Carnival Game Compendium Pierhead Arcade Comes to PlayStation VR

There are several virtual reality (VR) mini-game compilations out there, Loco Dojo, Nvidia’s VR Funhouse and Sports Bar VR are just some of them. One of the earliest to see release was Mechabit’s Pierhead Arcade, which original supported HTC Vive before coming to Oculus Rift. Now the studio has teamed up with publisher Archiact to bring Pierhead Arcade to PlayStation VR.

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Pierhead Arcade is a casual arcade experience that uses physics-based gameplay to bring the nostalgic arcades of the past to vivid life. Inside the huge virtual arcade, players will be able to test themselves against such familiar fair games. Once they’ve collected enough tickets, they can head to the prize booth for a smorgasbord of nostalgic carnival props and prizes.

There are 15 fair games to play through: Rocket Ball, Basketball, Bowling, Comet Drop, Arctic Shuffle, Super Punch, Binary Dash, Honey Rush, Shooting Gallery, Scarab Toss, Dino Whack, Cannonball Bounce, Rapid Fire, and the Claw Machine.

So whether you prefer a coin operated classic or something a bit more hands-on there’s going to be a game for you.  Pierhead Arcade maybe a single-player experience but it does feature online leaderboards to compete with other players around the world or just a few friends.

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You can buy Pierhead Arcade now for PlayStation VR, with the title retailing for $19.99 USD/£11.99 GBP. For PlayStation Plus members there’s a 10 percent discount for regular members in North America, or 15 percent off for PS+ Members in Europe, dropping the cost to $17.99 and £10.19 respectively.

This isn’t the first time Archiact has helped an indie studio bring its videogame to more platforms, especially PlayStation VR. The company teamed up with E McNeill to bring Darknet to the headset, and most recently announced a collaboration with Secret Location and its bullet hell experience Blasters of the Universe. 

Archiact doesn’t just publish videogames it makes a few of it own. Under its belt is hidden object puzzle title Hidden Fortune, cute puzzler Waddle Home, and upcoming first-person shooter (FPS) Evasion. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Archiact and Mechabit, reporting back with the latest updates.