- Varied and challenging rhythms in each track.
- Clean visual style.
- Alternate traditional Simon-says mode.
- This is no Snickers, it doesn't fully satisfy.
While the music may not be to everyone's taste, muBlip is a modern and refreshing take on rhythm games that combines Ouendan-style gameplay with Simon-says watch and repeat mechanics perfectly.
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I'm not sure if I've somehow been co-opted in to an educational game while playing muBlip by para9. On the face of it the game is an Ouendan-style rhythm game with fresh electronic chiptune beats, but to mix things up the game uses a Simon-says watch and repeat set up to add an amazing new kind of challenge to the genre.
Each track is broken up in to phrases where the player watches the computer play the beat using on screen patterns and then must repeat the phrase as accurately as possible. Some patterns are simple enough and only require taps, but more complicated objects involve sliding to the beat. muBlip isn't coy about throwing complex beats at the player which is a refreshing change from games that just throw more beats as a challenge.
The shapes used are simple and after a quick tutorial you'll have no trouble identifying each beat for each track. There are ten tracks in total if you don't include the tutorial and if you're a rhythm fan you'll make short work of the content in no time. Worryingly there's no in game store, so it's uncertain if more tracks will be released in the future, but the 'hardcore' modes for each track add at least a bit of replay value to the package.
muBlip is possibly one of the best rhythm games out on the App Store right now, but without the promise of more content the value of this game is severely diminished. This is a must play for any rhythm fan, but once you're done you'll almost wish you could pay for more tracks.
DescriptionmuBlip is a rhythm & shapes game that will require you to flex your memory muscle. The core gameplay is simple: learn multi-touch patterns then replay them as accurately as possible. Think of it as Simon says meets multi-touch.
Finalist in the 2010 IGF Mobile Awards
"An enjoyable, challenging and singular experience" - Touch Arcade
"A unique and enthralling experience" - Finger Gaming
"One of the best rhythm games out on the App Store" - AppSpy
"A challenging, beautiful and unique music game" - Touch Reviews
"Novel touch controls, muBlip makes for a memorable experience" - 148Apps
"One of the funkiest, freshest type of game you can play" - Reviews on the Run
- Play 13 great levels featuring music by para9 and Duchess Says
- Choose between casual and hardcore mode
- Compare scores on Game Center leaderboards
- Learn the basics via a quick tutorial
- Attempt advanced levels that include multi-touch gestures
- iOS 4 compatible with support for Retina display
muBlip is rhythm: The visual patterns of the game follow the rhythm of the song, so listen carefully to the music. Timing is key to succeed in muBlip.
muBlip is shapes: Each blip is represented as a beautiful and distinctive shape, use that to your advantage when learning patterns.
muBlip is memory: To master muBlip, prepare to exercise your memory muscle. The better you are at memorizing the sequence of blips, the higher your score.
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What's New in Version 1.3.1New in this release:
- Updated level scoring function
- Fixed UI issue when memory warning occurs
In case you missed it, our previous updates included:
- Game Center support!
- Added a leaderboard for each level
- Added a global leaderboard that sums the casual and difficult score of all levels
- Retina display support
- Improved iOS 4 support
We hope you enjoy these enhancements. Please update your reviews on iTunes if you like the game. Thanks for your great support. Follow us on twitter @muBlip.