Taking VR experience to new heights
Adays back, City of Dreams launched The Garage, a FoodPark- slash- VR- Zone area across DreamPlay. The food options were interesting but the VR Zone was more spot-on. It’s as if City of Dreams created a play area for bigger boys
your younger siblings are exploring DreamPlay, you can now hangout with your teenage friends over at VR Zone.
There are three VR games available for group play at the VR Zone: Mario Kart Arcade GP VR, Hospital Escape Terror and Ski Rodeo. Of the three, we enjoyed Mario Kart the most. The racing game lets you choose to be Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach or Yoshi. From the time the race starts, you are transported into Mario universe, and the trick is to hurdle the entire race without slowing down or stepping on the breaks. Try to pass through Thwomps without slowing down to win the race.
Be warned though, you could feel a bit lightheaded post-race. That’s just real VR for you. It whisks you away into an alternate universe and it could take time getting yourself reacquainted the moment you zip- lined back to reality. Developed by BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Inc. under license from Nintendo, the surely in-demand game can be played by up to four persons and is open to 13 years old and above.
On the other hand, Hospital Escape Terror puts your survival skills to test and risks your scare
strapped to a wheelchair, trying to navigate a haunted, abandoned hospital that you need to survive and escape in nine minutes or less. Needless to say, this is not for the faint of heart.
is Ski Rodeo, where you get to test your balancing act while skiing on
mountain course and
avoiding sharp slopes and steep drops. This game becomes extremely challenging because it happens at an extreme VR-induced speed. Ski Rodeo can be played in pairs and is open to individuals with a height of 140 cm and above.
According to Kevin Benning, chief operating officer of City of Dreams, “The Garage is City of Dreams Manila’s latest attraction featuring unique entertainment activities in partnership with BANDAI NAMCO Amusement
cutting-edge technology, we are honored and delighted to partner with them, and together blaze a trail in delivering extraordinary entertainment experiences that go beyond gaming and recreation in the Philippines.”
Of the VR Zone, Kunihisa Yagisita, Bandai Namco’s General Manager said, “BANDAI NAMCO Amusement is honored to partner with luxury integrated resort City of Dreams Manila and bring to
VR Zone entertainment facility in
outside of Japan an immersive, multi-sensory (series of games) and fun activities to Filipinos and foreign guests with our unique VR activities at The Garage.”
If you’re up for it, the VR Zone will be open to the public starting today, Sunday, October 14 at 5 p. m. Moving forward, the area will be have regular business hours daily from 10AM to 2 a.m. no entrance fee required to the Garage but the VR Zone tickets are priced: P1,200 for three activities; P800 for two for Ski Rodeo; P1,600 for four persons for Mario Kart or Hospital Escape Terror.
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