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Adventure Escape: Dark Ruins
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Escape a ruined city and stop a hurricane that threatens the world! A team of archaeologists crash-land in the jungle and rediscover a forgotten, cursed city. They’re quickly swept into a 500-year-old mystery that threatens to flood the world again. Can our heroes outlast the night and save the world? Will they go mad when science and magic collide? What -- or who -- must they sacrifice to survive? Join millions of happy Adventure Escape players and experience the danger and thrills of Dark Ruins! - Stunning graphics bring the beauty and danger of an ancient civilization to life! - Explore jungles, escape ruins, and uncover hidden secrets. - Solve devious puzzles and riddles! - Get the whole game for FREE! You’re never forced to pay! - Improvise items to help your escape! - Meet 15 memorable characters with dark secrets! - Befriend or beware jungle animals! - Find hidden objects...and danger! - It’s free! No registration, no hassles, just download and play. Uncover the secrets of Adventure Escape: Dark Ruins! Can you save the world and escape with your lives? --- WHAT OUR PLAYERS SAY --- “Only escape games worth playing!” “Love games by this creator!” “I LOVE these games. These are the best quality games of their kind in the App Store” -- WHAT IS ADVENTURE ESCAPE --- Adventure Escape™ is the flagship game series made by haiku games. Adventure Escape games combine the devious puzzles of “escape the room” style games with interesting characters and a thrilling story. Can you escape? The puzzles may seem challenging at first, but there’s a logical solution to each one! https://www.haikugamesco.com/blog/what-is-an-escape-room-what-is-an-adventure-escape-game --- ABOUT haiku games --- We are a small indie game studio that loves making games. Our Adventure Escape™ series has been played by tens of millions of players. Shapeshift into different animals in Haunted Hunt, solve a celebrity murder in Starstruck, and stop a Nazi megaweapon in Allied Spies! Search for “haiku games” to find us! Website: www.haikugamesco.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/adventureescape
Best escape games
by Buffster44 on 2020/10/25 03:28
Love them all. Great replay value too. I’ve played them all several times.
Best Haiku game so far
by myrt123 on 2020/08/06 17:28
This one has so many different parts to it, the complexity is awesome, but mostly entirely doable (and there are hints for free if you’ve found the stars). I’m putting this one above the shape-shifter Haiku game. I loved the different perspectives on each room in that one, but this one just kept going and bringing in new scenarios in a way that was really fun.
A Good Time. 🏟
by MissLCinSF on 2020/05/13 22:10
🎡The puzzles and mini games are simple but enjoyable. The game has a great flow and the series is addictive. Keep making more! ❤️
Stuck
by Brightestgoldenstar on 2020/05/08 05:01
I love Haiku games. However I am stuck on the last chapter. I got a hint that says something about battery connecting to the car jack. It won’t give me anymore hints. I tried to link those but it will not let me. I looked for a missing item and I can’t find anything. I’m wondering if it is a bug. I would give five stars normally.
Super Fun until the Ballcourt
by Zenhayley on 2020/03/29 15:08
I was immensely enjoying this game until the ballcourt. Playing on an iPhone is quite difficult, as where you need to stop the arrow is sometimes right on the white line to move between apps. It is also quite difficult to stop the arrows with your fingers on a phone, and I have small fingers and hands. My guess is this is meant to be played on an iPad or tablet, based on this and a few other scenes where things were difficult to see at the bottom of the screen on my phone. Overall well done and very fun to this point in the game. Just not sure I will finish now because it is too frustrating to know what I need to do but not be able to do it due to placement.
Puzzles confusing
by Sand hole on 2020/03/21 06:19
The game was good but the puzzles were very confusing. Unless you really took a lot of time looking at it to figure them out some still didn’t even make sense. I had to use to many cheats to figure them out. I dislike using cheats but there was no other way to figure them out. Very frustrated.
No WiFi Game
by Widderune on 2020/03/14 01:49
This game plays like a escape game, but it has a plot with cutscenes (hence, Adventure Escape). Many of the puzzles can be solved with ease, but the developers leave enough difficult puzzles for you to try and figure out (the hard puzzles are usually at the end of a chapter). You can find and collect stars to use as currency for answers, but try not to use them unless it is necessary. The best part (of course) is you do not need any WiFi to play this game. Haiku Games craft their apps rather well. No disappointments so far.
Fantastic
by Bayleebee3 on 2019/11/14 00:02
Great game, very mentally stimulating & touching
App support
by Kt41B5 on 2019/08/12 16:30
This is my second time playing this game, and I love it, as I do all Haiku Games! This is an updated version, though and has some bugs. I am currently stuck in chapter 8 because the UV light doesn't work. I tried contacting support, but you need to go on Facebook. :(. I have issues with FB on my I-Pad, so got lost. Would be nice to just have email support!
Just ok
by em rockwood on 2019/08/08 15:28
I had a hard time figuring this one out.
Game shut down
by Katchy73 on 2019/06/10 02:02
I got as far as c-2 and then the adventure games menu popped up and I wasn’t allowed to continue. This has never happened to me before in any of your games. I can’t get back in and continue to play past C-2. This game has disappointed me- just as I was really getting into it too.
Worst one
by Sam4683739490apparently on 2019/05/14 21:35
I have played all of the Adventure Escape games from Haiku and loved every single one until this one. Something about it just seemed off. I only made it to the second chapter before deleting it as it was no where near as compelling or engaging as the others before it. The puzzles/gameplay felt arbitrary and random. There didn’t seem to be a flow to it. I’ll go back and replay some older ones and hope that any future versions are better.
Doesn’t play on iPad Pro 11
by deebabe3 on 2019/05/10 03:19
I really enjoy playing your games, it’s hard to find good puzzle games and have only have a few games left to play. I got to this one and I can’t make it past the tutorial as the screen is too large when it gets to the first puzzle and can’t be selected. Hopefully you will have a fix soon.
Screen doesn’t fit on iPad Pro 11
by pupsnponies on 2019/04/20 17:53
I was so excited to play this game but I haven’t even been able to make it through the tutorial. The game screen is slightly zoomed in and I can’t reach the side buttons to progress. Unless I’m doing something wrong, I don’t know how to continue playing. I’m playing on a new iPad Pro 11 and it says it’s compatible. Update: I downloaded it on my iPad mini and it works fine. Still wish it would work on my Pro.
Overall Enjoyable
by MayQue 1 on 2019/04/08 04:43
Because Indiana Jones is one of my favorite movies. I looked forward to this game. Overall great game. Although, some puzzles didn’t really seem to have a connection to the game, so I had to cheat to move on to the next stage. Would have liked to solve it on my own. Other than that, good sounds and great aesthetics ; a fun game!
Love haiku games but this one was so glitchy
by jumpy pony on 2019/04/08 01:54
I’ve played a ton of haiku games and I generally love them. But I recently updated my phone and I had so many issues with things being at the very bottom of the screen. I couldn’t pick things up without accidentally exiting out of the app. Then most disappointingly and weirdly, in the last level of the game, randomly it put me in a doctors office? I think it was part of a different haiku game. I even looked it up to see if that was something I hadn’t paid attention to and if that was actually part of the chapter but nope. Just randomly in a doctors office. These games are so addicting so I’m super bummed that I can’t finish this one.
Unplayable, at least for me
by WilsoncpuAgain on 2019/04/01 15:32
OK, I’m not the best player for games like this. I have to use walk-throughs for some of the more “random” or chaotic puzzles, but this game quickly became unplayable. There is a challenge to shoot baskets, in the proper order. I figured that part out, and quickly got to the last one. At this point, the trick is to bounce the ball into the goal. (Shooting is done by timing when to choose the left-right position, and then the up-down position, from sliding pointers.) Fine, except even when I knew where to shoot, I could never quite get the combination of positions for the ball to bounce into the goal. Rarely, the ball would bounce, but never successfully. There’s a huge amount of luck involved in getting the timing for this shot “just right”, and a small window of success, apparently. Anyway, to skip this challenge required more points than I had, and would have meant paying $$ just to get past this artificially-difficult task. Which makes the game unplayable, in my opinion. I understand they want to make money, and if the game was as enjoyable as some other entries, I might have gone for it. As it is, I just deleted the game and chalked the time up to lessons learned. YMMV.
Wow
by Tofy 2000 iraq on 2019/03/24 23:46
Love it
Love
by Loganblakee98 on 2019/03/06 18:14
Not to short, not to easy or hard. I really enjoy this game maker
Haiku characters need more depth
by auberrylane on 2019/03/01 08:48
Haiku games are the hands down the best in the genre. I’ve consistently given them 5-star ratings. However, I’m giving a 3 this time in hopes they’ll read this review. Haiku really need to work on creating better characters. Many of their games, including this one, seem like they’re targeting teenagers as their audience. Rachel and Les, in this story, are ridiculous protagonists with no morals and the spoiled attitude of Hollywood. They should be side characters at best. Instead, they were front and center, which is a shame. This has happened in other Haiku games, where the characters have bad attitudes, complain, act stupid, and are annoying to follow. My advice to Haiku is to step up your character game to meet the high standards you have in every other category. Your puzzles, gameplay, storylines, hints, design, are superb. Don’t ruin the game by putting in teenager-like characters who don’t serve as role models for said age group. My guess is you also have a lot of mature folks like myself playing your games, and having a more serious attitude with your characters would greatly improve the entire experience. Create characters who are noble, honest, kind, strong, genuine, who care about doing the right thing. Give the teenage players people to look up to. Make the spoiled, confused, sarcastic ones side characters. Don’t feel the need to follow trends or give into popular demand, when it comes to your characters. You guys already set the bar for adventure games. People are looking to you guys—good luck!
Hmmm
by goatkissingboy on 2019/02/27 22:21
A very enjoyable experience,reasonable puzzles, decent graphics, good job devs.
Difficult
by Nowanta on 2019/02/20 21:10
Hard
Not the best of the bunch, also crashes
by meganissimo on 2019/02/02 02:39
I love this app developer and these games are usually pretty fantastic. This particular game, however, contains predictable games, a relatively uninteresting storyline, and way too many crashes. Virtually every level has crashed when selected, in fact, I haven't even played past level three because it won't load level four. Utterly disappointing.
