Ellie – Help me out…please: Game Review: Can you help Ellie escape?

Ellie – Help me out…please
By Ateam Inc.

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Ellie – help me out…please is a free Japanese room escape game with a horror twist. It’s challenging, creepy, and suspenseful. What more could you want from a room escape game?

Gameplay 5/5
Like any room escape game, you have to find items and use them to get out. The unique angle here is that you are looking through a monitor and telling the trapped girl what to do. She describes objects to you and you tell her how to use them. The controls are intuitive and very responsive. The puzzles are challenging, and may stump some players. But even if you have to read a walkthrough to complete it, this is a game worth experiencing.

Story 5/5
You find a monitor in an old abandoned building. When you turn it on, a young girl appears on the screen, frantically asking for help. She’s locked in a room and needs you to help her escape. There is more to the story than it seems. It has a creepy ending that makes for a suspenseful experience similar to that of being inside a horror movie.

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Graphics 5/5
The graphics are crisp and clear. The small cell can be seen from two different angles. The room is dark and dreary without making items difficult to see. The lines across the screen give the authentic feel that you’re watching her through a monitor. I liked the contrast of the bright, Anime-style girl against the dark setting of a prison cell.

Audio 5/5
The soundtrack in this game really sets the mood. It’s eerie but never intrusive. From the very beginning, you know something’s not right because of the haunting music.
Other than the the music, there isn’t much audio in the game besides a few sound effects and the girl’s dialogue. She speaks in Japanese with English subtitles. Together with the graphics, it all comes together very well to create the intended mood.

Replay Value 3.5/5
This is a pretty short game, but there are multiple endings, so it is worth playing through the game a few times. It’s also a great work of art that you may want to return to later or show off to friends. I’m having a hard time accepting that I’ll need to delete it eventually to make room for other games, due to its large 200mb size. There is also “Another Room” you can buy within the game through an in-app purchase for more creepy fun.

Conclusion 4.5/5
Ellie – Help me out…please is something you need to experience if you like room escape games or simply creepy games. I took off half a star for lack of backgrounding capabilities and because early on there’s a “bug” that makes it difficult to pick up a specific object. If not for a walkthrough that explained a way around the bug, I would not have been able to continue with the game. But once you get past that, this is a short but enjoyable experience that should not be missed.

If you liked this game, check out Closed Room, “An Odd Game” and Antrim Escape 3.

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Josie Medrano
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
8 years ago

How do i open the drawer?

Skittles5220
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
8 years ago

What do we do once we have the hair dryer plugged in and the real Ellie in by the levar? (the toilet is clogged already too)

Sarah
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
8 years ago

How do I open the drawers? My code is…
5 8
3 3
0 0

Grant
Reply to  Sarah
8 years ago

I have the same code. I don’t know. How do u get C and L?

Grant
Reply to  Grant
8 years ago

Figured it out. 5 has short, long, short, so it is CLC, 8 has long, short long, so its LCL, so code is CLCLCL, C= center drawer, L= left drawer.

Reply to  Sarah
5 years ago

Look on the poster a and fing the first 2 numbers so 5 and 8 . Say the numbers were 4 and 5 you would look at the poster and see if the line was short or long.The short lines stand for the left drawer and the long ones stand for the middle drawer.

Sarah
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
8 years ago

What do I do after I got the ring?

david
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
8 years ago

i dont get how to compare the codes when the ring flashes

Desirae
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
8 years ago

Hi! So, I’ve just downloaded this game, and I’ve got the organizer and I click on her and she says: I use it so I don’t forget things… Like my hair dyer. Then I click on the bag, and she says I’m sure there’s nothing useful in it… What should I do?

david
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
8 years ago

so i took the mirror of the wall and i dont know what to do now. whats next

david
Reply to  david
8 years ago

ok so now how do i get the manual im stuck on that part and i need help

david
Reply to  david
8 years ago

never mind i got the organizer and i talks about the gym cloths and hair dryr but it keeps saying that there is nothing important in it. and im stuck help please

mariam
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
7 years ago

I need help please in the game i just saw 8 flashes big,short,short,long,short,long,short and short? ๐Ÿ™

MewMew
Reply to  mariam
4 years ago

I have the same thing and can’t figure it out

Atlas
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
5 years ago

So my code is 5-3-0 and I clicked Left, Center, Left, Left, left, left, Center, Center, Center, but nothing happened, Please help.

Prayas
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
5 years ago

I did all the things but what to do after seeing the message on the bed by heating it from the hair drier.

Aurora
Reply to  Prayas
4 years ago

Use the mirror against the star and it will pinn point

Leeyah Lettu
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

My bag code may be long short long, long short long, short short. Can you help me?

Leeyah Letty
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

What’s my nah code if my drawer numbers are five and right?

