Breakout Waikiki - "Y2K"
Updated: 5 days ago
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Difficulty Level: 7/10
Public/Private: Public/ Private
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Our second destination on our Hawaii tour is Honolulu. Our first escape room location on the island is at "Breakout Waikiki". This new location of "Breakout Waikiki" would be considered prime in real estate terminology. Located right on Kalakaua Ave, there's tons of shopping and things to do. Although parking could be an issue, you can valet park at the "Embassy Suite by Hilton" right across the street from them and they will validate your parking. So you can park there for 4 hours for $6.00. We were grateful that the manager was able to meet with us bright and early at 8:30am for our first game. Since this new location just opened, they are still trying to beta-test and prepare all of their other games for the public.
We tried the only game that was available at the time - "Y2K". The storyline featured a computer bug that takes down networks all around the world and we have to reset the system before midnight. We felt that the puzzles were a little weak in terms of the connection with the storyline. At the end, we were confused on what the end goal was since the puzzles within the game didn't have much to do with the storyline. There were some cool design aspects of the room towards the end which we enjoyed. The incorporation of music into the game design was enjoyable especially for the 90's music lover in us. We felt that if the storyline correlated with the puzzles more, this could be a stronger room. We had two people for this room and couldn't finish the last puzzle in time. We suggest 3-4 people is a good amount in order to tackle this room since there are puzzles that could be completed seperately. We also had the privilege to take a sneak peek of their "The Hero" room at the new location. We were very intrigued as that room design looks very immersive and instantly provided that "eerie" feeling even before playing. We heard great things about "Breakout Waikiki" and their room design and puzzles prior to coming to Hawaii and felt that perhaps "Y2K" may not be the best representation of their rooms. However, we would love to try their other games one day when we get to return back to this beautiful island! Check out our YouTube video above on a sneak peek of the location, interview with the manager, and the rooms above!
ETR Overall rating: 7/10
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*We don't want to go into detail and ruin any surprises for you, but you want more info like if the room is a multi-room or what other additional tips we can provide to you, feel free to email us.
Disclosure: We thank Breakout Waikiki for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.