Beat Fever is a new, immensely addictive rhythm game that is a cool combination of Audiosurf and RPG mechanics. Your goal is to level up a team of monsters by tapping through a number of pop music hits.
Like most rhythm games, there's an inherent challenge as you struggle to keep up with the rhythm as songs become more difficult.
In Beat Fever, the better you perform, the more energy you'll have to keep playing, and the more quickly you'll level up. Strong players are greatly rewarded, but there's some room for folks who need a little more practice too.
We have a few tips to help you coast through all of the games levels so you can unlock all of Beat Fever'sfun song challenges.
Don't follow the vocals
A lot of the challenges in Beat Fever follow the song's instrumentals or bass line, not the vocals. Try to tune into what's going on behind the singing, and you'll be able to stay in rhythm more easily. If you start following the vocals, you may get off track.
Play with headphones
Not only does the game sound much better when you're wearing your headphones, it's a lot easier to hear the intricacies in the music, so you can match the circles in better time. You don't have to play the music too loudly, but we do recommend plugging in.
Always look ahead
If you play an instrument, you'll know it's good practice to look ahead in the music just slightly to see what's coming next.
The same applies in Beat Fever. Keep your gaze planted slightly ahead in the song so you'll be ready to tap out whatever's coming next. This will make it a lot easier to win in songs that you might not be familiar with yet.
Practice in PvP mode
PvP mode offers some impressive rewards if you've got the skills, but it's also a nice place to practice. PvP doesn't require any energy (lightning bolts), and gameplay is anonymous enough that you don't have to worry about embarassing yourself in front of other people. It's an ideal venue for getting some practice in and trying new songs.
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