One of the popular activities that is catching up in Miri is the real-life escape rooms. There are already some misconceptions associated to these escape rooms that has hindered many to experience what could be a fun-filled time for them. Some of these common misconceptions includes “Eee.. don’t want.. I’m scared”, or “Aiyaaaa… only for kids la”, or “Safe or not oh?”.
Generally, the escape room is all about teamwork and working together to solve puzzles that comes in many forms (number locks, key locks, jigsaws, deciphering codes, and many more). As you progress, solving one of the puzzle will bring you to many other puzzles, essentially bringing you to the last puzzles which will lead to your final escape from the room. Sounds fun and easy? To add to the already challenging puzzles, you are given a 45 minute time limit to solve the puzzles and escape the room…. or else a monster will come eat you (just kidding!).
Escape Room Miri has given me the exclusive opportunity to review and uncover the mystery behind what exactly is an escape room all about. A few things to note before going into the story:
The pictures featured here does not show a whole view of the rooms; there are clues to solving some of the puzzles on the walls, therefore those areas were avoided.
Not all puzzles and mysteries are featured to preserve the element of surprise and fun
The pictures were shot when an actual session of Escape Room was ongoing.
As much as possible, I tried to preserve the atmosphere and ambience of the rooms; only using flash where necessary to light up certain areas where it was too dark.
By the way, please read on all the way to the end, there is a special offer waiting for you and your group!
Now Let’s have a look at the some pictures of Escape Room Miri.
Picture: (Left) Combination locks are one of the obstacles you will meet in the challenge. The combination to these locks are usually given in the form of clues or puzzles scattered around the room. (Right) Even the decorative clock in the main lobby is themed yellow and black!
BUT WHICH ROOM SHOULD I CHOOSE?
This is perhaps the hardest decision your group will need to make. Currently there are 5 themes to choose from ranging from beginner to challenging fun to all out scary. Let me help you categorize these themes for you so you have a better understanding.
FUN & EASY: ‘Up’ theme room. Suitable for beginners and kids. If you come in a big family, and you have around 4 or more kids, put them all into the ‘Up’ theme. They will for sure enjoy themselves!
CHALLENGING THAT IS NOT SCARY: ‘The Mummy’ and ‘The Mysterious Room’ will be the best for this. Many teens, and some adults have the fear of getting shocked in the game. These two rooms are the most suitable for those who has this fear as it is quite mild in terms of its scariness yet quite challenging for most people.
BRING IT ON! I FEAR NOTHING!: If adrenalin rush, body parts, ghosts, sudden loud cries are things that turns you on, then take on the ‘Slaughter House’ or the ‘Heaven & Hell’ themes. These two rooms has all these elements enough to make some people want to pee in their pants (literally).
I hope that with my review here, it will give you a better understanding on the different room themes in helping you to choose your team’s challenge.
If your group consist mostly of adults or teens, then I suggest going for ‘The Mummy’ room.
THE MYSTERIOUS ROOM
‘The Mysterious Room’ is a bit harder than ‘The Mummy’, so it would be good if you try ‘The Mummy’ first before going for ‘The Mysterious Room’.
Picture: (Left) We stumbled upon a A bookcase full of books, which one of these books would hold the clue needed to open one of the combination locks? (Right) When we finally managed to open the chest with the combination lock, we found more clues! Sunglasses in a chest?
THE UP ROOM
Before going into the scary rooms, let me share with you how the Up theme room looks like. If you are coming to play escape room with in a big family, I suggest the adults take on the more challenging themes and let the kids take on this ‘Up’ room. They will really enjoy themselves.
Picture: (Left) A lot of attention has been spent on the details of the room. Every corner is just as colourful and lovely as the other. There’s even a lovable and huggable teddy bear sitting at one corner. (Right) Alina tries the combination of the lock with the clue that Jesse discovered.
HEAVEN & HELL
Are you ready for the scary stuff? Heaven & Hell is a moderately scary theme. There’s only a bit of body parts littered here and there but that is not the main scare! Leave it to you and your group to experience it! 😉
THE SLAUGHTER HOUSE
This, my friends, would be the scariest of the lot. Not for the faint hearted, and not for those who wants to be able to sleep peacefully at night. Chopped up body parts, blood splatter everywhere on the floors and on the walls, smell of rot sounds like things that will make you nauseous, then please do not take on this theme!
So there you have it! The 5 different rooms that I have conveniently categorized into 3 easy categories for you. Needless to say, I was really impressed with the amount of attention given to all the room decorations and props. Even the puzzles of each room has been very well thought of and researched before being implemented as part of the theme. All these factors come together to make a perfect experience for you and your friends to enjoy!
EMERGENCY? STUCKED? Don’t worry!
THE BRAINS BEHIND IT ALL
THINK YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BEAT THE CHALLENGE?
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