Escape the Box
Imagine being trapped in a box with 100 Mystery Buttons, and you can only escape if you press the right one. Sounds like an easy challenge, right? Well, not quite. While you can choose to simply press every button until you get to the right one, there is a catch!
Every time you hit the wrong button, all hell breaks loose. You will get dumped with a bucket full of bananas, rubber chicken toys, burgers, hotdogs, chocolate slime, ice cubes, and all kinds of debris.
What makes matters worse is that the buttons are all different colors, which can be disorienting. Is there a hidden pattern or odd one out that might be the key to your freedom? Ultimately, it is up to you to use your smarts or rely on sheer luck to win the challenge.
Gaming publisher Panteon puts players in this situation with their hypercasual simulation game aptly titled 100 Mystery Buttons. Using the steps shared in this game review, you can also learn how to install it on your PC.
Since an escape-box experience can become monotonous very fast, the developers of this game opted to keep things interesting by including a variety of side quests. Once you break free, you may play different mini-games before going inside the box again.
For instance, you could be walking down a runway and getting dumped with buckets containing different liquid and solid contents every time you pass through gates. If you slip, you fall into the water. Other times, it will be a winding path with stations where you press a button to choose the type of bucket dump you want at the next stop. Once you get to the other end, the challenge ends.
Another side game could be to jump off a trampoline and into a box with contents that might make you slip, but try to stick the landing. Sometimes, you may be dealing with a simple puzzle that requires you to scrape off a painting.
Keep in mind that the mini-games described above are by no mean an exhaustive list. You will find many side-quests in the game to keep you busy. The best part is that they are all easy to play.
Simple Hand-Drawn Graphics
When it comes to the graphics, 100 Mystery Buttons features a cartoonish art style. Therefore, it will work on devices that do not have high specs, including your home PC.
During each quest, you get inside the box filled with colorful buttons, and you can see your buddies through the window. They taunt you and gleefully dump you with buckets of debris every time you get it wrong.
The main action takes place in what appears to be a kids’ playground that has a pool and swings. Mini-games can be simple puzzles or take place in colorful arenas with cheering spectators. Every time you win a challenge, a celebration breaks out, giving the game a fun and upbeat vibe.
Tips & Tricks for Playing 100 Mystery Buttons on PC
• Multiply Your Rewards
Once you manage to escape from the boxes, you get rewarded with coins. You can multiply your prize by up to five times by watching ads. Look out for this option during the victory celebration. A pointer will move from left to right repeatedly. When you click or tap the screen, it stops moving and points at a multiplier that will indicate how many times your coin reward will be increased. It could be double, triple, or more. Make sure to time the moving pointer perfectly and tap the screen right when it is on the highest multiplier to claim maximum rewards.
• Turn on Your Internet Connection
To take advantage of the option that multiplies your coin rewards, you have to stream a video ad. The process requires an Internet connection, so make sure to turn on your data or Wi-Fi. If you are offline, the ability to multiply your coin rewards will not work.
• Use VIP Buttons
The VIP buttons prompt you to play all kinds of mini-games. Once you win the side quest, you get rewarded with different types of protective equipment. For instance, helmets will cushion your head as items get dumped from above with buckets, or you can get a towel wipe off chocolate slime, and so on.
• Always Collect the Coin Dump
For mini-games where you walk through gates on a runway, you usually have two options. Sometimes you may encounter a coin fountain gate. Make sure to go through it whenever it appears because that will greatly increase your reward by dumping you with a bucket of coins.