AROOM - "Metro"
Updated: Dec 11, 2020
📖 THE STORY
We received intel that there was going to be a bombing of a subway station under the parliament. We needed to get there in time to save the day!
🎯 HIT THE BULLSEYE
This is probably one of the best subway replicas that we’ve seen so far in any of our transit-themed rooms. The details incorporated the actual platform, train’s control room, and even part of the train track which was impeccable! Once again, we were impressed by how much they were able to do in such a small space just by using different heights in the room design.
This room was mostly running on tech components which we thought fit well with the story line since most of the puzzles were based on mechanical devices.
All of the puzzles had to do with the train or train station one way or another. We appreciated that during the game play we didn’t have to raise questions like: “Why was that there?”
We enjoyed the finish as we felt like we’ve accomplished what we were sent into do.
🧩 MISSED THE MARK
We didn’t have any issues with the language aspect of the game until we ran into one particular puzzle in this room. It was more difficult for us to coordinate the connections of the hint system with what needed to be done. We had to use a hint in order to get pass this puzzle.
One puzzle used a symbol that was the same as a useless prop which was confusing to us.
🏹 TAKE A SHOT?
“AROOM” has a very comfortable and welcoming lobby. They also have an awesome location near the famous Váci Utca which features a whole street of restaurant choices. We tried 2 out of the 4 games that they have available currently and we would definitely recommend visiting them when in Budapest. They have a new room coming out soon called “Deadland” and we are very excited to revisit if we have a chance in the future. Although their website rated this room as being less difficult than “The Escobar House”, we felt that this room was more difficult for us. There were more puzzles and needed more time to process (especially the one with the language issue mentioned above). Our recommended team size for this room is 3-4 people.
Make sure it’s on the hook or else it won’t work.
* Check out our YouTube video above for a sneak peek of the location, interview with the owner, the room and more!
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Disclosure: We thank ARoom for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.