544588_5I’ve always had a fascination with the “escape the room” gaming genre because in many ways, it’s a metaphor for the many hurdles that we may face and our ability to break through them. The concept which involves a degree of logic and ingenuity has been around for more than two decades, and there are more variations than I can imagine. One that caught my attention is iEscaper! - Escape from the Ninja’s Lair [$2.99] which combines the intrigue of Japanese culture with the challenge of a solid escape room game.

While it doesn’t fall into the same genre as a Myst-type game, iEscaper! exudes that same feel with top-notch visuals which I think is quite a feat in itself. Typical escape room titles tend to be 2D and in some cases, can be rather bland. iEscaper!, on the other hand, fall on the other end of that scale with beautifully rendered 3D environments accompanied by soothing sounds.

The storyline is very reminiscent of Japanese folklore and history as you’ve entered an enemy ninja’s lair to steal secret scrolls and become ensnared in a trap preventing you from leaving. The objective is to escape and find your way through the three rooms where failure will result in your life.

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At the heart of iEscaper! is a hidden item game, but that is only half the battle. Once you’ve located items, deciphering messages typically found on scrolls and tablets are essential if you’re to unlock the secrets of acquired items. The fun and challenge comes from the assorted puzzle games that will test both sides of your brain in logic and imagination. In one room, it may be combining several items in order to unlock yet another puzzle, while others require activities be done in a specific sequence and include character and numerical sequences.

The touch controls are more than adequate with arrows appearing when certain movement is available, and you can easily navigate a room. As with hidden item games, tapping on certain objects will create a reaction such as opening a drawer or picking up an item. In many cases, you may even try random tapping in a vain attempt to locate items, and while that may help initially, the challenge will come from finding meaning in all of it. On occasion, dialogue boxes will appear to provide additional clues when tapping certain items or in most cases to reaffirm what you already know which usually isn’t much. One nice touch in iEscaper! is the use of scrolls and tablets. Often these items provide a wealth of information succinctly conveyed in simple drawings. However, they may illustrate how to reach a specific goal, but they won’t tell you what is needed to do so.

544588_3The game has an intuitive inventory system where collected items can be stored, combined or used. In fact, I could think of other games that could use a streamlined inventory system such as the one found in iEscaper!.

I mentioned that there are three rooms in iEscaper!, and while this doesn’t sound like many, I can honestly say that those three rooms will keep you occupied for quite a while. They are challenging to say the least with each room becoming progressively more difficult and dangerous. Without giving away too much, the first room is child’s play when compared to the second room and if you fail at solving the puzzles, well, it’s sayonara. The third room is even more difficult because the risks increase significantly, and the conclusion is incentive enough to finish.

Personally, I would’ve have liked more sound effects or even more of a continuous zen-like soundtrack. For a game where failure can have repercussions, the tone is strangely very relaxing, almost stress free...a good thing. The Japanese theme is one you don’t find often in escape room titles on the iPhone/iPod Touch platform. While three rooms is more than enough for an initial release, the dev has mentioned adding rooms in future updates, which should build out the game even further. A hint option may help with managing the difficulty level as well. What may be an interesting experiment is to add a different storyline either within iEscaper! or as a separate title to add some variety since I can envision this becoming a series.

iEscaper! is a beautiful game, and you will easily find the visuals on par with Myst, albeit on a smaller scale. While the escape room concept is the foundation for iEscaper!, it really extends beyond that by creating what I think is a unique soothing yet ominous feel. I can’t say that about too many other games in the space, and that speaks volumes for iEscaper!.

App Store Link: iEscaper!, $2.99

TouchArcade Rating

  • aaa

    if you don't know chinese character,
    can't progress in 1st room
    this shit only for jap or chn

    • kelly

      u have to put the medicine herbs together and then put the balls in the water vase then look at the wall hanging above it and shake to clear steam then 3 characters change color, look in the wardrobe thing and u see green red blue so punch in the characters in that order on the floor (u have to match them). to open the floor mat get key in the design near the ceiling and unlock the vault behind the scroll above the table thing. Then take the scroll from inside the vault and put it in front of the light that was by the wardrobe. Then use the scroll again to open the floor mat

      • gbgbgb

        I don't see any puzzle on the floor! how do I open the floor tile to see puzzle??

  • aaa

    if you don't know chinese character,
    can't progress in 1st room
    this shit only for jap or chn

    • kelly

      u have to put the medicine herbs together and then put the balls in the water vase then look at the wall hanging above it and shake to clear steam then 3 characters change color, look in the wardrobe thing and u see green red blue so punch in the characters in that order on the floor (u have to match them). to open the floor mat get key in the design near the ceiling and unlock the vault behind the scroll above the table thing. Then take the scroll from inside the vault and put it in front of the light that was by the wardrobe. Then use the scroll again to open the floor mat

      • gbgbgb

        I don't see any puzzle on the floor! how do I open the floor tile to see puzzle??

