Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 1/10 [with guide], 3/10 [without guide] [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 8 [800gs.png]
- Online: 2 [200gs.png]
- Approximate amount of time to 1000gs.png: <1 hour [with guide], 1.5-2.5 hours [without guide] [Estimated Time to 100%]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 for each room, then replay for the two online achievements
- Missable achievements: No
- Does difficulty affect achievements: No
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: No

Introduction:
Escape First is an escape room puzzle game! It includes three different escape rooms you can play!

Psycho Circus: After attending a spectacular performance at the circus “De la Luna”, you find yourself trapped inside the clown's quarters. In a few minutes his show will end. Will you be able to find his spare key and escape before he returns? Everyone knows that clowns don't like other people touching their stuff!

The Red Button: One room, one door, one bloodied knife. What's going on? What happened last night? You need to know. Are you sure you want to know? You need to leave. Be careful though! No matter what happens, do NOT press the red button!

Lost In Time: You have agreed to take part in an experiment relating to space time. One mistake has left you trapped in chaos. Past, present and future have merged! Time is your worst enemy! Will you be able to beat it and return to your reality before it is lost forever?” - xbox.com

Escape First is an escape room video game featuring three rooms with varying themes and difficulty. You are given a generous amount of time to complete each room, complete with clues and hints to discover, as you solve puzzles and tasks to hopefully find your way to freedom.

The game has solo and co-op play (online partners are needed for two achievements). The game offers intriguing and detailed puzzles that will challenge the sharpest of minds, but if you are following the guide, nothing needs to be figured out. Each of the story-related escape room solutions below details the bare minimum of what needs to be done to complete it without finding any clues for yourself. You are free to explore as much as you want, but make sure you don’t run out of time or use a hint. Pausing the game stops the clock so you can use that to your advantage if you get stuck.

Thanks to Cheetah’s Guides for the 100% video walkthrough.

Abbreviated Walkthrough:
In Escape First, there are three rooms to solve, with solutions to all three in the guide below. Feel free to try and solve them without using the guide. If you decide to do this, note that there is a 45 minute time limit for each room.

Two of the three escape rooms have one room-specific achievement for each, but if you are following the solutions below, they will unlock naturally while you are playing through the rooms.

Aside from escaping each room, there are achievements for completing a room solo and one for doing it in multiplayer but alone. For solo, select ‘Solo’ from the board, choose a room and complete it to unlock Solo Ride (100G). To play multiplayer alone, select ‘Multiplayer’ from the board but keep the party ‘private’. Choose a room and complete it for Server Overloader (100G). If one of these is your first time completing a room and you did not use any hints (you shouldn’t have if following the solutions below), you will also unlock Didn’t get the hint (100G).

Note: This game has an unconventional input system. To interact with or pick up an item, you press rt.png (instead of button-a.png or button-x.png). Also, to back out of a screen (such as a close up of a keypad) or to drop an item, you press lt.png (instead of button-b.png). It’s a bit awkward and curious as to why the developers chose to use these buttons instead of the more traditional ones.

Online:
There are two achievements that require other players. For each of them, the room ‘The Red Button’ is by far the quickest room to solve, but feel free to choose any room you wish.

For Duo Partner (100G), you can only have two players in the party, so invite one friend or boosting partner or have the host invite you. For Brought some Friends (100G), at least three players are required, so invite two or more friends or boosting partners or have the host invite you.

Refer to each achievement for more information. If you need help finding boosting partners, you can post in the Official XBA Boosting Session Information & Discussion thread.

Conclusion:
Congratulations! Escape First is a fun game if playing without a guide. You will need some thought and puzzle-solving skills if you choose not use this guide, but all-in-all it isn’t really too difficult. If you really want to challenge yourself and test your mind, try playing “blind” without solutions to see how far you get. Of course, if you do choose to use this guide, it will be a relatively quick 1000gs.png.
 
