Listen to the beat.
When we first played Vectronom at EGX 2019, and it only took a few minutes of the first level to get us hooked. There’s something about the heady mix of a drum beat, vibrantly colourful geometric shapes and tricky puzzles, that completely glues you to the screen. You won’t want to look away.
Here is a game best played with headphones, as you’ll really need to get a feel for the music in order to succeed. The beats in the song are synched with the moving and grooving environment, so you’ll have to stay at a perfect tempo to stay on solid ground. A missed-timed step and you’re back to square one, quite literally.
The music is perfectly composed to keep you on the beat, without becoming an annoying jingle at the back of your head. It evolves as the level itself evolves, changing tempo and upping the drama each time a mini section of a level is completed. When you finished the level, you’ll be rewarded with a few stats, but the best feeling is hitting those beats perfectly every time.
If you’re not usually much of a fan of rhythmic action games, you will be after you play Vectronom. The game is due for release on the 29th of May, and it will be coming to Nintendo Switch, PC and MAC.
Kate has been gaming since she could control a mouse. In addition to having a penchant for indie games, Kate had a World of Warcraft account when she was far too young, and has a weakness for any game with ‘RPG’ in the description.