  • XLM

    Seriously, enough with the "i" names. Biggest turn off is any i in front of any name. That shit's played.

  • XLM

    Seriously, enough with the "i" names. Biggest turn off is any i in front of any name. That shit's played.

  • ImNoSuperMan

    Cool. I knew TA did feature user reviews in the past, but this article has been credited to Big Albie only. This a first I`ve seen here, Congrats Albie.

    And sorry if this is not your first post on TA frontpage and you`ve been posting here for long. May be I just didnt notice. Consider me the annoying noob and forget it. :o

    As far as game is concerned, I hate the feeling of getting trapped. Definitely not the right kind of game I`d be interested in. :D

  • ImNoSuperMan

    Cool. I knew TA did feature user reviews in the past, but this article has been credited to Big Albie only. This a first I`ve seen here, Congrats Albie.

    And sorry if this is not your first post on TA frontpage and you`ve been posting here for long. May be I just didnt notice. Consider me the annoying noob and forget it. :o

    As far as game is concerned, I hate the feeling of getting trapped. Definitely not the right kind of game I`d be interested in. :D

  • arn

    @aaa you actually don't have to know chinese characters to get past the first room.

  • arn

    @aaa you actually don't have to know chinese characters to get past the first room.

  • Tower_Defender

    This reminds me of an online game. ... red room or something, I don't remember. I had so much fun playing that. I might have to get this, once my budget is back on track. ... and good thing for me, I can read Chinese. ... but since it is the ninja's lair, most likely it is in Japanese.

    • K.Nitsua

      The online puzzle you're talking about is called the "Crimson Room" by Toshimitsu Takagi. He also made the "Viridian Room" and the "White Room". Both of which are really challenging and fun.

      I hope there will be a sequel to iEscaper. The ONLY reason I wanted flash on my iPhone was to play games EXACTLY like this.

  • Tower_Defender

    This reminds me of an online game. ... red room or something, I don't remember. I had so much fun playing that. I might have to get this, once my budget is back on track. ... and good thing for me, I can read Chinese. ... but since it is the ninja's lair, most likely it is in Japanese.

    • K.Nitsua

      The online puzzle you're talking about is called the "Crimson Room" by Toshimitsu Takagi. He also made the "Viridian Room" and the "White Room". Both of which are really challenging and fun.

      I hope there will be a sequel to iEscaper. The ONLY reason I wanted flash on my iPhone was to play games EXACTLY like this.

  • phobic99

    @XLM
    Ha! I was thinking the exact same thing. Glad I'm not the only one sick of the "i" named games.

  • phobic99

    @XLM
    Ha! I was thinking the exact same thing. Glad I'm not the only one sick of the "i" named games.

  • A-Town

    So....how do you lift that matttttt? I'm stuck in the first room, any pointers?

  • A-Town

    So....how do you lift that matttttt? I'm stuck in the first room, any pointers?

  • A-Town

    ok lifted the mat, now what combo...apparently they are the same as the script, but what order?

  • A-Town

    ok lifted the mat, now what combo...apparently they are the same as the script, but what order?

  • foolishwolf

    anyone else immediately think of Shenmue? the game itself isn't similar to it, but those screenshots remind me so much of Ryo's home.

  • foolishwolf

    anyone else immediately think of Shenmue? the game itself isn't similar to it, but those screenshots remind me so much of Ryo's home.

  • djflippy

    Wow, I had this on my snipelist, but after this review, I think I'll pick it up straight away. I'm a big fan of the genre, but I think I had sticker shock on this one.

    Thanks!

  • djflippy

    Wow, I had this on my snipelist, but after this review, I think I'll pick it up straight away. I'm a big fan of the genre, but I think I had sticker shock on this one.

    Thanks!

  • rasterico

    @foolishwolf

    I immediately thought of Shenmue as soon as I saw the first screenshot, like you said the 2 games have absolutely nothing in common but the art style certainly seems very similar!

  • http://micro rasterico

    @foolishwolf

    I immediately thought of Shenmue as soon as I saw the first screenshot, like you said the 2 games have absolutely nothing in common but the art style certainly seems very similar!

  • kiki

    How do you get past the stupid little puzzle thing on the floor?

    • Sjjjdkd

      bottem middle, top left, middle right (i think)

  • kiki

    How do you get past the stupid little puzzle thing on the floor?

  • arn

    you guys should start a thread for tips so as not to ruin it for casual passers by

    arn

  • arn

    you guys should start a thread for tips so as not to ruin it for casual passers by

    arn

  • Synergistic Ideologue

    The text's perspective seems strange. Are those your thoughts or are you controlling someone else? Who is "I seem to be trapped" speaking to? It would be weird to read your own thoughts that way.

    What about "Use Key on Paper Walls" to escape?

  • Synergistic Ideologue

    The text's perspective seems strange. Are those your thoughts or are you controlling someone else? Who is "I seem to be trapped" speaking to? It would be weird to read your own thoughts that way.

