Rhythm games will ask you to play music by hitting the keys corresponding to the notes in the correct tempo when they appear on the screen. Here your sense of rhythm, your skill and your ability to be focused to miss as few notes as possible will be the core of the gameplay. The challenges that will be offered will be varied but often you will have to face an opponent in a musical battle over several songs. There are also dance games in which it will be necessary to reproduce a precise choreography according to the melody of the music.
What is a rhythm game?
With rhythm games, your dexterity, your skill and your ability to concentrate will be put to the test because you will have to follow the frantic tempo of the different music by pressing at the right time the keys corresponding to the notes of the songs when they appear on screen. Indeed, often in rhythm games you will be opposed to an opponent that you will have to challenge during intense musical battles in which the objective will be to miss as few notes as possible to win the duel. The most famous rhythm game is undoubtedly Friday Night Funkin', accompanied by its dozens of mods, which will offer you hundreds of songs on which Boyfriend will have to prove his worth against formidable and often strange opponents. Even though rhythm games are mostly musical games there are other types of gameplay based on your skill and your ability to follow a precise set tempo. Titles like Tiles Hop: EDM Rush! or Block Dancing 3D are perfect examples of the variety of this video game genre in which the challenges to be accomplished will be many and varied!
What is the origine of Rythm games?
The phenomenon of rhythm games appeared in Japan at the end of the 1980s with the first notable example being the title Dance Aerobics (Aerobics Studio in original version) published by Bandai and released in 1987 on Nintendo. The game proposed to follow the movements of a gymnast on her dance mat by pressing in a coordinated way the keys of your controller to reproduce the sounds of the game. But the game that democratized the genre by achieving worldwide success is PaRappa The Rapper , published by Sony Computer Entertainment and appeared in 1996 on Playstation, the title offered to accompany the main character PaRappa in rap battles against several opponents. Here it is not the musical notes that you have to follow but rather the sung words that you will have to try to reproduce in rhythm. Subsequently, other rhythm games were very popular with the public, such as Beatmania and Beatmania 2DX edited by Konami and released at the end of the 1990s. Other titles followed which completed the genre by providing new gameplay features such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band (Harmonix Music Systems, 2005, 2007) or Just Dance (Ubisoft, 2009). On PC rhythm games have been a huge success with Friday Night Funkin' (ninjamuffin99, 2020) and its dozens of mods created by the community and adapted to be played directly in your browser without downloading.