Good at games? Love music? Then the Play Store’s got just the thing for you! Here is a list of my top 10 rhythm games you can bring around!
- Cytus – This is the first ever rhythm game I’ve played, and I got hooked immediately. Unlike any typical rhythm game with notes coming at you, Cytus uses a scan line which goes up and down your screen to determine what you have to press, in accordance to the music. It is certainly worth a check, as some of the beatmaps are indeed… Tough. The game also contains a few in-app purchases to remove the 30 second timeout, and unlock newer chapters. Yes, I’m talking about Freedom Dive.
- Geometry Dash – As much as this game is a rage game, it is still worth taking a look. While most people view Geometry Dash as being a reaction game, it is unlike most reaction games. In this game, the music actually coordinates well with when you have to touch the screen, and when you have to release your fingers. Personally, I have found this game almost impossible to play without listening to the music. A free version is also available here. Damn Electrodynamix!
- Anjuiste – (This game is not available on the Play Store, you can grab it from my friend’s channel here.) Ever heard of Jubeat, the arcade game? If you have, then this game is just for you. It mimicks the Jubeat arcade game in every way possible, and has many beatmaps pre-compiled. It may require more than two fingers to play, just like most rhythm games. Some of the beatmaps are also pretty challenging. Because, screw the Japanese version!
- School Idol Festival – Even if you’re not an anime fan, the sheer concept behind this game will blow you away. Instead of the conventional way of making the game completely static and pre-set, this game allows you to change what you’re hitting – That’s right, the higher your idols’ stats, the higher your final score. Do give it a try, as some of the beatmaps are ridiculously difficult too. A Japanese version is also available if you live in Japan, that is. There are also in-app purchases in this game. Nico nico nii~!
- Moe Cute Cake – Do I really need to mention this? Yes, I know this one’s a knock-off of number 4, but still, it’s pretty well cloned and some of the beatmaps are also very challenging. If you are an anime fan too, you’ll be in for a treat, as most of the beatmaps in the game use songs typically found in mainstream anime such as Attack on Titan and A Certain Scientific Railgun. In-app purchases are available, but due to China’s restrictions on Google services, they are text-based. I will recommend you not to purchase anything from within the app. Nico nico- Wait, wrong game.
- Dynamix – I have done a review of this game before, and although I’m not actively playing it, I still love the game’s concept. Now, instead of having notes come to you on one line, this game uses 3 sides of your screen. That’s right, you have to press notes on 3 lines now. Furthermore, some beatmaps in Dynamix will require you to drag a slider instead of pressing notes, further making the game tougher for the player. This game also contains in-app purchases, but hey, it gives you more game options. My eyes!
- Deemo – Another Rayark game goes onto the list! This one’s more of a typical rhythm game with notes coming to you on one line. Nothing really special about this, except that the game mostly focuses on remixes of tracks found in Cytus. There is also a story to unlock, in which the story itself is a subtle one found when the player starts the game. In-app purchases are again available, though I would suggest not to use them to fully immerse yourself in the game. Seriously, that shadow dude looks familiar.
- Super Hexagon – Although not fully a rhythm game, but more of a reaction game, the game still uses some elements of its soundtrack. Instead of the conventional tapping though, this time the game uses a cursor that rotates clockwise or counter-clockwise based on whether you press the left side or the right side of the screen. Unfortunately, there is no free version available… So you’ll have to fork out a buck or two to play this game. Line, triangle, square… What nex- Whoa whoa!
- osu!droid – osu! was a hit on the PC, and now it has come to Android. Although unofficial and littered with compatibility issues, most older beatmaps are playable (Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni worked). Do check it out and give feedback to the developer so that the app can be improved. Jingle jingle boom.
- Magic Piano – This game’s really old. I mean… Really really old. I have nothing to say about it, but I really liked it at one point in time. Of course they only have piano pieces inside there, and it is one of the most common types of rhythm games in the market. But it is definitely still worth mentioning, as turning piano pieces into games is actually a feat not done by many game developers. Tw-in-kle tw-inkl-e lit- screw this!
That is all! If you are interested in any one of the games, simply select the game’s name and your browser will point you towards their Play Store links. As always, if you do not have access to the Google Play Store or Google services, you can always use evozi’s APK downloader (link in sidebar).