Are you an Adrenaline junkie or a thrill seeker? Wanna get your endorphin fix but don’t really feel like traveling miles away from home just to dive into the depth of the ocean or go to exotic places for some skygliding experience? Well, here’s one solution for you: Enter the world of virtual reality and sign up for thrill seeking activities like diving hundreds of meters under the sea or fly up high into the sky. No Open Water Diver license or crash course on jumping down the aircraft needed.
The power of virtual reality is to transport people into a whole new world; one that looks, feels and sounds utterly real. As the next horizon of entertainment, Resorts World Genting is offering its VR gamers the chance to experience the most immersive adventure of a lifetime with the debut of Sky VR – a section of the park dedicated to the most exciting and exhilarating virtual reality games in the world.
Sky VR offers five amazing experiences; VirtuGlobe, XD Theater, Vortex, RoboCoaster and SkyGlider VR. Ranges from intergalactic adventures to family-friendly journeys into the great unknown.
The XD Theater is a multi-sensory media-based simulator ride for the family.
It can accomodate up to 32 guests together to experience this interactive attraction, which transports them into fascinating new worlds – a pirate world brimming with aggressive monsters, for example – where everyone must work together to fend off attacks and beat bad guys. They have plenty of titles for you to choose from in the XD Theatre, but if you are looking for some shooting-rampage fun that is like no other, I’d suggest you to go with ‘The Carnival’ and ‘Robot Riot’.
Guests must be at least 90cm in height for XD Theater, which was developed by TrioTech in Canada and largest attraction of its kind in Malaysia. Recommended for a whole family fun, but not suitable for young children.
In VirtuGlobe, you will be able to step into a free-moving VR environment.
Individuals has the liberty to make the experience as intense or as immersive as they want.
Created by Ray Latypov in the USA, VirtuGlobe – originally named Virtusphere – has been used by military agencies worldwide to train their personnel to operate in any possible environment. Requires players to have good bodily coordinations as it requires you to run or climb around during the entire experience. It makes quite a good cardio workout, I must say. Great for those who are looking for some virtual+physical challenge. You’ll sweat quite abit after playing this, so drink plenty of water to rehydrate after the game. while for VirtuGlobe, A height restriction of 130-200cm and a weight restriction of 35-130kg apply for this VR experience.
The Vortex centres on a state-of-the-art motion platform, where guests are strapped into a central console.
Developed by Brogent in Taiwan, Vortex takes up to 12 guests on a rambunctious rollercoaster ride, fending off an invading gauntlet with ultra-realistic graphics as the platform vibrates and shudders to the on-screen action. The first-of-its-kind in Asia, Vortex is open to guests between 100-195 cm in height.
The RoboCoaster, created by Sangwha in South Korea, eschews guns for glorious discoveries. Up to 4 guests can experience a VR rollercoaster ride into an undiscovered robotic realm, filled with amazing structures and curious creatures that can be viewed in full 360 degrees. Guests must be between 130-190cm to experience RoboCoaster. I’ve tried this and I must forwarn you; the experience is not for the faint-hearted or for those with motion sickness. Thrill seekers will be able to apreciate the entire experience, though.
And finally, if all you want to do is soar through the sky like a majestic eagle, then SkyGlider VR provides that very experience.
Using a chair strap, feel the amazing sensation of gliding on a paraglider while seeing the world from a different perspective as wind machines simulate the feeling of rushing through the air several hundred metres above the ground.
Three levels of skill are available – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced – with so much to see you can be assured that no two VR glides experience will be the same. The first of its kind in Malaysia, SkyGlider was developed by FrontGrid; guests must be between 110-190cm and be under 150kg in weight for SkyGlider VR. Abit challenging for first timers to navigate while in the air during the VR experience, but trust me, it’s worth all your time. Once you get a hang of it, you’ll be asking for repeated experience.
SkyVR is located at Level 2 of Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park in Resorts World Genting. Operating from 10am-10pm daily, Sky VR experiences are on a pay-per-ride basis. If that’s not enough for you, they also have Super Saver Combo A where you can purchase a combination of full day pass for Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park and Tap & Play credits for Sky VR. For more information, please visit www.rwgenting.com