You have to play Muse Dash, it is totally your kind of game. Is what a buddy of mine said when the game first hit Steam. I kind of blew it off, but when I saw it was available on the Nintendo Switch, I decided to jump in and see what all the fuss about this rather strange looking rhythm game.
How to Download Muse Dash
The game can be purchased from digital platfroms. To start, click on the Download button below the review. And if you like music games check out also our reviews of osu! (it’s also anime) or Just Shapes & Beats.
The Game Review
So, what is this game all about? Well, it has a very Japanese kind of feel and style to it. You select from one of a few different super cute anime-style characters who are out to save the world! The characters are called, Rin, Marija and Buro and each one has their own personality as well as their skills and plenty of fun outfits to get. Outfits are more than cosmetic as they can have an effect on gameplay.
As well as your character, you can get these Elfin’s to support you are you progress through the game. These are also fun and compliment the look of your character as well as give you buffs to help you get through the levels.
Muse Dash is a very fast-paced kind of rhythm game, but it is the kind of game anyone can play. You can use the Joy-Cons and the touchscreen and both work very well. There are a ton of tracks/levels on the Nintendo Switch version of the game and some are very catchy as well as tricky.
You have to pay attention to the beat as well as the different hazards that are trying to mess you up. Fighting and dodging to a bassline has never been so much fun! The game plays at a very fast pace and when you make a mistake it is always your own fault! You have two meters to keep an eye on. Health and energy are two different things in this game.
Health is what you would expect it to be. Energy though is what you will be using to do some major damage. Getting your energy meter full by hitting combos and playing like a boss lets you entre a Fever Mode! It is fun stuff and when it happens the game goes even more over the top if you can believe that!
Muse Dash is a real blast to play and I like how accessible the game is. Each of the different tracks has multiple difficulty levels for you to try your hand at and there are also ways you can tinker with the controls. I really do get the impression that the people behind the game wanted to make it so everyone can enjoy it.
One of the strangest things about this game is the art direction. Look, super cute anime girls are a lot of fun, but while fully clothed there are a lot of “big, bouncy assets” in this game. Which is not a horrible thing, but when you consider this game is supposedly ok for ages 3 and up that is a little odd.
In all, I have had a great time with Muse Dash. The story may make no sense at all, the art style is over the top, but I cannot stop playing this game! It is a really fun time and no matter if you are thinking of getting it on the Switch or PC, you are in for a very good time.
- Fantastic and bright colors all around
- Each character has their own personality and style
- Plenty of clothing to unlock
- The game is challenging, but easy to get into
- Plenty of tracks
- Some of the character designs may not be your cup of tea
- The Steam version “supposedly” does not have as many tracks