When comparing Space Pirate Trainer vs Smashbox Arena, the Slant community recommends Space Pirate Trainer for most people. In the question“What are the best HTC Vive games?” Space Pirate Trainer is ranked 5th while Smashbox Arena is ranked 36th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Very fun
Pro Control is super intuitive
Being that the users view is controllable with their head, which frees up both hands to control the dual wielded pistols makes for a very intuitive and natural way to play a first person shooter. No longer do you have to have your guns in sight in order to shoot in the direction that you would like.
Pro Super chummy fun filled dodgeball with powerups
Laughter and skill combine into epic battles and hilarious moments. Play with people.
Con Very little depth
There is not much to do in the game other than shoot robots, it give a Space Invaders type feel, but in VR. This may change in the future since this is an early access game, but currently the game is pretty shallow.
Con Sometimes lacks activity
Sometimes there aren't many players, so you have to wait for someone to join.