So I was at a goalball tournament a few weeks ago and one of my
friends brought this thing called lightning reaction. It's a pretty
old novelty and some people probably already know what it is... but
for those who don't... read on.
Lightning reaction isn't a computer game... it's more of a handheld
thing. Not really... since it's four controllers stuck to a base via
wire. Basically, the base is something that looks kinda like an
upside down octopus made of silver plastic, and it has four quote
unquote arms that are atatched via cords to the base. Each of those
arms has a red button... and this game is up to four players. It's
essentially a game to test reflexes and nerves with... turn it on,
select the number of players, and then press the big green button in
the centre of the base. A red light starts to flash, and it's
accompanied by a whaling siren-type thing that sounds like it comes
from an ambulance out of a kid's nightmare. After a random time, the
light will flash green... and at that point it becomes a race to see
who can press their button first. Whoever presses their button last
will get shocked. Litterally. It isn't a strong shock, but it's
enough of one to send a jolt up your arm.. and cause you to leap up
and dance a bit. The reloaded version of the game has two modes...
normal and extreme. In normal mode, only the slowest player gets
shocked. Crank it up to extreme, and everyone other than the winner
gets shocked. It's a great game for a party, and it can be tons of
fun with friends around... I've had a blast with it... and am
planning to buy one in the next day or so. Definitely something to
test your reflexes with, as well as your nerve. For in addition to
the creepy sound.. the timing is random. When the light flashes
green, the sound also stops, giving totally blind people a cue. This
isn't designed for the blind by any means... it's just something I've
found to be a lot of fun and thought I should share. Either way, the
timing on this game is ridiculous... it can be anywhere from 10 to 30
seconds, and waiting for that... with that whaling in the background,
as well as your friends trying to startle you and make you press the
button... definitely an intense experience. Hope this is useful to
someone. lol. Any questions, just ask and I'll do my best to answer.
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