Zero Below (Bajo Zero by Escapem Sabadell) is a first level adventure in the scene of the escape rooms of Barcelona. We had very high expectations and the truth is that we were not disappointed.
The entrance to the room made us doubt because it is not exactly immersive, but once inside it is quite spectacular. While other rooms play a video or the game master explains what the story is about in Bajo Zero they make you live the introduction!
The theme is almost identical to An Avalanche of Oblivion and in many moments the sensations in the room were the same although in this case we are talking about a room made with “affection”, as we say.
When the five members of Foodinis play together in a room there is usually a moment when someone can’t follow what other members of the group are doing, especially when the work is very divided. When time permits, we like to go back into the rooms to review the sequence of puzzles and fill in any gaps that we may have. Luckily we could do it here and that completed our whole experience.
The decoration is very sound and there are some moments of wow effect. The technology is well adapted to the theme and no riddle seems very out of place. The puzzles are varied and there are very few padlocks.
It is not a room for beginners since you have to be attentive all the time and play multiple puzzles simultaneously in groups. We consider that the ideal number of people to play Bajo Zero is 3 or 4. One couple would find it too difficult but five would be too many.
- The playability and flow among all members of the team.
- The transition between the street and the room.
And if you manage to escape from Bajo Zero you can complete your plan as follows:
Pastisseria Sant Marc
Passeig del Comerç 19, Sabadell
They have three shops in Sabadell. This establishment in particular is a good place to talk about the game after leaving from Bajo Zero since there are tables to take a bite or have a drink and is very close to Escapem Sabadell.
They offer the typical recipes of handmade patisserie, apart from a selection of teas and coffees. We tried, among others, the coca (typical Catalan pastry) made of marzipan and orange that was very good.
Carrer Gràcia 2, Sabadell
Santamasa is a bit far away from Escapem Sabadell but it’s worth getting to the city center in order to try its delicious burgers. The one made of pork fillet (secreto ibérico) is a tribute to gluttony and on the other hand the Japanese one served on top of a toasted farm loaf is very interesting.
They also have venues in Sarrià and Sant Cugat.