How to Become a Ninja in VR
By: Waylon Fisher | Originally Posted: 12/11/20 | Last Updated: 12/11/20
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Fruit Ninja VR
Every child pretends to be a ninja at some point, or am I the only one? If you watch anime, Kung Fu movies, or collect swords then odds are you still want to be a ninja. Instead of slicing up fruit in your garage or having a younger sibling hold a can on their head, lets look at some alternatives. I will focus on some of the games at Spectrum, but these games are available on most VR platforms so they may be worth looking into purchasing at home if you have your own headset. These games are also great cardio exercises if you are trying to find a fun way to work off some weight.
This game has ninja in its name. You won't be throwing shuriken or killing bad guys, but there is a lot of fruit that needs sliced in a short amount of time. Fruit Ninja as a phone game is great, but the VR version is the best version their is. You can use different styles of swords and play from a variety of game modes. The game is great for kids, but just as many adults play the game at our arcade.
This title is brand new at Spectrum and it's already one of my favorites. In this game you practice samurai combat skills through a series of training exercises. I have never enjoyed using a sword so much in virtual reality. The game rewards you for both precision and speed. If you aren't as interested in swords, try out a bow. There are tons of activities for both as well as some miscellaneous minigames that fit the theme. this game doesn't include any blood or gore. All the training exercises are kid friendly, so this game is great for all ages.
Okay now we get to the gore that some of you were hoping for. Take on ten ninjas at once in this nonstop combat game. You fight waves and waves of ninjas using a variety of weapons. These weapons include: swords, bows, claws, staff, naginata, and more. This game is a blood bath, so I would recommend children avoid this game.
Hold onto your stomachs for this one. This game is probably the most intense game we have to offer at Spectrum. Wow is it fun once you get the hang of it though! This game was meant to push the boundaries of VR. While fighting waves of enemies with one of the largest selections of weapons I have seen in a VR game, you can perform all sorts of wall runs, wall jumps, and power slides. This game makes you move like the ninjas portrayed in movies. The game also includes a time slowing mechanic that allows you to slow down time and kill enemies. This game isn't great for kids because of the violence and guns but if you enjoy violence, this game is for you. The game is also multiplayer, so you can bring friends to play the game with you.
That concludes my list of games that fall into the be a VR ninja category here at Spectrum. Again if you have a system at home I recommend checking these games out. Sairento VR is the only game mentioned that is not very beginner friendly, but it is worth learning if you enjoy combat games. If there are any types of games you would like to hear me review please, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. One thing I am looking at doing is making these reviews into videos and going into further depth for each game, but in the meantime I wanted to get my wannabe ninjas out there at least a few ideas.
Side Note: Our December comic strip selection has been made. Be sure to check our newsletter out on Dec 15th to see our pick. As a reminder, this competition is reoccurring month after month. We are looking for ideas for a 3-4 strip comic that is in someway themed towards VR. You do not have to draw the comic, we just want your ideas. All submission may be submitted through social media or email at email@example.com. Every month we will select a comic to use in our newsletter and award you a free hour of VR!