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Parents' Guide to

Ultimechs

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Foosball goes VR with a futuristic robot spin.

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What would you get if you took Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots, set it up on a foosball table, and then toss in just a smattering of Rocket League style for good measure? Whatever it is, it's likely close to what you'll experience in the VR world of Ultimechs. It's virtually impossible to play Ultimechs and not immediately get Rocket League vibes from the game. In both, players maneuver around an open soccer-like field in a frantic attempt to knock an oversized ball through giant goals. Both are also easy to pick up and play, but manage to still rely on skill, physics, and more than a little luck to score. But there are a number of differences that keep this Ultimechs from simply being a VR version of Rocket League.

The most obvious difference is that, instead of driving remote controlled cars, players control large robots armed with guided rocket powered fists that they use to punch the ball (or each other). Each of the three available mechs also comes with a unique special ability, ranging from a lightning fast precision punch to a defensive barrier to an area of effect explosive. Movement is much different too. Instead of freely running around the field, players instead teleport between pre-positioned pads scattered around the field not occupied by another mech. It's a little jarring at first, but also par for the course with movement in most first-person VR games. Plus, it adds a surprising layer of strategy to matches. Ultimately, Ultimechs brings futuristic team sports fun to VR with a unique, but familiar, rocket powered punch.

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