Nineties kids will want to try this VR version of Galaga

Apr 4, 2019
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(SPOT.ph) If you grew up in the '80s and '90s, chances are you spent your weekends playing Galaga on your Atari or used up your extra coins beating the high score at your nearest arcade. Blasting off your insect-like enemies while you fly through space was pretty addictive, right? Now that this classic video game is celebrating its 38th anniversary, City of Dreams in Parañaque City is upping the ante with a virtual reality version of Galaga-the VR Swarm Shooting Galaga Fever at The Garage VR Zone.

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The Garage VR Zone has top-of-the-line virtual reality technology brought in by Japan-based video game development company Bandai Namco Amusement. Courtesy of City of Dreams

In the virtual world, players go 150 meters above the atmosphere on an elevator and shoot down swarming aliens from Galaga using their virtual reality gun. The game ends when the elevator crashes down-meaning your time just ran out-or when you get hit by the Giant Galaga's laser beam. Now, you can really say you've been to outer space trying to save the planet.

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Galaga is a Japanese arcade game released in 1981. The Garage City of Dreams / Facebook

The Garage VR Zone and food park covers 2,714 square meters of entertainment space on City of Dreams' upper ground floor. It opened in October 2018 with three virtual reality games: Mario Kart Arcade, Hospital Escape Terror, and Ski Rodeo.

The Garage VR Zone is at City of Dreams Manila, Aseana Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard, Entertainment City, Parañaque City. It is open from Sunday to Thursday, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. Single-player ticket price is at P380. For more information, visit City of Dreams' website.

This story originally appeared on .

Minor edits have been made by the SPIN.ph editors.

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