Last Sunday, we made our way down to HADO Singapore, to try out a new concept in Singapore – augmented reality techno sports.
HADO makes use of Augmented Reality (AR) technology with the combination of motion censor, smartphone and sports to create a brand new experience called Techno Sports. Come on down and experience it yourself, it’s AR not VR!
Hado is short for Hadoken (波動拳, Hadōken?, “Surge Fist” or “Wave Motion Fist”) which is a special attack that originated in Street Fighter, or at least that’s what Wiki told me. It’s easier to explain through videos.
We started with HADO Shoot (as above video), which is the easiest game, although my 5 year old did not want to join in. After fitting on the gear and getting a short tutorial and brief explanation, we were raring to go!
Once the creatures came out we shot them down with hadoken (is that even grammatically correct?). When the game is over, you will also see the scoring to see which one of the players did the best!
Next we tried the HADO Monster Battle (HMB), and some of the Monsters (well they look more like dragon types to me, but what do I know?!) looked pretty large (scroll the Instagram to see the boomerang video).
The last game was the Player vs Player (PvP), and for this we made the boys play against us parents, because I wanted the kids to be on the same team rather than battling each other and then bringing that back home, if you know what I mean?? I did pretty well for the first round, but by the second round I think I was getting tired, and also I get motion sickness, so that was enough for me 🙂
Check it out:
Each game can be played with up to 3 pax for HADO Shoot (or a few more if it’s a birthday party for lower primary kids), 4 pax for HMB and 6 pax for PvP. You can also take turns, so you can go with more friends!
Each game is approximately a few minutes long, but it doesn’t feel too short. It is tiring AND a good workout! During our time there we tried all three games, and we took maybe half an hour, but it was a great family time together.
HADO Singapore are able to take their entire experience to almost any location for corporate events, now that would be a really fun team building event!
HADO Singapore also organises birthday parties, and when we were there they were setting up for a party for a 6 year old.
The parties do look like a really fun experience, and the party package comes with vouchers for snacks and drinks at the Meet & Melt Cafe next door to HADO Singapore, where you can also set up the birthday cake.
We are all looking forward to going back to HADO Singapore again! There is parking available in *Scape, and it was really easy parking on a Sunday. Saturdays though, are a different story altogether (you’ve been warned).
Address: 2 Orchard Link, Scape Pte Ltd, #02-15, Singapore 237978
Disclaimer: Thank you HADO Singapore for inviting us to come down and try this innovative game play!