A good but sometimes buggy game
by UmbraAnimo on 2019/01/19 23:13
All in all a decent game but with a few game breaking bugs. Especially with chapter 5 like during the alligators they entire puzzle just restart but i never head the actual reset button or the balls witch i just had to skip because it would not work. My advice no time puzzles like that they don’t work but still a decent game all in all
:/
by has 😘 on 2018/12/15 02:20
I usually love ur games but this one won't even open just keeps force closing :(
This game is complicated
by Cancergirl87 on 2018/12/07 15:10
I love the graphics on the game. But I would not say this game is for ages 9 and up. Some of the puzzles are hard and when I and require skill. I wanted to like it more but it’s more frustrating than fun.
Good as ever
by Avelyn Hawk on 2018/12/05 06:58
A fan of Haiku Games, I love the game, which is one of most well-made and intricate games in the adventure escape series. I don’t know if it’s just me or the newer games are actually harder and more challenging, but yeah that’s why I love it! Haiku Games certainly takes the game to the next level. Plus the recent games can store your progress within a chapter, instead of playing the whole chapter from the beginning when you re-open the app.
Disappointing
by Caniacvettech on 2018/11/11 20:05
Usually love your games but in the ball court game the final basket in the ball court you have to be so precise I just skipped it. Now I’m at the board puzzle n even though that I have the puzzle right but I guess not precise enough. So I guess I’ll just quit the game. Really disappointed
Best one to date!
by Jeff.Rowley on 2018/11/01 07:39
Most engaging and creative in the series so far. Thank you!
Awesome and exciting!!!!
by Tpas82 on 2018/10/26 22:42
Great game with great puzzles!!!!
Solid
by DelleeComeOn on 2018/10/20 04:30
I love Haiku's Adventure Escape games, they never disappoint. I was kind of expecting this to be cooler, like with more atmosphere and mystery. But it was still very fun. The characters were sometimes funny, and the story was pretty good. Overall, well done and creative puzzles as usual. :)
Great!
by dchase224 on 2018/10/19 21:35
I Love all the Haiku games! They are challenging but not too hard. I can’t wait for another one!
Great game!!
by Lexi006 on 2018/10/18 04:27
One more Haiku game to play and then I finished all of them. OMG what am I going to do 😢😢. Every game has it’s differency and twist, I really really like them. Thank you
Great Games!
by Nova bunny on 2018/10/17 21:56
I got hooked on escape games a year or so ago. While searching online for suggestions for some good ones to play, I came across the reviews for the Adventure Escape Games. I love them all and this latest one is no exception. Challenging, great storylines and even comical commentary. I play so many but these are my faves. Well done and thank you! Can’t wait for the next one.
True player
by leescott5 on 2018/10/17 08:18
Played every game you've made and by far this is top of list. Great job and please keep the coming love your games! ❤️📱🎮
Loved it
by johnodonovan on 2018/10/16 15:07
Great story line. Interesting and challenging puzzles. There is a bug with the battery charger puzzle (needs chapter restart). Looking forward to the next Haiku game!
Game with great story line
by EscGamer on 2018/10/13 13:51
Haiku makes good quality games. Chapters are well organized and the finale keeps me thinking. Only complaint is the game got restarted most of the time when it’s not on the screen and even need to replay a puzzle over again.
Ultimately Disappointing
by Yuko53 on 2018/10/03 00:47
Edit: the disappearing stars have been fixed the other problem was just a bad interface, and not a bug. I don’t usually review a game until I have finished it, but this one seems pretty solid now so: well done. Another Edit Never did finish. I got tired of “puzzles” that are just trial and error, no logic, nothing to figure out. Too bad, the last one was really good. I would like to say that I would much prefer to pay for the game instead of the current business model. Offer a free demo for sure, but just charge up front
Glitch
by whitewavegsd on 2018/10/01 02:16
Would have given this game 5 stars if it was not for a glitch. The sheriffs car went into the water before I could get the jumper cables. So now I can’t proceed. Disappointed.
Not my favorite
by stuntbush on 2018/09/28 16:44
I hesitate to be overly critical because I really love Haiku Games. This dev has one of the most fair systems on the App Store. The game is free there are no intrusive adds. He makes his money by providing hints. In the past I have always written glowing reviews. I cannot in good conscience non bring up a few issues. First off I encountered a bug when my battery charger literally disappeared from my inventory, forcing me to replay the chapter with the most annoying under water puzzle ever. Secondly many of the puzzles are rehashed from earlier games just in slightly different variations. Please dev on your next game do not rehash or give face lifts to puzzles that need to be retired. You are ready to take it next level. Do something fresh and more innovative. Overall it is a solid game worthy of playing.
Stuck
by julia 17273637 on 2018/09/26 14:31
I’ve played and loved all of your games but the thrive level won’t let me get through it and I’ve done everything and gotten the star that shows you completed it but it won’t let me get to the next level :/
Love!!!
by Fisher257984215780842389 on 2018/09/22 22:17
These games are always great!
Funny and clever
by Super Mouse1234567890 on 2018/09/22 17:55
My favorite moment in this one was when one of the characters complains that they didn’t get a prize (yet) for finishing a puzzle
Getting better!
by veroapple on 2018/09/21 21:27
Each game is getting better and better. I check almost each month the App Store to see if you have added a new one., I can't wait for the next one already. Keep the good work so my brain can solve more puzzles 😊
Great quality, a request...
by Slodfjrnkelf on 2018/09/19 03:17
Hands down Haiku makes the BEST games. I’m hoping for some in the future that are less supernatural. I’d prefer not to do blood rituals or deal with shapeshifters. Just good crime/murder mystery solving would be great. I’ve played everything you’ve ever made, and that’s my only request. Thanks!
Had to delete because of glitches
by Coreboar on 2018/09/18 19:07
I’ve played all the Adventure Escape Games and enjoyed them, and was enjoying Dark Ruins as well until I got to chapter 9, and crucial items disappeared from my inventory even though i didn’t place it anywhere. Without it, i couldn’t progress. I restarted the app several times but each time, the items were gone and the game could not proceed so I deleted it. Got most of the game completed though, but I’m disappointed I didn’t get to finish it. As a side note: also in chapter 9 the alligator barricade puzzle has an alternate solution that does not register as solved. I have a screenshot if interested.
Fun game
by djk567 on 2018/09/17 19:38
A few glitches but they eventually worked themselves out. A very fun game like all the Haiku games. Can’t wait for the next one!!!
Big disappointment
by blooberry2 on 2018/09/16 05:29
Not worth the money. In the first version started spending stars for hints when I didn’t want to, which cost me money I won’t get back. Even after the update to 1.09 some of the puzzles are so obscure that you can’t solve them without hints. This is the most expensive game they’ve put out yet. I’ve played every one of their adventure games but this will be my last one.
Amazinggg
by Nhy2002 on 2018/09/15 22:41
Please make more I literally sit and wait for you to make more I love them it’s the only game I play
Star Glitch
by JDailey99 on 2018/09/15 05:33
My wife and I both play these games when they come out. Unfortunately, there is a glitch that we're both experiencing where we tap to get a star on the screen, or even while clicking necessary objects, and it starts randomly depleting stars. While we don't always use stars and try to figure things out without hints, it's nice to have them just in case. Losing them really takes the fun out of the game and while we have enjoyed them up till now, this needs to be fixed before we'll feel the desire to play more. Update: It appears that this last update fixed the issues that were present. 5 stars 👍
The best version of adventure games!!
by keys24 on 2018/09/15 04:42
The BEST in he App Store.... PERIOD!
Love it but frustrated.
by DanieJo12356 on 2018/09/15 02:57
Wish I had read the reviews before I got into it. I love Haiku games. Unfortunately, the game keeps getting stuck on the big grey thing that holds the flowers. I even restarted the level and updated and it’s still doing it.
Not ready to be released
by StarrMass on 2018/09/15 01:48
I loved every game this developer put out. This game however was not ready to be released. The game freezes and shuts off. Please fix
Fun as usual but quite buggy
by UsherMocha on 2018/09/14 23:25
I love these games but have experienced some bugs in this one which is a bit surprising. Like others, I’ve had stars get used up randomly. They do give me hints in return but I’d prefer to do it on my own terms. Also, I had to restart the level with the battery charger because it disappeared on my before I could use it. I’m using an iPhone 8 with the latest iOS. Hope the quality returns in the next game. I usually purchase some hint stars if only to support the developers. Hope I get to use them next time
Entertaining and Challenging
by Lev San on 2018/09/14 22:00
Another great game from Haiku! I loved the background stories in this one. The puzzles were fun and just the right level of difficulty without being too frustrating. Although they used different twists, I was slightly disappointed that so many of the puzzles were repeats from past adventure escape games. I didn’t notice any glitches besides the star depletion one. I had trouble with that in the initial chapter with a star near Les on the plane and again in chapter 8 at the plaster wall. That’s ok though because I didn’t end up using any stars to solve puzzles! I did have to check a walkthrough once for the fossil puzzle. I thought that one was difficult. I did not have trouble with chapter 3 as mentioned by a few other reviewers. Please make another game centered around Detective Kate! I’d like to play a game where she’s in a fun location - like the beach or something tropical!
3rd level doesn’t work
by DXvegas on 2018/09/14 17:45
I’ve played and enjoyed every game Haiku has put out, so I’m sure this one is fun as well, but I’ve just got to the third level and it doesn’t seem to work. I see only a black screen with the inventory/menu/hint bar on the right. Nothing responds to my touch. Edit: Deleting the game and reinstalling fixed the problem, though I had to replay the first 2 levels. It’s still a bit buggy (tapping on a certain part of the screen buys a hint occasionally, even when the hint menu isn’t open), but I managed to finish the game all the same.
FAIL!
by nick827!!! on 2018/09/14 16:16
Like others, I am experiencing a third level that does not work and losing stars for hints I haven't tapped on. Needs major work to be playable.
