Laser Tag Set
The Call of Life laser tag set by Simply Addictive Games (now Dynasty Toys) is a very exciting laser tag set with a lot of useful features and great sound and light effects.
With different team settings, you can play in teams, or you can play individually in an all-out, free-for-all style laser tag battle. At a very affordable price, this set of either 2 or 4 guns is a great entry-level laser tag set for both kids and adults.
After many years of patience and anticipation, 2016 saw the birth of a new home laser tag system: Laser X.
It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen a brand new and decent home laser tag gun set introduced on the market.
Will the Laser X Laser Gaming System be able to compete with these established home laser tag guns?
Call of Life Laser Tag Features
What’s awesome about these laser tag guns is that they are very simple, yet reasonably sophisticated machines. The different features on the guns are all very functional without going over the top. The guns are also lightweight with comfortable handles that will fit hands of all sizes.
Let’s go through the main features of these very cool laser tag guns.
The guns can be turned on by pushing the power trigger switch up. This switch is located at the side of the gun, and admittedly, it feels a bit clumsy. A simple push button to turn on the machine would have probably made a bit more sense. Not a big deal by any means though.
Once the laser tag gun is switched on, the circle in the middle of the gun lights up and the gun will start making a bit of noise. Your laser tag gun is now active and you’re ready to decide on team and blaster settings before starting your next battle.
The team settings button is the smaller button that can be found on the left side of the gun above the trigger. Simply keep pressing the button until you find the desired team setting.
You can play in teams of multiple players (with different colors), or you can decide to play individually against each other. Once the right team setting is chosen, simply pull the trigger to start shooting and the battle can begin.
Please note that the Call of Life laser tag guns are interchangeable. This is great, because if you buy multiple sets (either 2 or 4), all guns will be able to work together nicely.
The other button on the side of the gun allows you to configure your blaster settings.
Each press of the button represents a different blaster setting:
> Submachine gun
> Missile launcher
Each of these blasters have their own ammunition levels and amounts of shots you can fire at once.
Also, the damage you can do to your opponent (stealing lives) is different for each setting. The heavier your gun style, the more damage you can do, but the less ammunition you have.
This is simply awesome, because it makes the game a bit more strategic. You can change the setting during play as many times as you like, as long as you reload after each change.
Each player has 9 lives at the start of each battle. Three indicator life lights at the top side of the gun tell you how you are tracking with your lives. Each light represents 3 lives and as soon as you’ve been hit 3 times, you will lose one of the lights.
The lights will start to flicker at different speeds, which tells you in what shape you’re in during battle.
Range and Other Features
These guns typically have a max range of 50-60 feet, depending on where you are and which blaster setting you choose. A reasonable range, more than enough for battles at home or in the park, but obviously not as good as with professional laser tag guns in arenas.
With the Call of Life guns there is no need to wear a target vest, like you would have to in a professional laser tag arena. The target sensor or infrared receiver is located at the front of the gun and is able to register hits really well. You will hear a sound each time you’re hit.
The ammunition indicator is located at the top of the gun and tells you when you need to reload. Reloading is easy, simply hit the button at the base of the gun with the palm of your hand, and you’re good to go.
Each time you change the blaster setting you will also need to reload.
Watch this entertaining video of a dad and his kids reviewing the Call of Life laser tag guns. It’s a long video but well worth it.
The Call of Life Laser Tag set by Simply Addictive Games (now sold by Dynasty Toys) is an excellent laser tag set for young and old. What we like most about these guns is that they offer more than enough sophisticated features, yet they are very easy and intuitive to use. Perfect for kids!
The guns are lightweight and the very comfortable handle will fit adult hands too. The design and the bright colors give these guns quite a professional look-and-feel, although from close-by they can feel a bit plastic-ish. But hey, these are toys after all.
The sensor can register hits really well and the sound and light effects are spot on. The different blaster styles and ammunition and damage levels add a bit of strategy to a laser tag battle, rather than just randomly shooting each other.
The Good Stuff:
- Easy to fire and reload
- Up to 4 teams
- Good accuracy at 50-60 feet
The Bad Stuff:
- Must power cycle to play another round
- Bright weapon lights could be a con if you're trying to play stealthy