Rhythm Towers is precisely what it appears like — a style smash between rhythm motion and tower defence video games, and from a restricted hands-on time with the sport at EGX this yr, it’s a genius one at that.
You’re a dancer from a failed alien pop group. You possibly can’t sing or play any devices, however boy are you able to dance. You and your supervisor end up on Planet Rhapsody, a shocking planet of blue grass and thrumming music that’s beset by a race of ‘creeps’, aliens that need to destroy music and the melodies you may hear on the wind. Clearly, the mission right here is to defend music in any respect prices, and if you are able to do that by busting a number of strikes right here and there, all the higher!
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That is the crux of Rhythm Towers. You will need to defend a mystical energy supply referred to as the Algorhythm, which powers up particular pads upon which you’ll be able to construct your symphony. Every weapon in your tower defence arsenal is a layer of music – baselines, melodies and all that jazz — that you simply construct up as you play.
Standing on the pad and finishing a rhythm-based minigame will construct or improve your tower. Towers — which have a tendency to have flaming guitars upon them, or one thing equally intense — then drop notes (actually, that’s not some sick slang) that you simply use as forex to construct and improve your weapons — each actually including a brand new layer of defence to your soundtrack.
Do that sufficient instances and you may defend the Algorhythm from being consumed by this tasteless monsters. You possibly can both do that solo, discovering new characters to assist alter the method you play, or for these of you favor to who dance as a troupe, you may play by way of the sport with a good friend in ‘duet’ mode, both in sofa co-op or on-line multiplayer.
If you end up turning into overwhelmed, you may sluggish the creeps down by getting of their method and dancing to the soundtrack you simply made. This makes the multiplayer significantly fascinating, as one participant can sluggish the onslaught as the different builds up their defences to assist settle the rating.
Rhythm Tower is in some way extra than simply the sum of its two components, and what indie developer Innoloop has made right here is really a incredible tackle each genres. The construct at EGX has a extra groovy hip-hop vibe to it, however the full sport, which can hopefully be out subsequent yr on PC, guarantees to discover a variety of genres and types.
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