Nerf Laser Tag Phoenix LTX Guns Review

Nerf Laser Tag Phoenix LTX Guns Review

 

Nerf Laser Tag Phoenix LTX Guns-Product Overview

The Phoenix LTX guns from Nerf/Hasbro has settings for Team 1, Team 2, and solo play (every man for himself). After reading on Amazon apparently you can even form a 3rd team by setting the switch between 1&2. All players wishing to be on the same team just adjust their guns to the same settings and you’re ready to play. The next setting is to say whether you’re playing indoor or outdoor. The last setting is the Game Over Rate either set to 10 or 25. This is how many hits determines when you’re out of the game. Make sure all players have the same setting.

To begin play, the trigger is pressed which gives you a 10 second countdown before play begins. Opposite the trigger is a Shield button which can be pressed if at any time you need a 5 second safety moment, possibly while running to a new zone. During that 5 seconds, you cannot shoot or be shot. After so many shots, you’ll have to reload your clip. A spring loaded button releases the clip which you then just pop back in to resume shooting.

Nerf Laser Tag Phoenix LTX Guns are great for all ages

The beauty of these guns is the wide range of people that can enjoy them. Easy enough for young kids and fun enough for teens and adults, the whole group will be running around the backyard or house shooting each other. Barriers can be set up outdoors for things to hide behind or if you’re lucky enough to have a wooded area, the trees can be your natural barriers. We have also used trash cans, large plywood boards, and wood pallets for outside barriers. Inside, you have all the furniture in the house for barriers! These are great for birthday parties or even family get togethers.

(Literal Laser Lines are not seen through the air with these laser guns 🙂 but you definitely can tell when you’ve been shot!)

Nerf Laser Tag Phoenix LTX Guns are cost effective

Averaging $30 a piece, plus 6 AA batteries, this is not a bad investment especially considering that these are reusable. Use them for a birthday party, then later use them for the backyard BBQ, then even later for a youth activity or school carnival. Pretty soon, the initial investment spread over several activities, seems very cheap.

Nerf Laser Tag Phoenix LTX Guns are durable

You won’t find any cheap parts on these guns. Just Durable plastic. These guns should last a good while. The only thing you’ll have to replace is batteries. They are designed quite well. Even if dropped, the chance of breakage is small. Over time you may eventually have a sensor go bad (I’ve had 2 guns go bad but they were 8 years old). I started with 4, and 2 are still going strong 8 years later. I just bought 4 more so now I have a total of 6 working guns and just used for my daughter’s 12th birthday party!

Nerf Laser Tag Phoenix LTX Guns are Fun

Who doesn’t love the challenge of being the last team or man standing? And restarting the game is as simple as everyone repowering up again. Running around with friends or family shooting each other is great fun and who knows maybe you can get Grandma to play too! This is the ultimate icebreaker if you need one. No need to sit around talking about work or the kids or religion or politics, just grab a laser tag gun and have some fun!

Nerf Laser Tag Phoenix LTX guns

Nerf Laser Tag Phoenix LTX guns
10

Aesthetics

10.0 /10

Durability

10.0 /10

Assembly

10.0 /10

Pros

  • Ease of Use
  • Fun Factor

Cons

  • Must have AA Batteries

10 Comments

  1. Daniella said:

    Hi Jen,

    Awesome review!

    My son is turning 13 years soon, and I am making a surprise party for his birthday. I didn’t know what to do to entertain his friend until I read this article. You’ve have mentioned that we can use the gun for a family party and that what’s I am going to do:) The Nerf Laser gun seems to be very easy to use and fun and also safe since it is laser and not balls.
    I have bookmarked your website so I can show it to some of my friends too:)

    Thank you for this excellent post!

    November 29, 2017
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    • Jen said:

      Good Luck on your party and I’m sure everyone will have a great time!

      December 4, 2017
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  2. Andrew Bromley said:

    These laser guns look like a lot of fun to use. I like the safety element of them due to the fact it is using a harmless laser lights and there are no physical projectiles being used.Young children can also use them with safety in mind, they will be kept entertained for hours. These will be an ideal Christmas present with the whole family participating. I can foresee them being very popular in the near future.

    November 23, 2017
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    • Jen said:

      And it’s easier clean-up. You don’t have to constantly pick up darts!

      November 24, 2017
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  3. Laura said:

    How fun! I love laser tag and the idea of running around the backyard, playing laser tag with my husband and boys sounds like a blast. I had no idea it would be so affordable though. I imagined these would cost much more. It looks like I’ve got Christmas all planned out! 😀 Thanks for sharing!

    November 20, 2017
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  4. Mia said:

    The Nerf Laser Tag Phoenix LTX Guns sound really like a lot of fun (I would like to try them even by myself 🙂 ). Just one thing, how do you know if someone got hit? Is there a signal or lights? I imagine it a bit like lasertag… However, there you would have a vest with points that recognize if you got hit. How is it working in this case?

    November 19, 2017
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    • Jen said:

      Everyone has a light on top of their gun. When you are hit, it lights up as well as makes a sound. You don’t know exactly who hit you- just that you are hit. After the 10 or 25 hits, depending on which setting you’re on, it will same game over.

      November 19, 2017
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  5. Zoly said:

    Wow, this is a great toy. I am so glad I find your review. I was looking for such a toy to play with my kids, where you can shoot to each other without being hit by flying projectiles. And it’s more better that are made from durable materials. Kids often brake toys.
    I just find the perfect Christmas gifts for my kids.

    Thanks!

    November 19, 2017
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  6. Neil said:

    Jen,
    Growing up in the 80’s, I have a soft spot for laser tag toys. I LOVED playing it back then and would love to play it with my kids (just not at the expensive arenas nearby). I love the magazine auto eject feature. It makes me think of the M1 Garrand (though that’s a clip not a magazine). I was wondering about the range for the devices to register a hit. Is that something I’ll find on the packaging?

    November 19, 2017
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    • Jen said:

      It does not give an official range on the packaging. The neighborhood kids played in our fairly large backyard and they seemed to work. With several people playing it’s hard to tell exactly who shot who. Sometimes it did seem like you had to run up on people and other times not. Great question. Wish I had a better answer. I think the setting of indoor/outdoor and the available light affects this though. We played at night in the outdoor setting.

      November 19, 2017
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