Cube Escape: Case 23: Walkthrough Guide

Cube Escape: Case 23
By: LoyaltyGame B.V. (Rusty Lake)


This is a complete step-by-step walkthrough guide with hints, tips, solutions and answers for the fifth Rusty Lake game, Cube Escape: Case 23. Feel free to ask for extra help in the comments section.


Chapter 1/4, The Murder Scene:

1. Zoom in on the dead body. Tap on her hair a few times to move it out of her face. Then, open her mouth to reveal a creepy crawly, and tap it until it scuttles across the floor.


2. Zip open the back of her dress and take the piece of paper with a Roman numeral I and a cube on it.


3. If you tap on the doorway behind her, it disappears. Turn right and open the curtains to see out the window. You can’t leave yet, because you have to collect all the evidence.

4. Turn right again. Zoom in on the parrot painting and take the piece of it that says “psittacus.”


5. Look at the table. Take the cigar and examine the crossword puzzle in the Daily Herald newspaper. We have one as we so far, for the parrot. Use the PAITTACUS label with the crossword puzzle to fill in the answer.

1. Painter of Lady of the Lake:
2. Parrot: PSITTACUS
3. Neobuxbaumia:
4. Vincent Van Gogh: Bedroom in…:



6. Lift up all the sofa cushions to get a piece of paper with the Roman numeral II on it.


7. Find the bug on the wall behind the sofa. Tap it and then follow it around the room (don’t forget about the ceiling!), tapping it until it comes to a stop behind a cactus. Tap the bug, but also tap the cactus and take the “cactus” label.


8. Follow the bug to the desk below the Bedroom in Arles painting. Lift up the iron and tap the bug to get it to go under it. Then use the iron to squash the bug and take the key.




9. Take the label that says “Bedroom in Arles” from the painting. You now know the answer to the fourth crossword puzzle question. It’s ARLES. Use the ARLES label with the crossword puzzle to fill in the answer.


10. Use the key to open the left cabinet and take the paper with a drawing on it and the Roman numeral IV.


11. Tap on the Russian matryoshka doll. Open it up and move the one inside to the right. Keep doing this until you have all five open. Take the rose from the last one and place it in the first. Close the first doll and then open it again to find fish bones. Move the fish bones to the fish (#4) and turn it into blood. Move the blood to #3 and turn it into an egg. Move the egg to the parrot (#2) and turn it into a key. Take the key.






12. Use the key to unlock the right cabinet and get the jar of flies.


13. Find the fish bowl on the desk. Drop a fly in it. Then tap the plants and the shrimp to direct the fly to the shell on the right. A finger will come out of it and light it up, also pushing it to the top. This time, make it drop to the fish’s mouth. He’ll eat it and leave a key behind. Take it.




14. Use the key to unlock the desk drawer. Take the folder from inside and look at it. It tells you that “The Lady of the Lake” is by Lacus Fleo. Tear off the name LACUS FLEO. There’s also a painting and some symbols.






15. Place all four pieces of paper on the bulletin board and arrange them in order from I to IV. Now, look at the painting inside the folder. The hint is the cigar on the front of he folder. Find the four items on the bulletin board in in the painting and use the lit cigar to reveal the symbols behind them. Remember which symbols match up with each Roman numeral. So use the cigar on the cube, hand, house, and left eye.



16. Look at the bookshelf. The middle book automatically pops up. You need to then tap another book that shares some similarity with the first book. Then pick another one that’s similar to the previous. And keep going until all the books are up. Tap the arrow to reveal some Roman numerals and symbols.


17. Use the symbols you got from the folder to figure out which symbols to put below the books. It goes like this, but with the last one as a square instead of a cube. You then get the numbers 024355.



18. Go back to the crossword puzzle. We now have all the answers. Neobuxbaumia is a type of cactus. Enter all four words and you get FATE. Tear off the word FATE. The paper says to call the number starting with 024 and say that word. We know he phone number is 024355.



19. Place the word FATE next to the phone and dial 024355. Tap on the words you see to continue the conversation. When asked for your password, you’ll answer FATE, but the screen will go black.


20. Tap on the screen and everything will shake. Turn around to the wall with the dead woman. She’s now hanging upside-down from the ceiling. Tap her until she disappears and butterflies come out of her mouth. Look up at the ceiling and the butterflies (moths? Flies?) will form the letters 1421. Use the numbers 1421 to unlock the safe and get the evidence folder. Open it to complete the chapter.





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4 years ago

Hey app unwrapper, love your walk throughs but where’s the rest of this one?

Lindi M Pearson
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

You must have the best job ever! Please hurry and finish this one. I am stuck on the last box

Reply to  AppUnwrapper
4 years ago

Its been 3 months, any progress

Luke Von
4 years ago

Just finished it. Hooray!!! 🙂 its a bit scary at the end. Lol

Reply to  Luke Von
4 years ago

how did you get passed the 4th part of case 23

3 years ago

Hey how do you do that blue circle puzzle under the green one?

3 years ago

thanks so much!

3 years ago

Skipped half of level one by accidentally guessing the safe code early on. Oops.

Reply to  Maggie
3 years ago

Same thing here

Lisa Beausay
3 years ago

I can’t get to the second chapter. If I tap on any of the pictures in the folder at the end of chapter one, it throws me out of the game. Any help would be appreciated. I love these cube escapes!!

Reply to  Lisa Beausay
3 years ago

I’m experiencing this at the end of the 3rd chapter. Can’t get to 4th. Any help from anyone seeing this?

3 years ago

Hi all,

When I tape “lake” nothing happens. Can anybody help me?