Not working
by geoffkrass on 2018/09/14 15:35
Items that are crucial to solving levels disappear and make it impossible to pass the level. For example at the waterfall with gems I placed the muck plug and skull disc and retrieved the other disc from the water spout, I placed it pin the circle and it has disappeared.
Super buggy ☹️
by Simbadhd on 2018/09/14 14:29
I’ll start by saying I’ve played every Adventure Escape game Haiku has ever released and I’ve loved all of them. Even the older less sophisticated ones, such as “Scottish Castle” or “Time Library”. But I am so shocked and disappointed with how buggy and glitchy this game is. Here’s what I’ve experienced: In various points of the game, I’ll tap on something, say in the middle of the screen, and for some annoying and super bizarre reason the game will respond as if I had chosen to reveal a hint and just eat away at my stars! Which I love collecting and avoid using at all cost. It gives me a sense of accomplishment. So then, not only is the game/screen not interacting with the object I was trying to select properly, it’s also just zapping away all my stars. Please fix this!
Losing stars
by Aggi01 on 2018/09/14 12:34
I keep losing stars when I tap on certain scenes. Annoying because I’m not asking for hints on how to do a puzzle.
3rd Level Jade Mask Puzzle Doesn’t Work
by HaikuGamesWarrior on 2018/09/14 07:46
Please fix this. I know it’s probably just a bug and didn’t know how else to report it. Huge fan of all your games!
Too many bugs
by Jurgfgh on 2018/09/14 05:34
Things are stealing/draining my stars, stuck on a puzzle I thought I was answering wrong so I used stars to get answer, and correct answer still won’t register. Overall really excited for a new chapter in the haiku franchise but still too early. (I did preorder) Will delete and be re playing when things are sorted out properly. Thanks and good job guys! Keep up with what you do. Definitely still a big fan of your developers
Not working
by MarkB42 on 2018/09/14 05:22
The third level does not work. It opens to a completely black screen with the standard inventory bar, but nothing works. Not the quality I have come to expect from Haiku Games, and I have played all the previous ones. Disappointed I prepaid for this one.
Keeps randomly deducting stars!
by Jumelle_. on 2018/09/14 04:30
Especially during 3rd level! I’m nowhere near the hint button, but it keeps taking away stars for hints when I didn’t as for them. And the third lvl is almost impossible to figure out. Please fix!
Losing Stars
by ParsleyPepper on 2018/09/14 02:10
I’ve enjoyed all of Haiku’s adventure escape games. But, so far, in the first level, I’ve had several stars deducted when clicking on certain areas of the screen. Given that and reports of issues on the 3rd level, I’ll wait for an update and then re-review.
Losing stars to hints I’m not actually tapping on!
by essiedub on 2018/09/14 01:26
Really frustrating. For some reason, I’m “spending” my stars on hints just by tapping on the screen in the course of regular game play. I don’t need the hints on the first level and would prefer to save my stars for more difficult levels. Please fix this!
Love these games !!
by Lalakshejksbdbe on 2018/09/14 00:21
Downloaded today and played all day and finished it ... now I have to wait for another one to come out 😭
Was great but..
by Nick's main mermaid on 2018/09/13 22:12
I closed the app and opened it back up and was able to open back to the task i was doing but it’s almost like it’s frozen. It will not let me play.
My game keeps going out
by Jennmarcum1013 on 2018/09/13 19:19
I love these game especially this developer! But this one the game keeps blacking out 😫😫
Bug fix!
by SaucySaucy on 2018/09/13 18:38
I’ve enjoyed the first two chapters so far but the third is stuck! I have no reaction from the screen with whatever I do. I checked a walkthrough and there was dialogue immediately but it’s not showing up when I open the chapter. Please fix!
Love it
by Briashti on 2018/09/13 15:49
Love it
Super Fun until the Ballcourt
by Zenhayley on 2020/03/29 15:08
I was immensely enjoying this game until the ballcourt. Playing on an iPhone is quite difficult, as where you need to stop the arrow is sometimes right on the white line to move between apps. It is also quite difficult to stop the arrows with your fingers on a phone, and I have small fingers and hands. My guess is this is meant to be played on an iPad or tablet, based on this and a few other scenes where things were difficult to see at the bottom of the screen on my phone. Overall well done and very fun to this point in the game. Just not sure I will finish now because it is too frustrating to know what I need to do but not be able to do it due to placement.
Stuck
by Brightestgoldenstar on 2020/05/08 05:01
I love Haiku games. However I am stuck on the last chapter. I got a hint that says something about battery connecting to the car jack. It won’t give me anymore hints. I tried to link those but it will not let me. I looked for a missing item and I can’t find anything. I’m wondering if it is a bug. I would give five stars normally.
Not my favorite
by stuntbush on 2018/09/28 16:44
I hesitate to be overly critical because I really love Haiku Games. This dev has one of the most fair systems on the App Store. The game is free there are no intrusive adds. He makes his money by providing hints. In the past I have always written glowing reviews. I cannot in good conscience non bring up a few issues. First off I encountered a bug when my battery charger literally disappeared from my inventory, forcing me to replay the chapter with the most annoying under water puzzle ever. Secondly many of the puzzles are rehashed from earlier games just in slightly different variations. Please dev on your next game do not rehash or give face lifts to puzzles that need to be retired. You are ready to take it next level. Do something fresh and more innovative. Overall it is a solid game worthy of playing.
Unplayable, at least for me
by WilsoncpuAgain on 2019/04/01 15:32
OK, I’m not the best player for games like this. I have to use walk-throughs for some of the more “random” or chaotic puzzles, but this game quickly became unplayable. There is a challenge to shoot baskets, in the proper order. I figured that part out, and quickly got to the last one. At this point, the trick is to bounce the ball into the goal. (Shooting is done by timing when to choose the left-right position, and then the up-down position, from sliding pointers.) Fine, except even when I knew where to shoot, I could never quite get the combination of positions for the ball to bounce into the goal. Rarely, the ball would bounce, but never successfully. There’s a huge amount of luck involved in getting the timing for this shot “just right”, and a small window of success, apparently. Anyway, to skip this challenge required more points than I had, and would have meant paying $$ just to get past this artificially-difficult task. Which makes the game unplayable, in my opinion. I understand they want to make money, and if the game was as enjoyable as some other entries, I might have gone for it. As it is, I just deleted the game and chalked the time up to lessons learned. YMMV.
Love haiku games but this one was so glitchy
by jumpy pony on 2019/04/08 01:54
I’ve played a ton of haiku games and I generally love them. But I recently updated my phone and I had so many issues with things being at the very bottom of the screen. I couldn’t pick things up without accidentally exiting out of the app. Then most disappointingly and weirdly, in the last level of the game, randomly it put me in a doctors office? I think it was part of a different haiku game. I even looked it up to see if that was something I hadn’t paid attention to and if that was actually part of the chapter but nope. Just randomly in a doctors office. These games are so addicting so I’m super bummed that I can’t finish this one.
No WiFi Game
by Widderune on 2020/03/14 01:49
This game plays like a escape game, but it has a plot with cutscenes (hence, Adventure Escape). Many of the puzzles can be solved with ease, but the developers leave enough difficult puzzles for you to try and figure out (the hard puzzles are usually at the end of a chapter). You can find and collect stars to use as currency for answers, but try not to use them unless it is necessary. The best part (of course) is you do not need any WiFi to play this game. Haiku Games craft their apps rather well. No disappointments so far.
Screen doesn’t fit on iPad Pro 11
by pupsnponies on 2019/04/20 17:53
I was so excited to play this game but I haven’t even been able to make it through the tutorial. The game screen is slightly zoomed in and I can’t reach the side buttons to progress. Unless I’m doing something wrong, I don’t know how to continue playing. I’m playing on a new iPad Pro 11 and it says it’s compatible. Update: I downloaded it on my iPad mini and it works fine. Still wish it would work on my Pro.
Good as ever
by Avelyn Hawk on 2018/12/05 06:58
A fan of Haiku Games, I love the game, which is one of most well-made and intricate games in the adventure escape series. I don’t know if it’s just me or the newer games are actually harder and more challenging, but yeah that’s why I love it! Haiku Games certainly takes the game to the next level. Plus the recent games can store your progress within a chapter, instead of playing the whole chapter from the beginning when you re-open the app.
App support
by Kt41B5 on 2019/08/12 16:30
This is my second time playing this game, and I love it, as I do all Haiku Games! This is an updated version, though and has some bugs. I am currently stuck in chapter 8 because the UV light doesn't work. I tried contacting support, but you need to go on Facebook. :(. I have issues with FB on my I-Pad, so got lost. Would be nice to just have email support!
Great Games!
by Nova bunny on 2018/10/17 21:56
I got hooked on escape games a year or so ago. While searching online for suggestions for some good ones to play, I came across the reviews for the Adventure Escape Games. I love them all and this latest one is no exception. Challenging, great storylines and even comical commentary. I play so many but these are my faves. Well done and thank you! Can’t wait for the next one.
Best Haiku game so far
by myrt123 on 2020/08/06 17:28
This one has so many different parts to it, the complexity is awesome, but mostly entirely doable (and there are hints for free if you’ve found the stars). I’m putting this one above the shape-shifter Haiku game. I loved the different perspectives on each room in that one, but this one just kept going and bringing in new scenarios in a way that was really fun.
Worst one
by Sam4683739490apparently on 2019/05/14 21:35
I have played all of the Adventure Escape games from Haiku and loved every single one until this one. Something about it just seemed off. I only made it to the second chapter before deleting it as it was no where near as compelling or engaging as the others before it. The puzzles/gameplay felt arbitrary and random. There didn’t seem to be a flow to it. I’ll go back and replay some older ones and hope that any future versions are better.
Overall Enjoyable
by MayQue 1 on 2019/04/08 04:43
Because Indiana Jones is one of my favorite movies. I looked forward to this game. Overall great game. Although, some puzzles didn’t really seem to have a connection to the game, so I had to cheat to move on to the next stage. Would have liked to solve it on my own. Other than that, good sounds and great aesthetics ; a fun game!
