Lazer FX-Lazer Tag
The ultimate high tech adventure, where cutting edge computer technology combines with action-oriented team play to create an exciting, heart-racing experience. This is a true group activity – you are the game! From children 4 years old and up who expect to be thrilled, to those skeptical adults and business people who need a bit of convincing, everyone is captured by the game moments after play begins.
Of course, there is laser tag and then there is laser tag at Lazer FX – Lazer Tag. Our signature features – including fully themed facilities, two-team games, unique game arenas (no two anywhere in the world are alike), and our renowned multi-level play – set us apart from all other laser tag adventures.
In the Spring of 2014 Lazer FX – Lazer Tag underwent a major facility upgrade – including all new game equipment, new software, a second Sentinel feature (see below), and new hardware; making our venue the most reliable and sophisticated laser tag site in the country. Game equipment and bases actually speak to players during game play, offering game hints and directions. Additionally, our game software is now capable of an endless selection of game formats and game parameter variations to insure a constant ever changing thrill in game play.
The entire Lazer FX – Lazer Tag experience takes about 20 minutes. You sign in, money changes hands, and you receive a Mission Access Pass. Soon thereafter, your game is called and you enter the Briefing Room, here a staff member offers specific game and equipment instruction, and safety rules. We then divide the group into three teams (designated by either blue, green, or red lights) of up to ten players each and take you into the Vesting Room where the equipment is kept. We have everything you will need. Just wear comfortable clothes and athletic shoes (Hint: wear black, you’ll find out why when you get here.)
Once in the Vesting Room, you put on your laser pack, quickly determine your pack ID number to retrieve your score at the end of the game, and huddle with your teammates for a last minute strategy-building session and/or chaos.
Finally, a staff member initiates the game sequence – every pack in the vesting room comes alive with voice interactive feedback and literally announces to players that game is about to begin. Now the doors open to the game arena . . . You feel an inconceivable surge of adrenaline as you are thrust into 7,500-plus square feet of multi-level play. You immediately confront a fog-filled, blacklit (UV) environment filled with mazes, passageways, ramps and obstacles – all of which are enhanced by incredible forced perspective graphic art and a massive sound system. Often called the Adrenaline Playground, you are now part of the Ultimate Laser Adventure.
Game length for a traditional game of Lazer FX – Lazer Tag laser tag is approx 20 minutes. In these games, you are in the game the entire time. Most of our games are programmed for unlimited laser pulses and unlimited tags or energies- which translates to no reloads to slow down your game play. You can fire your laser hundreds of times in a game and never run out, and you can be tagged again and again (sometimes far more than you’d like) and you always remain in the game.
Of course with our new Equipment we can alter game parameters to achieve a mind boggling array of game formats. We can and do use reloads. We can play “Capture,” a game where you capture opponents by tagging their pack, which results in their pack color changing to your team color. This is a hysterical game, where the goal is to have all one team color by game’s end. Make sure you ask us more about our Equipment “Game Scenes” when you come play.
Points from Tagging Players
The game is all about accumulating as many points as you can during your game. Each player carries a laser that emits a red beam when fired. Since the arena is dimly lit with blacklight and has trace levels of theatrical fog, you can actually see full laser beams as they slice through the air and use them to aim at your opponents.
Each player wears a pack which is sometimes called a vest (see photo). There are computer driven sensors that serve as targets next to each of the five sets of flashing lights on the equipment: the chest, the back, both shoulders, and the laser itself. The best plan for beginners is just fire at your opponent’s pack until it goes dark.
When you are tagged (also known as “deactivated”) a lot suddenly happens to your pack simultaneously. Your pack makes a “crashing” noise, it flashes white, and then it actually speaks to you and tells you what just happened. After all this your pack goes dark for about 5 seconds. During the 5 seconds you can’t fire nor can you be tagged. New players take this opportunity to discard all rational thought, believing that somehow it would be helpful game tactic to react to being tagged by screaming as loudly as they can.
Game Play Tips: Points From Players
Points from Capturing Bases
This is a team game, so each of the three teams has a base to defend of matching color. All the bases are on the lower level. The base target is in the wall of the base and can be located by flashing LED lights. Once you locate the flashing lights of the base target, fire your laser at the lights. It takes three tags to capture a base. After the first tag you’ll hear a sound like broken glass – keep firing – and after the third tag you’ll hear a really loud broken glass sound and a strobe light will go off indicating that you were awarded 2000 points. In case you get spaced out and start to leave before the third tag, the base will actually speak to you and remind you to keep firing. Each and every member of your team can capture each of your opponent’s bases one time only. Effective base capture is essential to even think about a solid individual and team score. Hint: Remember that the base will speak to you after a capture and tell you that it will not become active again for 30 seconds – so don’t get all freaked out and fire at a dormant base. It’s virtually impossible to get a good score unless you capture both of your opponents’ bases.
Game Play Tips: Base Play
Points from Capturing the Mega Target
Unique to Lazer FX – Lazer Tag, the Mega Target is a robotic feature that is the common enemy of all players in the game. We have two Sentinels, one in an alcove on the upper deck and one located in its lair on the lower level. Both Mega Target areas can be clearly identified by purple illuminated shaped in the surrounding wall area. The Sentinel enters its active cycle randomly during the game. You’ll hear its mechanical life-force sounds growing louder and louder and then its flashing target lights become active (they look just like the Red Base Target). If you tag the Sentinel VERY QUICKLY three times, a strobe light will indicate an award of 1000 points. Now here comes the scary part. If the Mega Target isn’t captured quickly, it retaliates back with relentless laser stuns against any player it can reach, costing you 125 points for each stun. Fortunately you can see the laser beams as they seek you out. Wisdom dictates that this would be an excellent time to duck and get out of the way. There is no defense against Mega Target retaliation.
Score Board Monitor
At the end of the game the scores are displayed on a huge monitor in the lobby. The winning team is announced, and each player receives a details all the action of the game just completed. As you can see, in addition to general information on team score and individual performance, you can actually determine who you tagged and on what target, as well as which players got the best of you.
Due to helping the environment and our GO GREEN Policy we are not printing scorecards at this time: At the end of the game the scores are displayed on a huge monitor in the lobby. The winning team is announced, and each player receives a comprehensive scorecard (click here for an image – but take note, it’s a big one) that details all the action of the game just completed. As you can see, in addition to general information on team score and individual performance, you can actually determine who you tagged and on what target, as well as which players got the best of you. You’d be surprised how special these scorecards really are as you check out your game. They are prized as souvenirs (no kidding!) of your experience, and of course are especially critical in analyzing your performance for skill building.