GuReview - Mission:Reactor


by Gureviewer: rachelklepadlo


Game Played On: Friday, 28th December 2018

Recommended Team Size: 2-4 Players

Kid Friendly: Yes

Game Duration: <=30 Min.

Booking Method: Online

Start Time: On Time

Who is this for: Families , Enthusiasts , First date

Live Actor: No

Public Transportation: Some

Parking: Street parking – some

Parked down the block, meters were not in effect

Overview Notes:

Due to physical nature of some puzzles, this room is not possible to solve as a solo escape artist. I'd recommend this adventure to duos or trios that have some Escape Room experience.

The Venue   

Venue / Lobby Info:

Before entering the building, enjoy the colorful lights around the top of the 2nd floor! It almost looks like a castle in the sky at night. Walking into the lobby, there is an elevator with clear signage directing you to the second floor. Upon the elevator doors opening, you will quickly see where you need to walk to - a receptionist desk and ample seating await you. Several video games line the wall of the waiting area. Upstairs, there is a miniature golf course and tiki bar!

Public Restrooms: Yes

Refreshments: Yes

Notes for People with Disabilities:

Well lit experience with no seating. Please call prior to booking. As per Shipwrecked's website, the facility is in ADA compliance. At least one player must be able to see color.

The Game   

Game Introduction: Re-energize the reactors and survive!

Operator Intro: Exciting - takes you into the story

Theme: Future / Technological

Narrative: Defuse the explosive device

Main room first glance: Wow!

Walking into a brightly lit space station in the middle of Brooklyn caught us by surprise! The introductory portion of the game occurs in a room the size of a large closet - claustrophobic people, be ready for this. The space appeared clean and bright, begging us to explore the game.

Flow: Very Good and coherent flow

Without having long directions or a super clear puzzle path drawn out before us, Mission Reactor has an intuitive game flow that just makes sense. The story line and mission are clear in the puzzle types, creating a realistic world to traverse.

Puzzles: Good puzzles

Ranging in difficulty from easy to obscure, most players will be able to actively engage in some portion of the experience. There are some really nicely done multi-person puzzles within this space.

Game Strengths:

Well lit space - Fun interactions - the set felt immersive - great use of space

Game Weaknesses:

A portion of the game required extensive English language skills but was unclear. I'd love to see this portion rewritten to be more multi-lingual friendly (or the option to have this in other languages?)

Hints & Clues, Debrief   

Method: Other

Quality: Excellent (They have advanced the game, built-in escalation, no answer-disclosing)

Closure & Debrief: Very Good

Final Thoughts:

Mission Reactor is the perfect date night experience in Brooklyn! It's a well lit, 25 minute Escape Room that doesn't involve getting dirty or crawling, while still checking out your date's puzzle solving skills. With their unique use of space (all game entrances are visible from the waiting area) and their 'full line of entertainment' approach, they are a welcome addition to the area. Enthusiasts note - This 25 minute adventure took us ~19 minutes as a duet.

Did You Escape: Yes


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