The Rival Room is one of the tougher puzzles to solve in Escape Academy.
Your objective is to defeat Gillian on a 1-on-1 match by solving puzzles before the time is up.
Here’s a walkthrough and guide of The Rival Room in Escape Academy.
The difficulty is around 4 / 5.
Fire the ballista
To fire the ballista, you have to first connect the cogs properly. You will find cogs of three sizes in the small area you’re at.
Place them accordingly like in the image below and turn the cogs to fire the ballista.
How to solve the statue puzzle
You will then see a board with words. They represent names that are on the statues.
The three statues you need are Max, Wyatt and Timmy. They are chosen because their name is spelt the same way whether you look from the front or from Gillian’s side.
The letters won’t look inverted if seen from the other side.
How to weigh
You will then be given weights of five colors, each with their own weight.
You can measure them with the weighing scale.
Insert the values of each weight like in the image below.
- Red = 1 kg
- Blue = 2 kg
- Orange = 4 kg
- Green = 3 kg
- White = 5 kg
The next part is to place all five weights across three different bars.
They require 7 kg, 9 kg and 14 kg.
For the 9 kg, just place the green weight on the x3 portion.
For the 14 kg, place the white weight on the x2 and the orange weight on the x1.
Lastly, for the 7 kg, place the red weight on x3 and blue weight on x2.
Enter combo using under 10 rotations
In the next room, you’ll see that each table is on a certain symbol. Pressing the button on the table means you’re choosing that particular symbol.
The objective is to press the buttons for the symbols shown on the board (circle, spade, club, triangle, square, diamond and heart), and you can only rotate the place 10 times maximum.
First of all, push the purple/blue button on the right one time, and the green button on the right one time.
Then, go to the tables and push the circle, spade and club in the correct order.
Next, push the blue button on the right two times.
Push the button on the triangle now.
Go back to the rotator and push the blue button on the left once.
You can now push the button for the square.
Then, walk ahead and push the button for diamond.
Lastly, push the orange button on the right one time.
You can now push the heart button.
Final puzzle area
The final part requires you to open the safe with the help of bronze, silver and gold medals.
This part is divided into many small puzzles.
The first one is the frame with the START word. You basically need to flip the tiles as shown in the image below. If you look at the whole puzzle area, it resembles the small frame. Each puzzle is on a frame with either black or light brown color. Flip the tiles on the START frame according to the color on all of the puzzle frames.
You will get a key.
Use the cabinet key on the only lock.
You will then get a hint “RING THE BELLS MY DEAR FRIEND”. GEAED is underlined.
Ring the bells in the order of GEAED.
You will get a bronze medal. The next clue is “YOU’LL ESCAPE WHEN PIGS FLY”.
Look for the rotating puzzle with a pig image.
You basically need to choose the pig head and pig tail. The middle body need to have wings.
Inside, you’ll get some directional arrows.
Use the same directions and push the arrow buttons: UP, RIGHT, UP, LEFT, DOWN.
You will then get 1 cent coins, 5 cent coins and 10 cent coins.
For the coin puzzle, place 1 cent, 5 cent and 10 cent for the top row.
For the bottom row, place 1 cent, 10 cent and 1 cent.
Inside, you’ll get playing cards. Remember the card values.
Look for the clock with the values that matches the cards you found.
Arrange the clock hands according to the symbols. King of hearts, 7 of spades, queen of diamonds and 3 of clubs.
You can follow the image below, except the spades have to be on 7.
You will then get the word BANE.
Use BANE as the code to unlock the next puzzle. You will get marbles inside.
For the marbles section, you have to press either the yellow or orange buttons, and the marbles have to fall to their respective colors.
The answer is push yellow twice, push orange once, push yellow once and push orange twice.
Finally, place all of the medals according to their color. The challenge ends here.