We’ve lived on Earth our entire lives, and yet, there’s still so much we don’t know about it. We could learn about a new place every day for the rest our time here and still not get through them all. Imagine, then, what it must feel like for Morty. The Rick and Morty universe is filled with an infinite amount of planets (and universes, for that matter), meaning that he could learn about a new place every second and still never know everything.
This means that Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, the VR game that’s available on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift beginning April 20, has unlimited potential. The game gives players the vantage point of a Morty clone, starting in Rick’s garage before venturing through portals to… well, we don’t know where yet, but that’s what we’re here to speculate about.
This game could take us literally anywhere, so reflecting back on two seasons (and one third-season episode) of Rick and Morty, these are the places we’d most like to go and the things we’d most like to see and do in virtual reality.
BLIPS AND CHITZ
What’s the best thing to do while you’re playing a game? Play a game, of course. Blips and Chitz is the most technologically advanced arcade beyond our world, and it has everything: chobbos, flobos, beer, prizes, games… it’s basically Chuck E. Cheese’s or Dave And Buster’s for extraterrestrial beings. Roy: A Life Well Lived is immersive unlike any other video game experience in existence, so hopefully we can give it a go. We’ll try not to waste our 30s with a bird-watching phase, so hopefully a graceful cedar waxwing doesn’t catch our eye.
Can you imagine walking around a planet where all the people are actually one being sharing a single consciousness? It was trippy enough in the show when Rick walks around and has the same conversation with multiple bodies. In VR, though, is where this capability could shine. The entire planet is under your control, so you could gather as many people as you want to do whatever you want. A 5-on-5 basketball game where you shoot every time? Sure. Make everybody do the mannequin challenge? If you’re into outdated memes, go for it. A lovemaking session with naked redheads in a stadium packed with people who look like your father? If that’s your thing, we suppose you could do that.
We’ve already tried games within a game, so let’s go for TV shows within a game based on a TV show. An afternoon watching absurd programming not rooted in any Earthly logic sounds like an afternoon well spent to us. Plus, Virtual Rick-ality is probably the only place we’d get to watch Alien Invasion Tomato Monster Mexican Armada Brothers Who Are Just Regular Brothers Running In A Van From An Asteroid And All Sorts Of Things The Movie, and we’ve been dying to see that one.
SCREAMING SUN PLANET
This would be funny for about 15 seconds before quickly becoming annoying, but we still really want to strap on a VR headset, look up in the sky, and see a sun shouting without end.
He’s Mr. Meeseeks, look at him! A blue, shrill-voiced assistant could be useful in virtual reality, although we’d have to be sure to keep our goals manageable. That means no improved golf game, Jerry. The good news is that Mr. Meeseeks seems to have already been confirmed for the game, so let’s use our power responsibly.