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  • Summary: Dance is your power to protect the earth against invading aliens. Sega’s legendary Dreamcast rhythm game “Space Channel 5” is coming to virtual reality as ”Space Channel 5 VR Kinda Funky News Flash!” Your task is to master a series of life saving dancing poses while tuning into the coolDance is your power to protect the earth against invading aliens. Sega’s legendary Dreamcast rhythm game “Space Channel 5” is coming to virtual reality as ”Space Channel 5 VR Kinda Funky News Flash!” Your task is to master a series of life saving dancing poses while tuning into the cool beat. Experience the return of Ulala for yourselves. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. Mar 2, 2020
    75
    Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash! presents an opportunity to inhabit 1999’s idyllic vision of 1960’s culture through 2020’s virtual reality. Delivering this extremely specific hallucinatory novelty required an alarming price tag and the notice of a brisk runtime. Space Channel 5 remains a lustrous expression of the Dreamcast’s ethos, and a chance to actively embrace it merits attention and applause. Space Channel 5 VR is a brief, beautiful celebration of a bygone era.
  2. Feb 25, 2020
    75
    Space Channel 5 VR does a great job of bringing the series to virtual reality, but other than that, it doesn’t do much to set itself apart from its predecessors. The story is concise, and the fun dances within the trial mode are pretty much the saving grace of the title in terms of “content” offered. Still, it’s a damn good time. For the price of the game, you’re paying for the nostalgic nature of it all, and you won’t be disappointed. Those new to the series might not understand anything that’s going on, but here’s to hoping this marks a new future for Ulala because we’d love to spend more time with her.
  3. Mar 9, 2020
    70
    Space Channel 5 VR is not challenging as a video game, and its exercise mode does not have enough content at launch to offer a serious workout. That being said, reuniting with Ulala in VR will be a memorable experience for fans of the series. If becoming a part of a short but atmospheric musical sounds fun and you already have a PS VR and two PlayStation Move controllers, Space Channel 5 VR is worth trying.
  4. Mar 3, 2020
    60
    Space Channel 5 VR is fantastic. A great comeback that keeps the charm of the original intact, and we’ve enjoyed every minute of it. And you better make sure you enjoy every minute, because the alarming lack of content is its biggest flaw, particularly if you consider its price.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Apr 21, 2020
    60
    While PS VR ought to be a natural medium for Space Channel 5, it’s hard to see Ulala as more than a nostalgic opening act for the rest of the competition. [Issue#174, p.87]
  6. Mar 12, 2020
    51
    The concept was solidly transformed to VR and delivers nostalgic but sweet dance fun. The price tag isn’t worth the admission though...
  7. 30
    Space Channel 5’s dancing aliens and high camp work well in VR, but with only around half an hour of gameplay this represents astoundingly poor value for money.

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  1. Jul 7, 2020
    10
    So much fun just like the original dreamcast game very great graphics...........
  2. Jun 30, 2020
    10
    overall a great game for vr i suggest it to anyone playing vr on playstation
  3. Feb 25, 2020
    8
    This is a hard one to gauge, because it's not the quintessential VR game on the market - honestly, it's not even the quintessential VR rhythmThis is a hard one to gauge, because it's not the quintessential VR game on the market - honestly, it's not even the quintessential VR rhythm game on the market - but SC5 was not exactly the quintessential rhythm game on the market, either. But what it did have was originality, and a control scheme that was perhaps less precise than its simplicity required. Fun, but flawed, but memorable.

    To that end, KFNF! is, outside of the continued lack of Space Michael, the quintessential version of Space Channel 5, as it adds crisp enhanced visuals, new content, and motion controls that are at least as precise as they need to be and then some. It retains all the personality of the old game, and just in case somebody gets tripped up by anything, it uses Ulala as a third-person move guide on top of the initial morolian cues in a clever way by creating a true player character - identical twins and Space Channel 5 interns working under Ulala named Roo and Kie (i.e., 'Rookie', har har) who look to Ulala for instruction. On top of the story mode, it also includes a calorie counter for those who may enjoy that sort of thing, as well as an in-game character guide and model viewer, added costumes, an Arcade mode to play straight through the missions in short form, and a Trial mode for added challenge.
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