Escape Hunt Liverpool: The Fourth Samurai

By | May 31, 2021

by Escape Hunt Liverpool (website)

Atlantic Pavilion, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AE


2-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

Step into ancient Japan, where the imperial emperor has ordered you, his most trusted samurai warriors, to defeat the evil warlord Tanaka Masamune.

But be warned, Tanaka is no ordinary enemy; he is protected by a powerful curse that makes him invincible to even the strongest warrior. The only way to beat him is to steal the magic stone from the handle of his sword โ€“ but first you must escape from the dungeon his henchmen have thrown you into.

You have one hour to break free and complete your mission; any longer and you pay โ€“ with a fate worse than death.

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Rated between 15 and 35 out of 5

based on ratings from 34 users
combined with 4 pro reviews

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Lise Mortier expert rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Played: 23 May 2021 Team size: 2 Outcome: Successful escape!
broken techpoor hostingquite difficult

We made the mistake to attempt this room in their first week of opening. Tech was broken, some locks were open, some clues were placed in the wrong locations. We just had an absolute nightmare.

If you're visiting Escape Hunt, I'd highly recommend their other rooms that are excellent.

abooth expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 2 Time taken: 44 Outcome: Successful escape!

Not bad and it looks nice but there's not a huge amount to do if you're an experienced team.

grogu42 experienced rated this:Rated between 20 and 20 out of 5
Team size: 2

First game at Escape hunt and probably the last. In fairness, the host was great but the room was terrible. It wasnโ€™t an escape room, more so a series of time wasting tasks in which when you completed it, the operator pressed a button for you. Props in the room were very well used, and for a higher priced game, is not really acceptable. 

thehermit experienced rated this:Rated between 15 and 15 out of 5
Played: 9 Jan 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 59:00 Outcome: Successful escape!
illogicalbroken techunoriginal

If you like your traditional escape rooms - Avoid Escape hunt. Their rooms are more like treasure hunts and series of tasks...

This was our first Escape hunt experience, and was absolutely dreadful. Things were broken, the room was a bit tatty and the puzzles were just plain.  One puzzle couldn't be completed and the host physically had to come to the room to solve the puzzle for us. 

It is very obvious that EH caters to the family market and doesn't really care if you're a fan of the traditional experience. 

On the positive note; our host was lovely. 

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 3 Jun 2021 Team size: 2 Time taken: 41:38 Outcome: Successful escape!
quite easy
Lise Mortier expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Played: 2018 Team size: 6 Outcome: Successful escape!

We had a really good morning escaping from The Last Samourai. The Escape Hunt Birmingham have a lovely lobby area where you want to seat down and plan your next escape for hours.

Sharon Nowik experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: August 2020 Team size: 2 Time taken: 45
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Richard Holtby rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Siรขn O'Brien rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 14/08/2020 Team size: 3 Time taken: 43:46 Outcome: Successful escape!
clevergreat hostingquite easy

Firstly, first game back after Lockdown and I was very pleased and happy Covid guidelines are in place and adhered to. It's been hard getting back out there, after shielding with cancer, so this made me feel very protected and comfortable.

The game itself - brilliant. Nice bright room, great theme and the puzzles fitted the theme throughout. It was fun doing a room without padlocks! And it was atmospheric without being scary. 

I'd say in terms of difficulty, this is probably on the easier side of the spectrum, or maybe I'm just getting use to them! This was my first room with this company and I really liked them, and Luke the games master was lovely. I'll definitely be back! 

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I'd add a warning that this is a room well suited to playing as a pair, which could work less with with a bigger group - an early puzzle could become a frustrating bottleneck, since it's potentially time consuming and can only be tackled by one person at a time, and the rest is fairly linear. Most enthusiast pairs will also find it an entirely approachable level of difficulty.
Playing the same game on a later occasion and in a different location (Oxford), I found the aesthetics quietly appealin...
A solid game across the board - storyline, decoration, puzzles and finale were all good. If you want something that pushes the boundaries of escape rooms then go elsewhere but if it's enough to just be good throughout then it's a great choice.

I have to admit, The Fourth Samurai wasnโ€™t ever going to be my immediate choice of the Escape Hunt games 

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