Have you heard about rhythm games, the incredibly addictive genre of mobile and platform entertainment that simulate DJ, dance, keyboard, guitar, and drum performances? If not, then you’ve probably been living under a rock for the past decade.
Some of the most popular US rhythm games include Rock Band and Guitar Hero, which have helped inspire a number of youngsters and adults toward their musical dreams. You don’t have to invest in expensive gear and consoles to take advantage of these games; you can also find them on mobile and handheld platforms.
Here are some of the top examples.
This Android and iOS game has been likened to Elite Beat Agents, an incredibly successful rhythm game title for Nintendo DS. If you’re looking for a game that combines a compelling storyline with addictive rhythm-based combat systems, then this is the one for you.
It’s also crafted by Square Enix, the geniuses behind RPG classics like Chrono Trigger and the Final Fantasy franchise. Just watch out for those pesky in-app purchases: You have to pay to unlock demons to help you reach achievements throughout the game.
This is one of the most popular mobile rhythm games in the world. Stunning artwork serves as the backdrop to this fast-paced game.
The idea and game mechanics are pretty simple. You just tap the circles that appear on your screen, and hold down special taps for power-ups. This game can definitely give you a better sense of rhythm and beat, and you can fight your way up through various levels of difficulty.
This is another Square Enix release that will appeal to Final Fantasy fanatics. Your party will battle a number of recognizable foes, and you’ll get to relive the thrill of the Final Fantasy series by playing rhythm games set to historical soundtracks.
As you clear songs, you’ll notice that your party members level up in experience. Budding composers can even create their own tracks, thus turning this app into a basic mixer.
Rhythm games can be a fun way to hone your musical skills. The fast-paced nature of the games can increase your reflex time and ability to find the beat. But don’t neglect daily practice on your instrument; you can even purchase and download virtual sheet music and carry your favorite violin tunes with you.
Matching a strict practice schedule with a break featuring your favorite rhythm games can be a winning combination.