Laser Tag at Laserport is an exhilarating, competitive game played in a futuristic, 5000 square foot arena of swirling fog, glowing pillars, and maze-like passageways enhanced with black lights, strobes, lasers, and sound tracks. Up to 4 teams of 12 people each , all equipped with packs and lasers, compete to see who can capture the competing team’s bases and score points by ‘tagging’ the other players. The team with the highest score wins the game and the individual with the highest score receives recognition. People of all ages can play … young and old alike. Each game takes approximately 25 minutes overall.
What Happens in Each Laser Tag Game?
Players venture into the mission briefing room where they are prepared for the game. Each briefing consists of the following steps:
- Participants are grouped into teams.
- Each player is given their equipment … packs and lasers.
- A briefing is given on how the game is played, how the equipment works, and what the safety guidelines are.
- Each team is led into the arena to their respective bases where their packs and lasers are activated.
- As adrenaline increases, hearts begin pumping faster, palms begin to sweat, and senses are on high alert … the game begins!!
How Do You Accumulate Points?
The object of the game is to score as many points as you can. In the most played game, LazerBase Control, points accumulate several ways.
Tagging Opponents First you can, with your phaser, “tag” players from the other teams scoring points as you do. When this occurs, you deactivate their ability to use their phaser for about 3 seconds. They will know they have been tagged because their pack makes a crashing noise and flashes white. During this time, they cannot fire their laser nor can they tag any other player rendering them helpless.
Capturing Bases The second way you can score points is by capturing your opponent’s base. There are four bases (red, yellow, green, blue) for each of the four teams. Each base has a Dome in the wall of the base that becomes the target of the opposing teams. After firing your laser at the opposing team’s Dome and hitting it, you’re awarded points. It will be indicated by a really loud crashing sound and the dome light will go off for a few seconds.
What are the Different Types of Laser Tag Games?
There are multiple game types. The two standard games we offer to the public are:
LazerBase Control. This is the normal team game with up to four teams and up to 12 players per team. Each team’s goal is to protect their respective bases while pursuing the other players and their bases. Each player gets an initial 60 shots and 15 lives. When these lives are used up, the player needs to go back to their home base to recharge to get another 60 shots and 15 lives. The team that gets the most points wins!!
Manhunt. This game is everybody vs. everybody … no teams. Each player has an unlimited number of shots and lives. There is no recharging nor are there any bases to defend. Scoring points occurs by tagging any of the other players … you’re on your own!!
Other Games Offered Include (played on special occasions or upon advanced request):
- Super Rapid-Fire
- Computer Virus