A good but sometimes buggy game
by UmbraAnimo on 2019/01/19 23:13
All in all a decent game but with a few game breaking bugs. Especially with chapter 5 like during the alligators they entire puzzle just restart but i never head the actual reset button or the balls witch i just had to skip because it would not work. My advice no time puzzles like that they don’t work but still a decent game all in all
Game with great story line
by EscGamer on 2018/10/13 13:51
Haiku makes good quality games. Chapters are well organized and the finale keeps me thinking. Only complaint is the game got restarted most of the time when it’s not on the screen and even need to replay a puzzle over again.
Getting better!
by veroapple on 2018/09/21 21:27
Each game is getting better and better. I check almost each month the App Store to see if you have added a new one., I can't wait for the next one already. Keep the good work so my brain can solve more puzzles 😊
Puzzles confusing
by Sand hole on 2020/03/21 06:19
The game was good but the puzzles were very confusing. Unless you really took a lot of time looking at it to figure them out some still didn’t even make sense. I had to use to many cheats to figure them out. I dislike using cheats but there was no other way to figure them out. Very frustrated.
Not the best of the bunch, also crashes
by meganissimo on 2019/02/02 02:39
I love this app developer and these games are usually pretty fantastic. This particular game, however, contains predictable games, a relatively uninteresting storyline, and way too many crashes. Virtually every level has crashed when selected, in fact, I haven't even played past level three because it won't load level four. Utterly disappointing.
Solid
by DelleeComeOn on 2018/10/20 04:30
I love Haiku's Adventure Escape games, they never disappoint. I was kind of expecting this to be cooler, like with more atmosphere and mystery. But it was still very fun. The characters were sometimes funny, and the story was pretty good. Overall, well done and creative puzzles as usual. :)
Love
by Loganblakee98 on 2019/03/06 18:14
Not to short, not to easy or hard. I really enjoy this game maker
Ultimately Disappointing
by Yuko53 on 2018/10/03 00:47
Edit: the disappearing stars have been fixed the other problem was just a bad interface, and not a bug. I don’t usually review a game until I have finished it, but this one seems pretty solid now so: well done. Another Edit Never did finish. I got tired of “puzzles” that are just trial and error, no logic, nothing to figure out. Too bad, the last one was really good. I would like to say that I would much prefer to pay for the game instead of the current business model. Offer a free demo for sure, but just charge up front
Game shut down
by Katchy73 on 2019/06/10 02:02
I got as far as c-2 and then the adventure games menu popped up and I wasn’t allowed to continue. This has never happened to me before in any of your games. I can’t get back in and continue to play past C-2. This game has disappointed me- just as I was really getting into it too.
Stuck
by julia 17273637 on 2018/09/26 14:31
I’ve played and loved all of your games but the thrive level won’t let me get through it and I’ve done everything and gotten the star that shows you completed it but it won’t let me get to the next level :/
Doesn’t play on iPad Pro 11
by deebabe3 on 2019/05/10 03:19
I really enjoy playing your games, it’s hard to find good puzzle games and have only have a few games left to play. I got to this one and I can’t make it past the tutorial as the screen is too large when it gets to the first puzzle and can’t be selected. Hopefully you will have a fix soon.
Funny and clever
by Super Mouse1234567890 on 2018/09/22 17:55
My favorite moment in this one was when one of the characters complains that they didn’t get a prize (yet) for finishing a puzzle
True player
by leescott5 on 2018/10/17 08:18
Played every game you've made and by far this is top of list. Great job and please keep the coming love your games! ❤️📱🎮
Loved it
by johnodonovan on 2018/10/16 15:07
Great story line. Interesting and challenging puzzles. There is a bug with the battery charger puzzle (needs chapter restart). Looking forward to the next Haiku game!
This game is complicated
by Cancergirl87 on 2018/12/07 15:10
I love the graphics on the game. But I would not say this game is for ages 9 and up. Some of the puzzles are hard and when I and require skill. I wanted to like it more but it’s more frustrating than fun.
Great game!!
by Lexi006 on 2018/10/18 04:27
One more Haiku game to play and then I finished all of them. OMG what am I going to do 😢😢. Every game has it’s differency and twist, I really really like them. Thank you
Disappointing
by Caniacvettech on 2018/11/11 20:05
Usually love your games but in the ball court game the final basket in the ball court you have to be so precise I just skipped it. Now I’m at the board puzzle n even though that I have the puzzle right but I guess not precise enough. So I guess I’ll just quit the game. Really disappointed
Glitch
by whitewavegsd on 2018/10/01 02:16
Would have given this game 5 stars if it was not for a glitch. The sheriffs car went into the water before I could get the jumper cables. So now I can’t proceed. Disappointed.
Best escape games
by Buffster44 on 2020/10/25 03:28
Love them all. Great replay value too. I’ve played them all several times.
Best one to date!
by Jeff.Rowley on 2018/11/01 07:39
Most engaging and creative in the series so far. Thank you!
Great!
by dchase224 on 2018/10/19 21:35
I Love all the Haiku games! They are challenging but not too hard. I can’t wait for another one!
Hmmm
by goatkissingboy on 2019/02/27 22:21
A very enjoyable experience,reasonable puzzles, decent graphics, good job devs.
A Good Time. 🏟
by MissLCinSF on 2020/05/13 22:10
🎡The puzzles and mini games are simple but enjoyable. The game has a great flow and the series is addictive. Keep making more! ❤️
Haiku characters need more depth
by auberrylane on 2019/03/01 08:48
Haiku games are the hands down the best in the genre. I’ve consistently given them 5-star ratings. However, I’m giving a 3 this time in hopes they’ll read this review. Haiku really need to work on creating better characters. Many of their games, including this one, seem like they’re targeting teenagers as their audience. Rachel and Les, in this story, are ridiculous protagonists with no morals and the spoiled attitude of Hollywood. They should be side characters at best. Instead, they were front and center, which is a shame. This has happened in other Haiku games, where the characters have bad attitudes, complain, act stupid, and are annoying to follow. My advice to Haiku is to step up your character game to meet the high standards you have in every other category. Your puzzles, gameplay, storylines, hints, design, are superb. Don’t ruin the game by putting in teenager-like characters who don’t serve as role models for said age group. My guess is you also have a lot of mature folks like myself playing your games, and having a more serious attitude with your characters would greatly improve the entire experience. Create characters who are noble, honest, kind, strong, genuine, who care about doing the right thing. Give the teenage players people to look up to. Make the spoiled, confused, sarcastic ones side characters. Don’t feel the need to follow trends or give into popular demand, when it comes to your characters. You guys already set the bar for adventure games. People are looking to you guys—good luck!
Difficult
by Nowanta on 2019/02/20 21:10
Hard
Love!!!
by Fisher257984215780842389 on 2018/09/22 22:17
These games are always great!
Just ok
by em rockwood on 2019/08/08 15:28
I had a hard time figuring this one out.
:/
by has 😘 on 2018/12/15 02:20
I usually love ur games but this one won't even open just keeps force closing :(
Wow
by Tofy 2000 iraq on 2019/03/24 23:46
Love it
Fantastic
by Bayleebee3 on 2019/11/14 00:02
Great game, very mentally stimulating & touching
Awesome and exciting!!!!
by Tpas82 on 2018/10/26 22:42
Great game with great puzzles!!!!
Fun as usual but quite buggy
by UsherMocha on 2018/09/14 23:25
I love these games but have experienced some bugs in this one which is a bit surprising. Like others, I’ve had stars get used up randomly. They do give me hints in return but I’d prefer to do it on my own terms. Also, I had to restart the level with the battery charger because it disappeared on my before I could use it. I’m using an iPhone 8 with the latest iOS. Hope the quality returns in the next game. I usually purchase some hint stars if only to support the developers. Hope I get to use them next time
Entertaining and Challenging
by Lev San on 2018/09/14 22:00
Another great game from Haiku! I loved the background stories in this one. The puzzles were fun and just the right level of difficulty without being too frustrating. Although they used different twists, I was slightly disappointed that so many of the puzzles were repeats from past adventure escape games. I didn’t notice any glitches besides the star depletion one. I had trouble with that in the initial chapter with a star near Les on the plane and again in chapter 8 at the plaster wall. That’s ok though because I didn’t end up using any stars to solve puzzles! I did have to check a walkthrough once for the fossil puzzle. I thought that one was difficult. I did not have trouble with chapter 3 as mentioned by a few other reviewers. Please make another game centered around Detective Kate! I’d like to play a game where she’s in a fun location - like the beach or something tropical!
Star Glitch
by JDailey99 on 2018/09/15 05:33
My wife and I both play these games when they come out. Unfortunately, there is a glitch that we're both experiencing where we tap to get a star on the screen, or even while clicking necessary objects, and it starts randomly depleting stars. While we don't always use stars and try to figure things out without hints, it's nice to have them just in case. Losing them really takes the fun out of the game and while we have enjoyed them up till now, this needs to be fixed before we'll feel the desire to play more. Update: It appears that this last update fixed the issues that were present. 5 stars 👍
3rd level doesn’t work
by DXvegas on 2018/09/14 17:45
I’ve played and enjoyed every game Haiku has put out, so I’m sure this one is fun as well, but I’ve just got to the third level and it doesn’t seem to work. I see only a black screen with the inventory/menu/hint bar on the right. Nothing responds to my touch. Edit: Deleting the game and reinstalling fixed the problem, though I had to replay the first 2 levels. It’s still a bit buggy (tapping on a certain part of the screen buys a hint occasionally, even when the hint menu isn’t open), but I managed to finish the game all the same.
Had to delete because of glitches
by Coreboar on 2018/09/18 19:07
I’ve played all the Adventure Escape Games and enjoyed them, and was enjoying Dark Ruins as well until I got to chapter 9, and crucial items disappeared from my inventory even though i didn’t place it anywhere. Without it, i couldn’t progress. I restarted the app several times but each time, the items were gone and the game could not proceed so I deleted it. Got most of the game completed though, but I’m disappointed I didn’t get to finish it. As a side note: also in chapter 9 the alligator barricade puzzle has an alternate solution that does not register as solved. I have a screenshot if interested.
