Strange Telephone is an adventure game developed by indie Japanese studio HZ3 Software, released for mobile devices running Android operating system with a price of $4.49. The game was first released in 2017 for most major gaming platforms and gradually gained a large audience, and was also released for mobile platforms. Strange Telephone is a strange game. The game doesn’t bother to tell the story to the audience from the beginning. After a very short tutorial and teaching the gameplay mechanics, the game simply starts and you find yourself in the game world. “Jill,” the main protagonist of the game, wakes up in a strange and eerie space resembling a vacuum and sees a large locked door in front of her. At first, it seems that Jill is alone and trapped in an environment. But fortunately, her friend “Graham,” a bird telephone, is with her. Jill doesn’t have any special supernatural powers, but she can dial 6 numbers to teleport Graham to another world. In most of these worlds, there are items and characters that Jill can interact with and communicate with. Although some of these items and characters are dangerous for Jill and pose a threat to her. The focus of Strange Telephone is mainly on exploring different game worlds and solving puzzles using the items you get in these worlds. You need to try to obtain items in different game worlds that help you solve puzzles. Finally, you have to be able to open the locked door by solving these puzzles and escape from the world you are trapped in and return to your own world.
Instead of using large worlds, there are millions of small worlds in Strange Telephone, each of which is just a few steps away from each other. Moving left or right on the screen takes “Jill” to a new world that will be completely different from the one she was just in. Of course, there aren’t really millions of worlds in the game. There are more or less 12 worlds in this game, but each time you enter them, you will see differences in characters, items, and so on. Fortunately, at first, you can get a special item that helps you see the game’s worlds before entering them, so you don’t get confused in different worlds. However, overall, while Strange Telephone forces you to figure out the game yourself, most items and characters in the game are clear and straightforward, and you won’t have trouble solving puzzles with them. With all these descriptions, we must say that some puzzles may not make sense and can only be solved through trial and error, but this does not detract from the game. It seems that some puzzles have been intentionally designed in a strange way to preserve the surreal nature of the game, making them really difficult to solve. But certainly, difficult, strange, irrational, or whatever other name you put on them, these puzzles will not harm your experience of the game, and without a doubt, this game will be one of the best adventure and puzzle games you will experience. In addition to excellent gameplay, this game has a two-dimensional pixel graphics and extraordinary sound design, and is a wonderful nostalgia for all gamers who are interested in games of the 80s and 90s. Strange Telephone has scored 4.4 out of 5.0 in the Android market, and the Usroid team intends to provide you with the purchased and paid version of the game as tested and completely free of charge. You can now download this game via the direct links provided at the end of the article and enjoy playing it!