I loved R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps book series as a kid. Just the right amount of scares for little ones. And if I felt too afraid by the evil garden gnomes or demonic Cuckoo bird, I could always look up to see my mom and dad.
That tactic didn’t work in the new Gear VR release, Goosebumps Night of Scares. The game looks to be pretty fun, though I didn’t make it too far into the game yet. Not because I lost interest … just nerve. I screamed more times than I’ll ever admit.
Now, this game will probably be pretty tame for most, but I scare easily in VR. And I didn’t even make it to the clown part yet.
We’ll most likely work on a bigger review of Goosebumps in the coming days, but here is a brief look at the newest Gear VR releases.
Goosebumps Night of Screams ($2.99)
Developer: Cosmic Forces
Description: “Featuring Jack Black as R. L. Stine, just as in the all-new Goosebumps movie. The bestselling horror series comes to life on mobile for the first time and features Goosebumps most frightening monsters, including Slappy the Dummy, evil gnomes, werewolves and more. Can you survive a night in R.L. Stine’s house – a living trap filled with his most famous monsters? Mystery, madness and frightening moments await!”
Mega Spacehole ($4.99)
Developer: Furious Union
Description: “Obliterate the enemy with your mighty gaze. Dominate each arena with the mere turn of your head. Master every level and become the Mega Spacehole you were meant to be. Mega Spacehole is a fast-paced vr-cade shooter that puts you in the center of the action. Survival depends on your lightning reflexes and strategic decisions. Each spacehole is a unique and challenging arena you must survive, and ultimately master, to become the new Mega Spacehole. Unique powerups are placed in each arena to destroy your enemies and restore your shield. The more shield strength you have at the end of the level, the higher your score – If you can last that long!”
Developer: Sonar 360
Description: “A drone discovers an unknown asteroid. On its journey over the rocky surface it receives a strange signal. To locate its source the drone ventures deep into an ancient labyrinth. A place that holds a secret even darker than space itself.”
PGA TOUR (Free)
Developer: PGA TOUR
Description: “Experience the PGA TOUR like you never have before. Go behind-the-scenes at tournaments, get tips from your favorite player and immerse yourself in some of golf’s most beautiful locations.”
Developer: Plan 8
Description: “Step into the Polydome. A place where you can explore a new way of creating music, and experience it all around you.”