|| "Jump", Van Halen
"Bodies", from XXX Soundtrack
AJ Hackett Bungy -- The Setup, The Finish
Finally returning to the heart of the Strip, our teams recovered a bungy
jumping waiver (in two parts) from the previous location, and headed
directly to the 171 foot tall, (that's 16-stories) bungy tower next to the Circus Circus hotel. Upon
arrival, the staff provided instructions on this challenge:
- you must provide one or more volunteers to do a jump
- your last objective -- to save Shelby Logan's life and protect him forever
from the Agency -- is to leap from the tower and at the nadir of your jump
to grab a "relic" floating on the surface of the swimming pool that lies
directly beneath the jump platform.
- your team can continue only when you have retrieved the relic. If it takes
more than one try, then so be it.
Team member volunteers proceeded up the long elevator to the jump platform,
and there, finally standing on the edge, a staff member pointed out what
waited on the roof of the parking garage adjacent to the tower-- an enormous
FINISH sign. Assembled at the parking garage was the end of the Game,
with all Game volunteers, organizers, and other teams awaiting your
Of course, it's Game Control policy that we wouldn't put any location in the
Game without rigorously testing it ourselves first, and bungee was no
exception. While nearly all of the GC volunteers were eager to climb the
tower and attempt the relic-retrieval jumps, it was lucky Kevin S. (left) who won the
straw pull to get to perform the feat on our behalf.
The Gold Team was the first to complete every puzzle and challenge in the
Game, and successfully retrieved the relic after two jumps. A little later,
the Purple Team arrived, and a single volunteer made two jumps and captured
the relic also on his second try.
The Game had ended.