If your kids love laser tag like mine do, you’ll want to check out the Laser X Evolution, which I was sent a review sample of for the purpose of this blog post to share my thoughts. All opinions are my own and are totally honest, and honestly – I need to buy another set so each of my boys will have one!
Laser X Evolution comes with 2 blasters, and it requires 3 AAA batteries each for it to work, not included. This is meant for kids ages 6 and up. All of my boys, aged 6, 8, 11, and 13 have been shooting at each other with these for the past several days and especially like playing when it’s dark. How convenient that it gets dark so early these days!
This works with other Laser X products, so if you have some from other lines or this one, they will work so that you can play laser tag together. For the game, you’ll need at least 2 players, but unlimited folks can play, split into up to 3 teams! Teams are red, blue, and red blue.
You can see how this all works with the photo below. The instructions were easy for my boys to read, follow, and understand. They even grabbed a screwdriver and batteries and put those in for themselves.
How to play is explained in the package, including how to reload the blaster and how to score hits.
Tip: When you are putting the batteries in, you can take off the whole piece covering them. At first, we didn’t realize you could and they were having trouble putting one of them in. Once they saw that it could be completely removed, everything was so easy.
Remind your kids to turn the blasters to the off position when they aren’t in use to save the battery life.
Blaster color changing is so easy, and there are several colors to choose from! I’m partial to green, myself, and it looked amazing in the dark. This made the whole experience more fun for my kids and more personalized during game play.
As you can see from the photo below, they won’t want to cover up the front part of the blaster during play, because that is where the receiver and hit indicator are located.
You can bounce your shots off of walls and mirrors to hit your opponents, which makes this even more exciting to play ALL through the house. I have been hearing my kids opening and shutting doors and running up and down the halls upstairs, and it’s because they have been using some tactical skills to hide from or find their opponent. My 8 year old is surprisingly good at this and is also the master of sneak attacks.
When you hear and see this toy in action, you’ll love the whole experience! It’s exciting and a great boredom buster.
I’m serious about needing to buy more! This would be amazing for a stay at home birthday party with friends or family. It’s excellent for an active game on a rainy day or while otherwise just staying home.
I love that all of my boys enjoyed playing. It’s easy to learn how it all works, and all ages can play together.
It has a long range, so you could definitely play it outdoors or in a huge indoor venue with no problem.
A more fun mom or dad than I am might even put together a cool set up for a game, but that’s definitely not me. Maybe my boys will sometime, kind of like when they set up elaborate forts. This is a great way to use strategy, creativity, get some robust physical activity into their day.
My 13 year old said the trigger and grip isn’t the most comfortable for his hands as they are a bit larger, but it hasn’t messed up his play and he has just worked around it a bit. My other boys said it feels good in their hands, so that likely wouldn’t be a problem for younger kids.
As I said, we don’t have any other Laser X products, but now I am looking into getting more as Christmas gifts. These would be a good present to gift a hard-to-buy-for tween without having to resort to just getting them cash or a stinking video game.
It comes in an impressive-sized box, so it’ll look great wrapped and waiting for them to open. Set up is simple.
The retail cost for Laser X Evolution is $29.97 and it is available exclusively from Walmart.
With many people staying at home right now, I think this is an amazing alternative to going out to play laser tag at an arcade or entertainment center. You can still play hard at home, and save yourself a TON of money.
Two thumbs up from my family for the Laser X Evolution.