X.D. Network Inc. has announced the latest big update for Muse Dash, the addictive rhythm game by PeroPeroGames. This time Muse Dash will feature a collaboration with another famous Japanese rhythm game, Groove Coaster. Players will be able to get their hands on an entirely new character along with all the supporting features for this character
Aaero is a rhythm shooter that sees players flying through stylized environments while blasting enemies to the beat of electronic music. It is a very challenging and unforgiving game, but also very addictive, and depending on your musical taste has a great soundtrack. The lack of support for things like Steam Workshop and custom songs limits the replay value a bit, but mastering all the songs should keep most players busy for ages.
Gameplay: Challenging, intense, and very addictive.
Graphics: Beautiful and varied.
Sound: Features a great electronic music soundtrack
Double Kick Heroes is a unique blend of rhythm action and shooting wrapped up in beautiful pixel art and a heavy metal soundtrack. The game is challenging, especially on the higher difficulty settings and the music is good enough to put a smile on the face of any metalhead. However, it’s a pity that doing well requires players to watch the rhythm bar like a hawk and thereby miss out on all the pixel art action. Nevertheless, this is a fun game with lots of modes to keep players coming back for more.
Gameplay: An interesting new take on the rhythm action genre.
Graphics: Lovely pixel art visuals with plenty of great enemy designs.
Sound: If you love metal you’ll love the soundtrack
Muse Dash was one of our favorite games of 2019 on PC, but it has been entertaining mobile users even before that. In fact, June 12th, 2020, will mark the 2nd anniversary of this great rhythm-based game. We are clearly not the only ones who love the game either as it has sold over 1.7 million across all platforms. Part of the reason for this success is the continued support that the game has received in the form of brand new song packs. This trend is set to continue as PeroPeroGames and X.D. Network has announced a 2nd Anniversary content update that will be released on June 12th
Mobile gamers might already be familiar with Wonder Parade, the rhythm game by Studio Quare. The game was released for mobile devices back in 2017, which means it will be celebrating it’s 2 year anniversary at the end of August, 2019. To celebrate this milestone, the mobile version of the game will receive an update as well as a 50% discount on August 31st, 2019. However, the real exciting news is that Nintendo Switch and PC owners will soon be able to join in on the fun as well
Muse Dash might be a mobile port, but it is also one of the most adorable looking and addictive rhythm action games on PC. The art style is extremely polished and it also features an incredible soundtrack. The controls are basic enough to draw in newcomers to the genre, but playing some of the faster songs on higher difficulty settings can also provide veterans with a challenge. You also get an incredible amount of content for a very reasonable price, so don’t miss out on this game.
Gameplay: Simple to play, but incredibly addictive once you become hooked.
Graphics: The art style is colorful and adorable.
Sound: The soundtrack is catchy and features a diverse range of great tracks
A rhythm game on the DS might sound like a strange choice but it definitely works. Utilizing every button and the touch screen things get way more hectic than in any guitar hero or rock band game. The midi tunes sound great and there’s enough variety to keep you playing for a long time. As long as you can get over the language barrier that is.
Gameplay: If you like rhythm games then you’ll love this.
Graphics: Not much going on visually but then again that’s not the focus.
Sound: Some really great tunes
Blast away aliens that move and attack to the beat of some great Dubstep tracks in this addictive bullet hell shooter. The game is no walk in the park and with four difficulty settings as well as ten ships to unlock it will keep you busy for a while. Being a fan of EDM obviously helps, but the charming pixel art style visuals and relentless action is what kept us coming back for more.
Gameplay: As simple as dodging bullets and grabbing coins.
Graphics: Retina searing colors and flashes, but very nice overall.
Sound: Your personal music taste will determine whether you like the Dubstep soundtrack or not
BeatBlasters III shows a lot of imagination but has the gameplay to back up the wacky plot. The developers have gone for a quality over quantity approach with each level looking totally unique. It takes a while to get used to the controls but using a controller makes a big difference. If you are looking for an interesting fusion of platforming, puzzle solving and rhythm based action then grab yourself a copy.
Gameplay: A very interesting fusion of genres.
Graphics: The 2D visuals are packed with detail and imagination.
Sound: The music is not my favorite genre but it matches the theme of the game