Headbanger: Rhythm Royale, the joy of moving your head to the beat – PIEUVRE.CA

I recently discovered that being a pigeon is good. You can move your head in all directions and make funny noises. Of course, it’s a little disturbing to see our neighbors disappear in a cloud of feathers. One has only to be the best pigeon, and our destiny will become…bread.

Headbangers: Rhythm Royale is an online multiplayer rhythm game in the tradition of the very popular Fall Guys. Here, instead of completing a course, you have to replay melodies, guess instruments, imitate instructions, in short, several entertaining tasks that ultimately crown a single pigeon in the first group of thirty.

A full game includes four random mini-games that last approximately fifteen minutes. It’s very easy to sit back for a little while, giggle at the crazy models, and hope to earn enough bread (the game’s reward system) to dress to our liking.

In fact, I would even say that it’s better to enjoy the game in small doses, because after a few tries the challenges become repetitive.

However, as an avid fan of music games, I’m very happy with what’s on offer here. We’re not reinventing bread, but the presentation is what sets Headbangers apart from the current musical competition, which is virtually non-existent.

One of the attractions of the game is collecting bread that we can exchange for costumes to personalize our pigeon. It’s a fun incentive, and you can already buy a few pieces in an hour of play, which seems well balanced to me.

During the various mini-games, surprise dice sometimes float on the screen, visible to all players. The first to claim it (ideally without losing rhythm) is entitled to a reward, which can range from a few pieces of bread to the answer to the next phase of the mini-game or penalties for all other players, such as a pigeon -Dinosaur screaming into their screen to block their view.

Most of the time we prefer that our opponents do not take advantage of this, since the difficulty of the mini-game stages is low at the beginning, but then quickly increases until it becomes complex even for the most attentive ear; An excellent way to choose between players by giving newcomers the opportunity to try out their talent.

There is only one negative point to mention, but it may be important. Since this is a rhythm game, you have to concentrate on the sounds. However, with a collection of mini-games reminiscent of Fall Guys, we’re also tempted to play with multiple people. To really focus on sounds, I think it’s best to focus on online opponents and artificial intelligence rather than trying to converse with friends at the same time. This somewhat defeats the purpose of a collection of multiplayer mini-games, but it doesn’t take away from the fun of being a musical pigeon.

7/10

Headbanger: Rhythm Royale

Developer: Glee Cheese Studio

Editor: Team 17

Platforms: Windows, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch (tested on Windows/Steam)

Game available in French

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