Mission Room Escape: Dr. M [Review]

mission-real-life-room-escape-logoLocation: Mission Room Escape, Sydney CBD, NSW, Australia

Date completed:  May 2016 (4 players). Succeeded escaping!

Creativity: 9; Difficulty: 8.5; Atmosphere: 8; Fun: 6.

Requirements:

  • Fluent English
  • 4-9 players (we recommend 5-6)
  • Full mobility
  • 80-minute room

Dr. M is the hard level room at Mission Room Escape in Sydney and one of the most praised rooms in Australia. We were really happy we managed to get a booking and try it. The story is that Dr. M, a renowned chemist, raised his kid to follow his steps. The young boy, who dreamt of being an astronomer, could not handle the pressure and committed suicide.  Dr. M, laden with guilt and sorrow, went insane and started doing macabre tests with living humans. Your team is unfortunately one group of his lab rats.

The story is dark. The setting is well done. There are puzzles that fit the plot, beautiful and interesting technology, numerous things to do – in summary, this room had potential to be one of our most intense escape room experiences in Sydney. It also showed to us how the human element is essential for the smooth running and enjoyment of an escape room with a lot of fun.

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Mission Room Escape: Vampire Castle [Review]

mission-real-life-room-escape-logoLocation: Mission Room Escape, Sydney CBD, NSW, Australia

Date completed:  May 2016 (4 players). Succeeded escaping!

Creativity: 8; Difficulty: 6.5; Atmosphere: 7.5; Fun: 8.

Requirements:

  • Fluent English
  • 2-6 players (we recommend 3-4).

You and your friends are in a remote area when it begins to rain. For some reason, your group thinks it’s a good idea to seek shelter in a mysterious dark castle situated on a hill. Night sets in as you enter through the main door, just to find out you entered the lair of a vampire! The door magically locks the door behind you and you soon find yourselves caught in the middle of a full blown vampiric civil war. There’s only one hour to solve the mystery of this ancient conflict and escape.

Since we started playing escape rooms, we heard a lot about Mission Room Escape in Sydney. We finally managed to get rooms on a Saturday, which required booking one month in advance. The place is indeed very popular! We were curious to find out what the fuss was all about and started with their beginner level challenge, Vampire Castle.

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