Upon knowing that Alviera Go Play was organized by Runtertainment, the company behind Outbreak Manila, Slidefest Philippines and Breakout Philippines, I persuaded Lloyd and my brother to come along with me.
We were joined by our good friends for a playful weekend.
THE KID IN US UNLEASHED
This game looked fairly easy. However, Alviera Go Play put a twist on it by making the player spin quickly for ten (10) times before letting him/her toss the frisbee into the hole. The three chances given to a player means he/she has to spin quickly for at least 30 times in one game.
Michie and Camsie only tried this once and we didn’t gave it a shot anymore. It’s because players become dizzy and the prize was just a mere five (5) tickets.
The objective of this game was to do three (3) lay-ups within 2 minutes while wearing binoculars. They made us use it using the objective lens rather than the eye piece lens so objects appear reduced.
This would have been fun if the game was situated in a place where the sun doesn’t beam brightly. I experienced eye pain from it as the sun’s rays glared through the binoculars.
The game was a competition among four pairs. Each pair had a “hippo” and a puller/pusher. We the “hippos” lain on our stomachs on Alviera Go Play’s specially designed skateboards. The pushers/pullers pushed us “hippo” in the middle of the ring. With the basket held upside down, we captured the colored balls to fill the basket within the time limit. The other team (*the two “hippos” wearing the yellow shirts) won by having the most number of colored balls.
Alviera Go Play changed how the game was supposed to be played. Once the bucket is down, no one should be allowed to lift the basket to re-position it and to get more balls. The pusher/puller has to pull the hippo back in with whatever the hippo got in the basket to put it in his area or give it to ball collectors. Afterwards, the hippo and the puller/pusher has to go back to the ring to do it again until the time limit is up.
Since they changed how the game was supposed to be played, the actual purpose of their specially designed skateboard became futile. It wasn’t that fun anymore for us at the latter part of the game.
You can see from the mechanics above that the game was fairly simple. The maze had three entrances so three players could play at a time. Nonetheless, everyone goes out at the same exit.
Despite the wobbly state and vision impairing goggles, the game was super easy. One can easily memorize the game after doing it once. Of course, playing it repeatedly is highly not recommended.
This mission involved doing the tasks indicated in the Bingo card which could be obtained by giving up five (5) points. After accomplishing everything, we could return to the booth to win tickets.
We were expecting to do poses since it was a photo mission. However, they added tasks like finding John Cena or Waldo. This might be difficult for some since they might not know who they were and they might not have mobile data to search for it. For instance, I don’t know who Waldo is up to this moment.
Agawan Base – Zorb Ball Edition
Two teams were formed either into groups of three or four. The players made sure to knock the enemy players while at least one of their teammates reaches the opposing team’s side. After four rounds, the team with the most points left win five (5) tickets for each member.
By the way, since we’re an odd number, I had to be left out from the first game. Good thing these lovely people invited me to join their game. I’m always happy to meet new people.
It was super fun for us, because it was an unconventional game and it was our first time wearing a Zorb ball. We noticed that the game required strength to make the opponent fall or to keep one’s self from falling. We definitely sweated a lot after playing this game since it was hot inside the Zorb, but it was really worth it.
Wacky Inflatable Challenge
Everyone in our group looked forward to this obstacle course especially my brother who is a fitness buff. We literally crawled, climbed and tried to conquer the game within two (2) minutes.
Anyone looking for a challenge will definitely like this one. For me, the obstacle course was really difficult. The mud and the water from the fire truck made it very slippery. Thus, some of the event staff had to help pull up people including me in some parts just to be able to finish the course.
From the name of the game itself, actual humans were stuck to a moving pole and had to score the most number of goals within the time limit to win.
It was a fresh take on the things people we’re already familiar with, foosball and football. Indeed, teamwork and coordination was greatly needed to win this game. We had both, but our strength just left us so the other team go the prize.
- Early Bird Regular Go Player: PhP 650/ 14 USD (entitled to 10 points at the start)
- Regular Go Player: PhP 800/ 17.23 USD (entitled to 10 points at the start)
- Early Bird Extreme Go Player: PhP 1000/ 21.53 USD (entitled to 20 points at the start)
- Extreme Go Player: PhP 1200/ 25.84 USD (entitled to 20 points at the start)
You’ll easily notice that the cost to be a Go Player was expensive. Well, it was for us since we purchased the early bird Extreme Go Players. Add to it the fact that the location was distant from Metro Manila. We had to shoulder other miscellaneous expenses such as gasoline expense and toll fees.
Alviera Go Play’s activities were held within the area of Sand Box’s attractions. The activities, therefore, were distant from each other. That was tedious and draining for us, because there was only one big map and the event staff themselves were not familiar with neither the other activities nor the location of the activities.
So for a total of PhP 5000 (or 107.67 USD), we only enjoyed three (3) activities plus the free foam bash. The 1,000 feet slide, which made us choose the Extreme Go Player, was removed by Alviera Go Play. It could have been a great plus if they didn’t remove the 1,000 feet slide since for a “World’s First Game Show Inspired Playground,” some of the games weren’t really exciting e.g. musical chair, dizzy frisbee, etc. at all. We also noticed that some of the regular activities listed on their promotion were changed.
What Alviera Go Play opted for was to give players an opportunity to win airplane tickets to Boracay for four (4) people, iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge, PS4, XBox One and a bicycle.
However, we deemed that there was a high level of difficulty in winning the grand prizes mentioned as no one took home any of those except for the bicycle.
Overall, even if camaraderie was built among us through Alviera Go Play and they offered grand prizes, it was only good for a one-time experience. The price that we paid did gave us a fun experience, but it’s not fully worth the entire amount we spent. A PhP 1,000 (or 21.53 USD) each person will certainly go a long way for other memorable experiences.
Alviera Go Play
Photo credit to Alviera.
Sand Box, Alviera Subdivision, Pang Uwak Road.