[Beyond PlayStation] Akihabara â€“ Feel the Rhythm Remixed Review
Akihabara â€“ Feel the Rhythm Remixed is a puzzle music rhythm game on Nintendo Switch. Learn more in our Akihabara â€“ Feel the Rhythm Remixed review!
In Akihabara â€“ Feel the Rhythm Remixed you must join four â€“ or five if youâ€™re playing in a higher difficulty â€“ of the same icon together in a group to get rid of them in time with the beat. Icons will drop in pairs from the top of the screen and will fall down in time with the beat, and you can move them around the playing area or switch them around by pressing the B button or by pressing up on the D-Pad. Once you have matched icons the beat marker will move across the screen and youâ€™ll need to press the A button once the beat marker touches one of the icons on the group to be able to get rid of them â€“ doing this in sync with the beat will reward you with a better score, and you will get a bad, good or perfect grade.
You need to pay attention to the playing area in the middle of the screen at all times since things can quickly get quite hectic, but you also need to pay attention to the upper left part outside of the playing area since it will show the next icons that will be dropping for you to use. The beat marker is a long white line that will go through the playing area from one side to the other, and as you get good or perfect ratings when you get rid of icons in tune with the beat marker, you will start to fill up a Super Charger Bar. Once the bar is full, you can press the X button to turn one of the icons that will drop into a super icon that will destroy every icon within a 3×3 radius once it lands.
Icons are worth five points each, so the score you get when getting rid of icons will be based on the number of rows youâ€™re clearing multiplied by the number of icons youâ€™re clearing, multiplied the points value of the icon. You can increase your overall multiplier by one for every good rating you get, but you can give it a bigger boost of two with every perfect grade that you get. This is important since the multiplier will go down by one with every pass of the beat marker, so getting a good or perfect rating will help you counter this.
This one includes an in-game achievements system, with objectives that ask you do to things such as completing the Akihabara album section in the game, completing the midnight mix, completing the electric symphony album, completing a campaign while playing on hard difficulty (in which you need to group five icons to be able to get rid of them), getting at least 40,000 points on a track, getting a high score of at least 200,000, completing a campaign and getting at least 500 perfect grades, and more.
Akihabara â€“ Feel the Rhythm Remixed is a puzzle music rhythm game with an interesting twist, but in the end, it falls short of its potential. The gameplay itself is not bad, but for a puzzle game it ends up feeling a bit stiff. The playing area is not as big as it should have been to offer a proper mix of puzzle and music rhythm with a bigger playing feel, but at least the soundtrack is good.
This Akihabara â€“ Feel the Rhythm Remixed review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by JMJ Interactive.