Laser Tag with Bug Target
One of the most popular and successful laser tag sets currently on the market is the Call of Life laser tag set. They come in sets of two and four feature-packed laser tag guns that can all work nicely together.
This particular laser tag gun with the nano bug target is essentially a single Call of Life laser tag gun, sold with a fun target to aim at.
Is this Call of Life spin-off worth your money?
Call of Life Laser Tag Gun with Nano Bug Target
Packaged in a fancy black case, this set consist of three components: the actual laser tag gun, the nano bug target and a USB powered recharger for the target.
Let’s have a closer look at the main features of this set and explore how it all works.
The Nano Bug
The target nano bug is a really cool looking 6-legged robot that resembles a beetle type creature. It has a little hole on top, which is where you need to plug in the USB cable in order to charge it.
Not sure why the hole is placed on top instead of at the bottom, but let's not get too picky. It only needs around ten minutes to be fully charged, so that's another positive.
There's also a tiny little black button at the back of the nano bug that you need to press to activate it. Be warned, once you press that button, the legs of the bug go mental. Then simply place it on the floor and start shooting at it with the laser tag gun. The same button can be used to deactivate it.
The robot behaves just like a real bug. It crawls around with seemingly very little purpose, and once you shoot it, it flips over. After a second or so it is able to flip itself back up. That's awesome, because it means you don't need to constantly flip it back up yourself. So you can just keep chasing and shooting it.
The Laser Tag Gun
As mentioned, the gun as part of this set is the same as the ones you get in the Call of Life laser tag sets. That also means it has the exact same features, such as different team settings (team play and single play), life lights and a target sensor on the actual gun.
Since this is a solo play set, most of these features are basically irrelevant unless you have multiple sets. One feature that still matters though is the blaster setting which allows you to use the gun in different modes: pistol, shotgun, submachine gun or missile launcher.
The advertised firing range is 120 feet, but that doesn't appear to be very realistic. If you can shoot at half that distance, you're very lucky.
Please note that this gun doesn't actually emit real laser beams, instead it's just non-visible infrared light similar to what a TV remote does. In other words, it's perfectly safe to use without eye protection.
What's great is that the laser tag gun in this set works perfectly with the other Call of Life laser tag guns that you can purchase as a set of 2 or 4 guns. In other words, they are interchangeable.
So if you already have a set of two call of life laser tag guns at home, then you can easily use this gun in the nano bug set as a third gun in a battle of three.
We really do like the nano bug target laser tag set, for two main reasons. The first reason is that it allows you to practice your aiming skills by yourself (secret training!). The other reason is that you don't have to always rely on your friends to play a game of laser tag.
The interchangeability is great, but is as expected. It would have been a big disappointment if multiple guns couldn't be used together in a battle. Last but not least, you would typically expect toys like this to feel and look somewhat cheap. This set though actually does feel quite robust and the detailing is good too.
So is this set worth your money? Yes absolutely, it's a fun toy that is most suitable as an addition to another Call-of-Life laser tag set.
The Good Stuff:
- Guns are well made, feel sturdy
- Multiple gun choices
- Can add additional guns/players
The Bad Stuff:
- App crashing (may be fixed with app updates over time)
- Some hit detection issues