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Mad Machines - "Birth Machine"

Updated: Apr 23

LOCATION:  Milan, Italy
Mad Machines
Mad Machines - Birth Machine

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Photo above is property of ESCAPETHEROOMers


Date Played: October 13, 2023

Genre: Adventure

Difficulty (Based on 3 PPL): 6/10

Total # of Players: 2-6 PPL

Length of Time: 60 Minutes

Price: €30-45/PP

Booking Type: Private

Escaped? Yes (49 Min)


📖 THE STORY

You have already been here. We've all been here, but none of us remember it. Today, thanks to his extraordinary invention, Dr. Mad gives you the opportunity to relive your birth. But will you be able to do it again? You only have 9 months to come into the world!


🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE

  • Stepping into the reception area is a creative experience on its own, the appearance is bright, retro, and totally in keeping with the company’s theming. There is no one there to greet you, only a computer to guide you with instructions. Once everyone is settled and signed in you are allowed to progress to the briefing room where the robot Arturo awaits to provide further instructions.

  • Arturo was another highlight for us, and the true game hasn’t even begun yet! Mad Machines have definitely created one of the most interesting and unique methods of outlying the rules and mission to their guests. Not only is Arturo captivating, but he also provides your team with a warm up challenge before you enter the game for real. What was extra special was that we got a different challenge when playing "Birth Machine" than we did when we played "Time Machine".

  • The visual aspects of this room are part of what made it so whimsical and so so unique! Starting the game in an old motel room might not sound like the most inspiring of beginnings, but even this room has special moments that will leave you laughing out loud. But it is beyond the motel room where things start to get wild and where I shall say no more. Let’s just say, you are unlikely to be able to imagine something like this very easily!

  • Many of the puzzles are simple, and I know some more experienced enthusiasts felt a little too simple, but personally I think the simplicity allows you to focus on having fun and engaging with the wonderful world around you. We did have to ask for a couple of clues earlier on, when the puzzles were slightly more challenging, but again, the concept of this game was not to make a heavy puzzle room, but rather an abstract adventure.

  • The story suggests what the theme for this room will be about, but I don’t think it can properly prepare you for what’s inside. Like "Time Machine", "Birth Machine" also keeps the story relevant and integrates it well with the experience as a whole.

  • The design team actually thought about the after game photo, mounting a camera on the wall so you can pose and ‘role play’ your way into a fun photo memory.


🧩 MISSED THE MARK

  • I am not sure there is anything here to change. The game received a perfect score from us.


🏹 TAKE A SHOT?

This is a must play for anyone who doesn’t take themselves or escape rooms too

seriously. You won’t be faced with the most advanced puzzles in the world, but you will be faced with a good time if you immerse yourself into the experience with some enthusiasm.


ℹ️ ADDITIONAL INFO

  • Free Parking

  • Public transportation (Bus and subway) are a short walk away

  • Lobby area with seating available

  • Lockers available and toilets accessible before and after the game

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Disclosure: We thank Mad Machines for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion of the review whatsoever.



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