Review Cube Escape: Birthday
Welcome to your 9th Birthday. Again.
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 03 Jul 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Interesting aesthetic, cool puzzles, capture odd atmosphere perfectly
Some puzzles are too abstract
Cube Escape: Birthday for Android still has me scratching my head. Just what is it? Well, story wise, I can’t say for sure, nor should I because that’s something for you to figure out on your own. What I can say is that this is a sort of mini point and click adventure game. Something close to what you might see on the PC.
So this is a game with an interesting story that sets you up. It’s your birthday and the year is 1939. You’ve got cake, your parents are there, and you even get a cool, but mysterious, gift. Then you receive a letter that’s a bit strange, and shortly after you’ll get an even stranger guest.
The story itself is sort of weird, but this is apparently the 7th episode of a series of games that are all relatively similar in terms of gameplay and continues the story of Rusty Lake. Coming into the story in the seventh episode, I can’t really do much to tell you what that mystery is, but I can tell you that you don’t really need to start at the beginning to enjoy the game.
The puzzles all revolve around making things work together. You’ll get clues as to what you’re supposed to do as you run around the level home and talk to people, click on stuff, and just explore the area around you.
The atmosphere of this game really reminds me of a bunch of flash videos I used to watch in middle school called Salad Fingers. It could very well be from the same guys, or at least be inspired by them. Overall, this is a pretty cool point in click adventure and something really unique for Android.