An unusual, and pretty competitive, online multiplayer rhythm game, though perhaps a bit inconsistent
Cross-platform multiplayer games like Headbangers, in principle, have some definite appeal for the right crowd. Much like some of the Nintendo Online games that have popped up over the years like Tetris 99 and others, if you like the idea of taking on a bunch of random people in a series of contests, trying to hold on to win it all, Headbangers can be a bit of fun. Just on a random evening it didn’t take any time at all to get a big enough group rolling and so we then hit the randomizer to choose which of several somewhat rhythm-based mini games we’d compete in. There’s a fair amount of variety, whether having to do with memorization of rhythms, participating in a sort of Simon Says, or trying to track how many times a few different characters make a sound. Just to spice things up, if you’re quick enough you’ll have the chance to grab a power-up block flying by, which can have varying positive and negative consequences for a short time in the current round. In general, the rounds go pretty quickly, with each wave dropping a fair number of competitors until it gets to the final challenges. On a general level they all seem to play well, but are different enough that I’d imagine people will have their favorites. It really all comes down to how much you like the idea of playing against a lobby of people, hoping to get each game down to the point that you can compete to come out on top. If that doesn’t sound thrilling your enjoyment will likely be short-lived.
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