How do you feel about bowling? If you're not a big fan of that, then how about a round of laser tag instead? Kingpin Bowling Norwood offers both activities under the same roof, with bowling lanes on either side of where the laser skirmish arena is. I went with a large group of people, so we got a package deal that included one round of laser skirmish, one game of bowling, food and a whole hour of unlimited arcade games and pool table usage.
The packages offered here also includes a host, who will bring you around during your event. Our host was very helpful, and she even joined in during our laser skirmish and played arcade games with us.
The first thing we did was a round of laser tag. The rounds last for twelve minutes, and a session usually costs $12. We were led into a briefing room, where we could stash our bags into lockers and choose our guns. Then we were told the rules of the game.
Choose your team colours, and get the most points!
You have the option of playing teams or solo - if you're playing teams, you can choose team colours that make it easier to identify your opponents. The main objective is to shoot targets on the your opponents' vests, to get the most points. Unlike paintball, laser tag is not at all painful and way less messy. After the game is over, you can check your scores on the screen outside the arena.
The actual arena is full of sneaky places to hide behind and ramps that lead to a raised platform which gives you an excellent view of any opponents wandering around below. It's twelve minutes of great fun, and by the end of it, we were all sweating.
What followed was a game of bowling. We got two lanes all to ourselves, and I have to say that the seats are the most comfortable I've ever had at a bowling alley. Kingpin Bowling only just opened on the 18th of October, and all their equipment is shiny and brand new.
During the game, our host brought out the food platters. You can choose from a variety of options, and they do their best to cater to all dietary requirements. We got a vegetarian platter, a seafood platter and what I believe is the Aussie Party platter, which included sausage rolls and potato wedges. Everything was delicious.
The rest of the night was spent using up our one hour of unlimited arcade games. All the games were free to us during that time, except for the ones where you win gifts. There's even a bar at the facility where you can order more food or drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic).
I have to say that this was the best fun I've had in a long time; it was just that good. All of us in the group had a great time, and some of us even went back and paid for a second round of laser skirmish. It's a great place to go with friends, or to take kids to for birthday parties and outings. Check out the prices and packages available to make the most of your visit.