Author Archives: Jason Oakley

Dragon Front for Gear VR and Oculus Rift

You’ve played MTG and Hearthstone and now want to play card battle games in VR. You want to play Dragon Front! It’s an awesome card battle game I first played on Gear VR and it’s also free to play the tutorial and first campaigns on the Oculus Rift!

Dragon Front has brilliant animation, effects and sound. You can play head-to-head online or in single player Conquest story mode. It appears from reviews it has in-game purchasing to advance and get other packs. Just so you know.

Ultrawings for Gear VR and Oculus Rift

I’ve played Ultrawings quite a bit on Gear VR and it’s also available on Oculus Rift.

If you would like to try flying Ultralight aircraft with missions, Ultrawings is an awesome choice. It really feels like you’re flying the vehicles. You’re required to go through the starting-up procedures, fly around courses and land correctly.

I had about 10 lessons to pilot Cessna aircraft about 20 years ago and now that’s too expensive to do, I love flying in VR. There’s reviews from real pilots saying this is pretty close to the real thing. I loved it on Gear VR and I can’t wait to try it on my Oculus Rift!

EmuVR – Console and computer emulator for VR

EmuVR is a program which uses the RetroArch system to provide emulation for old computer systems and consoles. Customise your bedroom as you had it in the 80s including your own posters and bed design. Play games on multiple consoles on multiple CRT televisions and have fun! EmuVR is currently invite-only beta.

Herobound: First steps for Gear VR

Herobound: First steps by Gunfire Games is a free game for the Gear VR. This is an introductory adventure to the bigger Herobound games (at least one of which is also on the Oculus Rift).

If you like Link games and are looking for something similar in VR, Herobound is probably your best choice. I’ve only played The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on the Wii so I’m not the biggest expert on the subject, but this is certainly a fun adventure and it won’t scare the kids, either!

Best played with a Bluetooth controller, you start off in your little hut and head out into the big world.  Soon you’ll find yourself fighting off zombies and skeletons, goblins and the like. You get a great selection of weapons. Starting with a sword, you soon end up with a bow to shoot enemies far away.

It’s not too hard to play. You soon acclimatize to the controls and are fighting your way through the dungeons.

You’ve got nothing to lose, so why not give it a go? 🙂

Blaze Rush for Gear VR and Oculus Rift

If you like racing micro-machines around tracks at blazingly-fast speeds, try out Blaze Rush for Gear VR and Oculus Rift!

You will definitely want to use a Bluetooth controller with this. I tried with the Gear VR controller and it wasn’t fun, but with a BT controller, there’s TONS of fun to be had!

Pick your car and race around tracks. It’s on Windows and Mac OS as well on Steam, but to get the best experience out of it you’ll want to try in VR!

Once you’ve played a couple of tracks, you get upgrades for your vehicle. Randomly, turbo boost packs will drop onto the track. Pick one up and hit the BOOOOOST to zoom ahead.. just watch those sharp corners! There’s also rail-guns which drop from the sky. Pick one up and blast the leader off the track and take his place!

It has multiplayer so you can play with up to 8 opponents on the internet or play on your LAN. Get awarded medals for tricks and antics. Get the highest score, but still come last to gain one medal. Take out the leader and have the most points when you cross the line first for another medal. It sure is fast-paced heart-racing fun!