Breakout Liverpool – Sabotage
The Team: TDM, Mr Carrot, JM
Rapidly running out of rooms at Breakout Liverpool, we’d saved what was listed as one of their hardest rooms until nearly last. We’d passed our Spy training with flying colours in Classified a few months previous, and had assembled the same crack team to face the opportunity of putting our skills to the test in the sequel, Sabotage.
Can you go deep behind enemy territory and stop a missile strike which endangers the safety of the entire world? There is 60 minutes before launch, you need to use your secret agent skills, break into the control centre and stop the launch or the consequence will be catastrophic. Sabotage is the sequel to Classified.
Upon entering the room we were met with a quite stark but functional locker room. The decor was minimal and I would guess that this is very much a practical and conscious decision in this kind of scenario, as anything added to give the room a more ‘lived in’ feel would only add to the confusion of what is and isn’t part of the game. This room did a good job of getting the balance right.
A quick search unearthed a few items which gave us a good idea of what we were looking to do to progress. This led to both the opening of some locks, and a nice easy physical challenge among other things.
As far as the puzzles went there were some simple ones to start, and we were pleased to find that in order to work out some of the later ones we had to immerse ourselves in the theme of the room a little by learning about the guards’ routines, and what they’d been doing before we arrived. This is a nice touch that added to the enjoyment and created a more engaging experience.
I have to confess that we did struggle quite badly with a couple of parts and I suspect we got a few more hints than usual, but we did stop the launch with a few minutes to spare.
A special mention has to go to the finale as while it wasn’t really a firework fanfare with bells and whistles on type of ending, it did throw us a slight curveball and surprised us at the last second. Always good to be surprised!