When we first saw Headbangers: Rhythm Royale from developer Glee-Cheese Studio, we immediately thought of Fall Guys, which of course had previously managed to conquer the gaming world. So, we’re curious to see if this pigeon-filled game will work too.
In Headbangers Rhythm, you are a young pigeon competing in a battle royale and ultimately the only one left standing after a number of trials. The title is already a bit revealing, but the different tests relate to rhythm and sound. You always start with matchmaking where you can compete against other players, but if you don’t find enough people, the party will be filled with AI. The full lobby includes about thirty players, although it may take some time before enough players are found.
At the beginning of the round, the intention is always briefly explained, as it is not always immediately obvious. It’s also best to read quickly, because there is no practice round. Most tests focus on music and rhythm, where you have to, for example, press the correct key or guess the order of sounds. If you are wrong, you will lose weight immediately and the round will end. If you complete four rounds, you win. Fortunately, you can quickly start a new round. Headbangers: Rythm Royale follows the well-known formula of Fall Guys and other party games.
In terms of variety, there are a number of tests you can play, but most of them don’t immediately relate to your sense of rhythm. The majority of tests focus on concentration or correct guessing of sounds. For example, we had a confrontation round where a sound was played and we had to press when we heard the sound in an audio part and of course faster than the other player.
Visually the title looks interesting. Different tests also have a theme. For example, the guessing sound appears on screen in a kind of game show, while the confrontation round actually takes place in a Western setting. Of course, you earn points when playing the game, and with these points you can give the pigeon different clothes or tools.
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