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Release Date: October 13th, 2016 Movie Release Year: 2016

Ace Banana (PS VR)

Overview -

Developed by Time of Virtual Reality and published by Oasis Games, 'Ace Banana' is the first archery title for PlayStation VR. Players can use two PlayStation Move controllers to shoot arrows at waves of enemies. The game also explores the long-lasting conflict between bananas and the monkeys that want to eat them.

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Tech Specs & Release Details
Release Date:
October 13th, 2016

Video Review


If there is one thing that I do like about 'Ace Banana,' it's the overall art direction. Sure, the human-sized bananas are nightmare fuel, but the monkey enemies are generally pretty fun to look at. Some of the less inspired ones look like 'Ape Escape' rejects, but there's a nice variety to the characters I was shooting. The one map the game takes place on also looks nice, as it sports a bright blue sky and colorful scenery that would make UK Resistance proud.

Audio Review


'Ace Banana' has an upbeat cheery theme that plays during the waves of combat, and it's fitting given the game's art style. The music isn't memorable or catchy, but it definitely fits the vibe of the game. Sound effects also fall in the same boat of being fine, but nothing spectacular, as monkeys make noises when shot and the string of the bow makes a satisfying sound when brought back.

Final Thoughts

'Ace Banana' isn't a particularly fun game when it works, which makes all of the issues I ran into even more damning. There is room for a good archery game on PlayStation VR, but this isn't it. Its wave-based gameplay only serves to mask its lack of content, and even a charming aesthetic can't redeem this poorly designed game.