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Escape First Achievement Guide

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There are 10 achievements with a total of 1000 points

  • Escape Psycho Circus

    This room involves opening drawers and cabinets to find pieces to the carousel model and three colored balls. The room will be completed once we place all 10 horses on the carousel. You can do this in any order.
     
    1. Starting off looking at the door, in the lower left corner is a chest with a keypad on it. Interact with the keypad and enter the code ‘3025’. After pressing the green button at the bottom right, press lt.png to back away from the keypad.  The chest will open so pick up the white horse and place it on the carousel to the left on the dresser.
    2. Next, below the carousel is another keypad. Interact with it and enter the code ‘5423’ then press the green button. After exiting, the drawer will open revealing an orange horse. Pick it up and place it on the carousel.
    3. In that same drawer is a nail. Pick it up, turn around 180 degrees and you will see a red balloon. Interact with the balloon to pop it and a red ball and red horse will drop to the floor. Pick up the red horse (it may be difficult to see) and place it on the carousel, then pick up the red ball and place it in the left hole below the three clown busts.
    4. Interact with the keypad on the chest to the left of the dresser (with the busts) and enter the code ‘2513’ then press the green button. After exiting, the chest will open, so pick up the clown outfit and drop it on the floor with lt.png. Turn back to the chest, pick up a black horse and place it on the carousel.
    5. Turn to your left and interact with the keypad on the white dresser. Enter the code ‘4521’ then press the green button. After exiting, the right door will open revealing a pink horse, so pick it up and place it on the carousel.
    6. Turn back to the white dresser and open the left door, pick up the green ball then place it in the right hole below the three clown busts.
    7. In the brown cabinet next to the white dresser, open the lower left door, pick up the yellow ball then place it in the middle hole below the three clown busts.
    8. Placing the last ball will open a drawer below the carousel. Pick up the yellow horse then place it on the carousel.
    9. Turn around 180 degrees and walk over to the cabinet on the right. Interact with the keypad and enter the code ‘9568’ then press the green button. After exiting, open the left door and on the top shelf is a green horse, so pick it up and place it on the carousel.
    10. Turn back around, interact with the top drawer keypad and enter the code ‘3214’ then press the green button. After exiting, open the drawer, pick up the pink horse and place it on the carousel.
    11. Turn back around, interact with the bottom drawer keypad and enter the code ‘3621’ then press the green button. After exiting, open the drawer, pick up the brown horse (you may have to close the top drawer) and place it on the carousel.
    12. Turn back around and interact with the left door of the cabinet on the left. Highlight the number ‘4’ in the left column and ‘5’ in the right column. Press lt.png to back out, then interact with the right door and highlight the number ‘1’ in the left column and ‘2’ in the right column. The left door will open revealing the final horse. Pick up the blue horse and place it on the carousel and the achievement will unlock.
  • Escape The Red Button Room

    First room:
    Press the red button on the table and a dummy will drop from the ceiling. A key will also drop, so pick it up, walk over to the left door of the left wardrobe and insert it into the lock. Interact with the now-unlocked door and you will see a safe and a keypad. Interact with the keypad then enter the code ‘7453’. After pressing the green button at the bottom right, press lt.png to back away from the keypad. Move the cursor to the front of the safe then interact with the front of it to open it. Inside will be a handle to pick up.

    Turn around and to the right of the door with the keypad is a hole in the wall. Insert the handle in the hole then press rt.png to turn it. Turn back around to the wardrobe and a secret passage will have opened. Walk into the dark and press the red button on the wall. You will drop from the ceiling onto the table, so press the red button on the table again to unlock Heads Up (100G).

    Turn to the door with the keypad and interact with it. Enter the code ‘5762’ then press the green button. After exiting, interact with the door to open it.

    Second room:
    In the next room, approach the door with the keypad and interact with it. Enter the code ‘3512’ then press the green button. After exiting, interact with the door to open it.

