Hip Hop Berserker – What Happens When Hip Hop and Kung Fu Collide (iOS App Review)

hiphopberzerker_iconI like action platforming games, but many of them get boring after a while because they follow the same “safe” formula time after time. These types of games are fun at the beginning but I lose interest soon after. Now, what if there was a game that looked like an action platformer but instead fused its gameplay with that of a rhythm music game? Could such a game actually exist? FourTwoThree Studio aims to answer that question with a definitive yes with their latest release, Hip Hop Berserker. You play as Join Saro, a young “Berserker” and Carter, a magical, sword transforming, beat producing goblin. That’s right, your sword is alive and you must go on an epic journey to rescue the goddess Hip Hop from the evil wizard who wants her powers for himself.

This is not your average action adventure game. For starters, the gameplay here is really unique and again, takes aspects of rhythm music games. Actions are made via swipes and taps that must be accurately performed with the beat of the music. Each swipe and tap adds to the beat and if your wearing headphones, adds to the experience like there’s a hip hop concert playing in your head. That brings me to the main feature of the game and that is the music featured. You must carefully listen to all the tracks as they will help you keep in beat with the moves you need to make. That is the case with most music rhythm games and this one is no different. All the tracks are produced by indie artists such as Kyo Itachi, Brock Berrigan, and DeStorm Power with more coming monthly.

Another aspect of the game that is quite nice is the artwork for the entire game. Everything from the background to the character designs look great and really add to the whole look of the game. Visually it looks fantastic and combined with the audio, it produces an overall awesome experience. Not only that, the actual story is very funny at times, especially the dialog between all the characters.

If you’re looking for a different type of action adventure game that features everything from intense action, thumping music tracks, and gorgeous artwork, Hip Hop Berserker is the game for you. It’s a fast paced game with various difficulty levels for all types of players and will really give your thumbs a good workout. Tip, this game really does play better with a headset on unless you happen to be in a really quiet room. The music makes all the difference when trying to pull off all the correct moves since all the moves flow with the beat of each track.

App Store Link: Hip Hop Berserker
Version: 1.0
Developer: FourTwoThree Studios
Price: $0.99
In-App Purchases: Yes
Compatible Devices: (Universal App) Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Description

Swipe/Tap to awesome Hip Hop beats in this incredibly fun rhythm/action-adventure game.

WIN FREE PRIZES EACH MONTH!!! Visit http://www.hiphopberserker.com for more details.

Join Saro, a young “Berserker” and Carter, a magical, sword transforming, beat producing goblin as they go on an epic journey to rescue the goddess Hip Hop from the evil wizard Hu Man Dong. Use the power of Hip Hop to defeat hordes of powerful evil minions and become the ultimate Hip Hop Berserker!

JUMP, DUCK, SHURIKEN-THROW, and SLASH to the music of Kyo Itachi, Brock Berrigan, and DeStorm Power! New musical tracks from various Hip Hop producers featured EVERY month!

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Hip Hop Berserker Features:

14 Awesome Head-Nodding Hip Hop Tracks!
• Featuring great indie Hip Hop producers: Kyo Itachi, Brock Berrigan, and DeStorm Power! More coming soon!

Hilarious Animated Cutscenes!
• Created by and featuring the voice talent of indie animator, E.A. Gray (Kung Fu Kintae)!

20 Levels, Three Difficulties!
• Easy. Normal. Berserker! Can you beat all three?!

Slow Down Time with BERSERKER MODE!
• Enter Berserker Mode and watch as you slowly crush your opponents!

Play As DESTORM POWER!
• YouTube Personality (over 1.5 million subscribers), musician, comedian, and finally…Hip Hop Berserker (Bonus levels only)!

Gorgeous Visuals!
• Ten beautifully detailed environments and cartoonishly detailed characters!

Game Center Achievements, Leaderboards, and Treasure!
• See how you rank level by level versus other players. Earn various achievements and unlock the powerful Golden Berserker Outfit!

[via App Store]

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