In this review of Hyper Dash on the Pico 4 we will tell you more about this fast-paced multiplayer VR shooter that delivers intense action and strategic battles in futuristic arenas. We played the game for over 20 hours so get ready to jump into the adrenaline-pumping gameplay and compete against players from around the world.
In this table are some of the pros and cons that we found interesting.
+ Lots of maps and gamemodes
- Small player base
+ Playable online and offline
- Difficult for beginners
+ Cross-platform compatibility
- Playspace shouldn’t be less than 1.5 x 1.5M
Here is some general information about Hyper Dash INT:
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish - Spain, Dutch, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese - Portugal, Portuguese - Brazil, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish - Latin America, Traditional Chinese
Maximum match length 25 minutes
Size on disk
4.15GB on PC, 2.3GB on standalone devices
25th of February 2021
Single-player and multiplayer
Steam VR, Pico, Meta/Oculus
PC VR headsets, Pico 4, Quest 1 & 2, Quest Pro
Minimum PC specifications
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating systemOS: Windows 10 (64bit)Processor: Intel i3-6100 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200, FX4350 or greaterMemory: 8 GB RAMGraphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or betterNetwork: Broadband Internet connectionStorage: 3 GB available space
Price (not on sale)
Hyper Dash is a visually bright game, which is crucial for an esports title as it enhances the visibility of objectives and other players. While some maps may have darker areas, they are still sufficiently bright to see everything within them. The game doesn’t have an overly colorful palette and instead has a more industrial look, with gray concrete being the main material found in the maps.
Although the textures are optimized for performance and may not be highly detailed, they still look quite good. It would be nice to see more detail in the textures, but even with the current level of detail, the high resolution of the Pico 4 allows you to see across the map without significant pixelation. This improved visibility helps in quickly spotting enemies and item/weapon pickups.
One interesting aspect of the game is that some weapons have realistic physics, allowing bullets to ricochet off any object. This adds a touch of realism to the gameplay. We didn’t encounter any glitches while playing, and overall, the game ran smoothly on the Pico 4.
When you start the game for the first time, you have the option to play the tutorial or jump straight into the game’s lobby. It doesn’t take long to master all the game mechanics. From the main menu, you can select a game mode with the corresponding map. Currently, the game offers 5 game modes and 12 different maps. There are 8 different weapon types to choose from: Pistol, Uzi, Rocket Launcher, Shotgun, Burst Rifle, Sniper, Shock Pistol, and Shield. Each weapon has its own unique abilities and playstyle.
If you’re playing locally/offline, you have the freedom to set the difficulty level of up to 10 bots to easy, normal, or hard. Hyper Dash can be challenging for new players, but the developers have implemented a system where players below level 10 are matched with others in their own lobbies before playing with high-level players. This is immensely helpful if you’re new to the game.
We discovered that Hyper Dash is one of those rare games that remains rewarding even after experiencing a few losses. The desire to get back into the battle and seek revenge creates a strong motivation. Hyper Dash keeps you constantly alert, and we found ourselves completely immersed in the game while playing. It’s fascinating how the game stimulates the brain and encourages you to adapt your playstyle in order to improve and excel.
In terms of replayability, we found the game interesting enough to play it again. Hyper Dash does not have a massive player base but you are sure to find a lobby with other players. The game doesn’t get updates too often but is very stable, we didn’t encounter any problems. With its fast-paced gameplay, diverse game modes, and multiple maps, each match feels fresh and exciting. The ability to choose from a variety of weapons and experiment with different strategies adds depth and variety to the gameplay.
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Hyper Dash is an immersive and competitive VR game that delivers fast-paced multiplayer action. With its engaging gameplay, balanced weapons, and well-designed maps, it offers great replayability. On our immersion scale we rate this game a 7.5/10. Despite its smaller player base, this number remains stable. Hyper Dash is free on all compatible platforms, so we think that it is worth it to check out this game.
Does Hyper Dash have a leveling system?
Players earn experience points and progress through levels, with a maximum level of 100. You can view your player statistics in-game under “profile” in the main menu, showing all-time and monthly stats.
Can I change the look of my weapons and characters?
Yes, the game offers different skins by leveling up allowing you to unlock more or you can buy other ones in the shop.
Is crossplay supported on Hyper Dash?
Regardless of the device or platform you use, Hyper Dash allows players to play on the same servers.
Freelance Junior Marketing Manager at VR-Expert. Julle is passionate about the exciting and ever-evolving world of VR, it’s both a hobby and a second home. He takes great pleasure in sharing his extensive expertise about VR with helping others to help them understand and appreciate this amazing technology.