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Escape a ruined city and stop a hurricane that threatens the world! A team of archaeologists crash-land in the jungle and rediscover a forgotten, cursed city. They’re quickly swept into a 500-year-old mystery that threatens to flood the world again. Can our heroes outlast the night and save the world? Will they go mad when science and magic collide? What -- or who -- must they sacrifice to survive? Join millions of happy Adventure Escape players and experience the danger and thrills of Dark Ruins! - Stunning graphics bring the beauty and danger of an ancient civilization to life! - Explore jungles, escape ruins, and uncover hidden secrets. - Solve devious puzzles and riddles! - Get the whole game for FREE! You’re never forced to pay! - Improvise items to help your escape! - Meet 15 memorable characters with dark secrets! - Befriend or beware jungle animals! - Find hidden objects...and danger! - It’s free! No registration, no hassles, just download and play. Uncover the secrets of Adventure Escape: Dark Ruins! Can you save the world and escape with your lives? --- WHAT OUR PLAYERS SAY --- “Only escape games worth playing!” “Love games by this creator!” “I LOVE these games. These are the best quality games of their kind in the App Store” -- WHAT IS ADVENTURE ESCAPE --- Adventure Escape™ is the flagship game series made by haiku games. Adventure Escape games combine the devious puzzles of “escape the room” style games with interesting characters and a thrilling story. Can you escape? The puzzles may seem challenging at first, but there’s a logical solution to each one! https://www.haikugamesco.com/blog/what-is-an-escape-room-what-is-an-adventure-escape-game --- ABOUT haiku games --- We are a small indie game studio that loves making games. Our Adventure Escape™ series has been played by tens of millions of players. Shapeshift into different animals in Haunted Hunt, solve a celebrity murder in Starstruck, and stop a Nazi megaweapon in Allied Spies! Search for “haiku games” to find us! Website: www.haikugamesco.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/adventureescape
Best escape games
by Buffster44 on 2020/10/25 03:28
Love them all. Great replay value too. I’ve played them all several times.
Best Haiku game so far
by myrt123 on 2020/08/06 17:28
This one has so many different parts to it, the complexity is awesome, but mostly entirely doable (and there are hints for free if you’ve found the stars). I’m putting this one above the shape-shifter Haiku game. I loved the different perspectives on each room in that one, but this one just kept going and bringing in new scenarios in a way that was really fun.
A Good Time. 🏟
by MissLCinSF on 2020/05/13 22:10
🎡The puzzles and mini games are simple but enjoyable. The game has a great flow and the series is addictive. Keep making more! ❤️
Stuck
by Brightestgoldenstar on 2020/05/08 05:01
I love Haiku games. However I am stuck on the last chapter. I got a hint that says something about battery connecting to the car jack. It won’t give me anymore hints. I tried to link those but it will not let me. I looked for a missing item and I can’t find anything. I’m wondering if it is a bug. I would give five stars normally.
Super Fun until the Ballcourt
by Zenhayley on 2020/03/29 15:08
I was immensely enjoying this game until the ballcourt. Playing on an iPhone is quite difficult, as where you need to stop the arrow is sometimes right on the white line to move between apps. It is also quite difficult to stop the arrows with your fingers on a phone, and I have small fingers and hands. My guess is this is meant to be played on an iPad or tablet, based on this and a few other scenes where things were difficult to see at the bottom of the screen on my phone. Overall well done and very fun to this point in the game. Just not sure I will finish now because it is too frustrating to know what I need to do but not be able to do it due to placement.
Puzzles confusing
by Sand hole on 2020/03/21 06:19
The game was good but the puzzles were very confusing. Unless you really took a lot of time looking at it to figure them out some still didn’t even make sense. I had to use to many cheats to figure them out. I dislike using cheats but there was no other way to figure them out. Very frustrated.
No WiFi Game
by Widderune on 2020/03/14 01:49
This game plays like a escape game, but it has a plot with cutscenes (hence, Adventure Escape). Many of the puzzles can be solved with ease, but the developers leave enough difficult puzzles for you to try and figure out (the hard puzzles are usually at the end of a chapter). You can find and collect stars to use as currency for answers, but try not to use them unless it is necessary. The best part (of course) is you do not need any WiFi to play this game. Haiku Games craft their apps rather well. No disappointments so far.
Fantastic
by Bayleebee3 on 2019/11/14 00:02
Great game, very mentally stimulating & touching
App support
by Kt41B5 on 2019/08/12 16:30
This is my second time playing this game, and I love it, as I do all Haiku Games! This is an updated version, though and has some bugs. I am currently stuck in chapter 8 because the UV light doesn't work. I tried contacting support, but you need to go on Facebook. :(. I have issues with FB on my I-Pad, so got lost. Would be nice to just have email support!
Just ok
by em rockwood on 2019/08/08 15:28
I had a hard time figuring this one out.
Game shut down
by Katchy73 on 2019/06/10 02:02
I got as far as c-2 and then the adventure games menu popped up and I wasn’t allowed to continue. This has never happened to me before in any of your games. I can’t get back in and continue to play past C-2. This game has disappointed me- just as I was really getting into it too.
Worst one
by Sam4683739490apparently on 2019/05/14 21:35
I have played all of the Adventure Escape games from Haiku and loved every single one until this one. Something about it just seemed off. I only made it to the second chapter before deleting it as it was no where near as compelling or engaging as the others before it. The puzzles/gameplay felt arbitrary and random. There didn’t seem to be a flow to it. I’ll go back and replay some older ones and hope that any future versions are better.
Doesn’t play on iPad Pro 11
by deebabe3 on 2019/05/10 03:19
I really enjoy playing your games, it’s hard to find good puzzle games and have only have a few games left to play. I got to this one and I can’t make it past the tutorial as the screen is too large when it gets to the first puzzle and can’t be selected. Hopefully you will have a fix soon.
Screen doesn’t fit on iPad Pro 11
by pupsnponies on 2019/04/20 17:53
I was so excited to play this game but I haven’t even been able to make it through the tutorial. The game screen is slightly zoomed in and I can’t reach the side buttons to progress. Unless I’m doing something wrong, I don’t know how to continue playing. I’m playing on a new iPad Pro 11 and it says it’s compatible. Update: I downloaded it on my iPad mini and it works fine. Still wish it would work on my Pro.
Overall Enjoyable
by MayQue 1 on 2019/04/08 04:43
Because Indiana Jones is one of my favorite movies. I looked forward to this game. Overall great game. Although, some puzzles didn’t really seem to have a connection to the game, so I had to cheat to move on to the next stage. Would have liked to solve it on my own. Other than that, good sounds and great aesthetics ; a fun game!
Love haiku games but this one was so glitchy
by jumpy pony on 2019/04/08 01:54
I’ve played a ton of haiku games and I generally love them. But I recently updated my phone and I had so many issues with things being at the very bottom of the screen. I couldn’t pick things up without accidentally exiting out of the app. Then most disappointingly and weirdly, in the last level of the game, randomly it put me in a doctors office? I think it was part of a different haiku game. I even looked it up to see if that was something I hadn’t paid attention to and if that was actually part of the chapter but nope. Just randomly in a doctors office. These games are so addicting so I’m super bummed that I can’t finish this one.
Unplayable, at least for me
by WilsoncpuAgain on 2019/04/01 15:32
OK, I’m not the best player for games like this. I have to use walk-throughs for some of the more “random” or chaotic puzzles, but this game quickly became unplayable. There is a challenge to shoot baskets, in the proper order. I figured that part out, and quickly got to the last one. At this point, the trick is to bounce the ball into the goal. (Shooting is done by timing when to choose the left-right position, and then the up-down position, from sliding pointers.) Fine, except even when I knew where to shoot, I could never quite get the combination of positions for the ball to bounce into the goal. Rarely, the ball would bounce, but never successfully. There’s a huge amount of luck involved in getting the timing for this shot “just right”, and a small window of success, apparently. Anyway, to skip this challenge required more points than I had, and would have meant paying $$ just to get past this artificially-difficult task. Which makes the game unplayable, in my opinion. I understand they want to make money, and if the game was as enjoyable as some other entries, I might have gone for it. As it is, I just deleted the game and chalked the time up to lessons learned. YMMV.
Wow
by Tofy 2000 iraq on 2019/03/24 23:46
Love it
Love
by Loganblakee98 on 2019/03/06 18:14
Not to short, not to easy or hard. I really enjoy this game maker
Haiku characters need more depth
by auberrylane on 2019/03/01 08:48
Haiku games are the hands down the best in the genre. I’ve consistently given them 5-star ratings. However, I’m giving a 3 this time in hopes they’ll read this review. Haiku really need to work on creating better characters. Many of their games, including this one, seem like they’re targeting teenagers as their audience. Rachel and Les, in this story, are ridiculous protagonists with no morals and the spoiled attitude of Hollywood. They should be side characters at best. Instead, they were front and center, which is a shame. This has happened in other Haiku games, where the characters have bad attitudes, complain, act stupid, and are annoying to follow. My advice to Haiku is to step up your character game to meet the high standards you have in every other category. Your puzzles, gameplay, storylines, hints, design, are superb. Don’t ruin the game by putting in teenager-like characters who don’t serve as role models for said age group. My guess is you also have a lot of mature folks like myself playing your games, and having a more serious attitude with your characters would greatly improve the entire experience. Create characters who are noble, honest, kind, strong, genuine, who care about doing the right thing. Give the teenage players people to look up to. Make the spoiled, confused, sarcastic ones side characters. Don’t feel the need to follow trends or give into popular demand, when it comes to your characters. You guys already set the bar for adventure games. People are looking to you guys—good luck!
Hmmm
by goatkissingboy on 2019/02/27 22:21
A very enjoyable experience,reasonable puzzles, decent graphics, good job devs.
Difficult
by Nowanta on 2019/02/20 21:10
Hard
Not the best of the bunch, also crashes
by meganissimo on 2019/02/02 02:39
I love this app developer and these games are usually pretty fantastic. This particular game, however, contains predictable games, a relatively uninteresting storyline, and way too many crashes. Virtually every level has crashed when selected, in fact, I haven't even played past level three because it won't load level four. Utterly disappointing.
