The New Revolution Galactic Attack VR Coaster
Six Flags announced today that their once again teaming up with Samsung to launch a new VR Roller Coaster at two of their biggest locations.
The new VR Coaster is called The New Revolution Galactic Attack, and it’s based off of the classic Sega Saturn game Galactic Attack. Like the previous Superman VR Roller Coaster, the new ride will make use of the Samsung’s Gear VR headset.
The New Revolution Galactic Attack ride will be featured at the following Six Flags locations
- Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA on The Revolution ride.
- Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, CA on the Kong ride.
The New Revolution Galactic Attack VR Coaster Description
Both Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom are adding this new VR to their attractions. (The New Revolution and Kong, respectively).
When riders board the coasters and don their Samsung Gear VR headsets, they will be introduced to the device’s passthrough camera functionality, instantly making riders aware of their surroundings, by allowing them to see the “real world,” including the person seated next to them— along with virtual content.
As they get settled into the ride, a heads up display overlay on the passthrough camera view will show data like current status of weaponry, time codes, fuel cells, and a countdown clock.
Cresting the lift hill, a massive, swirling wormhole comes into view. As riders drop at high speeds, the mixed reality view changes to a completely immersive, virtual reality environment. A fighter spaceship cockpit materializes and envelops the riders into a tunnel of light.
At the bottom of the first hill, riders are launched into the middle of a space battle, coming under attack from flying drones firing lasers and missiles. After swinging through tight channels, narrowly dodging drones and artillery fire, riders are brought into one of three drone bays, each of which offer a completely different gaming experience and three different endings.