    What about "Use Key on Paper Walls" to escape?

  • Brad Newsom

    I hope people realize that the art style doesn't look anything like Shenmue. Its just generic Japanese architecture. It gets wuite annoying when people find similarities in all the wrong places.

    Anyways, this looks cool.

    @Tower_Defender: The game play is called 'Escape the Room'. There are tons of games like this online. Some even better than this.

  • Brad Newsom

    I hope people realize that the art style doesn't look anything like Shenmue. Its just generic Japanese architecture. It gets wuite annoying when people find similarities in all the wrong places.

    Anyways, this looks cool.

    @Tower_Defender: The game play is called 'Escape the Room'. There are tons of games like this online. Some even better than this.

  • BB40

    did anyone figure out the solution to the floor lock in the first room

  • BB40

    did anyone figure out the solution to the floor lock in the first room

  • andrew

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh this dang floor puzzle man

  • andrew

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh this dang floor puzzle man

  • BB40

    who knows the answer??

  • BB40

    who knows the answer??

  • kiki

    when you get the smoke in the pot, shake your device and it will clear!
    that should help you with the floor puzzle

  • kiki

    when you get the smoke in the pot, shake your device and it will clear!
    that should help you with the floor puzzle

  • stampede

    hi,have anyone solved the 3rd room yet?the roof,nit help i'm stuck

  • stampede

    hi,have anyone solved the 3rd room yet?the roof,nit help i'm stuck

  • kiki

    how do you get the sword unstuck?

  • kiki

    how do you get the sword unstuck?

  • kelly

    help! cant get to 3rd room, stuck in second room. step by step from beginning? a) cant find the missing piece to the contraption on the floor b) cant unlock chest c) cant light candle thingy.

  • kelly

    help! cant get to 3rd room, stuck in second room. step by step from beginning? a) cant find the missing piece to the contraption on the floor b) cant unlock chest c) cant light candle thingy.

  • kelly

    cant get sword either

  • kelly

    cant get sword either

  • Tasian

    Awesome. Though I still don't know what the grappling good was used for. I must admit I was tapping things erratically at times. Very entertaining. Only problem... too short, more levels please.

  • Tasian

    Awesome. Though I still don't know what the grappling good was used for. I must admit I was tapping things erratically at times. Very entertaining. Only problem... too short, more levels please.

  • Skills

    ok, i beat it. not too bad.

    @kelly
    so you get the red emblem thing from opening the panel on the floor. go to the sword and insert the red emblem into the sword stand, then take the sword. equip the sword and place it under the shelf in the back of the room, then you can reach the stuff up on the shelf. reach up there and get the rock and the flint. use the rock and the flint to light the candle. spin around the room a few times and the candle melts and it leaves a key. use the key to open the small chest to the left of the soup pot. OPEN BOTH SIDES OF THE CHEST (this took me forever to realize). It contains a second ninja star and it shows a picture of "fire" = 9. Go to the big chest and enter the code. it is 9418 (i think... Red9 Brown4 Blue1 Green8). it will open the drawer below. get the frog. put the frog in the pot. combine the 2 ninja stars and press the mokeys in this order: 3-1-2, then hit the red button. then off to the 3rd room!

    @Tasian
    The grappling hook is actually meant to mess you up. The first time I beat it, I used the grappling hook and combined it with the rope and I was able to climb out of the window, but then u get caught by ninjas..... the stupid thing is that u cant "uncombine" them, so i had to play all the levels all over to make the kite thing to escape cleanly.

    • kiyoshi

      what do u do before you get the red thing to open up the floor

      • May

        How and where can i get the purple scroll?

      • http://twitter.com/nahedAlothman nahed Al othman

        at the wood behind the wall

    • http://twitter.com/nahedAlothman nahed Al othman

      Dear thanks but when i open the chest and nothing happend ....
      i touch the screen and notthing shows to enter the pass

  • Skills

    ok, i beat it. not too bad.

    @kelly
    so you get the red emblem thing from opening the panel on the floor. go to the sword and insert the red emblem into the sword stand, then take the sword. equip the sword and place it under the shelf in the back of the room, then you can reach the stuff up on the shelf. reach up there and get the rock and the flint. use the rock and the flint to light the candle. spin around the room a few times and the candle melts and it leaves a key. use the key to open the small chest to the left of the soup pot. OPEN BOTH SIDES OF THE CHEST (this took me forever to realize). It contains a second ninja star and it shows a picture of "fire" = 9. Go to the big chest and enter the code. it is 9418 (i think... Red9 Brown4 Blue1 Green8). it will open the drawer below. get the frog. put the frog in the pot. combine the 2 ninja stars and press the mokeys in this order: 3-1-2, then hit the red button. then off to the 3rd room!

    @Tasian
    The grappling hook is actually meant to mess you up. The first time I beat it, I used the grappling hook and combined it with the rope and I was able to climb out of the window, but then u get caught by ninjas..... the stupid thing is that u cant "uncombine" them, so i had to play all the levels all over to make the kite thing to escape cleanly.

