Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Rush Escape Games - Lost in Paradise Review

My group of friends (4 adults) checked out Rush Escape Game’s Lost in Paradise room in November 2015.  This was our 22nd escape room so far in Australia and our second escape room in Melbourne.

The foyer area looks great.  We were greeted by the very enthusiastic Chloe and Aaron who gave us a briefing before taking us in to start the escape.

They currently have 3 rooms – Da Vinci Down Under, Lost in Paradise and Mission Possible.  We tried all 3 rooms back to back (and we did them in that order, being the order in which the rooms were opened to the public). 

First off, I'll say what I enjoyed most about Lost in Paradise:
  • it was heaps of fun - the theme was unlike any other theme we had done before, which I really liked;
  • the room design is very clever;
  • there are a really good variety of puzzles in this room - a combination of hunt and seek as well as low and (semi) high tech;
  • we managed to escape in 38 minutes (and I don't think we asked for any hints);
  • the theming was great - the props were all perfect, they made sense and really added to the overall feel of the room;
  • the use of walkie talkies for communication was simple but effective;
  • there were some locks and puzzles that I have never seen before, which still make me smile thinking about them now;
  • I think they have the right number of puzzles for this room (unlike many other escape room outfits who just don’t have enough puzzles to fill out an hour);
  • the owners are very passionate about their rooms and it shows from the quality of this room; and 
  • having done all 3 of their rooms back to back, we really liked how different each of the rooms are (very different themes and quite different puzzles in each).

As for some of the things that could be improved in this room, I think the answer is not much at all.  This is a truly fun room that has a cool, unique theme and will make your team laugh at times during what can only be described as a true adventure.  

We loved it.

Where:                   Suite 4 – 230 Toorak Road, South Yarra 

Duration:                60 minutes

Themes:                 3

$128 (4 players)

Overall Summary:  Awesome theme, really cool puzzles/locks (and monkeys!).

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1 comment:

  1. I see you escaped both rooms in 38mins & with no hints (!!) & yet there are enough puzzles!? Puzzling...That or you guys are all members of Mensa ;)

    Love the reviews & very handy because I'm blitzing the Melbourne ERs in Feb :)