Last weekend’s trip to Indiana began with a
mid-morning arrival in Indianapolis on Friday. Although many laser tag sites
don’t open until later in the day, I was really pleased to know that
Incrediplex was not only open early, but that the facility manager Kyle was
willing to make sure I could get in a game and give me a tour right away so
that I could make the most of my entire visit to Indianapolis. So this was my
first stop on a whirlwind 48 hour adventure!
Let me tell you, this place really lives up to
its name! While laser tag is only a small piece of their business, this 200,000
square foot facility is really impressive! This was evident even before I got
into the building when I saw the list of all the attractions that are offered
…and when I saw the map. Yep, when a place
needs a map you know you are entering something enormous!
With four basketball courts, five full size
turf fields, a fitness center and even more attractions on the way (keep an eye
out for a spots simulator coming soon) this is a place that offers lots of
options for athletics and fun. At this hour of the day there were a few guys
playing on the basketball courts when I arrived, however there would probably not
be too many kids around until later in the day. However, when they arrive they
have a full assortment of arcade games, a four story playground and bounce
Kyle showed me the Eurobungy attraction which
looks like a blast!
There’s also a café and bar to enjoy, so this
facility is accommodating to entertainment for all ages.
As always, my main interest is the laser tag
arena where they have up to 20 Helios vests available for use in the 1800
square foot arena. It’s a smaller space, basically all built within a narrow
rectangular space, but it had a few really unique characteristics.
First, they are using a Lazer Runner arena
set-up even though the vests are Zone. This aesthetic is familiar looking, however
it also adds a little bit of a twist.
I’ve played with Zone equipment in Tron arenas
several times now, but I believe this may be the first time I’ve had the
experience using it in a Runner arena and what makes this a little different is
the way the lights on the vest appear throughout the game. Check this out…
While Lazer Runner vests use fiber optics and
the strips on the vest only glow with their color, the bright LEDs on a Zone
pack reflect vibrantly against the reflective surfaces in this arena. That
means you can see the lights in the dark, but you can’t necessarily tell which
direction they are reflecting from. This made things interesting!
Also, the cut outs in the arena walls play a little
differently with these packs also.
So the juxtaposition of the two system elements
made this a more interesting experience.
I want to thank Kyle for taking the time to
get in a game with me and show me around this amazing facility. Incrediplex is
an incredible complex and I had a great time starting my visit to Indianapolis