    • http://idk kiyoshi

      what do u do before you get the red thing to open up the floor

      • May

        How and where can i get the purple scroll?

  • Saurabh

    Am stuck in the third room. I have placed the piece of glass from the "bomb" box on the small temple pedestal, but after that I do not know how to open the locked cabinet under the temple. Any ideas..? I immensely enjoyed the first two rooms, but got stuck in the third room.

    • Skills

      to open the cabinet, you need to get the key from that "lucky" hexagon container thing that you picked up on the left side of the temple. go to the equip screen and click on it and click details, then shake the iphone a few times, i think 3 chinese characters come out on wood sticks, but then you shake it again and a key comes out, the key opens the cabinet.

  • Saurabh

    Am stuck in the third room. I have placed the piece of glass from the "bomb" box on the small temple pedestal, but after that I do not know how to open the locked cabinet under the temple. Any ideas..? I immensely enjoyed the first two rooms, but got stuck in the third room.

    • Skills

      to open the cabinet, you need to get the key from that "lucky" hexagon container thing that you picked up on the left side of the temple. go to the equip screen and click on it and click details, then shake the iphone a few times, i think 3 chinese characters come out on wood sticks, but then you shake it again and a key comes out, the key opens the cabinet.

  • tehc0w

    I'm also stuck in the third room. I've gotten the key to open the cabinet but can't figure out how to get the item stuck in the small hole below the window and how the switches work for the bomb box.

    • Skills

      there is no item stuck below the window, you actually PUT something in there.
      The bomb box can be "solved" after you open the temple.
      the temple is opened after you find the purple scroll and find the 2 missing pieces to the scroll. then you can enter the right sequence to open the temple.
      The scroll is in the sack above the window.

  • tehc0w

    I'm also stuck in the third room. I've gotten the key to open the cabinet but can't figure out how to get the item stuck in the small hole below the window and how the switches work for the bomb box.

    • Skills

      there is no item stuck below the window, you actually PUT something in there.
      The bomb box can be "solved" after you open the temple.
      the temple is opened after you find the purple scroll and find the 2 missing pieces to the scroll. then you can enter the right sequence to open the temple.
      The scroll is in the sack above the window.

  • freedog

    you have to find the scroll first
    hint= rice then search for the rest of it scattered about.

  • freedog

    you have to find the scroll first
    hint= rice then search for the rest of it scattered about.

  • freak

    hm i think iam to stupid or my game is buggy. What should i do after clearing the smoke and look in the wardrobe? i try to get the characters at the floor but when i tap at them there just comes "some of the words have changed color".
    Pls help
    thx

    • freedog

      look in the closet for the order of the colors

      • freak

        yeah i did it already. and now? cat do anything...

  • freak

    hm i think iam to stupid or my game is buggy. What should i do after clearing the smoke and look in the wardrobe? i try to get the characters at the floor but when i tap at them there just comes "some of the words have changed color".
    Pls help
    thx

    • freedog

      look in the closet for the order of the colors

      • freak

        yeah i did it already. and now? cat do anything...

  • freedog

    now that you see the order of the colors from looking in the closet look above the vase where you cleared the smoke, then to the floor puzzle

  • freedog

    now that you see the order of the colors from looking in the closet look above the vase where you cleared the smoke, then to the floor puzzle

  • freak

    hmm there is no floor puzzle...

    • Santiago Gutierrez

      Ok on level 1 when you open upthe floor tile and the puzzle is there, what is the freakin code. The code on the scroll doesnt match the buttons on the floor puzzle. I know the order and everything except the code.

  • freak

    hmm there is no floor puzzle...

    • Santiago Gutierrez

      Ok on level 1 when you open upthe floor tile and the puzzle is there, what is the freakin code. The code on the scroll doesnt match the buttons on the floor puzzle. I know the order and everything except the code.

  • fumoblu73

    i have the complete purple scroll of room #3. I hope with "lucky" key the temple and isert correctly the color on the star, and press central button. i can't go on!

    • freedog

      You'll find a paper on the ground (behind something) showing you the color sequence. Then you'll find another piece of paper on the ground (somewhere else)showing you the positions where the colors should be placed on the star with respect to the color order given on the other piece of paper.

      • freedog

        the first piece of paper(color sequence) may be on a shelf if I remember correctly.

  • fumoblu73

    i have the complete purple scroll of room #3. I hope with "lucky" key the temple and isert correctly the color on the star, and press central button. i can't go on!

    • freedog

      You'll find a paper on the ground (behind something) showing you the color sequence. Then you'll find another piece of paper on the ground (somewhere else)showing you the positions where the colors should be placed on the star with respect to the color order given on the other piece of paper.

      • freedog

        the first piece of paper(color sequence) may be on a shelf if I remember correctly.

