The Mad Rapper

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The Mad Rapper

  • Played December 2019
  • Brea, CA

  • 60 minutes
  • 3-10 players
  • $35

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There is a lot of talent in the SoCal area, and this location brings everyone together. Walking into the front door, after parking in this great strip mall location, we were instantly introduced to the amazing artwork that would continue throughout the room. Another incredible thing about the SoCal area is the commitment the owners have with promoting the industry, so one table is dedicated to other locations; you’ll always have an idea of where to go next! Since we are about to audition to become the next big music sensation, we get dressed in our best 90’s hip hop gear. This sets the mood for the well edited intro video before we start our musical careers.

The room is definitely music themed, but you don’t have to be musically inclined to enjoy it. The set design is interactive and larger than life. With real instruments you can’t mistake where you are. Because of the theme, pay attention to the details they have in the background music while you make your way through the room. It is uniquely interactive with the puzzles and the storyline. The puzzles are intuitive even with the musical topics they reference. There is a great mix of logic and physical puzzles and plenty to do for a larger group or smaller group of enthusiasts. You are constantly brought back to the musical theme though you will start to wonder if you’re on your own journey to stardom or someone else’s.

At the back end of the journey the puzzles get more task based and we found our group starting to bunch up. The integration of the puzzles into the room also declined. The art and music transition and details were carried throughout though. We were using the full space to gather the last bits of information the whole time. The props were extremely high quality (did I mention the REAL instruments?) except for a couple stragglers. The artistry is to be appreciated. If you didn’t have time while trying to escape, be sure to have a closer look on your way out.

There is some violence in this room that may not be suitable for younger escapers, so please check with the location before booking if you are going with your family. The puzzle difficulty is a great mix for all room goers and a wonderful usage of all different puzzling abilities. We were rapping and dancing around, having a great time throughout the experience and loved seeing our teammates dressed up in their rap gear.

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