Excerpt: I love a good indie game, there is something refreshing about a game that costs just a few pounds, but still packs a fair few hours of original entertainment, it reminds me of my youth and being able to visit the arcades for a few games on weird and wonderful titles that didn’t always make it to home consoles.
Summary: Some of the great games in recent history have taken two genres and combined them into one cohesive experience. Henry Hatsworth spliced platforming with puzzle gameplay, Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes combined puzzles with a role-playing game, and Beat Hazard mashed up rhythm and twin-stick shooting. Not only did they take two genres and put them together into one game, but they all did it well. Rush Bros.
Excerpt: I’m not quite sure what to make of Rush Bros . Granted, the idea of a rhythm platformer is interesting, with obstacles and background elements moving to the beat of the musical accompaniment. Watching platforms bounce and move to the rhythm of the track is really cool; I find that the pulses make each level more interesting.
Pros: Tight platforming, Custom soundtracks
Cons: Low replayability, Same traps over and over again
Excerpt: From Xyla Entertainment and Digital Tribe Entertainment, I'd like to introduce to you guys, Rush Bros.! A well thought out platformer that centers around music, and the beat--as well as beating out the competition. And, of course, what would any platformer be without tons of sharp, pointy, spikey things, aimed to kill you? I'm not the best platformer player, I'll admit. So, I saw a lot of the death animation while checking out this game. The premise of Rush Bros.
Excerpt: If you’re familiar with Trackmania: Nations you may find a certain appeal in Rush Bros. Admittedly, the comparison isn’t obvious at first, but it’s the closest I’ve come to adequately comparing Rush Bros. to anything. They’re both fast-paced experiences, trial-and-error based, and usually only one mistake destroys your entire progress. The main difference is that Trackmania is fun and addictive, whereas Rush Bros. is frustrating and feels oddly empty.
Excerpt: If you're looking for a beautiful platformer with tight controls, an engaging story, and addictive gameplay, then this game is not for you. However, if you are looking for a decent game that teases you with moments of creativity then maybe Rush Bros is exactly what you're looking for. The plot for Rush Bros is fairly odd. Two former DJ partners decide it's time to go head-to-head with one another.
Conclusion: Rush Bros is a fun game, and if you and a friend are both fans of the fast paced platformers, this is one of the few that will let you play them directly against one another. The graphics were above average, but not exceptional, and the music is entirely up to you. I’d definitely say that Rush Bros is worth playing, but it would need a lot more polish and personality before I would give it a place among the greats of the genre.
Summary: is a generally unpleasant game to deal with. The platforming is sloppy, the level designs are random, and paradoxically static, and the main hook of the game is barely implemented. Add in all the other design problems and the technical issues, and I’d advise to stay away.