If you've never played Laser Tag before you may well have a few questions before attending. Below is a list of those we are asked more regularly than others, should you have a specific query not covered on this page don't hesitate to contact us.
Does it hurt?
No, unlike paintball there are no actual projectiles fired from our weapons. The 'lasers' fired are actually Infrared beams similar to those used in TV remotes.
Is it too violent for young Children?
We put the emphasis on team work and strategy in our games, as such they become more of a sport than simulated violence. For younger kids we try to steer clear of words such as 'kill' and 'death', replacing them with 'elminate' etc
Is there an age restriction?
Yes, due to the size and weight of our guns we find children under the age of 10 have difficulty carrying the weapons which ruins their enjoyment of the game.
What should I wear?
Laser Tag is an active game so wear decent footwear (no open toe sandals/high heels etc). As the sports center is all indoors you dont need to protect yourself from the elements but the large interior means it can get a little chilly in winter. You soon warm up when the games start, meaning you may also get a little sweaty.
Are there health risks/restrictions?
As with any active sport those with heart conditions are warned against taking part. Unlike many Laser outfits we do not use strobe lighting so those with epilepsy can play. Players are reminded that they take part at their own risk however your induction will include our safety talk as to avoid minor accidents.
What will a typical session consist of?
All sessions start with a quick briefing and usually a warm up team deathmatch style game. Then depending on the type of session you have booked you will play a number of scenario games usually lasting 10 minutes each.
How many people can play?
Currently we only have 10 guns running at any one time so the games operate as 5 players per team. Should your group consist of more than 10 people we can rotate the players so that everyone gets a go.
Are there different game types?
We have a multitude of scenarios on offer and are always coming up with new and interesting reasons to get you shooting each other. Our marshalls can normally accomodate any requests you may have should you have a favourite. Check the scenarios page for a few examples.
How heavy is the gun?
Our guns are designed to be as realistic as possible, as a result they are quite heavy. You will have the oportunity to put them down between games and our induction will include tips on how to hold the weapon for maximum comfort.
Can I bring my own gun?
Should you be lucky enough to own your own gun, chances are its not compatible with our technology. If you are an organised Laser Tag team/club and wish to use our facilities we are more than happy to discuss options.
What facilities does the sports center have?
Northcote Indoor Sports Centre has full toilet facilities, a tuckshop, bar and seating area.