Without a doubt, music is essential to our lives. There has been countless research that revealed music can soothe your nerves, improve your mood and help you to focus on the task at hand. While most of us have a fair share of rocking plastic guitars in Guitar Hero and get down on the arcade dance floor in Dance Dance Revolution, rhythm games are becoming more accessible especially in our mobile phones, thanks to the ever-expanding games collection in Google Play and App Store.
Instead of listening to songs, how about you’re the one who becomes the conductor of your own tunes? Just bust out rhythms out of your own pocket. For the aspiring DJs, pianists, guitarists or just general fans of music games out there, here are the 10 best rhythm games on mobile you should know:
Cytus is certainly a must-have mobile rhythm game that features futuristic and sci-fi visual presentation. The game caters to various music genres with over 200 tracks. You can tweak your own gameplay between 9 difficulty levels. The gameplay is fairly simple depending on the difficulties. You just tap and press the notes as they reach the scan line and aim for the highest score.
From the same developer that brought you Cytus, Rayark brings a music game that draws you closer to a mystic creature known as Deemo. When Deemo meets with a little girl who doesn’t remember her identity, Deemo realises that a tree keeps growing tall on top of the piano every time he plays. To save her memories, players can play the piano with over 60 free songs to choose from easy to hard levels.
You could say that this game is undeniably popular during its days and it’s still enjoyable to play until today. There is a various range of melodies you can choose from, be it classical to EDM tracks. You only need to pay attention to the notes by tapping and sliding across your phone’s screen. What’s not to like about this game? Even cats with fluffy paws can play it.
As Deemo and Cytus become increasingly popular, Rayark developed another similar game: Voez. The game tells the story of a student named Chelsea and her high school friends pursuing the same dream; performing live on stage. The band carries the game’s title name and Voez offers the largest music collection to date in Rayark’s history.
If you like playing ReRave at the arcade, you can bring your ReRave tunes anywhere you like now as ReRave Plus is the port of the same arcade game for mobile. Following the same concept of the arcade game, you tap, hold and follow the notes in over 200 free songs. You can also compete with other players and strive to be on top of the global leaderboard.
Lost in Harmony is a one-of-a-kind mobile rhythm game, which features great storytelling and amazing soundtracks made by famous composers like Wyclef Jean, Onoken and many more. The game centres on a boy-meets-girl tale of Kaito and Aya. Unfortunately, Aya suffers from an incurable disease and this game represents their journey of escaping from the inevitability and then trying to let go.
You tap stars, jump and swipe along the rhythm as you progress into the gorgeous levels. Other than that, you can create your own song using the music in your phone’s library and share with the community as well as play other people’s tracks. Sometimes, the game can be hard because of the tricky note placements.
If you feel bored of Deemo’s calming tunes, then get ready to turn up the volume in Dynamix. The game follows a similar structure of Deemo but the notes can come in three separate directions of the screen. The game’s music library is filled with various music genres you can choose from J-Pop, New Age and so on.
Beat Racer is not competing with other racers in a car race but you collect the music beats by driving through desolated highways. While you’re on the move towards the beat, you need to leap over obstacles while retaining the electronic beats to complete all tracks. Make sure you wear headphones to experience the rhythm of cool electronic music.
While Cytus unfolds a story of sentient robots in a sci-fi world, Lethe travels to the beautiful Lethe continent and interact with the people to unlock their lost memories through music. As you go deeper into the memories of Lethe people, you will discover more tracks in this fairy tale adventure.
Play the songs of Lethe on Android.
Lanota presents a unique animation plate, which the notes spread across the plate. Although it’s not the arcade’s SEGA Maimai per se, the game offers different music tracks and amazing boss stages. From beginners to experts, there are various sorts of challenges and charts you can participate in.
Does this list brings music to your ears? If you want to play rhythm games other than the mobile platform, you can check out on our top picks of unique rhythm games. And if we miss out your favourite rhythm games on mobile, let us know in the comments through Facebook and Twitter. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more gaming videos.