Tomb Hunter: Akasha’s Legend
Akasha, the Queen of the Damned. According to legend, she was the first vampire to be the mother and queen of all her descendants.
With “Alien: The Origin” Escape Barcelona had already made it into the TERPECAs twice – in 2018 18th place, in 2019 47th place. The latest stroke of genius “Tomb Hunter: Akasha’s Legend” takes it one step further and debuts at the Top Escape Room Project Enthusiasts’ Choice Award 2019 with an outstanding 6th place. Also in our updated Ranked Playlist BCN, Akasha managed to knock the previous number one, Enigmik’s “La Cerveseria”, off the Tron. If you want to prove yourself as Tomb Hunter, you should make sure you get your desired date 3 months in advance. Because especially the weekend slots are in great demand.
This is a physical game. Agility is required. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, because it gets quite sporty. It shouldn’t necessarily be a Sunday suit, because the clothes can get dirty. This adventure is not for pregnant women, asthmatics, or people suffering from claustrophobia or epilepsy.
We are briefed for the mission some time before our adventure begins. This increases the tension and we can’t wait to explore the pyramid and uncover the mystery of Akasha. We have already played some Egyptian themes, and I’m usually not a particularly big fan of them, BUT what Escape Barcelona did here is just breathtaking. The reality far exceeded my expectations. We were captivated by Akasha from the first moment we entered the pyramid and go through a first-person adventure.
Be the protagonist in a movie for up to ninety minutes. A spectacular and authentic setting. Cool transitions. Everything fits together. Great attention to detail. Excellent integrated puzzles. Good game flow with varied puzzles and tasks. Decisions to be made. Palpitations, adrenaline, and above all, lots of fun. The game can end in eight different ways. No matter how it ends, promised, it will be a cool finale and it remains exciting until the last breath.
There were four of us playing Tomb Hunter and it worked well. If the group size goes beyond this, it could get a little tight in some passages.