Pick Up Pads – laser tag power ups
Lazer Gate’s new Pick Up Pads are located on the lower level of the arena. They can be used only when the Pad is activated, which is when the top and bottom panels flash on. The pads are set to go on randomly during the game, so if they are not showing rainbow colors on the top and bottom, then they are idle.
To use the pad you need to walk under it and, using your trigger hand so your sensor hand stays on the sensor, scroll through the power ups and choose one to use. You are exposed to enemy tags while using the Pick Up Pad, and if you get tagged it will lock you out (see image to the left) of the pad for several seconds. If you take your hand off the phaser sensor to choose the power up, you will get the “two hand” warning from the phaser and it will lock you out.
There is a limit to Power Ups, so you could go to a Pick Up Pad later in the game and not find the power up you were looking for.
Ask your game marshal as Pick Up Pads are not active in some game formats, such as most Solo games, or may serve a different purpose.