System: Valve Index & HTC Vive
Price at Time Of Review: £2.89
Comfort Rating: Yellow
Genre: Action, Shooter
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing or Sitting
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 80
Description: Grab your laser guns and strap on your jet pack. Asteroid Blaster VR lets you jump into virtual reality space and start blowing up rocks and UFOs. Blast giant asteroids into rubble and power-up your weapons and energy with collectable bonuses as you battle flying saucers in the clouds of rocky debris. Boost your score and firepower with every gem and gadget you catch, but keep an eye on your radar scope while watching your thruster, shield and laser energy!
Bringing back the casual feel of a video arcade classic, a game of Asteroid Blaster VR can deliver a quick “shoot ’em up” break or a marathon competition to beat the latest high score. Friendly for lefties, you can set your rocket thrust, laser pointer and status screen on the controller’s arms you prefer, and an in-game tutorial and help text hints will give everything you need to start blasting your way through over a dozen different scenes. Fly around, shoot stuff and have fun with Asteroid Blaster VR!
Review: You might have thought a VR remake of the classic Atari game Asteroids was a terrible idea, but for some reason, it works! OK, so Asteroid Blaster VR is much more than that, but the gameplay is pretty much the same. But it feels more…action-packed and more fun than I ever remember the original being. Being able to jet-pack around does take a little getting used to, but then again so did moving the little ship around in the original game. If you ask me this is well worth a look for £2.89, but getting it in a sale would be even better. I’m not the biggest fan of retro gaming, but this is one nostalgia trip I love.