By ROB JONAS
GUILDERLAND – Apex Entertainment at Crossgates Mall is not just a place to take the kids because there’s something to do for the entire family.
The brand facility includes both traditional ten pin and candlepin bowling, sports simulators, Hologate a state of the art VR experience, escape rooms, an Albany themed laser tag arena, along with a 65 game arcade.
Apex Entertainment opened its first location in Marlborough, Mass., followed by our Destiny Mall Syracuse location, then cutting the ribbon on its Crossgates Mall location in January 2020.
One unique aspect to Apex Entertainment’s offerings is candlepin bowling. This uniquely New England version of bowling involves knocking down narrow pins with a small ball, rather than the traditional bowling pins and ball. Each person gets three tries per frame to knock down all 10 pins, rather than two tries.
Hologate allows people to enter the world of virtual reality gaming. They can choose from a number of scenarios – from battling robots and dragons to having a virtual snowball fight.
There are two types of escape rooms available at Apex Entertainment. In one scenario, visitors must find a cure for the Zombyte virus that is creating robotic zombies. In the other scenario, visitors must prevent a submarine from sinking by closing all of the water-tight doors.
For those who wish to keep their athletic skills sharp, Apex Entertainment offers several sports simulators. Visitors can choose between golf, soccer, football, baseball, hockey and basketball, as well as cricket and rugby. Simulator rentals also include the option to rent golf clubs so if your traveling there’s no need to miss out.
Beyond the games, Apex offers a menu featuring appetizers, burgers, pizza, sandwiches and salads. There are gluten free and vegetarian options, as well.
Apex Entertainment offers visitors the option of signing up for its X-card, which includes free locker rentals and $20 in arcade credits, as well as discounts on bowling. For hours of operation, pricing, and promos please call 518-426-8666 or visit apexentertainment.com/albany.