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LazerXtreme: Lazer Tag is Back! PEWPEWPEW

Written by Jayvee Fernandez

Okay, first off, do any of you remember this cartoon that used to air back in the day?

Laser Tag paled in comparison given that the selection of Saturday AM cartoons included hits like M.A.S.K., The Disney Hour, Silver Hawks, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, etc… But Laser Tag, for all intents and purposes was by itself a huge marketing campaign to sell …. Laser Tag merchandise and to convert kids to play the game (in the same way that Fred Savage’s 1989 hit, The Wizard sold Nintendo’s Power Glove and Mario Brothers 3).

So can you imagine, a few years later in the mid-90’s when Q-zar (and there was another one – Laser Quest was it?) opened in Shangri-La and Mega Mall? This was a huge mind f*ck to kids my age – we could actually play Laser Tag!!! Finally!!!

Then just like that the Lazer Tag phenomenon imploded as Q-Zar closed – perhaps because the rates were too expensive back then since this was “new technology.”

But wait. There is hope. 10 years later – today, Laser Tag is back.

Hello LazerXtreme! LazerXtreme is everything we loved about Laser Tag, and it’s back! It is located at the 4th floor of Market! Market! beside PC Express and conveniently located across Healthway.

In a nutshell, these are my observations after playing two team games:

## Laser technology is obviously so much better now as the guns are lighter and the vests are less bulky. The guns are VERY ACCURATE and you could actually see the laser beam shooting out of your phaser. I remember how inaccurate the ones at Q-Zar were.

## The playing field is very similar to Q-Zar except that it is loads bigger and the levels are more dynamic. There are a few camping spots for snipers but this doesn’t guarantee a full view of the area. You’ll be compelled to change locations often.

## Several modes of play. Each game is 15-20 minutes long. We played teams of 2 and teams of 3. Some went for the bases. But most just went for the bloodbath.

## Bases still exist and they’re still the same huge circular sensor on an odd part of the room. destroying a base gives you 2,000 points and can make or break your ranking. I honestly think bases yield too many points unless it really is an in-game objective. It’s actually more fun to run around and shoot other players than to camp the base and shoot it after it regenerates. Nonetheless, I can see where Destroy the Base can be really fun but for first timers it’s a lot more challenging to run and shoot the other organics.

## There are set call signs on your guns (mythological and comic book characters) but these can be changed for special events. I think the only reason why they didn’t do it for us was because this takes up time. Your phaser also displays the name of the guy who shot you.

## I didn’t notice any in-game marshals. Remember before when marshals had a huge light saber that could power down your outfit if you were caught running? The LazerXtreme staff is very forgiving with stuff like this (I guess, except for physical contact) as it is nearly impossible to not run or crouch. for concerned parents on their child’s safety, even though it was dark, the place is very safe as there were no sharp objects or things you could trip on.

Laser Tag is back in the Philippines thanks to LazerXtreme. Will this be another fad or will it grow into the next craze? I say the latter! Thanks to Benj for setting this up!

LazerXtreme Rates and Packages:

Games cost P170.00 on weekdays and P190.00 on weekends. It operates during mall hours. The venue also has a function room for events and team building activities.

Birthday Party Package
Weekday Rates P320.00 per head for 2 games
Weekend Rates P360.00 per head for 2 games
Birthday celebrant plays for free ๐Ÿ™‚

Additional games is P150.00 for weekdays and P170.00 for weekends

The function room can be rented out for 2 and 1/2 hours for events. LazerXtreme caters as well (they have decent burritos) for P3,000 on weekdays and P6,000 on weekends (consumable).

LazerXtreme contact:
Maureen Scherrie Delantar
09194652654 / 256-6467
[email protected]

About the author

Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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  • One hour tournament? Aba, kelangan may water jug na sa loob! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for coming Jayvee! Next time ulit!

  • LAZERXTREME NEW RATES & PARTY PACKAGE

    MINIMUM OF 10 PLAYERS

    PACKAGE COST: P10,000.00
    ๏ƒ˜ 3 games each
    ๏ƒ˜ Additional guest: P1,000.00

    P 8,500.00
    ๏ƒ˜ 2 games each
    ๏ƒ˜ Additional guest: P850.00
    ๏ƒ˜ Available only from Monday – Thursday

    INCLUSIONS:
    A) Laser Tag Game

    B) Food and Drinks
    ๏ƒ˜ Choice of a PASTA: Spaghetti Bolognese, Carbonara, Spaghetti Meatballs
    ๏ƒ˜ Choice of a SANDWICH: Pyramid Club, Galactic Burger, Tacos, Pizza Slice
    ๏ƒ˜ Choice of a DESSERT: Macaroni Salad, Frut Salad, Ice Cream Scoop
    ๏ƒ˜ Choice of a DRINK: Iced Tea or Soda

    C) Use of Party Room for two and a half hours (2 ยฝ hours)
    ๏ƒ˜ Use of sound system
    ๏ƒ˜ Stage platform
    ๏ƒ˜ Personnel for assistance

    TERMS OF PAYMENT
    1. A down payment of 50% is required to confirm the reservation.
    2. For Check payments, please pay 3 business days before the event schedule.
    3. For the remaining balance, please pay by cash or credit card
    4. For credit card payments, we only accept VISA, MASTERCARD or BPI Express Credit.
    5. An additional 5% Service Charge from the cost of food within the Party Package will be added. (approx P16.00 per guest)

    GUIDELINES
    1. The Party Room is exclusive during the event schedule only. Additional charges may apply in excess of two and a half hours.
    2. The gaming arena for the laser tag game is non-exclusive within this package therefore other players may be included in the games.
    3. Additional food and drinks should only be purchased from LazerXtreme otherwise a corkage fee will be charged.

    FOR RESERVATIONS: Please call, 856-6467 or 09052221253

    FOR BIGGER AND EXCLUSIVE PARTIES: Please call, 09178529379 or 09178LAZERX

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