  • beep0

    help! i'm stuck in the third room! i don't understand how the purple scroll can help me with the colour sequence combination. i've tried putting the colours according to the sequence on 'that note'. ended up blown to pieces instead lol. thanks! x

    • c

      push the buttons more than once

  • beep0

    help! i'm stuck in the third room! i don't understand how the purple scroll can help me with the colour sequence combination. i've tried putting the colours according to the sequence on 'that note'. ended up blown to pieces instead lol. thanks! x

    • c

      push the buttons more than once

  • fumoblu73

    i have inesert the correct sequence in the "star" under the temple, and press central button... and now? which object i have to insert in the hole below the window? help, please!

  • fumoblu73

    i have inesert the correct sequence in the "star" under the temple, and press central button... and now? which object i have to insert in the hole below the window? help, please!

  • Kelly

    I solved the bomb box, I have the purple scroll. Now how do I open the temple? It said the bomb box opened something but idk what. Then is there a kite I'm sposed to make? How?

    • fumoblu73

      shake the cerimonial object (the same used to open the bomb box) in detail, almost 3 times, then you will have the key.
      how do you resolve the bomb box?

  • Kelly

    I solved the bomb box, I have the purple scroll. Now how do I open the temple? It said the bomb box opened something but idk what. Then is there a kite I'm sposed to make? How?

    • fumoblu73

      shake the cerimonial object (the same used to open the bomb box) in detail, almost 3 times, then you will have the key.
      how do you resolve the bomb box?

  • Kelly

    There r two papers lying around. One tells u the sequence of the colors the other shows where to put them

    • fumoblu73

      i inserted the color combination in the star, then pressed the central button. but now?

  • Kelly

    There r two papers lying around. One tells u the sequence of the colors the other shows where to put them

    • fumoblu73

      i inserted the color combination in the star, then pressed the central button. but now?

  • chris

    why does the bomb box keep exploding on me while i input the pattern from the wooden piece? i did the puzzle under the temple and it said it did something but i dont see what.

  • chris

    why does the bomb box keep exploding on me while i input the pattern from the wooden piece? i did the puzzle under the temple and it said it did something but i dont see what.

  • daddy

    @ Chris

    You need to look at that wooden piece in detail mode and tap on it. It will then turn over and reveal a red symbol then is should work.

  • daddy

    @ Chris

    You need to look at that wooden piece in detail mode and tap on it. It will then turn over and reveal a red symbol then is should work.

  • nobloner

    how do I make the "kite"?
    I have a:
    sword
    cloth
    scroll"dancing"
    rope
    hook
    first time I combined the hook and rope. got caught.
    second time, I didn't combine em.
    heard about the kite but I can't make it.
    I knw that it has something to do with that bamboo.

  • nobloner

    how do I make the "kite"?
    I have a:
    sword
    cloth
    scroll"dancing"
    rope
    hook
    first time I combined the hook and rope. got caught.
    second time, I didn't combine em.
    heard about the kite but I can't make it.
    I knw that it has something to do with that bamboo.

  • nobloner

    how do I make the "kite"?
    I have a:
    sword
    cloth
    scroll "dancing"
    rope
    hook
    first time I combined the hook and rope. got caught.
    second time, I didn't combine em.
    heard about the kite but I can't make it.
    I knw that it has something to do with that bamboo.
    HELP A NINJA OUT!

    • nobloner

      Ninja Please... Ninja PLEASE!!!! I made It out!!!!!!!!!!

      • amy

        congratuations!pls help me!
        I have combined the hook and the rope,and got caught:(
        I knew I should made a kite to fly out of the lair.but how can I uncombine the hook and rope?Must I begin from the first level?
        hopy ur help~~~TKU~~~

  • nobloner

    how do I make the \"kite\"?
    I have a:
    sword
    cloth
    scroll "dancing"
    rope
    hook
    first time I combined the hook and rope. got caught.
    second time, I didn't combine em.
    heard about the kite but I can't make it.
    I knw that it has something to do with that bamboo.
    HELP A NINJA OUT!

    • nobloner

      Ninja Please... Ninja PLEASE!!!! I made It out!!!!!!!!!!

      • amy

        congratuations!pls help me!
        I have combined the hook and the rope,and got caught:(
        I knew I should made a kite to fly out of the lair.but how can I uncombine the hook and rope?Must I begin from the first level?
        hopy ur help~~~TKU~~~

  • dudesky

    i solved bomb, got the mirror and put it in front of the temple. light shows somethink under the window. But i can take this or put something there. What should i do? please help

  • dudesky

    i solved bomb, got the mirror and put it in front of the temple. light shows somethink under the window. But i can take this or put something there. What should i do? please help

  • shuriken

    How do I get the mirror?? What is the combination for the bomb box??

  • http://Required shuriken

    How do I get the mirror?? What is the combination for the bomb box??

  • howie

    how do i move the tile on the floor in the first room?

  • howie

    how do i move the tile on the floor in the first room?

