DJ Rivals Drops a Beat on iOS

Posted by Blake Grundman on March 29th, 2011

DJing as an activity is just something that I have never truly been able to wrap my brain around.  Just because you can successfully mix two or more pieces of music together simultaneously without it sounding like a garbled piece of garbage, that suddenly qualifies you as a musician?  Some would just call that glorified trial and error in front of an audience!  Trust me, I have heard my fair share of horrible DJs in my day, so when I heard there was going to be a new DJ game on the iOS, it would be safe to assume that I was fairly skeptical.

Fortunately this skepticism was quickly washed away when I heard that the newly released DJ Rivals was from Booyah Inc., which are the brains behind last year's hit, MyTown.  The game attempts to combine RPG mechanics set to a backdrop of mixing music.  Here are some of the standout features:

  • Battle at real places in your neighborhood

  • Win game cash from other players in location-based battles

  • 4 Chapters with hilarious cinematics

  • Dozens of quests

  • 9 bosses with unique abilities to counter

  • 50 Moves to master

  • 50 Collectibles to find

  • 10 Hit songs

  • Highly replayable with hours of content!

For this release Booyah will be employing the micro-transaction system that they successfully used to perfection in MyTown.  Be sure not to let the free initial download fool you, because the game will no doubt try to bilk you for every dime.  However, this doesn't mean that you have to give into this temptation, as long as you are willing to be patient and let the game develop organically.

As a person who has always been an instant gratification kind of gamer, I can totally understand why this method of sale has been so successful.  Ironically, for the exact same reason I am terrified of games like this, simply because of my lack of any form of will power.

If you are willing to proceed despite the risks and already know how to work the cross-fade to perfection, this may be just the game for you.  Give it a look and let us know what you think in the comments.