Nestor Morataya
Reply to  Antonio
2 years ago

you have to type walked first and then lake

3 years ago

I also can’t get to chapter 4. I put the oil in the torches as indicated by the arrows but nothing happens.

Reply to  Jacque
3 years ago

after that try clicking the boat

Reply to  mayy
3 years ago

I had the same problem. Tried clicking on the boat after putting oil in the torches, still, nothing happened X(

Reply to  Alice
2 years ago

You need to have destroyed completely the wall

Reply to  Alice
1 year ago

you need to take the black cube from the middle painting and put it in the boat !

2 years ago

Anyone having an issue getting the matches to light the mechanism at the end of chapter 4? Ive completed the cogs and the pipes, and have pulled all the boards from the wall to reveal the shaft, I just can’t seem to get the little thing to light to call the elevator! By the time I get to that part of the puzzle, I have a little time to spare and keep trying things, but I keep getting caught. Am I missing something?

Reply to  Papaya88
1 month ago

I had that too I just did the puzzle really quick so I had some time to figure it out it didn’t make me light it I just tried to light it a bit then tapped the elevator and it let me leave but the mechanism wasn’t lit

2 years ago

the sliding puzzle solution
as it is u find give it letters horizontally start from the left and numbers vertically start from the top
1. :(a,1) R
2. :(a,2) U
3. :(c,2) L
4. :(c,3) U
5. :(b,3) R
6. :(b,1) D
7. :(c,1) L
8. :(c,3) U
9. :(b,3) R
10.:(b,1) D
11.:(c,1) L
12.:(c,3) U
13.:(a,3) R
14.:(a,1) D
15.:(c,1) L
16.:(c,2) U
17.:(b,2) R
18.:(b,3) U
19.:(a,3) R
20.:(a,2) D
21.:(b,2) L
22.:(b,1) D

Clinton Boudreaux
Reply to  Mae
2 years ago

That makes no sense? You can’t move the first c2

Elina Brenner
2 years ago

I can’t solve d puzzle of one of d paintings the right sided one I couldn’t solve it …. help…

lo del
2 years ago

i literally can not solve the left tile puzzle and i can’t continue 😭

2 years ago

I can’t make the coffee, turn on the machine and nothing…

Reply to  Fcr
2 years ago

Did you take the pot go to the sink fill the machine and put it back again?

Reply to  Fcr
10 months ago

I had the same problem, but did you pour the water into the machine?

2 years ago

There is no bug behind the couch in my game. I’ve restarted the game three times now and I still can’t find it.

Reply to  Deemzee
2 years ago

You have to tipe the mounth of the lady, the bug appears here, then it goes on the wall.

Reply to  Deemzee
7 months ago

If you don’t see the bug, click the up arrow and look on the ceiling.

2 years ago

Hi! I tape numbers and nothing happens

2 years ago

The phone isn’t working, I put FATE by it but it still won’t work. What am I doing wrong?

space influenza
Reply to  Dakota
2 years ago

You must dial the number and click on the word fate. I’ve already past that part so I think you find the full number on the wall behind the books. I dunno where the full number is anymore but just putting the word by the phone isn’t enough.

Reply to  space influenza
2 years ago

Hi, im in theast chapter (4/4).
Im to slow it says. I tried it about 4 times no succes. But around the 5th time it wont let me start the game. Whenever i restart and press plY i immidiatley get the sae thing: Your to slow.
Do i have to wait some time after a few failures?

Reply to  Anthony
2 years ago

I’m having the exact same problem! I’ve tried twice and now every time I hit play after the chapter 4 intro, it says the phrase from the end.

2 years ago

I was stuck because I couldn’t make the coffee for some strange reason.

Reply to  Emily
2 years ago

Same.. anyone got any ideas on the coffee machine not working?

Reply to  Emily
2 years ago

Yo, take pot with water out of machine and back into inventory, then click coffee pot, and fill the brown container section to the left (with the levels on it) first, then put empty pot back in, and click it back on and your good to go 😛

2 years ago

Please help! In my case, after the fish in the tank eats the fly, it doesn’t turn into a key, and the fly just appears falling from the top of the tank just like in the beginning. What am I doing wrong? I did point it first to the shell, then the finger appeared, then I directed it to the mouth of the fish… same. I decided to point it directly to the mouth of the fish… same. How do I pass this?

Reply to  Cordopole
2 years ago

You have to put the fly in the shell first

Reply to  Diego
2 years ago

Thanks, I did it and now it worked! 🙂

2 years ago

I failed 4th 2 times and now i can’t play anymore. What should i do?

Reply to  Noname
2 years ago

Me too. Do I have to start the entire game over!? Does anybody know?

Reply to  Noname
7 months ago

Me too what did you do?

2 years ago

on #3 i didnt look at this to begin with and I messed with the bottom right square of the very first step and now I cant open it, what did it look like before ah help

2 years ago

What if i cant fucking solve the slide puzzle

1 year ago

Wtf no matter what i do i keep trying to move the green sliders but it just says “locked” and won’t let me move them 🙁
Also holy shit is the rightmost painting puzzle hard im so frustrated rn

Reply to  Xivida
1 year ago

The three sliders by the bird skull, if you followed the walkthrough so far.(green sliders are directly controlled by these)

11 months ago

I died twice on the last chapter because the Corrupted Spirit got me. The last time I got a bit stuck with the gears because I felt the pressure coming on! Barely got out though, with the Corrupted Spirit nearby front of the elevator.

11 months ago

I shaved, and turned on the water, but the hair doesn’t clump together, the water just runs, and I can’t turn the water off.

10 months ago

oh my god the last part was so stressful