Review: Akihabara – Feel the Rhythm Remixed

I was given a review copy for Akihabara – Feel the Rhythm Remixed by the developer ‘  Mårten Jonsson ‘, this game is out of my comfort zone so I don’t usually play games like this. Before actually understanding what I needed to do, i had to learn how the game works. I also played before the official release. This means that it’s possible I encountered bugs, that are not there anymore in the current release. Here is what I think about Akihabara – Feel the Rhythm Remixed.

The goal is to get four matching blocks to touch each other, and then make them go away.

“Akihabara – Feel the Rhythm Remixed” in general

Akihabara is a game that feels like a combination of Tetris with something else. Listening to the rhythm of the music and matching your actions accordingly helps to get a higher score. The better you do, the higher the score.

Environment

The environment of Akihabara is simple. There are blocks, they have colors, sometimes they change colors. Sometimes there is shapes on them. The basics is a Tetris-like area where you collect or destroy blocks.

Sound / Music

This game is mostly about the music, sadly even still it isn’t always implemented well. Some songs sound pretty good, but sometimes it felt like 2 songs were playing at the same time and it made me drowsy. There is also a sound when you destroy blocks, this sound isn’t anything special either. In my final 10 minutes I must have ran out of tracks. The music completely stopped. This could be a pre-release bug though.

Graphics

There is a variety of blocks, this made the game harder for me. Finally got used to colors and BAM! Other colors, or shapes. But it also added some depth to the game, it would have gotten boring without it, the introduction of new block types is a staple of the genre.

Conclusion

Akihabara turns out to be a simple game that is easy to play. If you like rhythm games this might be the game for you, but because the difficulty didn’t scale up with each level, it felt like an endless loop to me at the end. I think if there would be a change in difficulty every now and then in the levels, it would add some depth.
The full price will be 7,99 dollar/euro

Price / Quality: Might be overpriced
Rating: 6 – It is playable and i can see people having fun with this.

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Title: Akihabara – Feel the Rhythm Remixed
Genre: Indie, Simulation
Developer: Mårten Jonsson, JMJ Interactive
Publisher: JMJ Interactive
Release Date: 29 Nov, 2018

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