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Dub Dash review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on October 22nd, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RHYTHMIC RIDE
This rhythm game is equal parts punishing, satisfying, and replayable
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Monkey Around with Jungle Rumble's Big New Update

Posted by Jessica Fisher on March 30th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RHYTHMIC RTS :: Read Review »

Jungle Rumble, by Disco Pixel, is a brightly colored, jungleriffic rhythm game where you must protect your tribe's most precious treasure: bananas! And the game has gotten even more manic with a fresh new update.

Now you get more levels, new mechanics, and the ability to skip to any previously played level to make your questing for medals easier than before. The graphics have also been revamped for display on the iPhone 6 Plus to the iPad Air 2.

Jungle Rumble is available now for $3.99.

Size DOES Matter Review

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By Campbell Bird on March 2nd, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: HARD TO BEAT
This rhythm game has a unique control scheme and performance system that make it feel like a true innovation in the genre.
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Nekki Shows Off It's New Rhythm/Bullet Hell Game, Beat the Beat

Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 27th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

What happens when you cross a shoot-em-up with a rhythm game? You get Beat the Beat by Nekki, creators of Shadow Fight 2 and Vector.

You'll be dodging alien gunfire while being bombarded with dub-step beats. The game lets you upgrade your ships to get the firepower you need to defeat the giant bosses. The action in the preview video looks rather frantic and exciting.

Beat the Beat is bringing the beatdown to iOS this summer.

Dark Guardians Update Adds Checkpoints, Improves Controls, and More

Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 7th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: STYLISHLY BASIC :: Read Review »

Dark Guardians, the gorgeous rhythm runner game created by Mathieu Akita, has released a new update. The game now has more check points, hero upgrades, bosses, and the touch zones have been expanded for easier play. The update also fixes the “Quit crash” bug, everyone's relief.

You can pick up Dark Guardians today for $0.99 on the App Store.

Record Run Review

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By Campbell Bird on May 14th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RHYTHMIC RUNNER
Run to the soundtrack of your own library in the latest rhythm game from the creators of Rock Band and Dance Central.
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Frederic - Evil Strikes Back Review

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By Rob Thomas on May 13th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: KEYTAR CONCERTO
Frederic Chopin's back to fight for the spirit of melody in this sequel to 2012's award winning Frederic: Resurrection of Music.
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Jungle Rumble: Freedom, Happiness and Bananas Review

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By Campbell Bird on May 2nd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RHYTHMIC RTS
Move your monkeys in time to the beat in this rhythm game/real-time strategy hybrid.
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PAX East 2014 - Get Ready to Feel the Rhythm with Jungle Rumble

Posted by Rob Rich on April 14th, 2014

It’s been a long time coming, but Disco Pixel’s Jungle Rumble is almost upon us!

Jungle Rumble is very much a rhythm game. It’s also kind of a real time strategy game. It’s being described as “Patapon meets Advance Wars” and I have to say it doesn’t seem too far from the truth. Controlling your monkey (or squads of monkeys) is simply a matter of tapping your commands in time with the beat. Move, run, toss coconuts, that sort of thing. The goal was to make an iOS rhythm game that allows the player to make decisions rather than simply trying to stick to a specific script or pattern.

I have to admit Jungle Rumble feels pretty good. It doesn’t necessarily look like it from the screen shots but it really does call to mind games like Patapon in a very pleasant way. I had a little trouble keeping the rhythm at times but I’m fairly certain that had more to do with a noisy show floor than anything. Still, I’m interested in seeing how it plays in a much quieter setting.

Jungle Rumble should be releasing within the next couple of weeks (probably). I didn’t get a set number for the price, but it’s definitely going to be a premium game because the folks at Disco Pixel “don’t want to monkey around with micro-transactions.” Yeah.

Dark Guardians Review

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By Jennifer Allen on March 24th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: STYLISHLY BASIC
Dark Guardians might look the part, but this rhythm game/endless runner hybrid lacks the depth needed to make it worth playing for any length of time.
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Bit.Trip Run Review

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By Carter Dotson on November 1st, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: WHAT A TRIP!
Gaijin Games' rhythmic auto-runner starring Commander Video makes its way to iOS, and it's fantastic.
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Dropchord Review

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By Rob Rich on August 2nd, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: DUB-L FINE
Dropchord is a hypnotic treat for the eyes, ears, and fingers.
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RokLienz: On Tour Review

Posted by Rob Rich on July 8th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Developer: Creativity, Inc
Price: FREE
Version: 1.0.1
App Reviewed on: iPad 3
Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Gameplay Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar
Playtime Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar
Replay Value Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar


Anyone who's ever watched "The Muppet Show" or "Rocky and Bullwinkle" should be able to understand the importance (and challenges) of creating something for both kids and adults. It's a difficult task that can alienate one or both if handled improperly, so I had some reservations when starting Roklienz: On Tour for the first time. However, aside from a few minor missteps it straddles that line quite well.

The Roklienz are rockin' aliens (hah, get it?) looking to dominate their home planets with some sweet tunes. Yup, that's right, Roklienz: On Tour is a music game. Not just any music game, but a sort of iPad adaptation of Elite Beat Agents (or Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan for purists). For those unfamiliar with this particular style of music interaction it essentially boils down to following the on-screen prompts. Players have to tap/swipe/spin/etc the right icons in the proper order and in-time with the music in order to keep the crowd happy and complete each level. The better they do the more coins they earn to put towards unlocking and buying new planets, extras, or power-ups.

Roklienz: On Tour's gameplay isn't groundbreaking at this point, but it's still quite excellent. Following all the various prompts in the proper order can become a real challenge in later levels and it all blends together with the music really well. I've yet to need to resort to using any of the power-ups but I can certainly appreciate their presence. Plus I imagine they're more for the kids. And speaking of, I have to say I'm a big fan of the sketchy/scribbly art style. It's simple and there aren't more than a handful of frames for each animation, but there's a distinct personality shining through all those colorful critters.

I noticed a few technical issues with Roklienz: On Tour, such as a couple of crashes and prompts that don't always feel like they're timed quite right, but my biggest problem is with the pacing and difficulty. The difficulty, in short, is ridiculously easy throughout the entire first planet. I'm sure it's mostly due to wanting to give young iPad players a chance at having fun, and I can totally appreciate that, but it drags on a little too long and feed in to the pacing problem. The pacing problem being that in order to progress I have to play through every song four times in a row, with the difficulty going up a little each time. It starts to become a drag after the third consecutive time.

While I would have preferred having a way to "fast-forward" to the more difficult stuff, I still had fun with Roklienz: On Tour. It's silly and doesn't take itself too seriously, yet provides a lot of unlockable content and challenges for those willing to stick it out through the first third.

Groove Coaster Goes Free as Groove Coaster Zero

Posted by Jeff Scott on November 20th, 2012

The excellent rhythm game from Taito, Groove Coaster now has a free version, Groove Coaster Zero. This excellent unique take on the rhythm game is definitely worth a look.

Beat Gather Review

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By Angela LaFollette on November 13th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FUNKY NOTES
Slide your fingers to the rhythm of your favorite iTunes songs in this brand new and free iPhone game, but be wary of the in-app purchases that might ruin all the fun.
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