Re-imagining the Retro for VR gaming

VR gaming is here to stay, and it’s not likely to go away. Now if only developers can reimiagine some of the old games for this style of play!

Space Harrier (Sega 1985)

To see a variation of this game in VR will no doubt be even more challenging than the original. According to Sega Nerds, Game Designer Yu Suzuki believes the idea to port this game over is a good one, but nearly two years later, no official word is made if this idea will happen or not.

To offer to players the ability to hover around instead of running (like many Zombie VR games) will make them feel like Superman. This game has the player either running on the ground or jetpacking, all while shooting down enemies! To put that into a true FPS mode (or in its original mode) can be quite the experience. Out of the games I have played from this genre, (namely Doom VR), this game at least offers a correct illusion of moving around over how other games requires the player to stare at a specific space and press a button to get there.

Author: Ed Sum

I'm a freelance videographer and entertainment journalist (Absolute Underground Magazine, Two Hungry Blokes, and Otaku no Culture) with a wide range of interests. From archaeology to popular culture to paranormal studies, there's no stone unturned. Digging for the past and embracing "The Future" is my mantra.

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