Ultimate Escape Llandudno – Escape From The Future
The Team: TDM, Mr Carrot
Having just completed CSI Murder Mystery, we had a short break before starting the other room at Ultimate Escape as there was another group in there finishing off, plus the room had to be reset. We nipped out and round the corner to Starbucks for a couple of Chai Lattes, then had a wander down to the beach before heading back to Escape from the Future…
One day your crazy friend, Prof. Iterole (the Mad Professor), announces that he has invented a time machine and asks you to take it for a test drive. Like a fool you agree! What were you thinking? You should have known what was about to happen…
Your quest is to get back to your own time. After all, your dinner is nearly ready. Or was nearly ready. Or will be nearly ready. You have to discover what went wrong with the time machine (well something had to, didn’t it?) in order to find out what time you are in now (or to be more precise, exactly what time now is) and get back to your own time in time for dinner.
This is another innovative Ultimate Escape Game Room, with the emphasis on fun. All the tasks are fun and amusing, or sometimes just funny, as well as being challenging. It also includes an awesome feature that gives you an amazing experience to make your quest even more enjoyable and memorable.
Don’t worry, you won’t be required to become your own Mother or Father, but you will be required to have fun!
To start us off our host came into the room with us to introduce the story, and while there also pointed out a couple of ‘do nots’ as there was the potential to jam a vital part of the game if used incorrectly… and with this duly noted we got our first chance to take in the room.
After the ‘outdoor’ light and open airiness of the CSI room, Escape from the Future was in contrast much darker and enclosed. Again the room was fairly small and suited our team of two great, though there were a couple of tasks later on where extra bodies probably would have helped.
With the story being very much tongue in cheek, the elements of the Time Machine comprised various fun items that the Mad Professor had cobbled together, so the room had a very handmade feel. It was clear from the outset that some of the puzzles would rely literally on a playful approach and there was definitely a certain charm to this when we tackled them.
As mentioned the room was quite dark, which caused a slight issue in reading some detail on at least one of the room features, though we soon found we could use the main light switch as needed which solved this. This detail was VERY small though, and I’m speaking as someone whose eyes are pretty good for close up stuff, so it’d be worth making sure you don’t forget your glasses if needed.
As with the CSI room, the clue system was once again to simply open the door and ask if we got stuck, and this also applied when we encountered a small tech fail at one point. This was sorted quickly and without fuss by our host though, so caused only a minor interruption.
The intro story mentions an ‘awesome feature’ and it isn’t wrong. When this triggered it came completely out of the blue and we were unsure what was actually happening at first, but when it did… wow! I’d put it well up there in my ‘coolest Escape Room features‘ list, and even more impressive was that our host told us afterwards that he’d made this feature himself. Wow again!
Overall, the room maybe looked a little rough around the edges in places, but in retrospect I think this probably suited the ‘built by a Mad Scientist’ theme quite well. What mattered more to us was the fun involved and the inventive storyline and playthrough.
Llandudno was a little off the beaten track for us, but we’re glad we made the effort to visit as both rooms were quirky and quite different to our previous experiences. This kind of creativity is always great to see, and makes for a memorable change from the norm.