LikeFinland team explored a new virtual reality park, named Pikseli Arcade, at Flamingo leisure world in Vantaa, near Helsinki. Pikseli, opened in Jan 2017, is not only the first VR (virtual reality) park in Finland but in the whole Scandinavia to this extent!
Pikseli is suitable for almost all ages. For children under school age, the virtual reality game glasses may be too heavy to use for a long time.
Everyone is welcome to play without booking, but reservation in advance is recommended especially on Saturdays.
Elina is briefing Daniel.
Before gaming, players watch a guided video and the staff gives instructions how to play games or how to experience the virtual world. In VR games, the player is able to look at any direction by turning his/her head. The views change just like (s)he would be there for real.
Pikseli lets you not only watch a movie or play a game, but to live inside it. The experience is unique.
There are 14 game rooms in Pikseli, which is located on the second floor at Flamingo. There can be only one player playing the game in a game room at the same time, but two more can follow and encourage the player! They watch the screen how the game is going on.
Wide range of games
Pikseli has a surprisingly wide game selection. There are kids' games, action games, mountaineering, scuba diving and short films, even a mini opera! The game selection is constantly being reformed.
Pikseli Arcade gives nice experiences both for children' celebrities and also for working place kick-offs, not forgetting families. There is also a party room for groups, where you can sit down and enjoy drinks and snacks.
The staff is able to limit the range of games in each game rooms, as the selection also includes games that are not allowed for players under 18 years. You can stop the game at any time, if you don’t want to play it anymore, and choose a new game to play. The staff is happy to help you with little tips and tricks concerning the games and equipment. The atmosphere was really good.
It is possible to get familiar with Pikseli's games in advance through the Pikseli Arcade web-pages, and it is recommended to book at least one hour to play. The game is nice and inexpensive to experience with a friend in the same game room, where you can easily take turns.
Very popular games for teenagers are for example Raw Data and Elven Assassin. On the other, the mountain climbing game Everest is liked by all the age groups and it is suitable also for the beginners. Google Earth is a great way to explore a holiday destination from the air before the trip - or afterwards.
Our LikeFinland team was positively surprised that Pikseli, with its kindly personnel and wide selection of different games and VR experiences, is suitable also for those who are not so familiar with video gaming. Pikseli is also a unique holiday destination for those who are travelling in Helsinki area, located near Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.
Mon - Tue 14:00-21:00
Wed - Thu 12:00-21:00
Other times are negotiable.
30 min / 20€
60 min / 36€
Price / one room. Max. 3 persons can enter one room at a time.
Kindly Pikseli employees Ada, Mirka and Artur.
Pikseli Arcade (www)
Flamingo leisure world
Tasetie 8, Vantaa
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Text: Henri Elo, Sari Särkijärvi
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