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.
Summary: I enjoyed Rush Bros, but I feel like I could have enjoyed it so much more. There's just something missing, and I can't quite put my finger on it. That said, if you're looking for an unique rhythm-based game, Rush Bros is one to watch.
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: People love platform games. It’s been true from Sonic and Mario, to N+ and Super Meat Boy , the simple level-leaping, left to right adventure is a beloved staple of the gaming diet. So how can you improve and re-incentivise this idea? Why not make it a competition? There’s a lot for scope for a competitive racing 2D platformer, otherwise there wouldn’t be the need for speedruns on games like Limbo and Braid .
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: Rush Bros is about how cool it is to be a DJ, a game with a complex soundtrack and clear gameplay that makes those who spin records the equivalent of ninjas combined with adventurers and Special Forces soldiers.
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.