Firstly, they can be a little tricky to find (although we had no problems). You enter through glass doors on Pitt Street into a small foyer area between a hairdresser and a Vodafone store. You then take the lifts up to level 3.
The atmosphere there is cool. When you arrive, you sit down in a small waiting area where you are given instructions and a few puzzles to solve to get you warmed up for the main event.
First off, I'll say what I enjoyed most about Mission Escape Sydney's Dr. M theme:
- the atmosphere was really cool. They only had 3 staff members when we were there (unlike other outfits like Escape Hunt Sydney which have 8 staff members), but this seemed to be perfect (mainly because the staff were attentive, particularly while we were in the room and asked for a hint). We had a lot of fun. We were blindfolded and had to walk from the waiting room into the hunt room - which was both silly and fun (and a really nice way to start the room);
- having already done their Vampire Castle room, I knew that the quality of the puzzles was going to be very high tech. They did not disappoint. The puzzles were all perfectly designed and perfectly executed - they all worked without any delay and all completely matched the theme. All of the puzzles and mechanisms were bespoke and home-made, which I absolutely love;
- you are allowed 80 minutes to escape the Dr. M room. As far as I am aware, this is the longest escape room in Sydney. We had a heap of fun and managed to escape with about 19 minutes left on the clock. We then spent another 5 minutes walking back through Dr.M again, mesmerised by the quality (and quantity) of puzzles that we had managed to solve; and
- the theme was incredibly well done. I can't overstate this enough. It was eerie, at times scary and the high tech puzzles made the over all theming 100% perfect.
Now, for what could have been improved: honestly, nothing.
Duration: 80 mins
Themes: Currently 2 (Dr. M and Vampire Castle)
More details: http://www.missionsydney.com/