  • howie

    please help step by step for the first room i cannot figure it out

  • howie

    please help step by step for the first room i cannot figure it out

  • oxman

    i have built the kite and opened the window but cant get out. Help?

    • NAthan

      Same here... I got the kite and window opened... couldn't get out...

      I could get out with the hook and got caught but couldn't with kite... don't know why...

  • oxman

    i have built the kite and opened the window but cant get out. Help?

    • NAthan

      Same here... I got the kite and window opened... couldn't get out...

      I could get out with the hook and got caught but couldn't with kite... don't know why...

  • Hustler

    What tool is used to open the floor on the second stage and where is it found?

  • Hustler

    What tool is used to open the floor on the second stage and where is it found?

  • Oxman

    Look in the wood pile for a knife.

  • Oxman

    Look in the wood pile for a knife.

  • shuriken

    How do I get the mirror?? What is the combination for the bomb box?? PLEASE HELP!

    • bobomushroom

      you need to really READ the purple scroll. and push the read button in the sequence shown in the purple scroll. you will find a wooden piece. and watch it in detail. you will then see a red"忍" in the center of the wooden piece. adjust the buttons on the bomb control panel (same as the wooden piece). put the wood on the control panel. than take the mirror. put the mirror in front of the temple.....

  • shuriken

    How do I get the mirror?? What is the combination for the bomb box?? PLEASE HELP!

    • bobomushroom

      you need to really READ the purple scroll. and push the read button in the sequence shown in the purple scroll. you will find a wooden piece. and watch it in detail. you will then see a red"忍" in the center of the wooden piece. adjust the buttons on the bomb control panel (same as the wooden piece). put the wood on the control panel. than take the mirror. put the mirror in front of the temple.....

  • RadianX

    how do you get the rope?

    • C

      There is no trick... you just have to keep looking (by the rice)

  • RadianX

    how do you get the rope?

    • C

      There is no trick... you just have to keep looking (by the rice)

  • Lawson

    How do I get the sword in the third room? I opened the window and completed everything else.

  • Lawson

    How do I get the sword in the third room? I opened the window and completed everything else.

  • Lawson

    How do I get the sword in the third room? I have opened the window and completed everything else.

    • freedog

      you have to start over if you forgot to bring it from the 2nd room

  • Lawson

    How do I get the sword in the third room? I have opened the window and completed everything else.

    • freedog

      you have to start over if you forgot to bring it from the 2nd room

  • bobomushroom

    turn the mirror and get the crystal from the folding screen. put the crystal into the hole under the window. Turn the mirror face the window again and the window will disappear. use the kite( bamboo, rope, blanket) to fly out

    • Oxman

      Made the kite, opened window but can't fly out. What am I doing wrong?

      • NAthan

        same here!! help please

  • bobomushroom

    turn the mirror and get the crystal from the folding screen. put the crystal into the hole under the window. Turn the mirror face the window again and the window will disappear. use the kite( bamboo, rope, blanket) to fly out

    • Oxman

      Made the kite, opened window but can't fly out. What am I doing wrong?

      • NAthan

        same here!! help please

  • Harold

    I am on second level put frog into pot and opened floor but all it says it somethings missing? Am I supposed to have anything esides the knive and star? I have tapped every damn inch of screen and nothing. How do I get the sword exactly? The only answer here says get red circle by opening the floor but that's not true I opened the floor and it shows 3 monkeys and a hole which has gears in it and the red button

  • Harold

    I am on second level put frog into pot and opened floor but all it says it somethings missing? Am I supposed to have anything esides the knive and star? I have tapped every damn inch of screen and nothing. How do I get the sword exactly? The only answer here says get red circle by opening the floor but that's not true I opened the floor and it shows 3 monkeys and a hole which has gears in it and the red button

  • kiyoshi

    i am no the second level how do i do the monkey thing where is the missing part is it the ninga star?

  • http://idk kiyoshi

    i am no the second level how do i do the monkey thing where is the missing part is it the ninga star?

  • shuriken

    please help me to get the mirror! i'm starving in the bloody room!

  • shuriken

    please help me to get the mirror! i\'m starving in the bloody room!

  • bshire

    how do you get the bamboo down???

    • bshire

      i got that now. how do you get out of the window???

  • bshire

    how do you get the bamboo down???

    • bshire

      i got that now. how do you get out of the window???

  • YousefQ25

    i've made it all the way out of the 3rd room using the rope and hock through the window. Obviously i was caught by ninjas. so now i know that i need to make a kite. however the rope and hock are already combined and stuck on that roof. what do i need to do from there...!!? please help

    • bshire

      start over

      • NAthan

        Started over many times... still stuck at the end

      • bshire

        me too, i made the kite and cant jump out the window

      • C

        Do you have the sword from the second room? You need to bring it.

  • YousefQ25

    i've made it all the way out of the 3rd room using the rope and hock through the window. Obviously i was caught by ninjas. so now i know that i need to make a kite. however the rope and hock are already combined and stuck on that roof. what do i need to do from there...!!? please help

    • bshire

      start over

      • NAthan

        Started over many times... still stuck at the end

      • bshire

        me too, i made the kite and cant jump out the window

      • C

        Do you have the sword from the second room? You need to bring it.

