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.
Cytoid is one of the newer rhythm games on the list. It’s a community rhythm game. In fact, the game download has very few songs on its own. You can find, download, and add songs by other members of the Cytoid community. You can also develop your own step files for others to play. It plays a lot like the popular Cytus in terms of looks and mechanics. Some even call this one a clone. This is an excellent game for the more hardcore rhythm game enthusiasts out there. It’s also totally free with no in-app purchases or ads.
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.
Lost in Harmony is a beautifully done rhythm game with runner-style elements. Players control a boy and girl in the center of the screen. They must avoid obstacles to the beat of the music. There are two stories in the game, those of MIRAI and Kaito. Additionally, the developers boast over 10,000 additional tracks by other members of the community. To be perfectly honest, we don’t play games like this one very often. It’s a free download as well with some in-app purchases.
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.
Pianista is an other unique rhythm game. Most mobile rhythm games use high energy electronica for their step files. This one uses old piano classics. It otherwise plays like most rhythm traditional rhythm games. The notes come down and you hit them as they go. This one has a ton of payment options and, unfortunately, some of the worst freemium elements of any game on the list. Otherwise, the game is actually pretty fun to play. We’ll let you decide if the money is worth it or not.
Rayark is a developer on Google Play with a collection of outstanding rhythm games. Their library includes the popular Cytus and Cytus II along with VOEZ, Deemo, Sdorica, and the older Mandora. These are among the best of the best in this genre on mobile and possibly outside of mobile as well. Each games a bit of a story with some songs to play. There are in-app purchases for additional song packs as well. These are top tier good, although some, like Mandora, haven’t been updated in a very long time. They’re all free to download.
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.
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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