The DarkLight Version 5 BodySuit is specially
designed to be lightweight and comfortable for everybody. At only
4lbs (1.8kg) it is suitable for both kids and adults and has adjustable
waist straps to ensure it fits everyone properly. This is not
just a toy - it is ground breaking technology neatly compacted
into a low profile, flexible, soft suit in which you can play
games that , up until now, technology would not allow.
Each Bodysuit has 6 illuminated,
vibrating sensors called BLOBs, so called because they produce a
large, rich, clearly visible light glow rather than a small pin
hole of light. Each BLOB can be illuminated either red, green, blue
or yellow for different teams so any Pack can be on any team and
can change teams within advanced games. In Solo games (everyone
vs. everyone) all players' lights are red.
The BLOBs are on the front and back
shoulders and front and back waist which makes it possible for you
to be tagged from almost any angle including from below and above
in multi-level arenas. When you get taggged the BLOB that is hit
strobes white showing other players where you were tagged and vibrates
letting you feel where you were tagged whilst all the other BLOBs
flash the team colour.
A high quality speaker, so loud you can feel it, provides CD quality,
dynamic, digitally sampled sound effects that coincide with every
action, such as buying power-ups, getting tagged, etc. These sounds
are reinforced with messages on the Phaser Liquid Crystal Display,
which is updated continuously via radio link throughout the game.
The Phaser is lightweight (2 1/2lbs) and two-handed
for comfort, accuracy and safety. It has dual triggers for safety
- you must keep both hands on the Phaser at all times.
The Phaser is remarkably accurate enabling you
to pick off different BLOB sensors on other player's Bodysuits
with ease. With the new DarkLight V5 variable range feature, the
Phaser can have different ranges for different powers so you can
choose your favourite style of play, being able to get into the
action and "dogfight", or retreat to a distance for
sneaky assassin-style games.
On the front there is another BLOB, which also
flashes white and vibrates when tagged, so you can be tagged even
if 'sniping' from behind cover. The BLOB can also shoot out in
all directions so the Phaser can be used in many different ways
depending on your power.
The Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
This high-quality, graphic LCD (Liquid
Crystal Display) is located, in permanent view, on the rear of your Phaser.
It is continuously updated every second during the game explaining what
is happening to you in full text as every action and event occurs.
You can see at a glance exactly what is
going on in the game, giving you total intuitive control of the game.
At all times the basic game information is shown:
- - The number of tags you can take before
losing a life
- The ammo you have left
- The arena "currency". 1 credit is awarded for each
opponent you tag. Credits should be accumulated to get Power-ups
from the GEMs
- If a player loses all of their lives, it is GAME OVER
- Your score
-Your position in the game at any given moment
The central lines display text information to assist you during the game.
If you want to know what is happening, check the LCD to see. Here you
can read whom you just tagged, who just tagged you etc. Every time your
pack makes a sound, your LCD will explain what it means.
Examples of messages that can appear are:
When you score a tag on
an opponent, you can see who you tagged (it shows whatever name that
player logged in as)
When you have been tagged, you can see
who got you (good for hunting them down for revenge!)
Shows which Power-Up you have received
and for how long
When a Lightning GEM in an Adventure
Game has tagged you