Please note: While this game / app will look and feel just like it looks and seems on the same system we reviewed it on. If you choose to play it on another system (if available) which might make it a significantly different experience in both looks and gameplay.
Compatible Headsets: Oculus Rift
Age Rating: 12+
Review System: Oculus Rift CV1
Price at Time Of Review: £1 ($1)
Comfort Rating: Red
Size: 140 MB
Internet Connection Required: No
Controller System: Gamepad
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi Player: No
Gon’ E-Choo! (Steam VR)
Intro: ‘Gon’ E-Choo!’ is a 3 stage, arcade-style game based on the earliest arcade platformers. You play as the otter, trying to collect paper airplanes while avoiding the crafty gator and irate bees. Collect them before they fall into the water, or it’s game over! Fight back against the insects with your trusty yoyo or read The Junior Guide to Petty Zoological Facts to power up and turn the tables on the gator. Like the games it is based on, ‘Gon’ E-Choo!’ is easy to learn, but hard to master. Casual players will be treated to tricky AI while master players can use the game’s non-random patterns to speed run or reach the game’s cryptic kill-screen.
The game plays out on a virtual arcade cabinet with mechanical sounds recorded straight from arcade cabinets from the early 80s, complete with a simulated CRT monitor and VR support for maximum immersion.
Review: ‘Gon’ E-Choo!’ is a virtual arcade game that you can actually play. While there are some other things to inspect and find the arcade cabinet and game is pretty much it. The game is a 3 stage arcade classic style platformer that sees you playing as an Otter character trying to escape a rather nasty crocodile.
The controls are pretty simple and while there are no gamepad instructions you will soon work out how to play the game and get around the room. If you like your classic 2D retro games you’ll be in heaven here(or maybe in hell given how bad the VR is).
Verdict: One of the biggest problems with this game is the “‘Why?” why have first person perspective to move around, why have even have a VR mode at all! Its only benefit seems to be that you get to suffer from nausea for the first time playing a 2D game. OK, so the ‘Gon’ E-Choo!’ arcade game is a good laugh and the graphics of the arcade machine and all the 3D pieces you can inspect from it are pretty well done. But the ‘Why?’ will overpower your thoughts and leave you wondering that very question.