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“Good value”

Darkstar Ultimate Laser Arena
Ranked #1 of 8 Fun & Games in St Helens
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Owner description: Darkstar is the ultimate laser tag experience and the most exciting laser tag arena in the UK! Compete against up to 40 other players in an intense, all-out, action-packed game of ultimate laser tag using the world's most advanced equipment. Navigate your way around one of the laser tag arena's in Europe and see if you can come out on top... Did we mention that are a fully licensed Bar & Pizzeria? Delicious homemade, hand thrown stonebaked pizza! Award Winning Attraction - Darkstar Laser winners of Merseyside Small Visitor Attraction of the Year!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

We found this excellent value and our boys enjoyed a few hours here. We had a couple of coffees (not bad quality for this kind of venue) We were surprised it wasn't busier as it was Easter Monday.

Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

Can't beat a couple of games here. Whether it's a team elimination or everyone for themselves, this really gets the blood pumping. The concept of power-ups is a nice extra and the fact that they can accommodate a decent number of people per game makes it a decent challenge. Having to watch the instructional video every time is a bit irritating but it's a necessary evil :P. My first experience of laser tag but by no means my last.

Thank gareth_141
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Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

Took my son and friends for party yesterday. Explained to party planner that he has Aspergers she couldn't do enough for us all, understood completely and made me and him feel very comfortable. All staff were fantastic couldn't rate this place highly enough. Food excellent and my son and his friends enjoyed. Will certainly be back well done darkstar!

Thank maxwakey
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Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

We went here as a group of friends last Thursday, and it was quite enjoyable. However, the quality of this place seems to have gone down quite a bit.

When we came this time, the drinks seemed to have gone up, and there was one male member of staff who was our marshal, and he had a real attitude problem. Some of our friends in the group suffer from Autism, and this staff member really didn't understand. When he wasn't shouting at the top of his voice, he was staring us out while talking in a really sarcastic voice.

Someone needs to have a word with him, as it's not fair to people who have paid money to have to come in and listen to him shout and act in a generally self-righteous way.

All in all, it was quite enjoyable this time around, but I much preferred how everything went last time. Would recommend for small groups and for children. Just not for groups of friends, like us.

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DSdude, Manager at Darkstar Ultimate Laser Arena, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review Darkstar. We are sorry you did not enjoy your visit to Darkstar on this occasion, as much as your previous visits. The staff were briefed about your groups requirements, as they were on your previous visits. We are sorry if you were unhappy with the attitude of one of the staff, we will certainly look into this matter. But safety is a priority, and sometime with the noise of the arena and occasionally over excited guests, our marshals do have to be firm when enforcing the rules of play.
I would also like this opportunity to inform you that our prices have not increased, all of our prices on games, food and drinks have remained the same for the last 4 years, despite our cost rising considerably.
I do hope you visit us again and please feel free to call us or email us to discuss your previous visit.

Kind regards
Darkstar Manager

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Reviewed December 5, 2016

Took my son and 7 of his friends on Saturday, we booked the Alpha party which actually turned out to be excellent value for money, the boys had 3 games of laser and they loved it, after the 1st game we had a party room for 30 minutes, where the boys had pizza and juice, one of the only suggestions I have is that the party rooms should have music in them for better atmosphere! After the 2nd game the boys where all given water! They each got a party bag and my son also got a tshirt! The laser games where great fun, so much so I joined in on the last game, its so hard to try and not run!!!! :) All in all we had a great time, after the third game the boys all got an ice cream each!! Will definitely return and next time with the parents so we can all join in!

Thank Claire T
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DSdude, General Manager at Darkstar Ultimate Laser Arena, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2016

Hi Claire, Thank you for your fantastic review, we're are so glad you all had a great time and look forward to seeing you all again soon. We will take note of your request for some music in the room.
Kind regards, Darkstar Team

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