Questomatica: Arcade Invasion

By | March 20, 2019

by Questomatica (website)

Amsterdam

2-6 players

60 minutes

Arcade Invasion is the latest and completely mind-blowing creation of Questomatica. It took the creators over 15 months of construction to design the only space in Amsterdam where teams can step into the world of 20th Century arcade games.
Walk around 8bit landscapes, see what is inside the brick question box and fight the invaders face-to-face with the help of a pixelated laser gun!
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Rated between 35 and 40 out of 5

based on ratings from 3 users
combined with 3 pro reviews

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fraggle42 experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 6 Outcome: Successful escape!
🦡cipherdelic virtuoso rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
shasha experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5

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The theme and decor are an absolute treat to anyone who grew up playing 80s arcade games. Like Claustrophobia's other games, it eschews padlocks and goes for creative, on-theme puzzles. They make fantastic use of lighting and effects to sign-post when you've solved a puzzle (with one frustrating exception, when it wasn't clear that we'd opened something).
Parts of it are a little bit linear, with one puzzle in particular that can only be operated by two people and which takes time to complete, ...
Two games that are highly rated by enthusiasts but felt a little flat to me. Arcade Invasion had the potential for being brilliant but lacked direction and we encountered a real issue with the hinting. Wake up! didn't have quite as much potential but delivered better. Both games are well worth a visit when you're in Amsterdam though.
Questomatica offers two very unique and fun games close to the centre of Amsterdam. Did we enjoy them?

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