The Nerf Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX Tagger guns have been a very popular laser tag set for almost 10 years. Not only is this 2-pack very sophisticated and robust, the price for this set is also very reasonable.
What we like so much about laser tag in general is that, unlike video games, it’s a game that requires players to be active as well as social.
Laser tag as a game and the home laser tag market have grown in popularity enormously in the last years and a lot of different types of home laser tag guns and accessories like vests have entered the market to meet this high demand.
The Nerf Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX Taggers have really set a high standard and are still standing strong as popular laser tag guns.
Features of the Nerf Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX Set
Let’s have a closer look at why these home laser tag guns have been so popular for so long. What are some of the best features of the Phoenix LTX taggers?
The Phoenix LTX taggers are very well equipped with great features that actually add value, and are not just there for show.
Great Sound And Light Effects
The sound and light effects are very well orchestrated. Whenever you tag someone or you get tagged yourself, the guns make different noises, loud enough to understand what’s going on. The sound effects are not annoying at all, they are useful and add suspense to the game. The guns also vibrate when you get tagged.
Check out this video which gives you a bit of an idea how awesome the light and sound effects really are. It also gives you an idea of the size of these tagger guns. We believe they are the perfect size and weight. Not too small and not too light, just heavy and big enough so that they feel very comfortable in the hand.
Indoor / Outdoor Switch
Before playing, you need to choose the indoor or outdoor setting. The indoor/outdoor switch is pretty cool, as it determines for example how far your firing range can be.
When you run out of ammunition, you will need to release the power core with the power core release button. Once released, simply put it back into your tagger and you’re good to go and continue the battle.
The ammo indicator tells you when you are low on or out of ammunition. This is great because each time you need to release the power core, you are vulnerable. So the ammo indicator forces you to aim carefully and to not just randomly shoot everyone and everywhere. This is an awesome feature and makes the game feel much more realistic.
Before you can start a laser tag battle, you will need to decide on a strength score that is the same for all players involved. You can choose a 10 or 25 strength setting, using the strength switch on the gun.
The strength setting indicates how many times a player can be tagged before they are eliminated. The strength switch cannot be changed while playing a laser tag game.
Typically, if you play with only 2 laser taggers, strength 10 works well unless you want to go on for longer. With bigger teams it’s best to choose the 25 strength setting as you will have more chance to get tagged.
During play, the strength gauge tells you how many lives you have left before you’re being eliminated. In other words, if you’re almost done, be very careful!
The shield activation button allows you to protect yourself from being tagged for a certain amount of time. The drawback is that you can’t tag other people either.
Shield activation is a great feature because there are moments when you are extremely vulnerable, for example when surrounded by enemies. However, shield activation time is limited per game so you need to think twice before hitting the button and only use it when you really need it!
Also, each time you use shield activation, it will be active for at least 2 seconds, and 10 seconds at most.
With the Phoenix LTX tagger guns you can choose between team mode play or in solo mode play. Solo means that everyone plays for him or herself. In other words, there are no teams, just individuals battling it out to determine the winner.
Team mode play lets you play laser tag in 2 teams. You can’t accidentally tag your team mates and the team with the most hits wins.
Please note, solo mode can also be used with the video game module attachment. This awesome attachment (not included) allows you to play virtual laser tag games on TV. Read more about the video game module and other attachments further below.
Each Nerf Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX tagger requires 6 AA batteries, so 12 in total for both guns. You will need a screwdriver to actually install the batteries. The batteries are not included and will need to be purchased separately but they will generally last quite long in these guns.
Phoenix LTX Attachments And Accessories
There are some really awesome attachments that can make your Phoenix LTX tagger guns even more exciting. However, as far as we know, these attachments and accessories are not being manufactured anymore. Which is a pity, because they do bring home laser tag to a whole new level.
We’ll get into these attachments in a second, but how can you still get your hands on them? The best way to find one or more of these attachments is to go and have a look at second-hand markets (online or offline), or try eBay or Amazon.
Amazon has the LAZERTAG Multiplayer Battle System laser tag set available that includes the 2 Nerf Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX taggers + 3 attachments. The problem is that the price is far too high, so unless you don’t mind spending that amount of money, we would recommend to try and find one or more of these attachments elsewhere.
Let’s go through some of these awesome attachments:
Video Game Module
We briefly touched on the video game module above. You can connect this attachment to your TV (with AV input) and play the most awesome virtual laser tag battles on a big screen. This is a great way to improve your laser tagging skills so you can beat your friends in the next team battle.
The pinpoint sight attachment will increase your sniper skills! Use the pinpoint to better aim at your enemies and score more points.
The shot blast attachment allows you to tag multiple targets at once if they are close to each other. The shot blats shortens your range but your overall target hit count will definitely improve. Simply slide it onto the front of your Phoenix LTX tagger and you can start blasting!
Hopefully this article has got you excited about the awesome world of laser tag.
If the Nerf Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX Tagger 2-Pack isn’t for you, have a look at our other recommended laser tag guns and sets.