Lucardo Manchester: Space Evader

By | June 26, 2022

by Lucardo Manchester (website)

Virginia House, 5-7 Great Ancoats Street, M4 5AD


2-4 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

You are Space Engineers sent from Moon Base to the Flagship Discovery to answer a distress call sent out when power to the ship was lost during a voyage. The ship passed through what appeared to be a meteor storm before soon after losing all contact with base control. The only information we have is that the ship holds priceless fuel rods which are vital for future missions. Flagship Discovery is rapidly breaking down and you need to collect as many fuel rods as you can while limited oxygen is left on the ship.
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MerseyMarauders rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Successful escape!
hi-techoriginalimmersivequite difficult

If you're following the new emerging phase of escape rooms that is "collection games" then I'd recommend playing Lucardos twist on it. 

We enjoyed the game, although we did feel there was an enormous amount do to, and it was very pushy "that we could play again" As much as I like the idea of playing again, I kinda felt let down. I understand this isn't a traditional escape room.. but I felt it lost the satisfaction of completing your game. 

On top of this - After playing the other collection games in the UK where you're allowed 60 minutes and you get to solve puzzles in your own time - this is a very different experience where you're herded through zones, leaving behind any puzzles you haven't completed and being presented with a whole new room. 

Although the room looked incredible, this unfortunately, isn't everything and couldn't make up for being moved on, leaving a sense that we'd missed out on puzzles.

I've enjoyed Lucards other rooms, but this felt like it just didn't hit the mark with your normal players - Maybe different for puzzle enthusiasts 

Anonymous rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
beautifulhi-techimmersivequite difficult

Played as a team of two, which I would not recommend. There was lots do as is normal which collection games, but at least with others I have played you have the entire hour to attempt all the puzzles. This game did not work this way, which left us feeling like we were having the carrot dangled in front of us and we were being shoehorned into each section with not enough time to take in the game.

The theming and attention to detail was truly incredible, but it very much felt like they only wanted us to see half the game and pay to come back again and play the rest, which let our experience down.

abooth expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 2 Jul 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 60 (32 rods) Outcome: Successful escape!

Superb. Love a collection game that ensures your full hour and this one is jammed with puzzles, gorgeous to look at and funny as all heck. Highly recommended.

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