With a reasonably-low price point, and a nice variety of musical tracks, this is a humble rhythm winner if you’re ready to be challenged
When you start out the silliness of Rhythm Sprout’s story and characters, as well as the fact that you generally only need to concern yourself with hitting the beats in 3 different tracks, sort of lulls you into thinking this will be some light fun. Oh, how quickly you’ll learn that isn’t the case at all! Rhythm fans have had all sorts of varied options on the Switch, and on a general level Rhythm Sprout may be one of the most affordable and straight-forward in the bunch. Your goal is to hit one of your face buttons for the right, any direction on the D-pad for the left, and one of the shoulder buttons to dodge, keeping the beat and surviving. While it starts out reasonably simple you’ll want to be ready for a pretty quick acceleration in the variety of beats as well as the complexity of what you’ll be expected to pull off. That rate of acceleration may feel a bit rough for less experienced players, but for more seasoned players it’s precisely the sort of challenge worth digging into, keeping you focused purely on tight execution and not so much on managing too many tracks at once. Don’t let the bright colors and silly fruit and vegetable-based characters fool you, this isn’t a game for the easily frustrated… and I appreciate that.
Justin Nation, Score: