My girls are Minecraft OBSESSED! As soon as they come home from school, they are begging to play Minecraft. They love it on PC, Pocket Edition, and Console. And I’ll admit all their playing has rubbed off on me and I play it now too. So when I heard that there was a place where my girls could play Minecraft with other kids, in a movie theater, on the big screen, I knew that would make me mother of the year.
Super League Gaming gives kids the chance to show off their Minecraft skills and it lets them interact with other kids. Super League Gaming has two types of Minecraft events. There’s the SLG Minecraft League AND the SLG Minecraft Single Day Events. I would love to be able to get my daughters involved in the League but the nearest movie theater that hosts this event is too far away, which is why we went to the Single Day Event.
The SLG Minecraft Single Day Event is a 90-minute event where the players bring their own laptops. They sit in actual movie theater seats along with other players and play custom built one-of-a-kind games, you can’t play anywhere else. Each player competes with the other players in a super fun environment. The best part is you can see everything from the bird’s eye view on the big screen! It was really fun to watch my girls play on the big screen.
As soon as we walked in we were greeted by the Action Squad, the adults who are there to help in any way possible. They were so cheerful and very helpful anytime my kids had a question. My kids got their SLG lanyards with instruction on how to connect to the SLG Server. They sat down and almost immediately started playing. It was surprisingly easy to set the whole thing up. **When playing in a SLG event, it is recommended to have the LATEST edition of Minecraft installed into your computer.**
All of the players got a few minutes of Free Play where they could create anything they could imagine or socialize with the other players in the game. And then the real fun started, the Games! Because this was a 90-minute event they didn’t get to play all the games that SLG provides but they did get to play 4 pretty awesome games. Before each game begins, there’s a short intro and explanation about what the objective is. If I had to make one criticism about the whole event it would be I wish they took a little longer to explain exactly what each player needs to do. Some of the games were easy to figure out but there was one or two that left my daughter’s looking to me for an explanation. Luckily, the Action Squad was there to answer their questions.
The first game they played was called Walls. Walls is a game where the players are divided into teams and each team’s mission is to gather resources and protect your Wither from the opponents, while at the same time try to destroy the other teams Wither.
The next game was called Crystal Crater. This game is a coop resource survival competition. Each team must find energy crystals and return to your capsule. The last team standing wins. This game involved a large map that I believe is set on the moon. Each player was running around looking for the energy cells and the big screen shows which team still has power and how much is left. My oldest was one of the last players standing.
The next game is called Mayhem. It’s basically a Free-for-All. Scattered all over the map are chests filled with armor, weapons, etc. Each player must quickly grab the items and suit up for battle. Then run around the map trying to eliminate the other players. The player with the most kills at the end of the game wins. Each time you die, you loose your items and the person who slew you can steal your dropped items. This was one of those games where you can tell who’s been playing Minecraft for a while and who was still a newb. My daughter’s got frustrated a few times when they kept being eliminated over and over again but then they started focusing on each other. It became pretty amusing.
The last and most fun game was called Payload. In Payload, there are two teams: Attackers and Defenders. The purpose of the game is to get a mine cart to travel along the rails to the base BUT only the attackers can move the cart. They must stand near the cart to get it to slowly move along the path to the Defender’s base. The Defender’s job is to prevent the Attackers from moving the cart by attacking the Attackers. Either the Attackers Win or the time runs out. Then the sides switch. My kids had so much fun playing this game. Everyone was laughing and yelling to their teammates to stop the other team. It was a blast.
After everything was over, the kids put away their computers and got free Super League Gaming shirts and stickers. I would be lying if I said that they weren’t sad to go. Honestly, they could have played there for HOURS! I absolutely recommend taking your children to any SLG event. If they love Minecraft they will LOVE this. My girls had so much fun and they constantly ask me when they can go back. It was a great experience for everyone. The Action Squad was so helpful and amazing. We will be going back!
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