    Hallway:
    You are now in a hallway. Turn left and walk towards the door with the keypad and interact with it. Enter the code ‘7885’. After pressing the green button at the bottom right, a red button will appear. Press the button to complete the escape room and unlock this achievement.
  • Escape Lost in Time Room

    At the start, turn around 180 degrees and walk over to the table in the corner. The table has two small clocks on it and says ‘even a broken clock is right twice a day’. Interact with one of the clocks and press the red button three times (so the small hand is on the ‘3’). Move to the blue button and press it five times (so the big hand is on the ‘5’). Finally, move to and press the white button to set the time. Press lt.png to back out and interact with the second clock and adjust it so it has the same time as the first. When you’re done, press the white button then lt.png to back out.

    Open up the door below the clocks (that has the words on it) and pick up a handle. Turn around 180 degrees and you will see a big clock. To the right of that clock, below the light switch, is a hole. Insert the handle in the hole then press rt.png to interact with it. This will unlock That’s a lot of colors (100G) and you will be teleported to a tie-dye colored room.

    In this new room, turn to the right and there will be a black door with a clock on it. Interact with it and press the red button three times (so the red hand is on the ‘3’). Move to the blue button and press it eight times (so the blue hand is on the ‘8’). Lastly, move to and press the white button to complete the escape room and unlock this achievement.
  • Escape any room with a party of 3 or more

    *ONLINE*

    If you are hosting:
    Select ‘Multiplayer’ from the board and once it connects, in the top-middle of the screen, change ‘Private’ to ‘Public’. This will give you a six-digit code that you need to give to the other players so they can join your party.

    While you are waiting for them to join, turn to the right and choose the room ‘The Red Button’. This is by far the shortest room to solve. Turn back to the main board and once at least two other players have joined your party, select ‘Start’.

    If you are not hosting:
    Select ‘Multiplayer’ from the board and once it connects, press rt.png on the keypad to enter the six-digit number the host gave to you. Once you’ve joined the party, wait for the host to start the game.

    The Red Button:
    In the first room, turn to the door with the keypad and interact with it. Enter the code ‘5762’. After pressing the green button at the bottom right, press lt.png to back away from the keypad then interact with the door to open it.

    In the next room, approach the door with the keypad and interact with it. Enter the code ‘3512’ then press the green button. After exiting, interact with the door to open it.

    You are now in a hallway. Turn left and walk towards the door with the keypad and interact with it. Enter the code ‘7885’. After pressing the green button at the bottom right, a red button will appear. Press the button to complete the escape room and unlock this achievement.

    If you need help finding boosting partners, you can post in the Official XBA Boosting Session Information & Discussion thread.
  • Escape any room with exactly one other person

    *ONLINE*

    Follow the same procedure as in Brought some Friends (100G), but for this achievement, there can only be two players in the party (you and one other).
  • Escape any room in multiplayer alone

    *TECHNICALLY ONLINE*

    Select ‘Multiplayer’ from the board and once it connects, in the top-middle of the screen, do not change ‘Private’ to ‘Public’. Just turn to the right and choose your room (it can be any of the three) then select ‘Start’ on the main board.

    Depending on the room you chose, follow the descriptions in Out of the circus (100G), Pressed the red button (100G) or Time is relative (100G) and when you’ve solved the room, this achievement will unlock.
  • Escape any room without any hints

    To use a hint, press button-menu.png then select ‘Give Hint’. If you are following the solutions to any of the three rooms, you will not be using any hints so this will unlock upon completion of any room.
  • Escape any room in singleplayer

    Select ‘Solo’ from the board, turn right and choose your room (it can be any of the three) then select ‘Start’.

    Depending on the room you chose, follow the solutions in Out of the circus (100G), Pressed the red button (100G) or Time is relative (100G) and when you’ve completed the room, this achievement will unlock.
  • Turn the handle on the Big clock

    Refer to Time is relative (100G) for more information.
  • Press the red button

    Refer to Pressed the red button (100G) for more information.

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