Tagged: Rhythm game

Spectra videogame 0

Spectra review

Spectra is one of those games that gets in your head. At first glance it looks simple, just race a spaceship along a sort of futuristic Rainbow Road whilst collecting little yellow cubes and avoiding the big purple ones that reduce your score, wreck your multiplier and can knock you off the edge into oblivion. Sounds, er, simple doesn’t it, but of course it isn’t and it’s even worse if you want to go for a high score! Make sure you boost over the chevrons and you’ll get a speed increase and increase your score for every dot you collect,...

Rhythm Heaven 0

Rhythm Heaven review

Anyone who’s played a ‘rhythm’ game recently has probably picked up a guitar or sat at a plastic drum kit and played along to some contemporary songs whilst dreaming of being a rock star. Rhythm Heaven or Rhythm Paradise as it’s known in the UK takes the same mentality as the WarioWare games with lots of simple mini games based around rhythmic taps and flicks of the stylus where you must complete each cartoony challenge before you must move onto the next stage. You may be flicking in time with the music to hammer bolts into square pieces of metal,...

Zubo DS screenshot 0

Zubo DS Trailer

A lovely looking new trailer for EA’s Zubo is floating around the interweb. Zubo is primarily a kid’s music and rhythm based adventure game but it features some nice turn based RPG style battles as well as some top notch graphics. Apart from the art style it doesn’t differ too much from the classic Pokemon/Final Fantasy/Dragon Quest formulae; your job is to defeat the evil guys who want to take over the world by befriending various creatures (Zubos) and putting them into battle against the Zombos. You do all this via the power of music and music beats, you tap...

Patapon 0

Patapon review

I first heard about Patapon at a Pro Evolution Soccer event when I was talking to a lovely lady called Carly from Sony PR. She said this was the next game on its was and I had to double-take. Patawhat? I said. She said it was hard to explain and now I see why. Basically it’s a game in the same vein as LocoRoco, although it’s a rhythm-based strategy game. The aim is to command your little tribe of Patapons from left to right, fighting and marching to the shrine at the end. You do this by hammering out tribal...

Nintendo DSi image 0

Elite Beat Agents review

This is a brand new rhythm game for the DS called Elite Beat Agents. This game was originally Japanese but has finally come to the UK with a rock, dance and disco soundtrack and a very sill cartoon-strip storyline that can’t help but raise a smile as you tap your feet along to the beat. You play the Elite Beat Agents, three secret men in black with funky hair, helping people around the world through the power of dance. What that means to you the gamer is tapping the touch screen in time to the beat as circles appear on...