Oculus Go Game Reviews – Wonderglade

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I am kind of surprised that there are not more games like Wonderglade on the Oculus Go. This is a collection of mini-games and the idea is that you are at a whimsical amusement park and you have a series of attractions to take part in. As I write this there are six attractions for you to experience. The game did start with only four so it looks like they could add even more at a later date which is pretty neat.

As this is an amusement park the whole reason that you are playing these different attractions is to win tickets. Anyone who has been to any kind of fun fair or carnival is going to be able to relate to this. When you get tickets, you can use these to buy items that you can then use in the attractions. For example, mini golf was my favorite game so I saved up so that I could get a fancy new putter.

Now let’s get onto the games. The first one I want to talk about is Hamster Hoops. As you would expect this is a basketball game where you need to throw the ball in the hoop as many times as you can. The fact that you are surrounded by hamsters makes Hamster Hopps pretty darn awesome in my book. Tinder Town is one of those classic water shooting carnival games. Here you need to have an eagle eye aim as you put out the fires that are all over the place.

Magic Mayhem is what I feel is the “flagship” game for Wonderglade. In this one, you are a wizard and need to use your wand to smash crystals and find clocks so that you can keep on playing. Tip & Tilt Racing is a cutesy game where you need to tip and rotate the table to get the little animals to fall down the holes. This by a mile is my least favorite of all the games. I kind of dig the cute style, but I found it kind of boring.

Tiny Tee Golf is the game I had the most fun with. This is classic, carnival style mini golf and the controls I thought worked out pretty great. For a “mini-game” Tiny Tee Golf has a full nine holes for you to try your luck at. The final game to talk about is Bistro Basher. The way to look at Bistro Basher is kind of like those what a mole style game. Instead of moles though you are destroying French cuisine!

I found that the controls in Wonderglade for all of the games worked quite well for the most part. You just use the Oculus Go controller and I found that it worked very well. It did sometimes get lost, but I never found it game breaking or anything like that. The presentation of Wonderglade does give the impression that it is aimed at a younger audience, but I really do not have any problems with that.

Overall, I think that Wonderglade is a fun experience you are getting six mini-games and you can download the whole game for free which I think is a great deal. The quest for tickets to unlock attractions and items is really addictive and while it is a little “shallow” I have found myself coming back to this quite a few times, especially for the Tiny Tee Golf game.


The whimsical presentation is pretty fun

Six different attractions for you to enjoy

The motion controls work way better than you would think

Earning tickets is very addictive

It is free!


Some may be put off by the “kiddie” style

Some of the games are super short

Oculus Go Game Reviews – Merry Snowballs

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As I write this review for Merry Snowballs it is April. That is important to note because I have a feeling that come December, Merry Snowballs is going to be one of my go-to games to get me in the Christmas spirit. This is a game that was made by only two people. Two folks who actually worked for Dice! So that right there tells you the kind of people they are which is what got me very excited about finally checking this game out.

The first thing that you take notice of is just how polished Merry Snowballs is. While the overall game is pretty simple. Merry Snowballs does have a lot of charm to it and the presentation, for the most part, is very nice. It really does take me back to when I was a kid and I and my friends would have these epic snowball fights around the neighborhood. I think that is the kind of feeling they were hoping to capture and they do it very well.

The idea of the game is pretty simple. You are a neighborhood kid and there is an epic snowball fight taking place. You can use the controller to “throw” snowballs, but you can also use it to block them too. It actually works really well and I was impressed with how well my Oculus Go picked up my throws and blocks. You score points by hitting the other kids that are around the map and also by nailing these presents that are scattered around too.

While throwing the snowballs is fun, Merry Snowballs kicks things up a notch by having powerups that you can get. These range from a machine gun to an ice gun that all make nailing the other kids with snowballs that extra bit easier. You can even do this roulette wheel thing that will score you a power up right from the start of the fight! This is really cool when this happens and can certainly set you on your path to a really high score.

One thing that I got a real good chuckle out of with Merry Snowballs was the boss fights. The game has a rather creepy looking Santa Clause that you need to put in his place. As well as good old’ saint nick, you also will do battle against a giant gingerbread man who has come to life. These just help add to the personality and also gives the game a little extra for you to do.

There are different maps, but the only real thing that you are striving towards (as well as beating the game) is the leaderboards. You can try your best to get as high on them as you can. I think this is what you will spend most of your time doing as overall the game is quite short. I do feel that some kind of multiplayer aspect to the game where I could easily play with other real people would have been awesome.


The presentation is great

Throwing and blocking snowballs feels great

The action is quite fun

The game is very reasonably priced

Santa is a boss!


The game is quite short

A large multiplayer snowball fight would have been great

Oculus Go Game Reviews – Elevator to the Moon

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I have played some, what best are described as weird games over the years, but Elevator to the Moon has to be one of the weirdest. I am sure if you were to look at 10 different best Oculus Go VR games lists that Elevator to the Moon would appear on more of them than not. This is one of the funniest, charming, crazy and well-designed puzzle games that I have ever had the pleasure to play!

So, what is the deal with Elevator to the Moon? Well, the story here is hilarious! The idea is that the president who is called, Dough-Slater Roccmeier (and he is the president of the world by the way) has tasked you with being the repair person of his epic elevator to the moon! Of course, the whole idea of having an elevator like this is completely ridiculous, dangerous and of most likely doomed for failure, but he does not care! He wants his moon elevator and you need to get it done.

He will always be shouting orders at you through your headset and this is where the best humor in the game is. His accent is great and the voice acting is really fantastic. I legit found myself laughing and chuckling the whole time I was playing this. I actually think I would go as far as to say that Elevator to the Moon on the Oculus Go is one of the funniest games, I have played in quite some time. While he is barking orders at you and telling you what to do, you do not actually have to follow his instructions to the letter.

You see, Elevator to the Moon is actually a puzzle game and while his instructions (which most of the time are nuts) are there to try and steer you in the direction of what you need to do. This is a game that gives you a lot of freedom of choice in regards to how you go about completing the different puzzles. Each stage will have various puzzles that you need to figure out. Fix this, go get that, where is this? Combine this with that and so on are the kind of puzzles that you will be needing to do in order to get this elevator to the moon actually working.

One of the best aspects of Elevator to the Moon is all the hidden details and Easter eggs that are in the game. As I write this the game just did a big update that introduced a new chapter and a ton more things for you to find and laugh and or just scratch your head at. There is even a game within a game (a fun arcade style game) in Elevator to the Moon. You can clearly tell that the people behind this game were having a great time when they were putting it together. I think that this is a huge part of what makes it such a fun experience for the player too.

Speaking of experience. I have played a ton of VR games that are fun, but once you have done them there is not really any replay value. I do not think that is the case with Elevator to the Moon. There are so many little Easter eggs hidden around that you always find something you missed before. Plus, there are leaderboards so you can have some fun by challenging your friends to see who is the best at the game.

I can hand on heart say that when it comes to puzzle games on the Oculus Go. There are not many that are as much fun and well made as Elevator to the Moon. Even if you only have a passing interest in puzzle games, I really do feel that this is a game you simply must have on your Oculus Go.


It is a very well-made game

The puzzles are fun and give you a lot of freedom

The President is pretty insane

Some fantastic voice acting

This is legit one of the best games for the Oculus Go!


Some puzzles can be a little cryptic

It is so good, you just want more and more!