The laser tag is an arcade-style game popular with both adults and children alike. There are also many children’s birthday parties based on this theme. The game consists basically of scoring points using laser beams to ‘tag’ opponents. Such beams are generated by infrared devices held by hand. Players also need to wear infrared target readers wearing jackets that keep score about the number of tagged times. The winner is the one who has been tagged the least number of times, however, fire rate, life amounts and other such parameters are used to vary gameplay and declare a winner.
Laser tag is a game that can be played indoors as well as outdoors; but players find it particularly exciting to play in dark rooms with different colored lights, fog and a theme space or military. It’s understood that these effects bring excitement to the game.
Gameplay and gameplay can vary widely based on the technology and implementations of the game systems. The game quality also depends on the hardware, embedded software, as well as on the communication systems used between players. The game ‘s history can also be traced back to TV shows and movies such as Star Wars and Star Trek which were ostensibly the inspiration behind the equipment used in the arena game.
Standard Laser Tag models involve matches between individuals or teams. There are several variations in the game such as “Capture the flag” or “Protect the President” where players are given different goals while preventing the opponents from first getting there. Such variations increase the challenges and the excitement of the game and one gets to see their family and friends’ competitive spirit.
Indoor laser tag games are played in large stadiums using “artificial fog,” and similar visual effects to create an exciting game environment. The infrared signal that is fired like devices from the handheld gun is also encoded with information such as where the beam originated from and for other aspects such as game score etc. The equipment for outdoor games varies from the indoor ones, as the lasers used are seen in daylight and obviously require higher output power. You or your buddies can not be hurt by the weapons, as they can only fire harmless infrared beams. So, don’t worry about aiming high, and go for perfect headshots.
All firearms are realistic replicas of regular military-grade arms, but nevertheless the weapons’ realistic craftsmanship is impressive. The pistols are also available in different versions. Would you want light arms? Take two weapons in two hands and plow in absolute dual-wielding combat style through your enemies. Or how about picking up an assault rifle for impressive takedowns in commando-style?
The game is extremely popular worldwide, and there have also been several international laser tag tournaments held. There is even a laser tag museum, where visitors can see memorabilia on laser tags. So, don’t reach for your game console the next time you feel like blowing up some enemies. Instead, take your buddies to the nearest laser tag range. This is as close as combat can get to reality. Don’t forget them!