System: Valve Index & HTC Vive
Price at Time Of Review: £6.99
Comfort Rating: Green
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 15
Description: Mini Hockey VR is a virtual reality game that sets you in a small basement with one AI Goalie. You have a goalie glove in your left hand, a stick and blocker in your right hand, and pads that are set on the ground where you should be. Try to score on the computer goalie, but beware, he will charge and shoot the puck back at any time! Always be ready to face a shot and keep it out of your net.
Review: I have played a few hockey games in VR now and some of them have been OK. But it has to be said ‘Mini Hockey VR’ is one of the strangest. The whole game is set within the hallway of a house and you just have to get the puck past the opponent and into the goal. There is even a referee standing in the doorway! You each take turns to try and score goals and it is not easy at all. In fact, its more a matter of luck that you score a goal rather than any skill set. If this was a freebie I might have suggested you give it a go, but when it costs a whopping £6.99 there is no way I can recommend it. So until it becomes free or gets a 99% price reduction I would leave this oddity well alone.