Have you ever tried the latest craze in town? Laser tag, a new form of "paintball" minus the mess, the heat and pain. I've always thought Paintball should be renamed 'Pain'ball as there's a whole lot of pain involved in that game. But hey, in laser tag battles, the only pain you will get would be the heartache when you get shot and lose the game! I have had the chance to try out this laser tag game over in this cool new place in I-City Shah Alam called Laser Warzone with 25 other fellow bloggers thanks to Elwyn who invited us.
|Laser Warzone with the tagline "The Ultimate Lasertag Challenge"|
Jalan Multimedia 7/AH,Citypark,
40000 Selangor, Malaysia
Mon - Fri: 1:00 pm-1:00 am
Sat - Sun: 10:00 am-1:00 am
Sat - Sun: 10:00 am-1:00 am
Laser Warzone is an intense and immersive multi-interactive laser tag arena located in the city of lights, I-City in Shah Alam. We reached the location rather early in the morning, as the event was slotted to start at 10am. I was excited as this would be the first time I'm going for a laser tag battle.
|Laser Warzone decor which was rather comfy, just like home.|
As I always say, an event is never successful without food involved and I'm glad to see a buffet breakfast spread prepared just for the bunch of us. How thoughtful. Check out the photos below for images of our heavy breakfast. Of course, it is not advisable to take too much just before the battle, as it may hinder your movements and you'll get sluggish (eg: get shot more often).
|#1 Food Spread for the hungry bloggers|
|#2 More Food ..|
After breakfast, we were then briefed on the mechanics of laser tag. The staffs and marshalls of Laser Warzone were very friendly and provided full guidance on the rules and how the game is being played. We were to be divided into 4 teams, playing league style. Each game will last 10 minutes, with 2 teams battling it out in the arena.
|Armory Room where the laser guns and vests are kept.|
The laser gun was attached to the vest which was rather colorful with the LED lights and all. There was a sensor below the gun which we had to hold for it to function (this is to ensure we hold the gun with 2 hands, one covering the sensor and another on the trigger). 4 target sensors were attached to the front of the vest, while a 1 was attached to the back. If we were to get shot, the LED's will turn white indicating we're shot and our guns will cease to function for exactly 4 seconds. After 4 seconds, you're back to being Rambo, or Terminator.
|Some very cool glow in the dark paintings.|
|Laser Warzone arena (pre-batlle)|
|Laser Warzone Arena (During the battle where everywhere is dark except for the glow, LEDs and lasers)|
After a quick tour of the arena, all of us were pretty hyped up and raring to give it a shot. One quick briefing later, and we were off into the arena in teams of two! Check out some of our pictures before the battle.There was going to be 3 battles up to the finals, so we were pretty tired after the event.
|Fellow bloggers in deep concentration while listening to the briefing|
|Team SpyOptic! (From L-R: Ken and friend, Janice, Isaac Tan, Kian Fai)|
|Team Crusher! (From L-R: Melissa, friend, Qian, KM Liau, Tony and Iris)|
So it began! My goodness, even though it's just 10 minutes of gameplay, the adrenaline rush was enough to get all of us drenched in sweat heaving profusely. I for one was extremely tired after each round because I was still not fully recovered from the flu. Like soldiers, we rushed in cornering, searching, targeting, and shooting the enemy, bringing them down one soldier at a time. The feeling was exhilarating to say the least!
|The score board for the finals, I'm Falcon by the way, some ego boosting moment there!|
Each team had to go through 3 battles, culminating in the final battle to see who will be the champion. My team, SpyOptics managed to survive and fight through until the finals where we lost to Crusher. But it was all good, because we knew we played our best, in the end of the day we're all fun bloggers anyway!
|The Champions with their trophy and medals!|
|The runner-ups. I noticed how disorganized we were in this photo.|
|One for the album!|
Laser Warzone I-City really gave us a good experience of playing laser tag, and with its advanced equipments and lasers, you know you won't go wrong even if you're a first time player like myself. At a rather affordable price of RM15 for members, and RM18 for non-members, anybody can enjoy laser tag. The best thing is I heard Milkadeal is going to come up with a good deal for Laser Warzone, so keep a watch out for it!
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