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Published May 4th 2019
The clock is ticking and the pressure is on
This was not my first time as a 'would-be-escapee' but as I have ventured down the stairs to the basement to the Lost in Melbourne Escape Rooms, I was feeling a bit more confident than my first time. But my pulse was still racing because I had been warned that horror was an element of this adventure. I honestly thought it wouldn't frighten me but it did – I had no ideas it could be that scary!
My friends discovered how loud I can scream and how tight I can clutch them. They might have found this amusing but the horror element of this escape room was so realistic. These escape rooms have been cleverly crafted to add fear to excitement and this wasn't wasted on me. As soon as I entered the room, I felt it. I was constantly checking corners and reluctant to put my hand into small spaces. The effects coupled with the storyline are compelling.
When I asked the director about why Lost in Melbourne Escape Rooms was better than others he was modest saying it was 'different'. Yes, the horror element was impressive but there were many other things that contributed to this being the best escape room so good. The authentic styling, excellent special effects (including the music I can't get out of my head), the storyline, innovative gameplay ideas and the committed staff all contributed to the experience. They are rightly proud of their achievement.
The owners started playing in Singapore and created their own escape rooms in Malaysia. Like many successful businesses, the owners love it and live for it. They've played a lot and wanted to make this new Melbourne escape room the best. The designers have created rooms that quickly build anticipation. The staff made us feel welcome (and spooked) from the very start.
Our host explained we had one hour to solve the problems in the escape room. He was also our lifeline if we needed clues. Maybe I was a bit cocky because I've done it once before. I thought I might have learnt a thing or two from last time but this one was unique. I'm not going to say more about escaping because that would spoil it when you go.
There are three rooms to choose from - Annabelle, Survivor and Before Midnight. You don't have to know the story, as you will be briefed at the beginning. Knowing what I do now, I don't think I could get through one of the rooms (too frightening) but my companions were literally dying to try it out. We were lucky enough to get a sneak preview. I don't think you would be disappointed by any of the rooms. If you're like our group, you will want to try them all.
The escape rooms are for everyone. The challenge caters for all ages and everyone's abilities and makes you want to succeed. Their rooms are trialled and tested. I wonder if anyone screamed as much or as loudly as I did?
Gamers, thrill seekers and anyone who likes a challenge. This is great family fun and suitable for children under 18 accompanied by a parent/caregiver. You can always call the helpline and know that you are being watched so the staff will give you a helpline if they think you need it. We all agreed there was enough challenge to make this suspenseful and get your adrenaline going (I personally wanted to get out the fastest) and enough support to avoid getting frustrated.
These live immersive escape room experiences are quite addictive. If you're a risk taker, okay with having no idea of what's about to happen, don't mind being up a creek without a paddle and a little bit competitive – this will be right up your alley.
So, overall how does Lost in Melbourne Escape Rooms compare with other escape rooms? I think they have a competitive edge because they are passionate about it. They want your experience to be the best. They have put the time and effort into the stories, effects, and support you all the way. The price is comparative but I'd still have rated them higher if they were more expensive. It was well and truly worth it. I had my two loyal companions (now two fanatical diehards) and a newbie and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. We agreed this was the best escape room we'd been to. We were lucky enough to have a look in one of the other rooms and that was even scarier! There's one more room for us to try.
Because of Lost in Melbourne Escape Rooms, I am literally dying to try another escape room.
The clock is ticking and the pressures on… Try your luck as a modern-day exorcist and seal the house possessed by the Anabelle doll or be a film director in a studio filming a horror movie or find the vaccine to save the world before another zombie invasion.
Lost in Melbourne Escape Rooms open May 7th… can you figure out the riddles, solve the problems and not beg to be let out? It's dark, keep your eyes open for looming danger… it's right there with you. It's scary, unique and so much fun. Rush to Lost in Melbourne Escape Room for the Adrenaline Rush of your life.
Lost in Melbourne Escape Rooms also host corporate events to develop team bonding, critical thinking, communication skills, leadership and time management skills. It's impossible to escape the rooms alone. The team are ready to tailor the event to meet your needs, so contact them to start planning your perfect activity. But wait there's more… with eight outlets across five countries, they are looking to expand and local partners. Start your own lost escape room. For both team building activities and partnership opportunities, you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.