Beat Brite is a combination of an electronic Simon Says style game and a visual music instrument like Yamaha’s TNR-i-US. Tap out the notes and beats in this watch-and-play game.
Players follow the rhythm patterns that are presented to them by the game. There are four beats to each measure and you must tap your note within the appropriate beat. Each row has a more complex series of notes to follow and each song is more challenging than the previous one. If you can get the notes right, you’ll be playing songs like an ‘80s synth-pop band in no time.
Each row represents a different instrument or section of the song. For example, the first row is the drum section and the top row is the melody. Players must follow the pattern to earn points.
The longer the string of correctly played patterns you have, the more points you score. If you miss a note, or play it at the wrong time, your point multiplier goes back to one.
You can play solo or against others in multiplayer mode. You can compete against one person online through game center, or play against up to three others on one screen at the same time.
The free download comes with four songs, plus the tutorial. If you like the game enough, you can unlock the full features for only $0.99. The full game comes with 20 additional songs in different levels of difficulty, plus the ability to create your own songs, or just jam around on the board.
The graphics may be simple, but the game is surprisingly addictive once you get into it. As the songs get harder, you’ll really be in for a challenge.
What I liked: The songs are fun and the game is addictive. It mixes the pattern-repeating gameplay of Simon Says with the visual instrument style of a Tenori On.
What I didn’t like: The design is really unpleasant. If you don’t care about the way it looks, you’ll have a lot of fun playing, but man, this game is ugly.
To Buy or not to Buy: If you like pattern repeating games like Simon Says, you will really enjoy this. It is a lot of fun. The full version is only $0.99 and worth the price.
- Name: Beat Brite
- Version Reviewed: 1.1
- Category: Games
- Developer: Okeedoke Studios
- Price: Free