Carnival Games gets a new lease of life for virtual reality

We love seeing old classic games given a new lease of life for virtual reality. This time, it’s once-popular Wii classic Carnival Games that has been given a VR makeover.

The rebooted game will be available for the HTC Vive and Playstation VR on 28 October, and will be out for the Oculus Rift sometime soon.

Its developers, 2K Games and Cat Daddy Games, released a blog post about the updated game last week, saying various elements had been given a virtual reality boost.

And thinking about it, it is a game very much made for the medium. Players can play a variety of old-school fairground games,such as alley ball, ring toss, golden arm, pop darts, have a go in the shooting gallery and clamber up the climbing wall.

They can also give the shark tank a shot, dunk a basketball in ‘swish’ and - possibly a fun one in VR - take a peek inside the haunted house.

Once you’ve won some tickets at the games, these can be exchanged for some virtual prizes. You can take these to a VR sandbox space, or ‘playroom’, and mess about with them anyway you like.

According to 2K’s blog, how you play with these means you can win trophies. This all seems a bit cryptic so far - and we’re not sure if they are specifically referring to Playstation VR trophies.

The game will be about £15 on its release ($19.99) and isn’t the first old-school title to be turned into a virtual reality version of itself. Fruit Ninja, Pong, Tron and even Minesweeper have virtual reality counterparts available on the Steam Store.

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