- Category: Laser Tag
- Published: Thursday, 25 July 2013 23:51
- Written by Super User
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Laser Tag at Lazer Gate
Lazer Gate's laser tag arena and laser tag system offer an experience that you cannot duplicate anywhere else in Southeastern New England! Players from 6 to 86 have experienced laser tag like it is meant to be played: in an interactive multi level arena, with next generation vests, pulse pounding music, and plenty of hiding spots to unleash your InfraRed fury from. All we need now, is you!
If you've never played laser tag, it's a fun, safe, active entertainment option for players of just about any age. Our lightweight vests will fit anyone that is at least 42 inches tall, guests that are too young to wear the vest may have to have an adult wear the vest for them.
Each game is a 20 minute session, the first 5 minutes of which include a Briefing on how to use the equipment, how to play laser tag, and how to take advantage of the arena ffeatures. Of course, the Game Marshal will also cover the rules, explaining what not to do, such as running, unsportsmanlike conduct, climbing on any arena features, and of course, no physical contact is allowed.
After the briefing players will "Suit up" with a laser tag vest and phaser. One of the great features of our laser tag is that any vest can be programmed to any one of EIGHT colors on the fly, so we can keep teams balanced for the best game possible. Want to team up with your friends? Ask the Game Marshal to put you on the same team without having to change vests, searching for a team color that you all can play on. Want to destroy your friends and brag about how good your laser game is? Ask the Game Marshal to change your vest color so you can play against your friends. Game Marshals do reserve the right to balance teams in number and skill so that everyone has the best experience possible.
Once everyone is ready to, the Arena will let everyone know to prepare to play, with a countdown to the start of the game. Take this precious time to find a good place to begin your ascent to first place. Once the game begins, the dogs of virtual laser war will be unleashed, in the form of flashing vests and green laser beams slicing through the fog and splashing harmlessly on the vest of your soon to be vanquished opponent. You can smile in satisfaction as your vest acknowledges your expert marksmanship with a hit confirmation noise, and allow yourself a guilty grin at your opponents dismay as their vest flashes and vibrates to let them know they have been tagged. No time to revel in your first tag, as all around you, the pulse pounding music barely covers the sounds of enemies approaching. You level your phaser and take aim as they come into range. Your finger clicks on the trigger, once, twice, three times, as you "light them up" and add to your soaring point score. Winding your way through the maze you find your first Base, pulsing with points that it is just begging you to take. You oblige, snapping off a laser beam that deactivates the base and rockets your score into the stratosphere! But the arena announces your achievement, letting opponents know that there is someone near that base. They are coming. Fight or flight kicks in. Taking up a defensive spot you take down three players before the fourth gets off a lucky tag that deactivates you for 8 seconds. Time to move and find a safe place to reactivate. You lost points when your opponent tagged you. Time to get them back. And on it goes. All the while the arena lets players know when the game time is getting close to the end. Time left for a last minute frenzy of tagging, an epic display of flashing laser beams and deactivation noises. When the game ends, you check your phaser's screen for your rank in the game, and a quick reminder of the vest name so you can claim your scorecard. Enjoy your time in the blacklit sun, the next game is only 20 minutes away, time to prove yourself again.
I've played at other laser tag arenas, how is Lazer Gate different?
First off, the Lazer Gate arena is one of the largest arenas around. This is important because the huge multi-level arena allows plenty of players room to move around safely, and doesn't confine players to small, simple playfields with limited play options.
Next, our laser tag vests and phasers are designed to allow players to move easily and comfortably without sacrificing the ability to tag, and be tagged from any direction. The laser tag vest has sensors on each flashing area: shoulders, front, back and on the phaser. The phaser uses a harmless InfraRed beam to do the tagging, similar to a TV remote. The green lasers just point the way, providing an easy way to see where you are targetting. At the same time the lasers aren't strong enough to require special eyewear, so while the green beams are bright in the black lit arena, they aren't strong enough to do damange to anything except your opponents score.
Lazer Gate's arena is also interactive with Bases that you can gain points from, Targets that can do many different things, such as grant powerups, and mines which allow the arena to tag you back, costing you points and deactivating you while you're left to ponder your lot in laser life.
Since each game is open to any and all players, our laser tag system also allows a handicapping system which can help level the playfield between new players and more experienced players.
Detailed scorecards also provide a breakdown of the action, giving you stats to examine, and see where you can improve your game. Or just brag. We won't judge.