Escape Hunt Leeds: Worlds Collide

By | March 20, 2019

by Escape Hunt Leeds (website)

The Light, The Headrow, LS1 8TL


3-6 players

60 minutes

Wheelchair suitable - contact the venue for details
The Doctor needs you: a tear in space and time has been detected, and the Cybermen are about to break through!
Step into the future. Enter the offices of ChronosCorp HQ, where eccentric billionaire Alastair Montague’s efforts to develop commercial time travel have caused a tear in the fabric of space and time. The Cybermen are ready to take advantage and attack Earth.
You, the Doctor’s friends, must investigate the incident. The remains of Montague, his prototype time engine and the extensive collection of time-related artefacts acquired over the course of his experiments, are all that you have to work with.
In just 60 minutes the Cybermen will break through. The fate of the universe is in your hands. Take too long and the human race will be “upgraded”.
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dak515 rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
Lorraine Downing experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techimmersivefamily friendly

Not so much padlock and code as more puzzle driven, but the sets (and license) make up for it. If you like Doctor Who, you will like this. 

🤘The Pick of Destiny expert rated this:Rated between 10 and 10 out of 5
Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
family friendlyillogicalbroken tech

Not worth the money unless you just want to mess about in a room and are not bothered about the overall experience.

Ladylusiphur rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 57:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
overpricedunderwhelmingquite difficult

I'd wanted to play this room for a long time because I'm a Doctor Who fan, and also the higher price and minimum three players made it seem like it was going to be something special. I think when it first opened it was something like £33pp for a minimum 3 people, so at £100 a game that was more than we'd usually pay and we expected something premium. 

Since then it's come down to £27 each for 2 players, so we decided to give it a go. 

The first part of the game involves a bit of a celebrity voice cameo, which is a good start to the game and lets you know that this is an officially licenced room, and not just a homage. Unfortunatley that's about as exciting as the official stuff got. The first area of the game is quite nicely put together, and evokes the right mood for what it is. It does look pretty premium, though not especially exciting in comparison to other similar rooms. It took us a little while to get going after missing some fairly obvious clues, but we got through it eventually. 

The second area is a bit... boring? It's kind of hi-tech, but also pretty plain, with some random puzzles laid out. Some of these we found quite easy (we were told that we'd done of the harder ones quicker than most) but then others were a bit frustrating as we kept trying to solve things we hadn't quite got enough parts for yet, or just couldn't quite work out. That's perhaps us being rubbish though! haha

The Doctor Who decor is ok, but nothing that really blows you away. A Couple of obvious props as part of puzzles don't really make it feel like this was done with love. Take those away and this could have just been a generic scientist room. 

If anything, it just lacks a big finale. Either filmed, some special effects, or with a live actor invading the space, you'd expect something a bit more exciting for a premium priced room, but it just finishes the same as any other. Even 'Their Finest Hour' at the same location has a good final moment, and that's much more low key. 

I should have been put off Doctor Who rooms for life by this, but thankfully we did the Dalek room in Birmingham and really enjoyed that. It's small, but fun. 

Catherine K experienced rated this:Rated between 15 and 15 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
broken techoverpriced

We were really excited to play this room being big Doctor Who fans and were prepared to pay the premium price for what we were led to believe would be an amazing experience, unfortunately it wasn’t.

So much of the tech was broken or missing, the puzzles were illogical and we left feeling let down.  A real disappointment for a pricey game and the worst we’ve done in 100+ games.

🔐SpontaneousIllusion expert rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Richard Holtby rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Wei-Hwa Huang expert rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!

Maybe 3.5 stars if you're a Whovian, otherwise a rather average room.

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While there are any number of escape rooms that carefully skirt intellectual property laws with thinly veiled 'homages' to popular franchises, fully licensed games are much rarer, and so it was with much fanfare that Escape Hunt announced their official Doctor Who game Worlds Collide. It differs from their other offerings in requiring at least three players and costing a higher ticket price. (I didn't see anything in the room that was impossible to do with two people, so if you're okay with the ...

We help the Doctor save the World from a tear in the fabric of space and time which is allowing Cyberman to invade in this official Doctor Who escape room.

I have to say I'm slightly ambivalent - on one hand, the room is filled with obvious and not-so-obvious references, including a few voice-overs by Jodie Whittaker herself. But as a room, it's not particularly impressive nor clever. Even the inventory control system is fairly basic - images are pasted directly in your team's shared Google Doc. The room "does the job", for sure, and the theme ensured I'd have a good time, but that was about it.

Can you help the Dr protect the universe???

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