Most people like to play mobile games that don’t require a lot of attention and action, like idle management games and RPGs with auto battles. This is why these games have become popular. Then there are some hardcore players who prefer to play more games that let them focus on playing. Games like rhythm games are still very popular in the mobile game scene, though. Some gamers who used to play music rhythm games in arcades and even on some portable consoles back in the day are looking for a way to play these games on the go. The good news is that most of these games have a mobile game version, which means that some gamers will have a nostalgic feel for it and keep playing.
There are a lot of popular rhythm games that you can play for free, but if you want to buy extra songs, avatars, and other things that make the game more fun, there are a few that are worth your time and money.
1. Cytus 11
The game is a follow-up to the popular music rhythm game for the mobile platform. The developers have made a lot of rhythm games for mobile that have great content and mechanics. You can learn more about the game and its history in Cytus II’s story. In the future, humans have changed how the internet works and have connected the real world to the virtual world. In a virtual space called cyTus, a DJ called AEsir makes music that people love.
A unique Active Judgment Line mechanic is used in the game. If you play a certain note when the judgment line crosses at the right time, you will get a better score. It comes with more than 30 songs that you can listen to right away, but you can also buy more than 70 more songs if you want.
One of Rayark’s best-known games is called Deemo. In this game, there is an eerie setting that is also very emotional. It focuses on one musical instrument. During the game, a young girl named Alice falls from an open sky door and into a black hole. With help from Deemo, the girl can return home by playing the piano, which makes a tree sapling. The game progresses along with the story, and there is a very surprising twist at the end of the game. Each song has a different level of difficulty, and the gameplay isn’t very different from other music rhythm games, but it focuses more on the piano instrument. The presentation and visual cues are all based on the piano keys.
3. BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!
Anime and music rhythm elements can work well together, and that’s what Bushiroad proved with its most recent game. Based on the popular multi-media franchise, BanG Dream is a game that lets you play as a band. It also has anime, music CDs, music videos, and live shows.
It’s all about the cute anime girl characters who are on a band and it lets you play in two different ways: Live mode and Story mode. Live mode lets you play any of the songs you have unlocked without any restrictions. Story mode, on the other hand, has a progression that lets you get more content after you finish levels. There are parts of the game where you can buy high-rare characters that can help your band do better and score more points.
4. Arcaea – New Dimension Rhythm
Touch, hold, and slide to the music in this arcade-style rhythm game! Arcaea is a game that has a very high level of difficulty. There are more than 90 songs to play, and each song has three levels of difficulty to master. This will give any player a new experience with the different types of music they can play. You can compete with your friends online to see who has the best score. You should play this game if you want a hard game on your phone.
A mobile game that lets you play arcade games right from your hands. Dynamix is different from other music games because it has a three-dropping track design. This game has a unique rhythmic play style that makes it feel like you’re actually making a song. It has more than 100 tracks made by people from Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea. It has different types of music from different countries, like chiptune, j-pop, TransCore, and new age. The free version will let you play up to rank 30, but you’ll need to buy the full game to get to the next level.
6. TAPSONIC World Champion
As with the popular DJMAX music rhythm game, Neowiz brings the same fun of music tapping to the arcade and home console games that made it so popular. Besides, Tapsonic is now available on your mobile phones and tablets. It may look like a game you’ve played before, but Tapsonic is more about being competitive because there are different game modes to choose from. You can play games like the Champion’s Tour, where you can play against some of the best players and see what they can do. There are a lot of songs to listen to, including some of the old DJMAX songs.
The best thing about this game is that there aren’t any pay to win microtransactions, because most of the songs can be downloaded for free through updates to the game. Also, you can play Tapsonic without having to connect to the internet. To be able to enjoy the game outdoors, you don’t need your phone to be always on.
The game BeatX is more like a tribute to dance games like Dance Dance Revolution or Beatmania that you can play in the arcade. Definitely, it will make you feel like you’ve been back in time. There is no need for Android or iOS to play BeatX even though it is a fan game.
DDR music is just one of more than 100 songs that you can choose from. You can also make your own songs. You can play alone, or you can play with two people at the same time. One cool thing about Bluetooth is that you can use a game controller or even a dance pad to play games or move your body. As a result, you can bring back the feeling of dancing at the arcades.
That makes it sound like Thumper is a “rhythm violence” game. The soundtrack is full of percussion, loud bass drops, and almost terrifying sound effects to make it sound like it’s going to get you in trouble. As long as you don’t mind your little beetle character hurtling around the tracks at what feels like a million miles an hour, it’s still a lot of fun. Playing the game in VR, on the other hand, makes it a little more unnerving.
Thumper is the rhythm games version of a roller coaster that you won’t want to get off of, no matter how you play. Make sure you have headphones on when you play, though.
9. Crypt Of The Necrodancer
Crypt of the Necrodancer is a top-down roguelike with rhythm-based gameplay. The game’s developer, Brace Yourself Games, found a way to make it work.
Every move you make in this dungeon crawl must be done on time with the music. Different enemies follow different beats of the music. A dance pad can help you play the whole game if you want to get a little sweaty. It takes some time to get your head around it.
10. Guitar Hero Iii: Legends Of Rock
With a carefully chosen soundtrack, 2007’s Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock will stay with you for a long time. Rage Against the Machine, Slipknot, Kiss, and ZZ Top are all on the playlist. Every song in the game can be played together, with rhythm guitar and bass depending on the track. You and your friends can play together.
Even though this game was the most difficult one yet, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is still a good game for a wide range of players. It has easier difficulty settings and slow songs for newcomers to get used to before moving on to more difficult songs with lots of solos. Over a decade after its release, this series still has a lot of people watching it on Twitch. This shows that this series has a lot of people still watching it.
In the end, there is no better way to jam out with a group of friends than with plastic instruments. Unless, of course, you’re actually in a rock band.