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System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £3.99
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Action
Input: Tracked Motion Controllersse
Best Playing Position: Standing
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 25

Description: Introducing VIARKANOID, the new virtual reality update of the iconic 80s arcade game Arkanoid. Move the paddle to deflect the ball against a range of shifting obstacles. As with the original game, your goal is to anticipate the path of the ball and control its movement.

But VIARKANOID takes the format to the next level by taking all the elements that made Arkanoid such a classic and re-inventing them for the virtual age. Test your reflexes in interactive game rooms inspired by the worlds of architecture, film and art, featuring mind-bending walls and rotating bricks. Boasting absorbing gameplay and multiple abstract levels, VIARKANOID puts you in the heart of the action for a truly dynamic gaming experience!

Review: Don’t get me wrong, not every game I play needs to make sense. I often find the more abstract the game is the more I enjoy it. That is sadly not the case when it comes to VIARKANOID. This is little more than your classic bat & ball game in which you have to remove all the bricks in a stage. So basically the classic 80s arcade game Arkanoid, only in VR. But this game throws in all sorts of weird things for the ball to bounce off. From statues to sofas, art to TV icons, its all weird, its all kind of…well…pointless! It doesn’t really affect the game much and for £3.99 you can get a much better game in the same genre. I would check out games like Proton Pulse before this one and even then do wait for a REALLY good sale before checking this weird unnecessary art-project out.

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