A MindTrix Escape Oregon is a game from Mindrix Games, which is available on PCs and X-Box. The object of the game is for one to escape from an underground lab. The game is played in first person view and the player has a limited time of three minutes to complete each level. The levels are designed to be very challenging, so that the player will have to develop their thinking and perception to escape from the clutches of the scientists and rescue the missing woman. However, this is not all – the visuals are strikingly beautiful, the sounds are well placed and the whole game just flows very smoothly.
There are many levels to the game, all of them revolving around a central theme – the theme that the whole Mindrix Games series is built around. The first level, called Lab Rats, introduces the player to the laboratory where the game is presented. Here one has to save the human guinea pigs from a group of hungry rats. Moving forward, the game moves to a room with wires sticking out of walls and the mainframe computer hidden in the ceiling.
The next level, Escape from Pompeii, introduces the player to the first person view and real time play. This is an enhanced version of the earlier levels that had the player moving and jumping around in the environment, trying to locate a way out. However, in this case, one needs to use the help of various objects available around to find their way to the objective and complete the mission. Moving from area to area, the objectives are achieved by making use of various gadgets available. As the levels progress, the player finds more gadgets to use and they start using these in sequence to complete the mission and escape the lab.
The third level called Lab Run is all about real-time puzzles. To succeed in the mission, the player has to find the way to the departure point and use exit gates to board a transport jet and escapes to the land of the survivor. In order to get to the departure point, various paths can be used. However, each path has a time limit and if the player does not complete the task in time, he or she loses the life and thus loses the level. Therefore, it is better to plan a strategy before engaging in any mission. Luckily, one gains an extra life every ten seconds so a player can always try to complete a few more tasks in order to have enough time to complete all the objectives and escape the lab.
The fourth and final part of the story revolves around various locations where different people, who survived the biological experiment, are being held as test subjects. A group of scientists are conducting these experiments on the human population and each human subject will be put into a specific suit and given a set of tasks in order to observe their reactions. The player should find out how to stop the scientist killing the subjects and preventing their death. However, if the player fails to stop the scientist, the facility will be closed and the objective to save the subjects will not be fulfilled.
The fifth objective of the game deals with finding a way to make an escape from the Grassy Isles. Fortunately, there are many routes to take and each of them provides a new way to escape. The player can choose to walk through the sewers or use a pipe in order to cut through the rock walls. There is also a bridge to cross over the large chasm that separates the Grassy Isles from the rest of the level. One should definitely make use of this bridge in order to reach the other areas with ease.