Escape Trick: The Secret of Rock City Prison Image
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  • Summary: The Rock City Federal Prison is known as a giant coffin, locking up death row inmates and lifers with no parole. Roy is locked up in cell 218 on a 10-year term. He knows he was framed. A false accusation, mysterious cash left in the prison cell, a breakout plot by prisoners, a warden who is nice only to Roy, the mysterious death of the old man who died in a hole six months ago - is this a conspiracy? Now, the unprecedented jailbreak begins. Escape Trick is a "breakout adventure game" in which players use the stylus to search, use and combine various items in the cell and attempt to escape. Not only the items, but also the letters and symbols in the room can be significant hints for a breakout. In addition to the quest, unique characters get involved with Roy in the adventure part of the game. Roy's secrets and the mystery of the prison are revealed as players progress. Expand
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  1. Jan 23, 2012
    46
    As a game, Escape Trick: Rock City Prison is turgid and infuriating. [Jan 2012, p.123]
  2. Apr 19, 2011
    30
    It's easy to see what Escape Trick is trying to do, but the sloppy execution ultimately lets the overall package down. The poor controls and lack of direction in many parts of the game bring any type of enjoyable gaming experience to a halt far too often and you'll end up spending the majority of your playing time stuck on things that really shouldn't be nearly as difficult as they are.