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Compatible Headsets: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, OSVR
Age Rating: 12+
Review System: Oculus Rift DK2
Price at Time Of Review: £11 ($14)
Comfort Rating: Green
Size: 1 GB
Internet Connection Required: No
Controller System: HTC Vive Wands
Best Playing Position: Standing
Multi Player: No
Intro: There’s a fire at the children’s hospital! The animal shelter’s been flooded! The hot air balloon’s suffered a disaster! Save defenseless creatures and rescue the helpless in Rescuties VR! Designed for the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift, Rescuties VR will have you dashing around your living room catching babies and tossing them into rescue vehicles in your mission to save the day. Put on that headset, pick up those controllers and get rescuin’… in Rescuties VR!
Review: There’s a fire at the children’s hospital! The animal shelter’s been flooded! The hot air balloon’s suffered a disaster! Save defenceless creatures and rescue the helpless in Rescuties VR! There are ten levels to choose from and over 50 unlockable cuties from animals to babies to rescue. The good news is you do get a little help as you also have quite a few power-ups that will help with the rescue procedure.
With 3 levels of difficulty to choose from this game is a blast from start to finish. Sometimes the way you ‘rescue’ some of these cuties is more painful than the predicament they are in, they could die in a burning building or let the fireman chuck you down into someone who is waiting with a baseball bat to bat you into the ambulance! It’s a tough call to make.
Verdict: This is one of those games that is simply fun to play. There is nothing complicated about it, just a bit of mindless action, but the score challenge and getting more and more unlockable cuties to rescue will help knock up the gameplay hours. Game innovation like this is what makes a good VR game, developers taking the time to stop and think about what sort of game could be fun to make in VR, then getting it made. Download this game because it is a laugh, but then tell other people to download it to keep VR innovation like this coming.