Welcome to the latest Mobile Must Plays, presented by ROG Phone 6. This time, we have a selection of rhythm games to lose yourself in, including the unique dungeon action-adventure Crypt of the NecroDancer, unusual platformer One Hand Clapping, and anime-themed music game BanG Dream! Girls Band Party.
When you’re playing a rhythm game, hearing every beat and melody is key to your success. Fortunately, ASUS have recognised this in their creation of the ROG Phone 6, which comes with GameFX audio as standard to deliver a superb sonic experience. Let’s take a look at how this nifty feature can brighten up your mobile gaming experience.
Crypt of the NecroDancer
Winner of the 2016 Developers Choice Award for Best Audio, Crypt of the NecroDancer is all about the beat. This game offers some serious bang for your buck, combining roguelike and dungeon exploration elements with a funky rhythm game and some gorgeous artwork. If you want to put your ROG Phone 6 to the test, this is a great place to start.
You’ll take on the role of Cadence, the daughter of a missing treasure hunter, who must dig through countless dungeons to retrieve her stolen heart. Along the way you’ll meet the sinister NecroDancer and his hordes of evil minions, forced to keep time with the beat of your own heart and the music that surrounds you. Each dungeon has a classic Roguelike feel, complete with swords, loot, and all the bosses you could wish for, but your every move must align with the rhythm.
Choose from the game’s award-winning soundtrack, or integrate your own MP3 files, and sit back as the ROG Phone 6’s GameFX audio system optimises the EQ for crystal-clear sound. Even if you prefer to use headphones, the super low-latency of the inbuilt Snapdragon Sound technology will keep those beats flowing.
One Hand Clapping
This unusual platformer is a gorgeous sight to behold, but once you turn up the sound you’ll be fully transported into a whimsical world of music and melody. Appearing at first like a traditional 2D platformer, One Hand Clapping is controlled through sound – meaning you must solve puzzles by humming or singing into the microphone. A great tool for practising vocalists, or people who like to hum along, you’ll soon see how the power of your voice changes the world around you.
One Hand Clapping is a wonderful vocal exercise and a great way to build confidence in your own singing. Get those endorphins rushing around as you meet lovable characters and explore your own self-expression. Each puzzle is designed so that you’ll never be punished for being “wrong”, merely guided gently toward a rewarding solution.
Utilise the handy 3.5mm headphone jack in the ROG Phone 6 to keep the mic close to you, link up some Bluetooth headphones with that super-fast connectivity we mentioned earlier, or belt out your song to anyone who will listen. You can be sure that you’ll hear nothing but gorgeously clear lossless sound.
BanG Dream! Girls Band Party
Having done huge numbers in Japan upon release, BanG Dream! Girls Band Party is now available on Android devices in the west. Tap your way through over 400 songs, including J-Pop favourites and classic anime soundtracks, with stunning and vibrant visual effects that react to your touch in real-time. You’ll be able to create concerts, perform alongside your friends, and enjoy fully-voice-acted stories as your band goes from zero to hero.
A rhythm game in the traditional sense, you’ll use quick reflexes and an affinity for the beat to hit notes as they rush toward you. Your band members are relying on you to perform perfectly, so turn up the volume and lose yourself to the rhythm.
Whether you’re tuning in to some of your favourite songs, or you’re new to the J-Pop genre, you’ll want to have a pitch-perfect sound. Yet another game where the average phone audio just wouldn’t do it justice, the ROG Phone 6’s GameFX audio can be tweaked and fine-tuned to give the performance of a lifetime. Utilising aptX Lossless technology, every bit of the original content is retained, resulting in music that sounds exactly the way the composers had in mind.
These are just three of hundreds of Android games made better with the ROG Phone 6’s audio technology. Check it out today to see how the best gaming phone on the market can help you get the most out of every game.
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