Adrenaline – Lab 3436

Adrenaline – Lab 3436
Location: Wigan
Game Date: 10/05/2019
Team: Amy & Ian


“Secret agent Dr Richard Stevens has now been missing from his lab for eight days. He was tasked to research the ability to travel through time to secure a British victory in this new dangerous technological advancement. The world as we know it could be about to change forever. Several disruptions to the time vortex believed to be caused by Dr Stevens’ disappearance have been detected. In his office a mysterious photograph could hold the key to unlocking this mission and the secrets of sustainable time travel. Only you, our top team of operatives, have the skills needed to investigate. Unfortunately, once you enter the lab, biometric security will confirm you are not Dr Stevens. This will start a security override that means the lab will self destruct after 60 minutes. The past, present and future is in your hands.”

Theme was good, with a lab there is a predetermined look to go for and Adrenaline did this really well, combined with an office, both areas were suitably run down and dilapidated, which gave a really good feeling of abandonment. Immersion was good, with just enough detail to create immersion, without creating distractions or red herrings.
The space was well lit, and whilst fairly compact in the beginning of the game, the space soon opened up and it was never so tight it was claustrophobic.
The story was carried through the game with excellence and really gave the game a deeper sense of immersion and made it a much richer experience.

Game Play:
An open game with a cracking assortment of puzzles. Word, logic, math, observation, searching, all bases were covered with the range of puzzles in the room.
Each and every puzzle was wonderfully logically and perfectly in theme, and delivered snippits of story to only futher the lore of the world and deepen the game itself.
Ah-ha moments came with every puzzle, and the clarity in the answers was excellent, giving us complete faith and trust in the gameplay of the room.
There was 1 moment in this game that we certainly have not seen before, and honestly it blew my mind a little bit, it was so clever and elegant in its excecution that it created a real wow moment within the room.
Lab 3436 is designed to be a more “beginner” level room, but don’t let this fool you, some of  the puzzles, whilst they might be standard are deliverd in a fun and unique way, with classy outcomes and elegent soloutions.
Flow was wonderful, with the open nature of the room we were never stuck for anything to do, and the puzzles just kept rolling along and appearing through our journey in the room.
Signposting was excellent & clear, which gave such a lovely smoothness to the game and never left us feeling stuck or lost.
A very enjoyable room with some incredibly cool moments, that utilise the rooms previous incarnation, and a stressful yet rewarding ending that is sure to create a lot of debate between teams!

Clue System:
Clues were delivered via a Slightly sassy AI voice over!

Game Host:
Daniel was our game host and he was absolutely wonderful a true enthusiast himself (having played about 200 rooms) and it showed, and naturally, we had plenty to chat about.
His clues were excellent, with just a little amount of “banter” and “sass” to keep inline with the clue system being a Clinical AI voice

Did we escape?
Yes, in about 50 mins

Website: https://www.adrenalineescape.co.uk
Off Peak
2 Players £32
3 Players £42
4 Players £48
5 Players £55
6 Players £60

2 Players £36
3 Players £51
4 Players £60
5 Players £70
6 Players £78

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