What sets Breakout apart from its competitors is the storyline that supports the gameplay, whether you’re plumbing the depths of a serial murder case that involves a burnt body in a bathtub or tracking down a rogue magician called Mr Hocus. To make the experience even more immersive, each member of the team is assigned a special role, such as the ‘Light Bringer’ (who holds the light source), the ‘Lock Master’ (who can ask to open one lock any time during the game) or the ‘Time Bender’ (who can request an extra five minutes of game time). In other words, the more members you have on the team, the more advantages you have.
RM100 for two players.
Ever wondered what it’s like to be on ‘Prison Break’? Well, now you can. In 45 minutes, you and your team of two to six people will need to escape the ‘dungeons' by cracking a series of codes. Your role as prison escapee will test your speed, audacity, thinking skills and teamwork. Themes range from treasure hunts to searching antidotes, escaping zombies and more, and you can choose from ‘Haunted Chamber’, ‘Trapped’, ‘Zombie Invasion’ and ‘Ruins of Damnation’. Bear in mind: Every step you make decides the fate of the characters in the game.
Regular, RM36; student, RM25.
A real-life puzzle in which a team of two to six players must work together and solve all riddles to escape. There are various rooms each with its own storyline and difficulty level: 'Prison Break', 'The Mysterious Room', 'The Mummy', 'The Abandoned Factory', 'Pirate Ship' and 'The Slaughterhouse'. In the Escape Room, your detailed knowledge of mathematical algorithms, English literature or Kim Kardashian’s life story doesn’t matter. Your victory lies in skills such as deduction and teamwork, and a bit of luck. With the timer clocking every passing minute, Escape Room tilts the emotional tenor from apprehension to constant panic. But it's fun.
Off-peak (before 5pm), RM32; regular, RM36.
The concept behind Freeing Room revolves around Ouroboros – a fictional organisation created by evil leader, Mr X – which has dominated the world for more than 800 years following the discovery of hidden treasure. Set in the 18th century and going all the way into the 24th century, the games are correlated in chronological order: ‘The Treasure Era’, ‘War World 007’, ‘Biohazard Lab’, ‘Future Factory No.6’ and ‘The Dark World: Zombie Returns’. Whether it’s decoding top security codes or spying on Nazi operations, your escape lies in your abstract thoughts, observation, planning and most of all, communication skills – all within 45 minutes.
RM36 per person.
Once you’ve established a group of two to six players, Mission-Qs’ one-hour games will confront you with plenty of brain-teasing puzzles and challenges to keep you on your toes. The themed games include ‘Prison Break’, ‘Day and Night’, ‘The Missing Corpse’, ‘Memento’ and ‘Quantum’. The good news is that you won’t have to solve any math-related puzzles. Instead, these games require you to think intellectually – utilising available tools, solving diagrams, jigsaws and more – to break out. But if you find the riddles a little too difficult, just ring the ‘help’ bell and you will be granted with a clue from the game master.
Regular, RM36; student, RM25.