If you play enough games in a certain region you will come across a prison-themed game. I mean, come on, after all we are playing escape rooms, and if one theme represents the essence of escaping from a certain place, that must be the prison.
The downside of such a topic is that you probably have played many escape rooms with the same topic, and that you will find several common places. This is unavoidable as a prison has cells (where would you escape from otherwise?), for sure an office of the prison director or warden and so on.
This game is not different in that aspect, but luckily it is much more than that. For starters, and I fear I am being repetitive in this aspect, there is a very long in character introduction, which we found is almost an identity hallmark for many games in Northern Spain. These introductions are really well-done, and I advise you to enjoy them, but they can be quite long. I guess it depends on your taste. If you are impatient, a “let’s get now in the room” type of player, you will have to endure it. In any case be sure to plan that time when booking rooms in the region.
Other than the intro, the game makes a good use of the space, has a very decent number of (also elaborated) puzzles and has some nice twist(s), that make this room fun to play and considerably above the average in the “prison themed” category.
The downside is that the room is not located in the city center, but at Santander’s airport. The advantage is that for hardcore escapers like us you can plan this game directly after arrival or before departure ?.