Breakin’ Escape Rooms: War on Horizon Alpha

By | March 20, 2019

by Breakin' Escape Rooms (website)

89 Holloway Road, N7 8LT

Central London

3-6 players

60 minutes

Deaf friendly - contact the venue for details
With the expansion of the human race on other planets, an oppressive regime has risen to power and instated a dictatorship on the Colonial Republic, the dreaded Alpha One faction. You and your team are part of a rebel alliance trying to overthrow the regime and reinstate democracy.
A massive assault will take place on the Horizon Alpha space station, serving as the Alpha One headquarters, which aims to destroy it, thus sparking a revolution on all planets. Your mission is to infiltrate the station and deactivate the shields in time so that the assault may be successful.
Without the shields down, the entire offensive will become a suicide mission. Good luck, you are the galaxy’s only hope!
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based on ratings from 7 users
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StaceyF expert rated this:Rated between 15 and 15 out of 5
Played: 22/01/2018 Outcome: Successful escape!
Dave Howarth rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Played: 4 Feb 2023 Team size: 3 Time taken: 42 Outcome: Successful escape!
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As soon as we arrived you could tell the hosts were disinterested. Single, fairly empty room and entirely linear gameplay meant it was pretty boring. Hint system gave you the answer, not a hint. Game master gave us a quick intro to the story but said ‘y’know, fairly basic science fiction story’, and that was the end. Three of the tasks had technical failings including the final one. Staff were unapologetic. 

kman expert rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 24 Sep 2017 Team size: 4 Time taken: 52m 56s Outcome: Successful escape!
Rhea Eris experienced rated this:Rated between 25 and 25 out of 5
Miss Geeky rated this:Rated between 15 and 15 out of 5
harveyjcsmith rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Flutter.dumplin experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 21/11/18 Team size: 4 Time taken: 46 ish mins Outcome: Successful escape!

Reviews by escape room review sites

Though any potential copyright infringement is carefully skirted, let's just say that fans of a certain sci-fi franchise created by George Lucas may particularly enjoy this game.

Horizon Alpha is, like their Blackwing game, a high-tech room built entirely with custom electronics. Also like the other Breakin' games, it's more or less entirely linear, which is fine but means enthusiasts will probably enjoy it more playing in smaller teams.

Amidst a profusion of intriguing switches, buttons and d...

A beautiful room that, ahem, pays tribute to the Star Wars universe. A tough opening puzzle, combined with plenty of red herrings, is likely to leave you frustrated but thereafter there's a decent flow to the game and satisfyingly difficult puzzles for you to master.

Overall, not my favourite room. Lost points for puzzles and general wear and tear, but earns points for a fun sci-fi theme. I felt a little bad about it as we booked this room for my birthday and as one of the final rooms to play in London before moving out of the city. But as I say not every room will click with every team and that’s just the luck of the draw when you try a new room!

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