After having tried my first escape room (check out my review of the outdoor room, Ghost Bomber by Break the Code), I was keen to do an indoor room to see what it was like. We decided to take my brother, sister and her partner to Ultimate Roomscape as an early Christmas present. This was our 2nd escape room (and my 1st Perth room).
In summary, this is a great well designed room with a variety of puzzles (low and high tech) and lots of things to do. We all had loads of fun despite trepidation from some of our team who weren’t sure what to expect.
From their website:
A group of mercenaries known as ‘The Clowns’ have been kidnapping and terrorising tourists in attempts to use them as ransom for the release of ‘The Clown’, the group’s mastermind himself. With little response and no cooperation from respective countries, ‘The Clowns’ have resorted to beheading their captives with little regret. Unfortunately, your holiday is cut short and have fallen victim to such crimes. With no hope of outside help, you and your team’s only chance of survival is to work together and escape!
This room had a great design with strong theming throughout the game and great atmosphere! It was an immersive experience, a good mix of puzzles with a very good flow through the puzzles (with the exception of one – see below) and great transitions between areas. The game was on the slightly creepy side so a heads up for those that get easily creeped out (I loved it!).
Once our entire team arrived, we met our friendly gamemaster who gave us the briefing. We were blindfolded and let into the room (this definitely adds a level of suspense to the game). We were handcuffed, a bit more of the backstory was given and then it was time for the blindfolds to come off.
The pace throughout the game was great. We got straight into the game trying to work out how to get out of the handcuffs, and then on to the rest of the puzzles. We were a bit slow and feedback given to us after the game was that we should have asked for help much earlier in the game.
There are a great diversity of puzzles using a mix of mechanical and high tech puzzles, hide and seek, and all with an enjoyable level of difficulty. I liked the use of pairing player ‘roles’ as it adds a nice dimension to the game. There was one puzzle towards the end that brought down our level of enjoyment slightly – it required some general knowledge to get through the puzzle. I’m not a fan of puzzles that relies on information from outside the game.
Hints are provided through a doorbell system. Ring the doorbell and someone enters the room to help. This does break the immersion though.
On the whole, this is an excellent well-rounded room – great puzzles, fantastic atmosphere and a good immersive experience. Our team really enjoyed the experience. It is highly recommended. We had so much fun! I can’t wait to try the other rooms when we next visit Perth.
- Overall: 4.7/5
- Fun: 5/5
- Atmosphere: 4.5/5
- Difficulty: 3.5/5 (with 5 adults)
- Creativity of puzzles: 4.5/5
- Game duration: 60 minutes
- Cost: $35/person
- Team size: 4 – 8 people
- Escaped ? No
- Played: 21 November 2015
About Ultimate Roomscape
Ultimate Roomscape is based in the northern suburbs of Perth. There’s lots of of free parking in the area and is also next to the Malaga Markets where you can pick up some food and various trinkets.
Where: Unit 6 / 9 Bonner Drive, Malaga, Perth WA 6090
Website: Ultimate Roomscape
Cover photo credit: Ultimate Roomscape