Located in the heart of Ashburton
Started in August 2021, by 5 Ashburton Locals wanting to create a unique entertainment experience in Ashburton. We started by building our own PCs with high-performance graphics cards, and HTC Vive Pro and HTC Vive Pro 2 Headsets and have been quietly working to gather an extensive library of content from multiple providers, be it escape rooms, horror games, simulations, and games for children to showcase the performance of the headsets and PC’s. All of the content is able to be easily selected by our customers from our VR menu system (giving you control of what you want to play, and for how long) or for the escape rooms pre-selected on-site. We also welcome spectators, with comfortable seating, and plenty of screens so even if you don’t want to try VR, you can see what’s happening and encourage your friends and family in VR.
With a rich tapestry of leisure pursuits surrounding Ashburton and Methven, we’re proud to introduce a modern twist to entertainment in the region.
At Virtual & Retro, we bring to you a plethora of entertainment options in one venue, whether its the Retro gaming consoles, Dedicated Esports PCs with 32” screens high-performance keyboards and mice, or our wide range of VR experiences, boasting over 50 games and over 15 different VR Escape Rooms tailored to delight gamers across all age groups. Whether you’re a solo adventurer or part of a group seeking a thrilling challenge, our arcade promises an experience like no other.
We also offer a range of add-ons such as sensors, haptic vests, cyber Shoes, and various controller holders, all helping to add a bit more realism to your VR experience.