Recently my family and I visited our only tilt studio location here in Massachusetts, we had a lot of fun and enjoyed the day overall, but there were a few issues. Below I will break the review up into sections and give you more information on all the important things such as cost, attractions, food and more. I apologize to my readers in advanced that this will be a long review, but I like to be thorough, feel free to skip to the parts that interest you.
Expense- As far as cost goes we all know that arcades are expensive and most likely were not going to be able to win a prize worth what we spend in there, but as long as our kids are having fun were likely okay with it on occasion. Below I’ ll include a photo of all the package deals they have. Before you can get started playing any games you have to get a tilt studio game card at the prize counter, these cost $1 and you can add denominations from 1-100 on it. $1 will get you a total of 4 points and $100 will get you 500 points, they have games with point costs starting at 2 points up to 10 points, the harder the game the less points it cost. I purchased $20 which was 100 points plus 24 bonus for a total of 124, we ended up getting 345 tickets with that, not bad but not enough to get any great prizes.
Attraction’s- They have the following attractions,mini golf, laser tag,mini bowling, laser maze and the Himalaya roller coaster.
Mini golf- There was no staff anywhere but we figured out that we had to get the golf clubs from the prize counter and the golf balls from the machine. The mini golf is black lite which makes it even more fun. I later saw the score cards on the other side of the prize counter so we did not keep score but I’m pretty sure my mom won, apparently she’s pretty good at golf. The rest of us unfortunately don’ t have any chance at a future career in golf, but overall we had a lot of fun in this area, The art work on the back wall is gorgeous and the glow in the dark aspect makes it all the more alluring. The mini golf costs $6 or 24 points which Is reasonable. The game will take no set amount of time, it ends when everyone in the game gets the last ball in the last hole.
Laser tag- We never got to play laser tag because it was roped off and there was no staff in there, we pressed the service button but no one came, after 15 minutes we got tired of waiting and moved onto another area of the facility. Laser tag cost $7 or 28 points, in my opinion that’s a bit on the high side.
Mini bowling- Our cards were not working in this area so I had to go find the manager for the 4th or so time, he came over and tried it but it was still not working so he did it via his card, so we did get to play. The games were fun and we enjoyed this area, but the game is only a few turns each so it was very short and not worth the money. We did have to wait 30 minutes before playing because there was a group having a party there, which for us was a bummer but if I was having a party I would want to rent the space out as well to make sure my kids got to enjoy the specific attractions they wanted to do, so I understand it. Mini bowling cost $3 or 12 points and lasts only 5 minutes maximum.
Laser maze- I cant really speak much on this attraction because we didn’t choose to do this activity, but I have done it somewhere else so I’ll give you a brief basic description. You enter your money or card if your paying via points and go into a small box, the goal is to go over as many lasers as you can without hitting any, the game is a cheap thrill and does not last long, I also found that its harder than you’d think. At tilt studio the game cost $4 or 16 points.
Himalaya- This is a small roller coaster, picture is below. It was very bumpy but overall fun. If your motion sickened do not ride it. The ride lasts a good amount of time. The employee at this location was a bit rude, he shut the gate as we were waiting in line, at first I just thought the ride was at capacity and we would go next, as I said to my friend we will get on next he turned to me and said I didn’t know you wanted to ride. We were waiting in line so I thought it was obvious that we wanted to ride, are cards did not work here either, I explained to him that the manager said to get him if this occurred because I was a blogger there to review etc and instead of calling him he just let us through. The ride cost $3 or 12 points and lasts approximately 5 minutes at the most.
Games- Like I mentioned previously the games cost anywhere from 2 points up to 10 depending on the difficulty of winning. All of the package deals they offer are for the video games only not the arcade games, which is what we mostly wanted to play, so that was unfortunate. Most of the video games were working but not all. A lot of arcade games were not working and according to other unhappy arcade goers this is per the usual at Tilt studio in this location.
Prizes- There were prizes from 10 tickets and up, They had toys, sports stuff, candy and much more as prizes, see photos below.
Food- I have a photo of the full menu below if your interested, but overall the food was extremely reasonably priced. They had pizza, pretzels, nachos and more for just a few bucks! we ordered a personal sized pizza to split which was $3 for a 7″ inch personal pizza, the pizza tasted pretty good but took a astronomical amount of time to heat up. The pre-made nachos we order, they just have to put cheese on them took over 20 minutes to “make” and the pizza took longer, so by the time it came out we were all starving. Also when we went to the food court there was no staff in the area, which was a huge problem with every area of Tilt studio. Also later I went back for drinks and there was no one there again, so I pushed the service button and the manager ran over, I asked for ice tea, which is on the menu and he looked confused. I asked him if they had any left and he wasn’t sure but also didn’t bother to check so I ended up with water.
Overview- Overall every area was understaffed or there was no staff at all, most of the staff was socializing behind the prize counter. many of the games were broken and not working. The attractions were fun but over priced. The little staff that was there was very unprofessional and even sometimes rude, they were also very lazy and weren’t very helpful when needed. Kevin the manager we worked with only spoke to my mother and ignored the rest of our questions even though I was the blogger they were working with, which I though was highly disrespectful and very unprofessional. Overall I would give this place a 3.5 out of 5 stars, there is some fun to be had but there’s a lot they could improve on. I received free credits towards the attractions at Tilt studio in order to review this location and give my feedback. All thoughts and or opinions are my own, unbiased and I was not compensated.
This location is much bigger than it looks, location in Solomon pond mall.
A list of attractions and a full list of there locations.
Black lite mini golf which was an under the sea theme was my favorite activity.
Here you can see all the costs for each activity and how many points you can get for each money denomination, also there are some package deals which include food and video games.
With how long it takes for someone to come over and then cook the food your better off heading to the mall food court, but here is a full list of the food and drinks they offer minus the iced tea that they apparently do not have but is still on the menu.
The Himalaya/ small roller coaster
A few shots of the arcade games, this one rotates and looks pretty cool.
Some of the prizes offered.
Some larger ticket items including a train set, patriots sign and more