UBISOFT Battle Tag: 2 Player Laser Tag Pack

UBISOFT Battle Tag: 2 Player Laser Tag Pack

  • 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.

List Price: $ 299.00

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  1. 26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Best Home (and maybe Arena based) Laser Tag Experience Ever!, April 13, 2012
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    This review is from: UBISOFT Battle Tag: 2 Player Laser Tag Pack (Video Game)

    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. Even when we tried to use extra guns as ‘target base’ to destroy it didn’t work out because a player could just run up and shoot it a bunch, reload and shoot more. The honor system could have worked, but playing with kids with no attention span telling them after they get hit they have to run back to their base to reload or something like that just doesn’t work. There are a lot of other problems why home laser tag has never been near as much fun as playing at a real arena, but you get the idea.

    Battle Tag fixes the problems that other home laser tag systems have, and then some. A computer keeps track of all the players hits, who shoots who, and there are several different games you can setup. With RFID sensor packs you place throughout the play area different goals can be setup; for instance once a player looses all their ammo they have to run to an ammo pak (reload station if you will), place it to the gun, press a button, and the gun reloads (the gun has a led like display that tells you how many shots left, clips left, and how much health left). An option even lets you turn on ‘Swap mode’, meaning the player can not use the same reload station twice in a row forcing them to have to run to a different ammo pack to reload. This prevents players from camping out near an ammo station (or base, med pak) and quickly reloading over and over again. An expansion pack which you can purchase separately (if you can find one, they are hard to find and sell for over $80 on ebay recently) adds base stations and med paks. The med paks reload health, similar to the ammo paks. A base station can be set to allow you to ‘respawn’ if you have lost all your health. Once you respawn you can set a timer from 5 to 10 seconds before you are able to be shot, this gives you time to run and hide in cover before the enemy can shoot you. Oh, and I did say RUN. Most real laser tag arenas do not let you run. This system provides great exercise in that respect. The computer, preferably a laptop if you are outside, communicates with all the guns and the guns provide verbal cues, (yes, the guns talk just like the real ones with phrases like “you need to find a ammo pak”) when that option is turned on. At the end of the game the guns notify the players the game is over. The computer also provides music and sound effects similar to what would be on in a real laser tag arena. If you are indoors connect the computer to a stereo and crank up the sound!

    As some other reviewer has stated, computers that are older or netbooks (what I have mine running on) with low screen resolution will crash when you first try to load the software. By changing a few lines in a text file you can fix this problem, there are fixes available online. The low resolution on my netbook (1280×600) also makes it hard to read the text on the game screens due to the scaling. Other than that I had not problem getting things working right out of the box my program automatically updated from Ubisoft’s website and the guns updated their firmware and synced first try.

    There are hints here and there that hobbyist are working on modifying the program to make their own future game modes, and there are others asking Ubisoft to open source the code since they dropped…

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  2. 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Slick Hardware and Software Make for an Exceptional Gaming Experience, May 22, 2012
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    audiophileaj “AJ” (Atlanta, GA) –

    This review is from: UBISOFT Battle Tag: 2 Player Laser Tag Pack (Video Game)
    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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  3. 7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Tons of fun, March 25, 2012
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    Alan

    This review is from: UBISOFT Battle Tag: 2 Player Laser Tag Pack (Video Game)
    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.

    Edit: If you end up constantly getting a freeze problem immediately when you start the game software, try renaming the file at C:Program FilesUbisoftBattleTagDataVideoubisoft.bik to something else like ubisoft-RENAMED.bik. Apparently the intro video is high def or something and some systems have trouble playing it, so if you rename it then the computer won’t know where it is and won’t play it (and crash) on startup.

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