System: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift & Windows MR
Price at Time Of Review: £11.39
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Interactive Experience
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers, Gamepad
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 80
Description: Pixel Ripped 1989 is a wacky multi-dimensional homage to the early days of gaming. The player embarks on a journey into the screen of a classic videogame and beyond. Set in the era of portable 8-bit consoles, this game-within- a-game follows the adventures of Dot, an in-game character who sees her world torn apart by the Cyblin Lord, a villain able to break through the video game screen and invade the real world. In the game, the player inhabits Nicola, a second-grade student who must help Dot save both realities from this menace by facing challenges in the retrogaming 2D world, all while distracting the cranky teacher and escaping from the furious headmaster in her own 3D world.
Review: Pixel Ripped 1989 is an odd game for sure. Its a mix of both retro 2D gaming, VR environment and 3D action all mixed together to make something more fun to play than it both looks and sounds. But it is the hidden depths of this game that really gives it its value. There are different game cartridges hidden everywhere and so many things to do in the VR “real world” that you will probably never find them all! This is a game that makes good use of VR but still makes you feel nostalgic as you play the retro games. If you enjoy playing something different, this is probably as different as they come. If you are not sure you will like it maybe wait for a sale to get better value for money from it.