2-Player Starter Pack: The starter pack includes 2 T-Blasters, 2 Sensor vests, 2 T-Bases, 2 ammo boxes, the UbiConnectTM and the software.
Plug and Play: Plug the UbiConnectTM directly into your PC. The PC will give you instructions & challenges, and act as your personal Game Master, tracking your scores and statistics. Follow pre-defined rules or invent new ones.
Your PC is the game master: Uncompromising, the Game Master will be there to give you directions, challenge you and tally your results. You can`t fool the Game Master, it knows when you've been hit, or scored a hit!
Up to 8 players in a Multitude of Activities: Play alone or with up to 8 players in a wide variety of adrenaline-filed activities and team matches, such as Team Frag, Free for All, Last Man Standing, Biathlon, Old Fashion Duel and more.
Real Worlds, Real Objects: Take your T-Blaster and strap on the sensor vest. Reload your gun with ammo packs, increase your life points thanks to med-kits and go to your T-Base to respawn
Battle TagTM transforms your world into a real-life videogame: your living room and your backyard become your playground with a 300m range. Play alone or with your friends in teams. Using unique real world accessories, you will be able to recharge ammunitions and increase your life points. Discover all the fun of an immersive laser tag adventure! The world is your playground!
This game is not mac compatible. For PC only.
All I can say is WOW did I get lucky stumbling across these for an amazingly low clearance price ($38 each for starter packs) at a Toys R Us near me. I gobbled up all their remaining supply so we could have eight players total. It was a bit of an impulse buy, but I knew for the price worst case scenario I could resell on ebay and at least break even. I did my research after the purchase and became a bit worried. As others have stated, Ubisoft doesn't make or support these any more. In fact, it was never mass marketed or released. Apparently it was released only in Texas Toys R Us Stores and through direct sale form their web page. A bad marketing campaign, and lack of any real marketing on the test release, along with a bit too high of a price at ($199.99) initial MSRP for a two player starter kit caused this toy to flop for Ubisoft. It shouldn't have...
I've played various laser tag games at entertainment venues around town, I'm not an avid player, but perhaps once a month we get into a game. Its really fun in an arena, everything keeps score and its hard for players to cheat when the games are setup right. The worst games are when little kids just follow behind you while you go to reload shooting you the entire time. The last laser tag system for home that I bought and tried as the Hasbro laser tag system which is still for sale on Amazon. The guns were cooler than the Battle Tag ones with the recoil action etc, but aside from letting you assign players to one of two teams, it was hard to setup games that were near as fun as playing at 'real' laser tag arena. Players would just run around constantly shooting another player, there was no real incentive to duck and cover, etc.Read more ›
My family has purchased "cheap" laser tag games in the past that work so-so. Hits aren't registered, things break, the game ends up in the Goodwill donation pile. But I doubt that will ever be the case for this Battle Tag game from Ubisoft.
Why? Because of the build quality of the guns and vests. Because of the slick software and hardware that make this the most immersive home laser tag product ever "released" (technically, Ubisoft scrapped this and did not take it to the stores nationally). The game is thoroughly engaging and it is a welcome change to be able to play ANYWHERE without paying per game, which surely adds up.
Just had a 2v2 tournament this afternoon for 2+ hours in our basement and everyone left wanting to purchase their own kits for their families. Seems like a hefty price ($199 MSRP, going price between $80 and $100 on eBay) but it is well worth it. Get a good workout from the game too!
If you do take a chance on this like me, you won't be disappointed. You can buy multiple "starter" kits like this one and link them. There is also a good support and development group growing to add functionality to this system that Ubisoft no longer officially supports ([...])
Would recommend this product without hesitation :-)
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I just got a couple sets of these on one of those deal a day sites and was not disappointed. Like another reviewer posted, it takes about 20 minutes to install and set up, but once that's over it's just loads of fun.
There's lots of different game modes to choose from, like free for all, teams, wild west showdown, etc. I only wish there were more available for download. Are you hearing this, Ubisoft?
What I like best about it is you can customize the game you play and decide whether you want to limit ammunition, set the amount of "hit points" or health each player has, force a "respawn" time out period when a player is "fragged", etc. I also like that, if you decide to limit ammo, you can decide to force players to alternate which ammo packs they can reload from. That way, you can limit situations where players try to sit and defend the whole game.
The gear you get seems pretty durable. The gun has a good weight to it and doesn't feel cheap at all. The vest is lightweight and sits high on the chest, so even if you were to dive and hit the ground or even roll, there's little chance that you might damage the light sensors on it. It doesn't get hot and doesn't get in the way.
The guns are pretty accurate as well. As with any type of laser tag, hits are scored when light from the gun hits a sensor on the vest so from time to time you end up shooting the person and not getting a hit, but by and large this doesn't happen. I'd even say it happens less than when I used to go to actual laser tag arenas.
All in all I would definitely recommend this to anyone with a small group of people and some time to kill. Too bad I'm not in college anymore, because it would have been amazing in a dorm hall.Read more ›
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I purchased these and have been using them for about a month. The game itself is great-- one thing to note is if installing on an older/minimum spec computer, you may need to edit some of the files that are installed because the intro video can cause problems on some systems. I am by no means a "coder," but I was able to seek out instructions for how to get around the issue elsewhere on the web.
The games modes are really fun-- if you choose to buy multiple sets to get up to the (current and possibly exclusive) 16 player limit (requires modest changning of code-- very easy to do!) you may end up with lots of extra ammo packs-- this can actually come in handy in larger play areas, as the extra packs of similar appearance all function identically to each other, so you can use all of them, if you wish.
One of the best things about this system is that it makes it very hard to cheat-- the computer keeps score, and does so impartially. This minimizess arguments over "I got you 3 times!". "No you didn't" sort of thing. That makes this much more like going to an arena (except that arenas almost universally have a "no running" rule, and with these you can run all you want!) to play.
There are ways to add extra "players" using additional equipment from other manufacturers (for example, you can have unarmed "medics" or "supply players" who can wear sensor vests from other, older laser tag systems) while they can't shoot, and their lives don't count for the final tally, they can still get "out" if they wear older vests, as the Battle Tag blasters can land hits on many older "laser challenge" sensors.
The various game modes are really fun, and this provides lots of replay value. The product appears to no longer be supported by its manufacturer FYI, so just be aware of this before buying. It's enough fun that I wouldn't let the lack of support dissuade you, though.