ProjeX Projecting Game Arcade Review

Having such a big age span in our family means that everyone has a pretty wide variety of interests and abilities. The ProjeX Projecting Game Arcade that we were sent to review has been an absolute blast in our family! ProjeX is sponsoring this post.

From my “gamer” 12 year old son to my 5 year old who likes to play games like her big brothers (and of course mom and dad who grew up with retro games and Duck Hunt) – ProjeX is a fabulous middle ground for the whole family! 

ProjeX Projecting Game Arcade Review

So what is ProjeX?

It’s a portable screen free target shooting arcade style game that allows you to project the game on any flat wall surface for game play. You can literally pick this thing up and move it around anywhere you go. It has two guns for shooting (red and blue) and multiple designs, difficulty levels, and games to play. I’m actually rather surprised I haven’t come across anything like this before as our family is pretty into retro gaming!

Once you shoot and hit the target the target “explodes” on the wall and the base lights up a point for whichever color gun hit the target. At the end all each player will be shown their points for the game.

  • 5 different built-in games
  • 3 skill levels
  • Play solo
  • Play against a friend 
  • Play “Co-Op” WITH a friend and combine scores

ProjeX Projecting Game Arcade Review

This is the base. You literally just pull it out of the box, add some batteries, turn it on then plug in the guns. As you can see each gun has a resting place in the base. The power button and level buttons are easily seen. That’s as complicated as it gets. It’s pretty user-friendly and you can look over the instruction guide to understand how to change the levels of play. The red and blue “strips” of color you see above are the target designs that you insert into the projector.

What designs can you shoot at on the ProjeX Arcade Game?

  • targets
  • UFOs
  • ducks
ProjeX Projecting Game Arcade set up
 
You certainly don’t have to but the ProjeX Base allows both target guns to nestle onto it easily. When we’re playing it and move it around we just through the target guns onto our bed (or whatever surface we happen to be playing on) but resting them on the base is a great way to store the machine so nothing accidentally gets damaged.
 
ProjeX Projecting Game Arcade gun
 
The ProjeX comes with two different colored guns, red and blue. You can easily see which color gun you have when it lights up.
 

How to reset your ammo during game play:

While you are playing you will need to “RESET” your ammo. To do this simply slide the top back piece of the gun backwards then release. I LOVE it because it really gives you a feel for a true arcade game by needing to reload the target guns.
 
ProjeX Projecting Game Arcade Review
Blue = easy, red = medium, white = difficult
 

How do you change the target designs in the ProjeX Arcade Game?

ProjeX comes with three different designs for targets as you can see in the white, blue and red pieces above. To interchange the designs all you have to do is slide these pieces in and out of the hole on the top of the projector. That’s it! There’s nothing fancy you need to do. My 5 year old can change them without issues.

 
ProjeX Projecting Game Arcade Review
 
Each piece has 2 slides. Above you can see the “target” disc on the left and on the right is what it looks like on the wall once you’ve hit the target. The machine itself needs to be about 5 feet from the wall in order to have the best projection.
 
ProjeX Projecting Game Arcade Review
 
Cue the throwback visual effects! The LED lights on the ProjeX are pretty epic! We turned all the lights off in our bedroom and the walls danced with blue and red lights from the machine. It is a REALLY cool experience for kids who are into retro games! 
 
ProjeX Projecting Game Arcade wall
 
This is my son laying on our bed playing the ProjeX on our bedroom wall. It’s really as cool as it looks! After looking around online I found a lot of less than stellar reviews but honestly we have loved the ProjeX and had no problems with it at all. Within 1 minute we literally had this brand new popped out of the box and playing with it on the wall. The “tear down” and “set up” time is virtually non-existent. 
 
ProjeX Projecting Game play
 
Just turn on and play!
family playing ProjeX Projecting Game Arcade
 
This has been a great game for us to play with the kids. We enjoy the arcade style throwback and the kids enjoy the novelty. 
 
ProjeX Projecting Game Arcade Review
 

Visit the ProjeX website for more instructions or buy this product at Target or Walmart!


How to Play ProjeX:

  1. Install 3 AA batteries.
  1. Set ProjeX on a low table (or bed!), with the projector aimed at the wall. The projector should be 5 feet from the wall.
  1. Slide an image slide into the image slot, rounded side up (if it doesn’t fit, it’s backwards).  Plug in both blasters.  Then, if you’re playing solo, unplug one.
  1. Press the red power button. You have 45 seconds to adjust the focus.
  1. Press the red button again to select game 1-5.
  1. Press the blue button to select your level – beginner, advanced or expert.
  1. To start playing solo or head-to-head, load your blaster by sliding the button on the top. Each reload gives you 6 shots. You can reload at any time.
  1. To start a Co-Op game, where you combine your scores, both players must hold the trigger while they reload.

TIP: If you do not plug in your blasters before pressing the red “Power On” button, you may hear a buzzer sound.  If this happens, you may need to reinstall your batteries to reset your machine.

 

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