This week saw the long awaited release of Sony Japan Studios virtual reality (VR) platformer Astro Bot Rescue Mission. Featuring the lovable robot character which first made its appearance in PlayStation VR Worlds, the adorable character now gets its own fully realised adventure and what any experience it is. So naturally VRFocus recorded some gameplay footage to show you what it’s all about.
If you’ve somehow managed to miss all the coverage regarding Astro Bot Rescue Mission the title features 26 levels across five different worlds ranging from city, sky, water and fire stages. Each has its own puzzles to solve, plenty of collectibles to find and boss battles to face at the end. Fully controlled using the DualShock 4 gamepad, Astro Bot: Rescue Mission furthers the immersion by putting the controller in the videogame, using it to not only collect Astro Bots but help the main character as well.
The title has already seen universal acclaim from media outlets, with VRFocus giving it an impressive four star review, saying: “While Astro Bot Rescue Mission isn’t quite as charming as Moss, or as superbly crafted as Mario Odyssey, it is a great old-school platformer for the VR era, bringing some of the best features of both 2D and 3D platformers of old and incorporating VR in a way that doesn’t feel awkward. This is a fun, lighthearted way to spend some time in VR, and worth checking out.”
The gameplay video showcases plenty of action, with Astro Bot traversing thin ledges, taking out enemies and collecting those all important coins. Also there’s the all important human interaction, not merely controlling the little robot but also getting the controller involved to help solve puzzles, there’s even points where you have to head butt obstacles.
Astro Bot Rescue Mission is out now exclusively for PlayStation VR. It can also be found in a new bundle which became available yesterday for North American customers for $299.99 USD (MSRP) / $379.99 CAD (MSRP). For further news or updates on Astro Bot Rescue Mission, keep reading VRFocus.