We've seen plenty of hi-tech hand cannons in our time. In fact here at Firebox we know our sci-fi
weaponry better than the Terminator and Mr Worf combined. Fair do, ours is only pretend, but we
recognise an adrenaline-pumping shooting game when we see one. And Shocking Guns is most
As its name suggests, this thrilling game of laser tag is truly shocking - and we don't mean it
pulls its pants down and hurls abuse the minute you open the box (although that would be quite
amusing). You see, unlike regular namby-pamby laser tag sets, this state-of-the-art shoot 'em up
is truly electrifying. That's because a direct hit to your opponent's chest plate delivers a
nasty (but harmless) electric shock via the butt of your opponent's über-futuristic pistol.
Forget wimpy flashes and beeps; if you get hit with a blast from a shocking gun you'll definitely
know all about it, and so will your opponent because every time you're hit, one of six LEDs on
your chest plate is extinguished. Lose all your lights and it's game over!
Okay, so you'll probably look more Power Ranger than Starship Trooper wearing the LED-laden chest
plate, but that's a small price to pay for the sheer pant-wetting excitement you'll experience
whilst battling it out brandishing a potentially shocking, super accurate, long range (5m)
weapon. Indeed, each gorgeously rugged gun is supplied with a wrist strap to prevent you from
dropping it when shocked. And that's extremely likely if you set your guns on the 'I'm hard, I
am!' maximum shock setting, a mode which extinguishes two LEDs instead of one.
You might imagine the key to victory lies in bombarding your opponent with a full-on assault, but
Han Solo-style salvos will only end in mizzzzery because you need to 'reload' after every five
shots - and that takes a full five seconds. For this reason you'll need oodles of cunning and
stealth to outbuzz the enemy. In fact, you'll need every shred of nerve available, because
Shocking Guns add an electrifying new dimension to laser tag. So go ahead punks, get ordering and
make our d-aaarggh!