A good but sometimes buggy game
by UmbraAnimo on 2019/01/19 23:13
All in all a decent game but with a few game breaking bugs. Especially with chapter 5 like during the alligators they entire puzzle just restart but i never head the actual reset button or the balls witch i just had to skip because it would not work. My advice no time puzzles like that they don’t work but still a decent game all in all
:/
by has 😘 on 2018/12/15 02:20
I usually love ur games but this one won't even open just keeps force closing :(
This game is complicated
by Cancergirl87 on 2018/12/07 15:10
I love the graphics on the game. But I would not say this game is for ages 9 and up. Some of the puzzles are hard and when I and require skill. I wanted to like it more but it’s more frustrating than fun.
Good as ever
by Avelyn Hawk on 2018/12/05 06:58
A fan of Haiku Games, I love the game, which is one of most well-made and intricate games in the adventure escape series. I don’t know if it’s just me or the newer games are actually harder and more challenging, but yeah that’s why I love it! Haiku Games certainly takes the game to the next level. Plus the recent games can store your progress within a chapter, instead of playing the whole chapter from the beginning when you re-open the app.
Disappointing
by Caniacvettech on 2018/11/11 20:05
Usually love your games but in the ball court game the final basket in the ball court you have to be so precise I just skipped it. Now I’m at the board puzzle n even though that I have the puzzle right but I guess not precise enough. So I guess I’ll just quit the game. Really disappointed
Best one to date!
by Jeff.Rowley on 2018/11/01 07:39
Most engaging and creative in the series so far. Thank you!
Awesome and exciting!!!!
by Tpas82 on 2018/10/26 22:42
Great game with great puzzles!!!!
Solid
by DelleeComeOn on 2018/10/20 04:30
I love Haiku's Adventure Escape games, they never disappoint. I was kind of expecting this to be cooler, like with more atmosphere and mystery. But it was still very fun. The characters were sometimes funny, and the story was pretty good. Overall, well done and creative puzzles as usual. :)
Great!
by dchase224 on 2018/10/19 21:35
I Love all the Haiku games! They are challenging but not too hard. I can’t wait for another one!
Great game!!
by Lexi006 on 2018/10/18 04:27
One more Haiku game to play and then I finished all of them. OMG what am I going to do 😢😢. Every game has it’s differency and twist, I really really like them. Thank you
Great Games!
by Nova bunny on 2018/10/17 21:56
I got hooked on escape games a year or so ago. While searching online for suggestions for some good ones to play, I came across the reviews for the Adventure Escape Games. I love them all and this latest one is no exception. Challenging, great storylines and even comical commentary. I play so many but these are my faves. Well done and thank you! Can’t wait for the next one.
True player
by leescott5 on 2018/10/17 08:18
Played every game you've made and by far this is top of list. Great job and please keep the coming love your games! ❤️📱🎮
Loved it
by johnodonovan on 2018/10/16 15:07
Great story line. Interesting and challenging puzzles. There is a bug with the battery charger puzzle (needs chapter restart). Looking forward to the next Haiku game!
Game with great story line
by EscGamer on 2018/10/13 13:51
Haiku makes good quality games. Chapters are well organized and the finale keeps me thinking. Only complaint is the game got restarted most of the time when it’s not on the screen and even need to replay a puzzle over again.
Ultimately Disappointing
by Yuko53 on 2018/10/03 00:47
Edit: the disappearing stars have been fixed the other problem was just a bad interface, and not a bug. I don’t usually review a game until I have finished it, but this one seems pretty solid now so: well done. Another Edit Never did finish. I got tired of “puzzles” that are just trial and error, no logic, nothing to figure out. Too bad, the last one was really good. I would like to say that I would much prefer to pay for the game instead of the current business model. Offer a free demo for sure, but just charge up front
Glitch
by whitewavegsd on 2018/10/01 02:16
Would have given this game 5 stars if it was not for a glitch. The sheriffs car went into the water before I could get the jumper cables. So now I can’t proceed. Disappointed.
Not my favorite
by stuntbush on 2018/09/28 16:44
I hesitate to be overly critical because I really love Haiku Games. This dev has one of the most fair systems on the App Store. The game is free there are no intrusive adds. He makes his money by providing hints. In the past I have always written glowing reviews. I cannot in good conscience non bring up a few issues. First off I encountered a bug when my battery charger literally disappeared from my inventory, forcing me to replay the chapter with the most annoying under water puzzle ever. Secondly many of the puzzles are rehashed from earlier games just in slightly different variations. Please dev on your next game do not rehash or give face lifts to puzzles that need to be retired. You are ready to take it next level. Do something fresh and more innovative. Overall it is a solid game worthy of playing.
Stuck
by julia 17273637 on 2018/09/26 14:31
I’ve played and loved all of your games but the thrive level won’t let me get through it and I’ve done everything and gotten the star that shows you completed it but it won’t let me get to the next level :/
Love!!!
by Fisher257984215780842389 on 2018/09/22 22:17
These games are always great!
Funny and clever
by Super Mouse1234567890 on 2018/09/22 17:55
My favorite moment in this one was when one of the characters complains that they didn’t get a prize (yet) for finishing a puzzle
Getting better!
by veroapple on 2018/09/21 21:27
Each game is getting better and better. I check almost each month the App Store to see if you have added a new one., I can't wait for the next one already. Keep the good work so my brain can solve more puzzles 😊
Great quality, a request...
by Slodfjrnkelf on 2018/09/19 03:17
Hands down Haiku makes the BEST games. I’m hoping for some in the future that are less supernatural. I’d prefer not to do blood rituals or deal with shapeshifters. Just good crime/murder mystery solving would be great. I’ve played everything you’ve ever made, and that’s my only request. Thanks!
Had to delete because of glitches
by Coreboar on 2018/09/18 19:07
I’ve played all the Adventure Escape Games and enjoyed them, and was enjoying Dark Ruins as well until I got to chapter 9, and crucial items disappeared from my inventory even though i didn’t place it anywhere. Without it, i couldn’t progress. I restarted the app several times but each time, the items were gone and the game could not proceed so I deleted it. Got most of the game completed though, but I’m disappointed I didn’t get to finish it. As a side note: also in chapter 9 the alligator barricade puzzle has an alternate solution that does not register as solved. I have a screenshot if interested.
Fun game
by djk567 on 2018/09/17 19:38
A few glitches but they eventually worked themselves out. A very fun game like all the Haiku games. Can’t wait for the next one!!!
Big disappointment
by blooberry2 on 2018/09/16 05:29
Not worth the money. In the first version started spending stars for hints when I didn’t want to, which cost me money I won’t get back. Even after the update to 1.09 some of the puzzles are so obscure that you can’t solve them without hints. This is the most expensive game they’ve put out yet. I’ve played every one of their adventure games but this will be my last one.
Amazinggg
by Nhy2002 on 2018/09/15 22:41
Please make more I literally sit and wait for you to make more I love them it’s the only game I play
Star Glitch
by JDailey99 on 2018/09/15 05:33
My wife and I both play these games when they come out. Unfortunately, there is a glitch that we're both experiencing where we tap to get a star on the screen, or even while clicking necessary objects, and it starts randomly depleting stars. While we don't always use stars and try to figure things out without hints, it's nice to have them just in case. Losing them really takes the fun out of the game and while we have enjoyed them up till now, this needs to be fixed before we'll feel the desire to play more. Update: It appears that this last update fixed the issues that were present. 5 stars 👍
The best version of adventure games!!
by keys24 on 2018/09/15 04:42
The BEST in he App Store.... PERIOD!
Love it but frustrated.
by DanieJo12356 on 2018/09/15 02:57
Wish I had read the reviews before I got into it. I love Haiku games. Unfortunately, the game keeps getting stuck on the big grey thing that holds the flowers. I even restarted the level and updated and it’s still doing it.
Not ready to be released
by StarrMass on 2018/09/15 01:48
I loved every game this developer put out. This game however was not ready to be released. The game freezes and shuts off. Please fix
Fun as usual but quite buggy
by UsherMocha on 2018/09/14 23:25
I love these games but have experienced some bugs in this one which is a bit surprising. Like others, I’ve had stars get used up randomly. They do give me hints in return but I’d prefer to do it on my own terms. Also, I had to restart the level with the battery charger because it disappeared on my before I could use it. I’m using an iPhone 8 with the latest iOS. Hope the quality returns in the next game. I usually purchase some hint stars if only to support the developers. Hope I get to use them next time
Entertaining and Challenging
by Lev San on 2018/09/14 22:00
Another great game from Haiku! I loved the background stories in this one. The puzzles were fun and just the right level of difficulty without being too frustrating. Although they used different twists, I was slightly disappointed that so many of the puzzles were repeats from past adventure escape games. I didn’t notice any glitches besides the star depletion one. I had trouble with that in the initial chapter with a star near Les on the plane and again in chapter 8 at the plaster wall. That’s ok though because I didn’t end up using any stars to solve puzzles! I did have to check a walkthrough once for the fossil puzzle. I thought that one was difficult. I did not have trouble with chapter 3 as mentioned by a few other reviewers. Please make another game centered around Detective Kate! I’d like to play a game where she’s in a fun location - like the beach or something tropical!
3rd level doesn’t work
by DXvegas on 2018/09/14 17:45
I’ve played and enjoyed every game Haiku has put out, so I’m sure this one is fun as well, but I’ve just got to the third level and it doesn’t seem to work. I see only a black screen with the inventory/menu/hint bar on the right. Nothing responds to my touch. Edit: Deleting the game and reinstalling fixed the problem, though I had to replay the first 2 levels. It’s still a bit buggy (tapping on a certain part of the screen buys a hint occasionally, even when the hint menu isn’t open), but I managed to finish the game all the same.
FAIL!
by nick827!!! on 2018/09/14 16:16
Like others, I am experiencing a third level that does not work and losing stars for hints I haven't tapped on. Needs major work to be playable.
