Diamond Penthouse Escape 2
By TeraLumina Games
Diamond Penthouse Escape 2 is an improvement upon the original. This sequel offers better puzzles and the ability to explore all four wall of the room, instead of just one point-of-view.
As in the original Diamond Penthouse, you explore the room, collect items and look for clues to solve puzzles and escape the penthouse. The controls work well, are intuitive and responsive. You simply tap an item to pick it up, and tap it in your inventory to use it. There’s also the added element of collecting diamonds. There are a total of 30 diamonds hidden throughout the game, and finding them improves your score.
There really isn’t much story here. You simply need to escape with as many diamonds as possible. But I do give them credit for a creative ending.
The graphics are not optimized for retina display, and it’s noticeable. But the objects are easy to identify and the graphics are still clean and clear enough not to interfere with the enjoyment of the game.
The music loop is repetitive and quickly gets old. But the game is short enough that you shouldn’t notice it much.
The sound effects consist mostly of doors creaking and drawers opening. There are also some entertaining sounds at the end of the game that earn my respect.
Replay Value 2.5/5
You can go back to try and collect all the gems if you missed some. But otter than that, not much reason to play again.
Although short, Diamond Penthouse Escape 2 offers some nice puzzles for room escape fans. It’s challenging but not to the point of frustration. It’s a great little diversion that’s free, so you have nothing to lose.
If you liked this game, also check out my review for Haunted Halloween Escape: https://www.appunwrapper.com/2011/10/26/haunted-halloween-escape-iphone-game-review/