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Lazer Tag is a game based on the sports brand of the same name. The real activity involves walking around with guns and trying to "shoot" the other players - the only significant difference to paintball is that it uses infrared guns to register hits instead of physical projectiles. This game transplants this non-violent principle into a science-fiction scenario. The player takes the role of a cadet at the Lazer Tag Academy who tries to work his way up by solving laser tag challenges.

Every level is played against a time limit and has the goal to score as many points as possible. However, there are two different modes: rabbitoid and target. Rabbitoid is a classical deathmatch competition (well, except that there is no death) in which the competitors move around the playing field and try to find a balance between covering from enemy shots and scoring hits. In target mode, the AI takes over the moving part and the player's role is restricted to aiming.


Lazer Tag Amstrad CPC Loading screen
Lazer Tag Amstrad CPC Starting the Target game as a Neophyte.
Lazer Tag Commodore 64 Title screen and main menu
Lazer Tag Commodore 64 Game over

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Crash! ZX Spectrum Jun, 1988 59 out of 100 59
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Jul, 1988 54 out of 100 54
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1988 53 out of 100 53
Commodore User Commodore 64 Jun, 1988 4 out of 10 40
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jul, 1988 32 out of 100 32
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Jul, 1988 2.8 out of 12 23
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jul, 1988 2.8 out of 12 23
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jul, 1988 22 out of 100 22
Power Play Commodore 64 Jul, 1988 2 out of 10 20
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jun, 1988 1 out of 10 10


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