Not working
by geoffkrass on 2018/09/14 15:35
Items that are crucial to solving levels disappear and make it impossible to pass the level. For example at the waterfall with gems I placed the muck plug and skull disc and retrieved the other disc from the water spout, I placed it pin the circle and it has disappeared.
Super buggy ☹️
by Simbadhd on 2018/09/14 14:29
I’ll start by saying I’ve played every Adventure Escape game Haiku has ever released and I’ve loved all of them. Even the older less sophisticated ones, such as “Scottish Castle” or “Time Library”. But I am so shocked and disappointed with how buggy and glitchy this game is. Here’s what I’ve experienced: In various points of the game, I’ll tap on something, say in the middle of the screen, and for some annoying and super bizarre reason the game will respond as if I had chosen to reveal a hint and just eat away at my stars! Which I love collecting and avoid using at all cost. It gives me a sense of accomplishment. So then, not only is the game/screen not interacting with the object I was trying to select properly, it’s also just zapping away all my stars. Please fix this!
Losing stars
by Aggi01 on 2018/09/14 12:34
I keep losing stars when I tap on certain scenes. Annoying because I’m not asking for hints on how to do a puzzle.
3rd Level Jade Mask Puzzle Doesn’t Work
by HaikuGamesWarrior on 2018/09/14 07:46
Please fix this. I know it’s probably just a bug and didn’t know how else to report it. Huge fan of all your games!
Too many bugs
by Jurgfgh on 2018/09/14 05:34
Things are stealing/draining my stars, stuck on a puzzle I thought I was answering wrong so I used stars to get answer, and correct answer still won’t register. Overall really excited for a new chapter in the haiku franchise but still too early. (I did preorder) Will delete and be re playing when things are sorted out properly. Thanks and good job guys! Keep up with what you do. Definitely still a big fan of your developers
Not working
by MarkB42 on 2018/09/14 05:22
The third level does not work. It opens to a completely black screen with the standard inventory bar, but nothing works. Not the quality I have come to expect from Haiku Games, and I have played all the previous ones. Disappointed I prepaid for this one.
Keeps randomly deducting stars!
by Jumelle_. on 2018/09/14 04:30
Especially during 3rd level! I’m nowhere near the hint button, but it keeps taking away stars for hints when I didn’t as for them. And the third lvl is almost impossible to figure out. Please fix!
Losing Stars
by ParsleyPepper on 2018/09/14 02:10
I’ve enjoyed all of Haiku’s adventure escape games. But, so far, in the first level, I’ve had several stars deducted when clicking on certain areas of the screen. Given that and reports of issues on the 3rd level, I’ll wait for an update and then re-review.
Losing stars to hints I’m not actually tapping on!
by essiedub on 2018/09/14 01:26
Really frustrating. For some reason, I’m “spending” my stars on hints just by tapping on the screen in the course of regular game play. I don’t need the hints on the first level and would prefer to save my stars for more difficult levels. Please fix this!
Love these games !!
by Lalakshejksbdbe on 2018/09/14 00:21
Downloaded today and played all day and finished it ... now I have to wait for another one to come out 😭
Was great but..
by Nick's main mermaid on 2018/09/13 22:12
I closed the app and opened it back up and was able to open back to the task i was doing but it’s almost like it’s frozen. It will not let me play.
My game keeps going out
by Jennmarcum1013 on 2018/09/13 19:19
I love these game especially this developer! But this one the game keeps blacking out 😫😫
Bug fix!
by SaucySaucy on 2018/09/13 18:38
I’ve enjoyed the first two chapters so far but the third is stuck! I have no reaction from the screen with whatever I do. I checked a walkthrough and there was dialogue immediately but it’s not showing up when I open the chapter. Please fix!
Love it
by Briashti on 2018/09/13 15:49
Love it
Super Fun until the Ballcourt
by Zenhayley on 2020/03/29 15:08
I was immensely enjoying this game until the ballcourt. Playing on an iPhone is quite difficult, as where you need to stop the arrow is sometimes right on the white line to move between apps. It is also quite difficult to stop the arrows with your fingers on a phone, and I have small fingers and hands. My guess is this is meant to be played on an iPad or tablet, based on this and a few other scenes where things were difficult to see at the bottom of the screen on my phone. Overall well done and very fun to this point in the game. Just not sure I will finish now because it is too frustrating to know what I need to do but not be able to do it due to placement.
Stuck
by Brightestgoldenstar on 2020/05/08 05:01
I love Haiku games. However I am stuck on the last chapter. I got a hint that says something about battery connecting to the car jack. It won’t give me anymore hints. I tried to link those but it will not let me. I looked for a missing item and I can’t find anything. I’m wondering if it is a bug. I would give five stars normally.
Not my favorite
by stuntbush on 2018/09/28 16:44
I hesitate to be overly critical because I really love Haiku Games. This dev has one of the most fair systems on the App Store. The game is free there are no intrusive adds. He makes his money by providing hints. In the past I have always written glowing reviews. I cannot in good conscience non bring up a few issues. First off I encountered a bug when my battery charger literally disappeared from my inventory, forcing me to replay the chapter with the most annoying under water puzzle ever. Secondly many of the puzzles are rehashed from earlier games just in slightly different variations. Please dev on your next game do not rehash or give face lifts to puzzles that need to be retired. You are ready to take it next level. Do something fresh and more innovative. Overall it is a solid game worthy of playing.
Unplayable, at least for me
by WilsoncpuAgain on 2019/04/01 15:32
OK, I’m not the best player for games like this. I have to use walk-throughs for some of the more “random” or chaotic puzzles, but this game quickly became unplayable. There is a challenge to shoot baskets, in the proper order. I figured that part out, and quickly got to the last one. At this point, the trick is to bounce the ball into the goal. (Shooting is done by timing when to choose the left-right position, and then the up-down position, from sliding pointers.) Fine, except even when I knew where to shoot, I could never quite get the combination of positions for the ball to bounce into the goal. Rarely, the ball would bounce, but never successfully. There’s a huge amount of luck involved in getting the timing for this shot “just right”, and a small window of success, apparently. Anyway, to skip this challenge required more points than I had, and would have meant paying $$ just to get past this artificially-difficult task. Which makes the game unplayable, in my opinion. I understand they want to make money, and if the game was as enjoyable as some other entries, I might have gone for it. As it is, I just deleted the game and chalked the time up to lessons learned. YMMV.
Love haiku games but this one was so glitchy
by jumpy pony on 2019/04/08 01:54
I’ve played a ton of haiku games and I generally love them. But I recently updated my phone and I had so many issues with things being at the very bottom of the screen. I couldn’t pick things up without accidentally exiting out of the app. Then most disappointingly and weirdly, in the last level of the game, randomly it put me in a doctors office? I think it was part of a different haiku game. I even looked it up to see if that was something I hadn’t paid attention to and if that was actually part of the chapter but nope. Just randomly in a doctors office. These games are so addicting so I’m super bummed that I can’t finish this one.
No WiFi Game
by Widderune on 2020/03/14 01:49
This game plays like a escape game, but it has a plot with cutscenes (hence, Adventure Escape). Many of the puzzles can be solved with ease, but the developers leave enough difficult puzzles for you to try and figure out (the hard puzzles are usually at the end of a chapter). You can find and collect stars to use as currency for answers, but try not to use them unless it is necessary. The best part (of course) is you do not need any WiFi to play this game. Haiku Games craft their apps rather well. No disappointments so far.
Screen doesn’t fit on iPad Pro 11
by pupsnponies on 2019/04/20 17:53
I was so excited to play this game but I haven’t even been able to make it through the tutorial. The game screen is slightly zoomed in and I can’t reach the side buttons to progress. Unless I’m doing something wrong, I don’t know how to continue playing. I’m playing on a new iPad Pro 11 and it says it’s compatible. Update: I downloaded it on my iPad mini and it works fine. Still wish it would work on my Pro.
Good as ever
by Avelyn Hawk on 2018/12/05 06:58
A fan of Haiku Games, I love the game, which is one of most well-made and intricate games in the adventure escape series. I don’t know if it’s just me or the newer games are actually harder and more challenging, but yeah that’s why I love it! Haiku Games certainly takes the game to the next level. Plus the recent games can store your progress within a chapter, instead of playing the whole chapter from the beginning when you re-open the app.
App support
by Kt41B5 on 2019/08/12 16:30
This is my second time playing this game, and I love it, as I do all Haiku Games! This is an updated version, though and has some bugs. I am currently stuck in chapter 8 because the UV light doesn't work. I tried contacting support, but you need to go on Facebook. :(. I have issues with FB on my I-Pad, so got lost. Would be nice to just have email support!
Great Games!
by Nova bunny on 2018/10/17 21:56
I got hooked on escape games a year or so ago. While searching online for suggestions for some good ones to play, I came across the reviews for the Adventure Escape Games. I love them all and this latest one is no exception. Challenging, great storylines and even comical commentary. I play so many but these are my faves. Well done and thank you! Can’t wait for the next one.
Best Haiku game so far
by myrt123 on 2020/08/06 17:28
This one has so many different parts to it, the complexity is awesome, but mostly entirely doable (and there are hints for free if you’ve found the stars). I’m putting this one above the shape-shifter Haiku game. I loved the different perspectives on each room in that one, but this one just kept going and bringing in new scenarios in a way that was really fun.
Worst one
by Sam4683739490apparently on 2019/05/14 21:35
I have played all of the Adventure Escape games from Haiku and loved every single one until this one. Something about it just seemed off. I only made it to the second chapter before deleting it as it was no where near as compelling or engaging as the others before it. The puzzles/gameplay felt arbitrary and random. There didn’t seem to be a flow to it. I’ll go back and replay some older ones and hope that any future versions are better.
Overall Enjoyable
by MayQue 1 on 2019/04/08 04:43
Because Indiana Jones is one of my favorite movies. I looked forward to this game. Overall great game. Although, some puzzles didn’t really seem to have a connection to the game, so I had to cheat to move on to the next stage. Would have liked to solve it on my own. Other than that, good sounds and great aesthetics ; a fun game!