  • C

    I'm in the third room.
    I put the wooden hexigon over the bomb and got out the mirror which I have put in the temple.
    But I can't seem to disarm the 'star' puzzle. I found the paper with the sequence of colors, and the other paper with the 'pattern' but then I'm stuck. Aside from the colored dots on the paper, I don't see any colors anywhere... Can anyone point me in the right direction?

  • C

    I'm in the third room.
    I put the wooden hexigon over the bomb and got out the mirror which I have put in the temple.
    But I can't seem to disarm the 'star' puzzle. I found the paper with the sequence of colors, and the other paper with the 'pattern' but then I'm stuck. Aside from the colored dots on the paper, I don't see any colors anywhere... Can anyone point me in the right direction?

  • C

    Ah! I got out. I feel stupid, but if you're stuck with the star puzzle under the temple, click on the triangles more than once.

  • C

    Ah! I got out. I feel stupid, but if you're stuck with the star puzzle under the temple, click on the triangles more than once.

  • Mater

    How do you get the sword in the second room??!

    • c

      look under the floor... you'll find what you need there

  • Mater

    How do you get the sword in the second room??!

    • c

      look under the floor... you'll find what you need there

  • Swift ninja

    Ok I got to the third room I have the kite made, I also have the purple scroll and the sword and grappling hook. The window is open but I can't get out.

    • luco

      Hint: You need to use the ninja sword to "cut" something open to find out how to use the kite.

  • Swift ninja

    Ok I got to the third room I have the kite made, I also have the purple scroll and the sword and grappling hook. The window is open but I can't get out.

    • luco

      Hint: You need to use the ninja sword to "cut" something open to find out how to use the kite.

  • Martin

    Help please... cant get the mirror of the bomb... did everything else till now... Plese be detailed..

  • Martin

    Help please... cant get the mirror of the bomb... did everything else till now... Plese be detailed..

  • ladydoc

    To get the mirror out of the bomb you have to get the wood hexagon from the shrine.

  • ladydoc

    To get the mirror out of the bomb you have to get the wood hexagon from the shrine.

  • dean

    got the wooden keybox from the shrine, opened the bomb box, shook the box, saw the wooden tongue depressor with the runes on it, tapped everything in sight over the bomb sequencer, and...nothing. am i screwed when i keep shaking the thing and it turns into something else?

  • dean

    got the wooden keybox from the shrine, opened the bomb box, shook the box, saw the wooden tongue depressor with the runes on it, tapped everything in sight over the bomb sequencer, and...nothing. am i screwed when i keep shaking the thing and it turns into something else?

  • marco

    Help me please! i italian boy,sono fermo alla terza room open window,ma non trovo cassetta atrezzi

  • marco

    Help me please! i italian boy,sono fermo alla terza room open window,ma non trovo cassetta atrezzi

  • Gloria Ellen

    Delighted to finish all three rooms -- and now stuck in the extra game room. Can't get past opening the panel with the colored key pad. Any luck anyone else?

    • Kellbelle

      The colored keypad is decoded by different Color/# clues in the room.
      1st press green
      2nd press red heart
      3rd press pink teardrop
      4th blue moon

  • Gloria Ellen

    Delighted to finish all three rooms -- and now stuck in the extra game room. Can't get past opening the panel with the colored key pad. Any luck anyone else?

    • Kellbelle

      The colored keypad is decoded by different Color/# clues in the room.
      1st press green
      2nd press red heart
      3rd press pink teardrop
      4th blue moon

  • au888

    help me with the star puzzul i am stuck what color for each

  • au888

    help me with the star puzzul i am stuck what color for each

  • alison

    How do we solve the bomb box in room three? Please help.

  • alison

    How do we solve the bomb box in room three? Please help.

  • cheche

    cual es la combinacion de la estrella de cinco picos debajo de el altar ayuda por favor

    • cheche

      es muy sencillo jaja es que me acaba de salir tienes que picarle varias veces a los botones para que cambien de color los picos y la secuencia es
      pico de la izquierda color rojo, pico de la derecha abajo negro, pico de arriba amarillo, pico derecha blanco y pico izquierda abajo verde

  • cheche

    cual es la combinacion de la estrella de cinco picos debajo de el altar ayuda por favor

    • cheche

      es muy sencillo jaja es que me acaba de salir tienes que picarle varias veces a los botones para que cambien de color los picos y la secuencia es
      pico de la izquierda color rojo, pico de la derecha abajo negro, pico de arriba amarillo, pico derecha blanco y pico izquierda abajo verde

  • cheche

    how did a enter to the extra room because i got exit from the 3 room and got me the ninjas and finish the game

  • cheche

    how did a enter to the extra room because i got exit from the 3 room and got me the ninjas and finish the game

  • Bhamtigah

    I am in the extra room and have the wooden block key, but when I use it I blow up. I see in detail that the wood has a hole in the bottom. I'm guessing that has something to do with the solution but can't figure it out.

