Frankenstein Jr. by Cogito Escape Room is a humorous adaptation of Mel Brook’s 1974 classic film Young Frankenstein, starring Gene Wilder as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, Marty Feldman as hunchback Igor and Peter Boyle as the monster.
Unfortunately, at the time we played it, the room had not yet been fully translated into English, but they are working flat out on it. Even though I unfortunately couldn’t understand the dialogue with hunchback Igor (compliments to the Actor, who played his role outstandingly), it was very funny. The facial expressions and gestures and also the situation comedy was for the most part very entertaining even without words.
The story: Dr. Frederick Frankenstein inherits his grandfather’s castle. We travel to Transylvania to uncover the secrets hidden behind the walls of the castle and to check the rumours about alleged discoveries in a secret laboratory for their truthfulness. Has Dr. Frankenstein really succeeded in bringing death back to life in one of his crazy experiments?
After Frankenstein’s Legacy by BrainCells in Piraeus, and Frankenstein’s Girlfriend by Yurmuvi in Gijon, this was already the third Frankenstein room that was very enjoyable. I like the theme a lot. The setting, especially in the second part of the play, was very appealing. Apparatus, series of experiments, whole kits of body parts, lots of energy and of course an abnormal brain – in short, everything a crazed neurosurgeon needs to bring a creature to life with the help of a thunderstorm – are present.
The puzzles are logical, varied, partly non-linear, themed throughout and classified as medium to difficult in terms of difficulty. There are also a few nice gimmicks and moments of surprise. The room is advertised for up to 8 people. However, I think 5 players is the maximum to be able to follow the action to some extent. The quantity of puzzles was sufficient for the five of us. It took us 57 minutes.
In summary, Frankenstein Jr. was a great experience with a good pinch of humour and the highlight of our Rome Escape Tour with a total of 27 rooms played.