REMOTE: Escape One Algarve - "Atlantis" & "The Laboratory"
Updated: Dec 14, 2020
Photos provided by Escape One Algarve
Escape One Algarve currently offers 2 remote escape rooms that you can play at home. Here are our thoughts on the individual games:
Company: Escape One Algarve
Country: Portugal 🇵🇹
Language: English, Portuguese
Type of Games: Remote Escape Room 🗣
Date Played: 5/14/2020
Size of Team: 1-6 Devices
Time: 60 Minutes
We had the privilege to beta test "Atlantis" before it was released. The set design was quite immersive for a remote escape room. Right from the beginning, we felt like we entered the control center of a submarine and was greeted by the captain. There was a nice inventory list sent to us during the game that really helped us visualize the puzzles that were hard to see. This also allowed us to work on several puzzles simultaneously.
The flow of the game was great and puzzles were all reasonable to the story. The puzzles were not really difficult but that's probably because we bought a strong team with us (#Escapeaddicts - around 1600 escape games played) and was able to complete the mission in about 38 minutes! We liked the underwater sensation and the vibrant colors that were added to create the atmosphere. If you listen carefully, you might hear even hear the dripping sounds of the water. Other than the avatar, there was another fun "character" that we didn't get to interact much with but if you guys have extra time left in the game, definitely have some fun with it!
Genre: Fantasy, Mission
Difficulty (based on 4 players): 6/10
Game: The Laboratory
Difficulty (based on 5 players): 6.5/10
The "Lab" was the first remote escape room experience Escape One Algarve came out with. There was no inventory list in this room as they chose to keep it more original. We would've preferred to have one mainly because there were more reading materials here and it would have helped us to be able to refer back more easily. The camera for both games worked great with no shakiness or lag. (Update 5/27: The lab has since added an inventory list to their game).
We felt that there were more puzzles to be solved in this one than "Atlantis". The difficulty level also went up a little. So if you enjoy a puzzle heavier one, you'll probably like this one more. There were a few cleverly designed puzzle that we thoroughly enjoyed. We love puzzles, so this game was right up our alley!
(If you do decide to try this game, give us a shoutout or tag us on social media so we know you heard it from "ESCAPETHEROOMers"!)
Disclosure: We thank Escape One Algarve for comping our tickets for this game. Although a complimentary experience was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.