Posts Tagged Rhythm

Pulse: Volume One

Pulse: Volume One

Become a master of music with Pulse: Volume One, a music-based rhythm game that puts the player in the role of audio visual touch master!

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Node Beat

Node Beat

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
If you’re the sort who enjoys playing with meditative toys like tabletop Zen sand gardens, you’ll probably enjoy this relaxing and visually appealing sound app.

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ReRave Review

ReRave Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
ReRave is a rhythm game with a fantastic beat.

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Tap Tap Revenge will forever be remembered as the first true music game on the app store. Since the dawn of the App Store, Tap Tap Revenge and its subsequent sequels have defined music games on iOS devices. To put it into perspective: the previous iterations of Tap Tap (including Tap Tap Revenge Classic, Tap Tap Revenge 2.6, and Tap Tap Revenge 3) are three of the top ten all-time paid downloads in the App Store. Yikes.

Tap Tap Revenge 4 debuted about a month ago to record downloads, continuing the series’ tradition of rampant popularity. Tap Tap Revenge 4 brings many changes to the table along with its tried-and-true formula. The game still revolves around tapping “notes” as they scroll towards you, but now there’s also an Arcade Mode and up-to-date global leaderboards thanks to Game Center. You can also engage in online battles against other players. Given that Tap Tap claims 15 million players, you ought to be able to find someone to test your tapping skills against. The graphics are also much spiffier, though now the company recommends you play on a third- or fourth-generation device.

Of course, one of the foremost reasons people love rhythm games is the music itself. Tap Tap Revenge 4 includes plenty of paid tracks like its predecessors, but there’s a decent library of over a hundred free songs as well. Additionally, Tapulous promises that a new free song will be released every week. The music trends toward the mainstream, but that doesn’t make it bad. You’ll find hits from artists like Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Rihanna, Owl City, and Avenged Sevenfold, just to name a few of the stars on Tapulous’s lineup.

Tap Tap Revenge has a long and successful history on the App Store. This fourth iteration delivers more of the same, but in this case, “more of the same” should be more than enough to sate even the most rabid rhythm-lovers. For now, Tap Tap Revenge is free on the App Store. Grab it while it’s hot!



$2.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-12-19 :: Category: Games

WINta—that crazy acronym stands for “War Is Not the Answer”—is a new music rhythm game that claims it’s trying to reinvent the genre. WINtA does away with the now-typical “track of notes” approach. Instead, different shapes appear on screen, and you tap them in rhythm with the lyrics. The game includes one free song; others are available for in-app purchase at $0.99. The developer promises that more free tracks will be released in the future, along with other paid songs.

Speaking of the developer, WINtA is the brainchild of developer Masaya Mastuura, a Japanese developer. The app’s description calls him the “inventor” of the music genre, citing his 1996 release Parappa the Rapper. Also, Ngmoco is publishing WINtA, so the game features full Plus+ integration, including leaderboards and achievements.

But perhaps happiest of all: WINtA is part of the OneBigGame organization, meaning that ten percent of the profits from each extra track you buy go towards OneBigGame’s partners. Currently, OneBigGame is partnered with the Starlight Children’s Foundation and Save the Children. The Starlight Children’s Foundation works with children with terminal illnesses and their families, while Save the Children works to improve many aspects of children’s lives.

WINtA is a simple game with a simple premise, but it’s hard not to like a game built for charity. Plus, Winta is free to try…so why not give it a download? Unfortunately the game isn’t compatible with early-generation iPod Touches or iPhones, but those with newer devices are free to go.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-12-09 :: Category: Games

The Tap Tap Revenge franchise is already a huge one and it just became even bigger. Developer Tapulous has just released Tap Tap Revenge 4, and the newest edition of the game bundles the franchise’s huge back-catalog of songs together into one massive app. As if that weren’t enough, the game comes pre-loaded with over 100 free songs to tap along to, featuring bands such as Linkin Park and My Chemical Romance. The crew behind the game has also been updating the store, adding tracks from artists such as Nelly, Katy Perry and more.

The app is also showcasing a slickly redesigned interface, optimized for the iPhone’s new Retina Display. The game is also integrating Game Center, as well as a like button which will show you which tracks are most popular amongst you and your friends, as well as constantly updating leaderboards to show who’s got the fastest fingers. This is easily the most comprehensive game in the series, and there’s really no reason for franchise fans to skip out.

The genius of Tap Tap Revenge is the freemium model it follows, tempting users with free songs and then hooking them into buying premium tracks. The fact that Tapulous releases a new free song every week means that players are constantly checking back into the app, and while they’re browsing they may just find a song or two they wouldn’t mind paying to add to their collection. Granted, the music in the game tends to skew towards the Top 40 charts, but its hard to blame the developers for that, they’re just giving the people what they want.

Though Rock Band and Guitar Hero may own the console scene, Tap Tap Revenge dominates iOS, and rightly so. The sheer volume of content available and free price tag is music to the ears of gamers, and this latest edition only serves to further cement Tap Tap’s place at the top of the heap. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to tap some Katy Perry, take that sentence in whatever way you want.

$2.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-12-19 :: Category: Games

[via PocketGamer]

Rock Band Reloaded Review

Rock Band Reloaded Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Rock Band Reloaded is like so many so-so musicians, great technical skills but where's the soul?

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Maestro Green Groove Review

Maestro Green Groove Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Maestro Green Groove is an extremely original rhythm platformer, but boy is it ugly.

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Thumpies Review

Thumpies Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Thumpies is the strangest rhythm game that you may ever play in the App Store. If it were longer, it would definitely be a must own.

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soundTable for iPad Review

soundTable for iPad Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
It's not the most sophisticated beat-creation app in the app store, but its interface encourages a pick-up-and-play experimentation that's good to see (and hear).

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Rhythm Spirit Review

Rhythm Spirit Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Rhythm Spirit is one of the most unique experiences that you will find in the App Store. If you like gaming and have even the slightest sense of timing, pick this one up.

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muBlip Review

muBlip Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Delivering a refreshing spin on the musical rhythm genre, muBlip will hook you with its slick light-and-colors show and electronica soundtrack.

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Animal Hide & Seek Adventure HD Review

Animal Hide & Seek Adventure HD Review

Hide and seek game, a lot of variety and game play, intriguing and enjoyable music, graphics are vivid, illustrations colorful

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Beat It!

Beat It!

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Old School meets New School. Sporting a wonderful pixel art style, Beat It! surpasses tired rhythm game conventions with its stylish mash-up of beat machine and puzzle game.

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Tomena Sanner

Tomena Sanner

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Tomena Sanner... umm... party time high-five super dragon. Yeah. That's what I feel about this one.

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IMP: Surf the Music

IMP: Surf the Music

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
While there's nothing wrong with IMP: Surf the Music per se, I just couldn't get hooked. There are plenty of other great music games in the App Store, and IMP just doesn't cut it.

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BeatRider

BeatRider

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
BeatRider is a groovy rhythm game similar to Tap Tap Revenge, but with a killer feature: the ability to upload your own tracks. While the process is a minor headache, the actual game is top-notch.

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World of Tunes

World of Tunes

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
While World of Tunes only has ten songs, it features a unique full-screen, non-linear gameplay that uniquely utilizes the iPhone's capabilities and puts it at the forefront of the App Store rhythm genre.

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