B-Boy Beats Review
- Good music.
- Unique entry into the rhythm genre.
- Mistakes completely interrupt gameplay.
As an entry into the rhythm genre, B-boy Beats is indeed fresh, but its perfectionist style of gameplay may ruin your experience.
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It's always nice to see new attempts at innovative gameplay within the rhythm genre. B-Boy Beats is a rhythm game where you travel around New York engaging in dance battles with hip hop backing, using your fingers in the place of legs as you cut up the dance mat.
Control is very reminiscent of the Ouendan series on the DS. You use your fingers to tap or slide along circles in time with the music, and the better you do, the higher your score and multiplier goes. The controls themselves are fine, but tiny errors will restart the current beat-phrase killing any momentum you've made. This does encourage perfectionist gameplay, but it does end up hampering the flow of the game.
As you progress and unlock more challenging opponents the world grows, changing the backgrounds from box covered pavements to more professional arenas. While the interface is clean and standard for an Ouenden game, being forced to play in portrait mode can make more complicated maneuvers hard to see, let alone pull off. The music is outstanding and features popular gaming-related MCs including Frontalot and Optimus Rhyme.
B-Boy Beats breaks out of the usual tap-tap crowd and tries to make Ouenden work for touch devices by incorporating a sometimes complex multi-touch system.
DescriptionTap, slide, jump, hand plant and even moonwalk as B-Boy Beats takes iPhone music, rhythm and action games to the next level!
“I couldn't stop smiling as my fingers were break dancing up a storm.” - TOUCHARCADE.COM
* THE LOWDOWN*
Are you ready to party? B-Boy Beats is a unique, all action, hip hop rhythm game set in 1980’s New York City. As the lead member of a new break-dance crew looking to gain respect, you’ll need to learn the latest moves and battle other crews to claim new turf across various city locations.
* YOUR FINGERS ARE LEGS! *
Place your fingers on the screen and get ready to move! Simply tap tap, tapping isn’t enough to succeed in B-Boy Beats. Players must hold their fingers on the screen - giving the feel of virtual legs moving across a virtual dance floor!!
* THE MOVES *
Learn the latest dance moves in the fully interactive tutorial before heading out onto the city streets. There are 10 break-dance moves to learn with each one requiring ever greater skill, timing and confidence to pull off.
* EXPLORE THE CITY *
You knew the city was a dangerous place when you left the safety of the suburbs but are you ready to be tested to the limit? There are 7 hardcore crews each breaking on their home turf to take on and ultimately beat down in your quest to be the best in the city.
* THE BEATS *
Featuring 16 dope tracks from the rising stars of underground hip hop including MC Frontalot, Optimus Rhyme, Id Obelus, Ultraklystron, Rai and Magitek.
* FEATURES *
- The most original music game on iPhone today
- Face off against 7 NYC crews each with their own turf
- Awesome music talent from the hip hop underground
- Rhythm action game-play where your fingers become legs!
- 10 authentic break-dance moves to learn
- Easy and Hard difficulty levels for extra replay value
- Open Feint social network integration
Think you’ve got what it takes?
Break your fingers with… B-Boy Beats!
"Finally someone breaks the mould and changes the fundamental gameplay of music games and it works!" - JeepSurfer (US App Store)
"Pure rhythm gaming bliss... B-Boy Beats is where it’s at" – AppAdvice.com
"Oozes charm..." – TouchGen.com
“I love this game… In a span of mere moments this has become my fav music game... BRAVO!” – russiaone (forum post)
“What a great game... New, fresh and really engaging. I highly recommend it!” – Gingertom_UK (UK App Store)
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