As Mozart already knew, to become a great musician you need to practice and repeat and repeat and rebeat...
You always wanted to play the drums, but your parents thought it would be too noisy? “ReBeat” by “Heisengerm” is a game that allows you to enjoy the rhythm, indoor volume. Check it out with me!
The idea to follow the beat and using arrows in different directions is not brand new. But now you can play it on your smartphone swiping on your screen at the right time. The game also adds memory as another element of the gameplay. It’s reminding me of “Simon Says”, but with a beat. It shows you the combination of arrows for the next segment of music and when it repeats you need to rebeat. Depending on how well you did you will get feedback and the game progresses to a faster speed and more beats to hit.
Even though the difficulty increases with time, you can also choose between three options from the beginning. There are three songs with different tempos, setting distinct starting points. By the way, those songs are original! I’m looking forward to even more songs in future. I also love the clear designs with the black background, which really makes the arrows glow in my opinion – just a personal preference, but I like it very much!
Since it’s important that video and sound are in sync for that game, I really like that the developer included the option to calibrate those. But I really wondered if it’s my phone or if it’s normal that it took over seven minutes to finish the audio latency calibration. I hope there is a way to shorten this time in future updates.
I also wish for an “Exit” button. I did enjoy to play the game, but I also want to close it easily. It’s not a big deal but on my wish list. Also, I understand including advertisement is necessary, I hope there is a way to let it pop up when you are not in the middle of the game – possibly close to a new High Score – destroying the groove.
“Heisengerm” created a nice combination of a memory and rhythm game with “ReBeat” letting you get in synch with original songs. If you want to check out the game, groove over here.
All pictures are in-game screenshots. The second screenshot was taken from the Google Play page.