  • Bhamtigah

    I am in the extra room and have the wooden block key, but when I use it I blow up. I see in detail that the wood has a hole in the bottom. I'm guessing that has something to do with the solution but can't figure it out.

  • Ivan

    Wooden block key, it will give you a key, just shake it until 3 x 3 times, once it will show you a fortune japan alphabet, second times it will show you a fortune alphabet too, and then it will give you a key

  • Ivan

    Wooden block key, it will give you a key, just shake it until 3 x 3 times, once it will show you a fortune japan alphabet, second times it will show you a fortune alphabet too, and then it will give you a key

  • adrian

    how do I get the bamboo?

    • Zalia

      Cut it with your sword. You need to open your sword first in your inventory list so you see the blade.

  • adrian

    how do I get the bamboo?

  • Debbie

    In the 1st room the coloured scroll symbols don't match the 1s on the floor puzzle. Please help

  • Debbie

    In the 1st room the coloured scroll symbols don't match the 1s on the floor puzzle. Please help

  • Asha

    I need help on the third room how do I get the bamboo shoots down and how do I get the mirror from the bomb box I tried tapping all wooden boxes and no red symbol :/ help me !!

    • Zalia

      Open your sword by pressing it in your inventory list.

  • Asha

    I need help on the third room how do I get the bamboo shoots down and how do I get the mirror from the bomb box I tried tapping all wooden boxes and no red symbol :/ help me !!

  • Robyn

    I'm in the 2# room!! I know the code to the box is 9418 and that but it wont let me get to the box to put the code in. I've come close to punching the screen cuz it's not doing anything!! Any ideas how to put it in?? Please!!!

  • Robyn

    I'm in the 2# room!! I know the code to the box is 9418 and that but it wont let me get to the box to put the code in. I've come close to punching the screen cuz it's not doing anything!! Any ideas how to put it in?? Please!!!

  • StraightLaced

    HELP!!!!!!! EXTRA ROOM!!!! I'm stuck in the extra room & keep blowing up... Wat am I suppose 2 do with the wooden key with the whole in the bottom.... Everyone says there are 2ways out & I can't find one!!!!!

  • StraightLaced

    HELP!!!!!!! EXTRA ROOM!!!! I'm stuck in the extra room & keep blowing up... Wat am I suppose 2 do with the wooden key with the whole in the bottom.... Everyone says there are 2ways out & I can't find one!!!!!

  • Jess

    U have to open ur sword, the case is still on! Click on details of ur sword it will open, easier to cut things that way.

    Finding similarities is not a matter of FACT but rather that of opinion! Now, correcting someone's opinion especially trying to do so with your own opinion is in many ways a complete violation of their first admendment and a sure fire way to express your own stupidity! Forums are generally full of other people's thoughts and ideas. A suggestion for the narrow minded with obviously way too much time and so little responsibilities on your hands, if you cant join a forum without allowing other people the same rights you demand for yourself, simply stay out of them. Go mow your mothers grass!

  • Jess

    U have to open ur sword, the case is still on! Click on details of ur sword it will open, easier to cut things that way.

    Finding similarities is not a matter of FACT but rather that of opinion! Now, correcting someone's opinion especially trying to do so with your own opinion is in many ways a complete violation of their first admendment and a sure fire way to express your own stupidity! Forums are generally full of other people's thoughts and ideas. A suggestion for the narrow minded with obviously way too much time and so little responsibilities on your hands, if you cant join a forum without allowing other people the same rights you demand for yourself, simply stay out of them. Go mow your mothers grass!

  • Jess

    Oh and in the extra room, u have to combine the 2 wooden pieces to ope the door

    • Zalia

      Which two wooden pieces exactly? I have the dumpling stick and the wooden key but I can't combine them.

  • Jess

    Oh and in the extra room, u have to combine the 2 wooden pieces to ope the door

  • May

    How and where can I get the purple scroll? Help me pleeease!!!

    • Zalia

      Use nina star to get bag of sand down. Cut it with your sword to get the scroll. Hopefully this is the one you were looking for.

  • May

    How and where can I get the purple scroll? Help me pleeease!!!

  • PreciousCat

    Help plsssssss..... I'm stuck in the extra room - don't understand the push puzzle in front of the two fierce looking creatures... what should I do?

    • Useckermc

      in the bottom drawer there is a piece of paper with lips on it. compare those lips with the paintings. Hopefully this hint helps

      • PreciousCat

        Thanks from the bottom of my heart. Got it! It was driving me crazy. Now have regained my sanity. Now going on to the next part.

  • Moni

    I"ve made it to the third room, but it's all dark and I can't seem to do anything. What do I do now?? Please help!

  • Fermat143

    how do u do the bom part and get the mirror please