Whew, it’s been a busy news week hasn’t it? Between Quest and Rift S pre-orders and the reveal of Valve Index details, we’re worn out. We need something to play to help us loosen up over the weekend. Blasters of the Universe might be just what the doctor ordered.
Good news, then; Secret Location’s bullet hell shooter will be free to play on Oculus Rift this weekend. You can download and play through the experience at no extra charge from 10am PT on May 3 through to 11:59pm PT on May 5. Correct us if we’re wrong but it’s been a while since Oculus has done a free weekend on the store. If so, it’s good to see the scheme returning.
Blasters of the Universe is one of the better VR wave shooters out there. Alongside extensive weapon customization and an awesome 80’s cartoon vibe, it emphasizes VR’s physicality. You have to dodge swarms of incoming bullets with your head as you return fire. It makes surviving in the wave-based combat a real thrill and a great choice for fans looking to stay active in VR.
“A short running time doesn’t stop Blasters of the Universe from being one of VR’s most delightful wave shooters,” we said in our review. “The hectic bullet-dodging action hurls you into a deadly ballet that feels fun far more often than it is frustrating. This is a finely-tuned and charming game that stands out from the sea of survival shooters out there right now.”
Well, that’s a ringing endorsement if I ever heard one.