SOS: Sasquatch On-Site

This is a review of the Escape Room “SOS: Sasquatch On-Site” offered by paradigmQ Escape Games in Vancouver, USA.
  • ⭐️ 8.4/10
  • 🌡 Difficult
  • ⏳ 60 Minutes
  • 👥 2 – 6 Person

Bigfoot is a humanoid cryptid of considerable size, with oversized feet and heavy furry hair, said to have been sighted in the Rocky Mountains in particular. In Canada, Bigfoot is also called Sasquatch, which stands for “hairy giant” in the aboriginal language. So far, no generally accepted evidence for the existence of Bigfoot has been produced. Sound and image recordings either proved to be clearly fakes or are highly disputed.

An eccentric Sasquatch hunter who was supposedly on the verge of a crytpo-zoological breakthrough has disappeared. Her last known location is an abandoned cabin near Mount St. Helens – an active volcano in Skamania County in southern Washington State. Our experienced research team has been called in to search for her, and possible evidence of the Sasquatch’s existence.

Yeah, finally a topic that is not commonplace! At least I haven’t come across a Sasquatch Escape Game before. The game takes place via Zoom and has an extra cameraman on hand in addition to the avatar, so you can see the ranger in full screen for the most part. The two were a very well-rehearsed team and had some humorous interactions with us, as well as with each other. It’s always nice when the other side joins in the fun and doesn’t just reel off their program.

The game is accompanied by a telescape inventory system, in which many of the physical puzzles have been adapted very well. There’s a relatively large variety of objects (and associated puzzles) that initially boggled our minds a bit. But as the game progresses, everything gradually falls into place and makes sense. Avatar and cameraman helped to get us back on the right path when necessary so that we didn’t lose too much time. You can’t dawdle in this mission, because there’s a lot to do and discover.

Nice, creative story! The decor of the mountain hut is utilitarian, down to earth and fits the theme. I found some of the puzzles to be quite original. But the biggest strength of the game, in my opinion, are witty dialogues and the acting of the two protagonists. We had a lot of fun with Sasquatch and recommend you to try the game.

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Heiner Stepen