Rhythm games have been around for a long time. Who can forget the days of Dance Dance Revolution? We saw a huge spike in popularity with games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero as well. As it turns out, there is plenty of the genre on mobile as well. Here are the best rhythm games for Android!
BeatX is one of the more consistent rhythm games on Android. It also features a DDR-style method of play with directional buttons and holds. You’ll also have access to a single player mode, doubles mode, and split-screen multiplayer. On top of being a solid title, the game also features tons of content. You’ll also be able to upload your own files as long as they are in in the proper formats (.sm, .smzip, .dwi). It’s a fairly comprehensive game. It’s a good one for those who like competitive rhythm games.
Cytus is one of a few rhythm games on Android by Rayark International. This game features 200 tracks with over 400 total variants across nine difficulties. This one takes a break from the standard DDR-style and instead makes you tap notes as they pass through the line. The game has an actual story mode. It’s not overly deep, but it’s something extra. You can play the game for free and get a lot of the songs. You can purchase more songs as in-app purchases.
Deemo is the second of three rhythm games on this list by Rayark. They do a lot of the really good rhythm games on mobile. These devs just do good work. Deemo contains a lot of similarities to Cytus. You’ll be able to play through a story line. The game is anime themed and contains interesting game mechanics. This one comes with 40 free tracks in story mode and you can purchase more as in-app purchases in the form of song packs. It’s not quite as massive as Cytus. It does play similarly, though.
Dynamix is one of the newer generation of rhythm games that have done very well. This one features a top-down style of play along with swiping actions that add to the complexity and difficulty. It features 20 songs and you can buy more as in-app purchases. Like many, this one uses an anime theme with bright, neon colors all over the place. It’s not as deep as something like Cytus. However, it still does the basic rhythm game stuff really well. You can download it for free and buy more songs through in-app purchases.
Lanota is one of the most unique rhythm games on this list. It puts a much heavier emphasis on the story line. You’ll play as the eponymous title character as you travel a map and discover new secrets. The actual game mechanics take place on a giant wheel that moves around. This makes the game both challenging and complex. It doesn’t feel like other rhythm games even though it is one. It features ten levels, three difficulties, 16 tracks, and a picture book that shows you the story. It’s definitely unique.
Lethe is one of the newer rhythm games on mobile. It refers to itself as a theatrical music game. It has a story and the game is technically rhythm style. However, the taps can appear anywhere on the screen with all manner of swiping and tapping. Like they say, it does feel more theatrical. It doesn’t quite feel like a classic game in the genre. it also boasts hand-painted graphics. It really is a beautiful game if nothing else. The game is free to download and play. You can purchase additional content as in-app purchases.
O2Jam is a rhythm game that doesn’t mess around. You can see in the video linked just below. This one can get difficult. It boasts a large library of tracks. It also features a more typical rhythm game experience. Notes will float down at you and you must match your taps with it. The game is old and it looks old. It also has some translation issues. However, it’s great for those who want to challenge themselves. Its last update was in February of 2016. We don’t know if the developer is still active on this one or not.
TunesHolic is one of the more traditional rhythm games. It uses a flat, colorful style similar to Guitar Hero. There are a variable number of buttons for you to tap and the game features the ability to create step files from any music file on your device. It doesn’t always do a good job, but it’s still fairly entertaining. You can even control things like speed, difficulty, and more. We’re trying to say that the execution is a bit sloppy, but still fun. It’s free to download so you can try it if you want to.
VOEZ is the best mobile rhythm game of 2016 without a doubt. It should shock nobody that it’s from Rayark. It features a small story line that should be easy to follow along with some unique game mechanics. The app relies on the traditional rhythm game mechanics, but the step lanes move about and you’ll have to tap and swipe your way to victory. Because of this, it feels like a slightly different kind of game from other titles. It’s relaxing, but intense at the same time. The anime theme is getting a little old for these games, but it’s whatever.
Zyon is the one and only game released by developer AQUATRAX. Like many rhythm games on this list, this one features anime-themed content. It doesn’t rely on the classic step lane like most rhythm games. There are buttons all over the screen that you have to press. It’s actually rather intense. The game will give you 30 tracks for free, three difficulties, and Google Play Games leaderboards and achievements. You can pay for extra stuff as in-app purchases. It’s good for what it is.
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