MegaBux – 100% RDA of WOOHOO!January 17, 2007
Onder Skall reports from MegaBux – 100% RDA of WOOHOO!, Shamrock 101, 123, 104 (Mature)
I caught up with Saskia McLaglen, a hardcore gamer of the Second Life Games group, and we took a trip over to MegaBux. It’s a free playground with lots to do, but it’s the kind of place you really want to be with somebody to visit. (If you don’t have a friend online, join the Second Life Games group and ask the channel if anybody is interested in joining you. It’s a fun bunch!)
First stop: SKEE BALL! Everybody loves skee ball, right?
Let me sum it up for you: this is a great lesson for why the Second Life physics engine needs a huge overhaul. Major. Don’t play the Skee Ball thing. Moving on.
Physical Stupidity, ironically, is GENIUS! Sit in one of five cages, and hit the big green button in the middle of the floor. A fence-wall goes up, and all of the cages fly around smashing into each other. I could have used blinking lights and changing wall colors, but it was disorienting enough I suppose. We did this at least four times before time constraints forced us to move on, but I definitely am coming back for this thing. Be sure to try it once in Mouslook mode. It’s so dumb but it’s so fun!
Up the stairs is Lasertag. After the failure of Unreal:SL you’d assume that a shooter wouldn’t be fun, but somehow the simplicity of Lasertag makes it a really good time. It was pretty tricky figuring out how to set up opposing teams, but once we got the hang of it we had a hard time peeling ourselves away from it. Nice work!
The rooftop was jammed with fun things to do. There was a nice little slow-moving train that you could sit on and watch people playing Lasertag down below. Float Coaster flings you up and down in a wooden ball. There’s a colorful tube (no name that I could see) that you ride up and tumble down in that will make you nice and dizzy. Also, there’s the Bouncy Bouncy Bouncy that… well… goes bouncy bouncy bouncy. All of these favor Mouselook mode, and they’re all pretty fun.
Finally, way way up at the top there’s a Sky Platform that has two slides: the Light Slide and the Dark Slide.
If only you knew the power of the Dark Slide. (As if YOU could resist saying it!)
Look up… waaaaay up!
Oh the coolness! Seriously, grab some friends and go to Megabux. This place is genius fun for all ages, and when you’ve gone on the last ride take a final trip up to the Sky Platform for some amazing base jumping!
Any other Hardcore Gamers out there that have been to Megabux? What did you think? Leave a comment!