Our favorite Quest 2 game, Walkabout Mini Golf, is about to get even better, with its biggest expansion set to come out later this month. The July 28 update will not only expand the multiplayer lobbies from five to eight, but fans will also be able to purchase and play a course inspired by the classic Jim Henson film Labyrinth.
The 1986 musical fantasy film stars Jennifer Connelly (Snowpiercer) as Sarah, a young woman on a quest to save her brother from David Bowie’s Goblin King by finding the center of a massive labyrinth.
It also features a cast of puppets created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, some of which are slated to make an appearance in the movie-inspired Walkabout mini-golf level.
Speaking about the level, Lucas Martell of developer Mighty Coconut, the game’s executive producer, called the course “something bigger and more diverse than we’ve ever tried”. Blending familiar and never-before-seen aspects of the original film with the immersive gameplay of Walkabout, this Maze course promises to be a delight for Jim Henson fans and newcomers alike.
If you haven’t played Walkabout Mini Golf and you own a VR headset, you’re missing out. Available on the official Quest store and on Steam, Walkabout Mini Golf is what you’d expect – a VR mini-golf simulator. But while its concept is simple, its execution is excellent, making it one of the best VR games we’ve ever played.
Its themed worlds are packed with details and characters, and combined with its gameplay physics, you’ll feel more immersed in its courses than in any VR game you’ve played before. There’s a lot of variety in worlds too, from a pirate cove to a space station, a candy land and several others – each with elements that make them feel unique rather than reskin.
In addition, each course has 18 hidden golf balls with unique designs that can be collected and added to your collection. There’s also a fox hunting puzzle in each level’s hard mode that unlocks a special bat for you to use.
Based on the trailer, the Labyrinth-inspired course appears to be just as special as the one that came before, and just as full of detail and lost balls to find. The course will launch on July 28 and will cost $3 / £2.30 / AU$4.50, the same as previous DLC courses for Walkabout Mini Golf.
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