A good but sometimes buggy game
by UmbraAnimo on 2019/01/19 23:13
All in all a decent game but with a few game breaking bugs. Especially with chapter 5 like during the alligators they entire puzzle just restart but i never head the actual reset button or the balls witch i just had to skip because it would not work. My advice no time puzzles like that they don’t work but still a decent game all in all
Game with great story line
by EscGamer on 2018/10/13 13:51
Haiku makes good quality games. Chapters are well organized and the finale keeps me thinking. Only complaint is the game got restarted most of the time when it’s not on the screen and even need to replay a puzzle over again.
Getting better!
by veroapple on 2018/09/21 21:27
Each game is getting better and better. I check almost each month the App Store to see if you have added a new one., I can't wait for the next one already. Keep the good work so my brain can solve more puzzles 😊
Puzzles confusing
by Sand hole on 2020/03/21 06:19
The game was good but the puzzles were very confusing. Unless you really took a lot of time looking at it to figure them out some still didn’t even make sense. I had to use to many cheats to figure them out. I dislike using cheats but there was no other way to figure them out. Very frustrated.
Not the best of the bunch, also crashes
by meganissimo on 2019/02/02 02:39
I love this app developer and these games are usually pretty fantastic. This particular game, however, contains predictable games, a relatively uninteresting storyline, and way too many crashes. Virtually every level has crashed when selected, in fact, I haven't even played past level three because it won't load level four. Utterly disappointing.
Solid
by DelleeComeOn on 2018/10/20 04:30
I love Haiku's Adventure Escape games, they never disappoint. I was kind of expecting this to be cooler, like with more atmosphere and mystery. But it was still very fun. The characters were sometimes funny, and the story was pretty good. Overall, well done and creative puzzles as usual. :)
Love
by Loganblakee98 on 2019/03/06 18:14
Not to short, not to easy or hard. I really enjoy this game maker
Ultimately Disappointing
by Yuko53 on 2018/10/03 00:47
Edit: the disappearing stars have been fixed the other problem was just a bad interface, and not a bug. I don’t usually review a game until I have finished it, but this one seems pretty solid now so: well done. Another Edit Never did finish. I got tired of “puzzles” that are just trial and error, no logic, nothing to figure out. Too bad, the last one was really good. I would like to say that I would much prefer to pay for the game instead of the current business model. Offer a free demo for sure, but just charge up front
Game shut down
by Katchy73 on 2019/06/10 02:02
I got as far as c-2 and then the adventure games menu popped up and I wasn’t allowed to continue. This has never happened to me before in any of your games. I can’t get back in and continue to play past C-2. This game has disappointed me- just as I was really getting into it too.
Stuck
by julia 17273637 on 2018/09/26 14:31
I’ve played and loved all of your games but the thrive level won’t let me get through it and I’ve done everything and gotten the star that shows you completed it but it won’t let me get to the next level :/
Doesn’t play on iPad Pro 11
by deebabe3 on 2019/05/10 03:19
I really enjoy playing your games, it’s hard to find good puzzle games and have only have a few games left to play. I got to this one and I can’t make it past the tutorial as the screen is too large when it gets to the first puzzle and can’t be selected. Hopefully you will have a fix soon.
Funny and clever
by Super Mouse1234567890 on 2018/09/22 17:55
My favorite moment in this one was when one of the characters complains that they didn’t get a prize (yet) for finishing a puzzle
True player
by leescott5 on 2018/10/17 08:18
Played every game you've made and by far this is top of list. Great job and please keep the coming love your games! ❤️📱🎮
Loved it
by johnodonovan on 2018/10/16 15:07
Great story line. Interesting and challenging puzzles. There is a bug with the battery charger puzzle (needs chapter restart). Looking forward to the next Haiku game!
This game is complicated
by Cancergirl87 on 2018/12/07 15:10
I love the graphics on the game. But I would not say this game is for ages 9 and up. Some of the puzzles are hard and when I and require skill. I wanted to like it more but it’s more frustrating than fun.
Great game!!
by Lexi006 on 2018/10/18 04:27
One more Haiku game to play and then I finished all of them. OMG what am I going to do 😢😢. Every game has it’s differency and twist, I really really like them. Thank you
Disappointing
by Caniacvettech on 2018/11/11 20:05
Usually love your games but in the ball court game the final basket in the ball court you have to be so precise I just skipped it. Now I’m at the board puzzle n even though that I have the puzzle right but I guess not precise enough. So I guess I’ll just quit the game. Really disappointed
Glitch
by whitewavegsd on 2018/10/01 02:16
Would have given this game 5 stars if it was not for a glitch. The sheriffs car went into the water before I could get the jumper cables. So now I can’t proceed. Disappointed.
Best escape games
by Buffster44 on 2020/10/25 03:28
Love them all. Great replay value too. I’ve played them all several times.
Best one to date!
by Jeff.Rowley on 2018/11/01 07:39
Most engaging and creative in the series so far. Thank you!
Great!
by dchase224 on 2018/10/19 21:35
I Love all the Haiku games! They are challenging but not too hard. I can’t wait for another one!
Hmmm
by goatkissingboy on 2019/02/27 22:21
A very enjoyable experience,reasonable puzzles, decent graphics, good job devs.
A Good Time. 🏟
by MissLCinSF on 2020/05/13 22:10
🎡The puzzles and mini games are simple but enjoyable. The game has a great flow and the series is addictive. Keep making more! ❤️
Haiku characters need more depth
by auberrylane on 2019/03/01 08:48
Haiku games are the hands down the best in the genre. I’ve consistently given them 5-star ratings. However, I’m giving a 3 this time in hopes they’ll read this review. Haiku really need to work on creating better characters. Many of their games, including this one, seem like they’re targeting teenagers as their audience. Rachel and Les, in this story, are ridiculous protagonists with no morals and the spoiled attitude of Hollywood. They should be side characters at best. Instead, they were front and center, which is a shame. This has happened in other Haiku games, where the characters have bad attitudes, complain, act stupid, and are annoying to follow. My advice to Haiku is to step up your character game to meet the high standards you have in every other category. Your puzzles, gameplay, storylines, hints, design, are superb. Don’t ruin the game by putting in teenager-like characters who don’t serve as role models for said age group. My guess is you also have a lot of mature folks like myself playing your games, and having a more serious attitude with your characters would greatly improve the entire experience. Create characters who are noble, honest, kind, strong, genuine, who care about doing the right thing. Give the teenage players people to look up to. Make the spoiled, confused, sarcastic ones side characters. Don’t feel the need to follow trends or give into popular demand, when it comes to your characters. You guys already set the bar for adventure games. People are looking to you guys—good luck!
Difficult
by Nowanta on 2019/02/20 21:10
Hard
Love!!!
by Fisher257984215780842389 on 2018/09/22 22:17
These games are always great!
Just ok
by em rockwood on 2019/08/08 15:28
I had a hard time figuring this one out.
:/
by has 😘 on 2018/12/15 02:20
I usually love ur games but this one won't even open just keeps force closing :(
Wow
by Tofy 2000 iraq on 2019/03/24 23:46
Love it
Fantastic
by Bayleebee3 on 2019/11/14 00:02
Great game, very mentally stimulating & touching
Awesome and exciting!!!!
by Tpas82 on 2018/10/26 22:42
Great game with great puzzles!!!!
Fun as usual but quite buggy
by UsherMocha on 2018/09/14 23:25
I love these games but have experienced some bugs in this one which is a bit surprising. Like others, I’ve had stars get used up randomly. They do give me hints in return but I’d prefer to do it on my own terms. Also, I had to restart the level with the battery charger because it disappeared on my before I could use it. I’m using an iPhone 8 with the latest iOS. Hope the quality returns in the next game. I usually purchase some hint stars if only to support the developers. Hope I get to use them next time
Entertaining and Challenging
by Lev San on 2018/09/14 22:00
Another great game from Haiku! I loved the background stories in this one. The puzzles were fun and just the right level of difficulty without being too frustrating. Although they used different twists, I was slightly disappointed that so many of the puzzles were repeats from past adventure escape games. I didn’t notice any glitches besides the star depletion one. I had trouble with that in the initial chapter with a star near Les on the plane and again in chapter 8 at the plaster wall. That’s ok though because I didn’t end up using any stars to solve puzzles! I did have to check a walkthrough once for the fossil puzzle. I thought that one was difficult. I did not have trouble with chapter 3 as mentioned by a few other reviewers. Please make another game centered around Detective Kate! I’d like to play a game where she’s in a fun location - like the beach or something tropical!
Star Glitch
by JDailey99 on 2018/09/15 05:33
My wife and I both play these games when they come out. Unfortunately, there is a glitch that we're both experiencing where we tap to get a star on the screen, or even while clicking necessary objects, and it starts randomly depleting stars. While we don't always use stars and try to figure things out without hints, it's nice to have them just in case. Losing them really takes the fun out of the game and while we have enjoyed them up till now, this needs to be fixed before we'll feel the desire to play more. Update: It appears that this last update fixed the issues that were present. 5 stars 👍
3rd level doesn’t work
by DXvegas on 2018/09/14 17:45
I’ve played and enjoyed every game Haiku has put out, so I’m sure this one is fun as well, but I’ve just got to the third level and it doesn’t seem to work. I see only a black screen with the inventory/menu/hint bar on the right. Nothing responds to my touch. Edit: Deleting the game and reinstalling fixed the problem, though I had to replay the first 2 levels. It’s still a bit buggy (tapping on a certain part of the screen buys a hint occasionally, even when the hint menu isn’t open), but I managed to finish the game all the same.
Had to delete because of glitches
by Coreboar on 2018/09/18 19:07
I’ve played all the Adventure Escape Games and enjoyed them, and was enjoying Dark Ruins as well until I got to chapter 9, and crucial items disappeared from my inventory even though i didn’t place it anywhere. Without it, i couldn’t progress. I restarted the app several times but each time, the items were gone and the game could not proceed so I deleted it. Got most of the game completed though, but I’m disappointed I didn’t get to finish it. As a side note: also in chapter 9 the alligator barricade puzzle has an alternate solution that does not register as solved. I have a screenshot if interested.
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