[PlayStation 5] Pretty Girls Escape Review
Pretty Girls Escape from eastasiasoft and ZOO Corporation is the latest entry the series, this time giving us a block puzzler. Check our Pretty Girls Escape review!
Pretty Girls Escape from eastasiasoft and ZOO Corporation is the latest entry the series, this time giving us a block puzzler. Your objective is simple: click on groups of blocks of the same color to remove them from the screen, so that you can open up the way for the character blocks to make their way to the exit areas at the bottom of the screen. You’ll also be able to slide blocks left and right as needed to help you beat each stage in the regular mode.
You can also take on the Challenge Mode, in which the puzzle element is dialed up to 11 as you try to find the right sequence of inputs to complete the level. As you progress through the game’s levels, you will unlock new outfits for each character, which can then be used in the Dressing Room Mode to change their look. You can unlock more outfits by purchasing them with the points that you collect, so if you want to 100% the game, you’ll have to play this one for a while! Points are awarded as you clear each stage, and you can get bonus points by completing the extra mission for that level. You could, for example, need to complete a level in X number of moves, or have to clear Y number of blocks of a specific color.
The controls are simple and to the point, since you’ll be moving a cursor on the playing area to select which block you want to pick to hopefully start a chain reaction that will remove enough blocks of the same color to open up the way for each character block. Since sometimes blocks will remain separate from other groups of blocks of the same color, you’ll be able to slide all blocks at once left and right by pressing the L1 and R1 buttons, respectively.
Along with the normal colored blocks that you need to remove to open up the way for the character blocks, there are also different special blocks that you need to consider. Box blocks are of an obstructive nature, and they cannot be moved by sliding. You have to break them by making adjacent colored blocks disappear. Black blocks can’t be erased, but they will slide. Spike blocks are deadly, so if a character block comes into contact with one, you’ll have to start over. Some exit areas will be locked, and you’ll have to bring a key down to open them.
The game includes a Platinum trophy for you to add to your collection, and since it’s a Cross-Buy game, if you own a PlayStation 5, you can work on unlocking two Platinum trophies. The list includes 7 Bronze trophies, 10 Silver trophies, and 7 Gold trophies. You’ll have to complete three levels for each of the eight girls in the game before you can get that shiny Platinum. And no, completing the levels in the Challenge Mode is not needed for the Platinum! If you want some extra tips, you can check this Pretty Girl Escape Trophy Guide.
Pretty Girls Escape is a fun puzzle game that is easy to pick up and play. Making as many blocks of the same color disappear as you try to take the character block to the exit makes for a fun gameplay loop. Add the challenge levels, and a Platinum trophy, and you have a fun one on PlayStation. Pretty Girls Escape is available for a $5.99 price, and since it’s a Cross-Buy title, you can get the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game with your purchase.
This Pretty Girls Escape review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by eastasiasoft.