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Pirate Popper VR (Steam VR)

Pirate Popper VR (Steam VR)

Pirate Popper VR (Steam VR)

VR Shop Score – Bronze Award

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £1.69
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Strategy
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG


Description: Pirate Popper VR is our take of a Bubble Buster game set in VR. A rival captain has stolen your treasure chests! Time to take them back. You will have access to 100 handmade levels that get progressively harder, with more on the way. Use the power of VR to pick up the cannonballs and drop them into the loader to arm your cannon. Think fast and try and get back your stolen treasure before time runs out.

Review: The moment I started to play ‘Pirate Popper VR’ I had to wonder what the point of this being in VR was. Its a bubble popper style game in which you load balls into a cannon, tilt the cannon left or right then fire the balls. The idea of the game is to get through all 100 levels without falling asleep (I mean running out of balls). It’s as basic as games get with hardly any graphics at all and you do probably get your money’s worth here given that it only costs £1.69. But what was wrong with attaching the cannon to a gun and letting the player fire the ball into the game rather than separating the VR element from it. It just feels too forced for words and it is not something I can recommend, even if it suddenly becomes free. Its a good attempt at a first game, but boy does it need some work.

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