Galatig has released its retro arcade-style shooter, Neon VR, for Windows Mixed Reality. The trailer for which you can watch above. This is the Windows Mixed Reality version of its previously Oculus Rift exclusive game that was called simply Neon and should not be confused with an upcoming SteamVR game also called Neon VR. Although Neon is also going to be released soon on Steam. Confusing, I know!

Neon VR is available to download from the Windows Store priced at £6.99 (UK) / €9.99 (EU) / $9.99 (US).

You can read more info in the following description from the Windows Store:

 

Neon VR

Description

A nostalgia-fuelled first person shoot ’em up inspired by classic arcade games.

Save the Earth, burn the Sun.

To pay off your life debts you’ve been uploaded to one of millions of nano-workbots in the Sun’s core to prevent solar flares by breaking down neon isotopes.

You control an ion cannon in a 360º gravitationally affected environment, firing positive and negative ions using left & right triggers at incoming neon isotopes of varying ‘charge’ to eliminate them.

Neon uses a modern day reboot of the classic retro arcade style. Featuring vector polygonal lines and surfaces illuminated by pulsating neon lighting with immersive 360º action.

Each of the 42 levels of the game have been carefully crafted with each formation requiring a different strategy to achieve best times. There’s a solid sense of progression and a steady ramping up of difficulty – ideal for introducing non-gamers to VR but challenging enough for more experienced players.

Levels develop to include stronger gravitational forces, more isotopes, and new kinds of jeopardy. Boss levels with super-structures need new strategies, with a selection of power-ups such as slo-mo, shockwave and solar blossom mode adding to the fun. Your sassy AI sidekick Seren has always got something to say – but is mostly just sarcastic.

Utilising the talents of three music producers (Forward Memory, Dynamix, and I Am Galactic), Neon features an original soundtrack of ambient electronica, synthwave and electro which complements the modern-retro styling of the game.

“It’s like Tron had sex with an atom” – some guy on Reddit

 

 

Do you like the look of Neon VR? Have you bought it already or played it on the Oculus Rift and if so what do you think of it? Let us know in the comments below, or create a discussion in our (PC) Windows Mixed Reality VR Games forum. You can also write your own review of the game in our (PC) Windows Mixed Reality VR Game Reviews forum.

 

System Requirements

Minimum

Processor: Intel Core i5 7200U
Memory: 8 GB
Graphics: NVIDIA Integrated 620 / AMD RX 460
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 12 GB available space

Recommended

Processor: Intel Core i7
Memory: 8 GB
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 12 GB available space

 

Screenshots

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Source: Neon VR's Windows Store page