, there’s always the rest of the franchise to try to make your way through, from Escape from Work and Can You Escape Island? to Bank Escape and Can You Escape Tower? Each game gets better, as do the graphics – and challenges!
Do you have what it takes to escape?