Hubby and I have always wanted to take our son to a laser tag arena since he loves shoot-em-up video games. We figured laser tag would be a better alternative since it actually involves physical activity.
Last April 13, 2010, a group of bloggers (myself included) invaded LazerXtreme at Market! Market! in Taguig City. LazerXtreme offered to host a blogger laser tag party, so I figured it’d be a good opportunity to check out the facilities.
We stored our bags and things in the lockers outside the arena. We were ushered inside the briefing area after. There was a video screen and racks where laser tag vests and guns hung. We watched a short instructional video and each got a vest+gun.
I strapped on the vest and matching laser gun. The lights on the vest are indicative of your team color if you’re playing a team vs. team game. If it’s a free-for-all game it doesn’t matter what color you get, you just shoot at everyone on sight to rack up the most number of points.
You squeeze the trigger of your gun to see your player ID. I was Nimrod. After we all got into gear, we were allowed to enter the multi-level arena. There are a lot of nooks and crannies you can hide in. Points are awarded depending on which part of the enemy you shoot: front, back, shoulder, and laser gun. Each game lasts 20 minutes.
So I snuck around, ducked, darted, and sniped my way to the #2 spot in the two games I participated in. I am after all a video game fanatic. It runs in my blood… so yes I can most definitely kick ass in a laser tag arena even if I am overweight and on my way to the middle ages. :p