So many people are using their iPhones as a music player and a portable gaming device. It’s unfortunate that there are so few (GOOD) music rhythm games out. Luckily, I’v come across World of Tunes, a colorful game filled with cool music and great graphics.
In this game, an evil bad dude has stolen all of the music from the World of Tunes. It is up to you and all of the Tuneys to get rid of the bad dudes and get all of the music back.
The gameplay in World of Tunes is very similar, if not identical, to Elite Beat Agents on the Nintendo DS. Tuneys, the little circular blue dudes will pop up from the bottom of the screen inside some sort of bubble circle. When that circle gets close enough to electrify the Tuneys, their eyes will bulge and you tap them with your finger. This is –should– be all done to the beat of the music. Though, I can’t really match the rhythm to the beat of the music. It may just be me! Anyway, the goal of the game, much like any other rhythm game, is to keep the meter at the top of the screen from going empty before the song ends. Every time you miss a Tuney, your meter will drop.
There are some other cool things in the regular gameplay such as getting huge combos (which result in a higher score per Tuney tapped), larger Tuneys that bounce around and require 3 taps, and Tuneys that you need to drag across a path.
The music is pretty cool. The song is different on every level, allowing for different experiences because of the the tempos.
The only complain I really have is that World of Tunes is too short. The entire game is made up of only 10 levels; 6 regular and 4 boss battles. I beat this game this morning on my train ride into work (~40 minutes).
A few other modes are available outside of the standard story mode. I’ve only played the story mode and DJ mode so far. In DJ mode, the Tuneys pop up in straight lines to make the game easier. It’s similar to Tap Tap Revenge, Rock Band, or Guitar Hero.
Although being a short game and costing $1.99, I’d still recommend World of Tunes. It’s an awesome rhythm game for the iPhone – it’s very fun and addicting. Try the Lite version (2 levels) to see for yourself!
The 2 other rhythm games I own on my iPhone are: Dance Dance Revolution S & Tap Tap Revenge 2.