Leeyah Letty
Reply to  Leeyah Letty
4 years ago

Seriously, I don’ know my bag code when my ring flashes long short long long short long short short

8 years ago

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Minnies
8 years ago

Hi! How do i figure out the bag code! My drawer code is
7 6
3 3
0 0

8 years ago

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Nnely
8 years ago

1st: there is something buried under the mushroom. How do I dig that up?

2nd: how am I supposed to help her remember the combination for the hair dryer in her bag?

Josh
8 years ago

How do you get the organizer? I can’t get her to stop saying that nothing is interesting in her bag.

Josh
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
8 years ago

Thank you so much! Finally got the good ending! Do you have a review for the “Another room” Ellie app?

Skittles5220
8 years ago

Ah no butbi just did. And I say the message. But nothing else’s seems to do anymore.

Skittles5220
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
8 years ago

Yes. And it has revealed the real Ellie.

Skittles5220
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
8 years ago

Ahahahnice. Now to figure out the code…it isn’t the one thT was on the table would it?

Dayjha
8 years ago

I got the code 430 530 . Whats the bag combination ?

Celiy
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
8 years ago

how do you open the drawers? I got the same code.

Celiy
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
8 years ago

I finally got the drawrsactually… But i need the bag. Drawer code is 430/530

Kaylee
Reply to  Dayjha
7 years ago

Hello I had that how do u type the code in to open the drawers I have the code but where do u type it to get them open??

cc
8 years ago

how do u open the combo lock on bag do u have to click anything after u enter it??

cc
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
8 years ago

how do u get the numbers

cc
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
8 years ago

what do u push after u enter the code??

cc
8 years ago

ok thanks one more question it is how long there is light or how long there is not

cc
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
8 years ago

well i am not getting any of the codes right i have done it many times and it is not working at all any tips ????!!! desprate

cc
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
8 years ago

ok thanks so complicates makes me frustarated but love it

josh
8 years ago

what is combo for th emergency exit

josh
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
8 years ago

cannot read is reads
I I I I IV I II II all with lines through them ????

josh
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
8 years ago

dont get it that would 111151111 ???????????????

josh
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
8 years ago

the combo for gymj bag was 929 if it would help

josh
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
8 years ago

sorry still dont get it

Grant
8 years ago

How do u flush thegym clothes down the toilet?

Kimberly
8 years ago

I cannot open the bag I watch it blink and right down like short long…and figure out the numbers and put it in the bag but I deosnt open and it gives me the same numbers all the time what do I do? Please help

Melea
8 years ago

I found the ring and got the morse code for it. Now what? I don’t know how to unlock the bag since she doesn’t say there’s a lock for it or anything. She keeps saying “I don’t think there’s anything useful in here.”

Melea
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
8 years ago

Yup I got that! I went up to her bag and it still doesn’t say anything about a lock :/

John
8 years ago

How to get the mirror on the star? The word m.onStar appear when I examine the drawer but I don’t know how to get the mirror.. Please help.. Thanks

John
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
8 years ago

I dig the mushroom and found the ring on the arm, but I don’t where to use the ring..

John
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
8 years ago

Thanks,but now That the water is in the floor what’s next?

John
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
8 years ago

Oh nvm I got it, now I need to restart the game,, “BAD ENDING”

John
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
8 years ago

I don’t know what did I do wrong why Did i get a bad ending?

John
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
8 years ago

Oh, so when I tried it for the 2nd time, I mange to see the real Ellie but when the kidnapper is going out of the exit, I need to do something, but I can’t see what that is..

mollie
8 years ago

okay, opening the bag, i dont understand the morse code at all. ive tried 106 and 929, neither work… what do i doo?

Renn
8 years ago

what do you do after you clog the toilet? i put the mirror above the star but i dont know what to do after that.

Darklove
8 years ago

How do you get the planner I can’t see to figure it out

Tricia
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
7 years ago

What if you can’t get your phone to switch back to the other screen while she is distracted? I get her to check out the drawers and then I try to click on the camera to switch over but, then it just acts like I tapped her and it runs through her dialog again.

Tricia
Reply to  Tricia
7 years ago

Ah! I figured it out. I had to start the game over and get the planner while she was inspecting the drawers, BEFORE she opened the drawers. Thanks anyway! *^_^*

Mica
8 years ago

how do i open the drawers if my code are these numbers:
4 5
3 3
0 0

8 years ago

I dont get this game at all, all i could figure out is i got the coin n the organizer what do i do now???Can u please help i want to figure this out

John
8 years ago

Got it,, thanks I lot once again..:)

Rick
8 years ago

The numbers on the desk are: 530 630 I can’t figure out how to open the drawer. Help please

Rick
8 years ago

Thanks! Now, how do I open the lock to the bag? I don’t know the code. I tried putting in all the #’s I’ve seen.

Rick
8 years ago

Emergency exit kills you? Lol wtf.

Rick
8 years ago

I can’t seem to figure out the code that the ring gives me /: