Drop the Beat, Don’t Drop the Ball – Super Beat Sports Review [Switch]

VANAPHASE™ the Vanadium powerhouse!

Harmonix delivers another game that’s as fun and catchy as that song you can’t get out of your head – Super Beat Sports Review [Switch]

Imagine being on an alien planet, surrounded by strange creatures, who play weird versions of your sports, but somehow you’re still way better than them at the sports, the creatures love you for it, and this world is filled why happy music. That’s what it’s like in Super Beat Sports. It is the Muzicalia Galaxy where everything is musical and the aliens have names like Wubwub. It’s an adorably cute party that is fun for everyone.

There are 5 games:

Whacky Bat Bat – A rhymic baseball challenge, where the creatures (Nibbz) spit a baseball at you and you must return it with precision timing/rhythm.

Net Ball– Similar to Whacky Bat Bat, but much more rhythmic, where the speed of the volley increases until crescendoing into a powerful spike.

Gobble Golf – Players drive the ball on beat into a hungry Nibb, the more on beat you are the greater under par your score is.

Buddy Ball – A directly competitive mode that is like Gobble Golf, but with the playstyle of Whacky Bat Bat.

Rhythm Racket – A rhymic pinball/pong hybrid with some unique twists. The twists being you can send the ball to a Nibb and completely control where to shoot the ball.

Of the games, Rhythm Racket is hands down my favorite. A four-player free for all in Rhythm Racket is chaos and friendship ruining, which are the most obvious signs of a good game. The use of the Nibbz, as well as the ability to aim a serve, gives players the chance to juke their opponent’s pong paddles. Few games can bring the glory of breaking someone’s ankles on the court to consoles, and Super Beat Sports is one of those few.

Super Beat Sports Review

Super Beat Sports gives players to option to play with standard controls or use the motion sensing capabilities of the Joy Cons. Personally, I found the motion controls to be more fun but the control and precision of standard controller use was a must for later levels when the challenge factor kicks in. At the end of each match, you receive a medal based on your performance from bronze to platinum, and also unlock pro mode version of a level after you beat it. Beating a level also earns your points that allow players to earn and unlock items to customize your character’s look. The customization does not affect your character in-game, but I swear I play better with those matching shorts.

The only downsides of the game, for me, is at the end of each level of the competitive/multi-player games and the forced tutorials. At the end of each level, the losers are never sad. Even your character after losing is politely clapping. It is by no means a big deal or even a true factor. It’s something that I personally want in a game because when I beat my friends I like to point at their character on screen and compare the disappointment. Overall, the polite clapping is better for the gaming culture and overall sportsmanship. But, I grew up with gaming being an entertainment value skill, akin to the likes of the WWE. It’s not real anger and rage, it’s just entertainment. But again, it’s nothing. The forced tutorial is something I hate. I understand the need for tutorials and why they’re there. But, I view tutorials as the game playing itself, unless it’s a new ability or something that changes the initial gameplay. I’m okay when it feels organically integrated into the game’s progression, but I absolutely hate when games give you one button at a time instead of all your starting abilities at the start. In a simple game like this, a tutorial seems like overkill. I would like the ability to skip it or be given the simple instructions like a Mario Party mini-game. All my gripes are mostly cast away because of the loading screens. The tips/facts/advice on the loading screens are brilliant. Check the gallery below, I included my favorites.

Harmonix delivers another addicting game that sticks like a song stuck in your head – but in a good way. Super Beat Sports is an adorably fun, engaging, and quirky game that takes a simple concept and creates a surprisingly full gaming experience. If playing via normal controller style, it’s surprising how much depth there is to the gameplay only pressing a single button and making some slight shifts with the thumbstick. But if you really want to feel the rhythm, using the Joy Con’s motion sensing is where it’s at. Super Beat Sports is a very casual, but immensely entertaining, party game that is fun for everyone. If you’re looking for a game that can give you a quick spurt of fun in under five minutes or a game that will have you and your friends constantly saying, “One more!” or “Run that back!” Super Beat Sports is that game. My Super Beat Sports Review get’s a 9.5/10

Super Beat SportsSuper Beat Sports Review

Platform: Nintendo Switch

Genre: ActionRhythmMusic

# of Players: 1-4

Developer: Harmonix Music Systems

Publisher: Harmonix Music Systems

Price: $14.99

YogaOutlet.com

Leave a Reply

Animation/Anime Interviews Animation/Anime News Animation/Anime Reviews Film/TV Interviews Film/TV News Film/TV Review
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Trailer
The Wizarding World Expands Further in the ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Trailer

You can’t blame Warner Brothers for wanting to keep the Harry...

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Trailer
Hail to the King, Baby! The ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Trailer is Unleashed

Warner Brothers had a big day in San Diego today with...

Shazam! Trailer
‘Shazam!’ Looks to Flip the Superhero Genre on its Head with its First Teaser

Say his name. Shazam! In what looks to be a superhero...

Event News Event Reviews
Blizzard SDCC 2018
Blizzard SDCC 2018 – Blizzard Entertainment Brings Massive Lineup to SDCC

Blizzard in SDCC 2018 – Blizzard Entertainment brings Overwatch, StarCraft, and...

Nuclear Blast SDCC 2018
Nuclear Blast SDCC 2018 – Nuclear Blast Teams Up with JSR and Stern Pinball

Nuclear Blast SDCC 2018 – Nuclear Blast Teams Up with JSR...

Anime expo 2018
Anime Expo 2018 Brings the Heat to Los Angeles

Last year, I picked on Anime Expo not being worth the...

Enabled Gaming Gaming News Gaming Reviews
klab
Exclusive Interview with Mark Mowbray of KLab

Established in 2000, KLab‘s goal is to create a world of excitement...

Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene
Mondo Games Unleashes Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene Board Game

MONDO GAMES unleashes Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene board game for 25th Anniversary...

Great Coffee Break
Escape Work By Playing The Great Coffee Break

You can escape work, in more ways than one, by playing The...

Comic Creator Interviews Comic/Graphic Novel News Comic/Graphic Novel Reviews Manga News Manga Reviews Novel/Novella Author Interviews Novel/Novella News Novel/Novella Reviews
Ralph Breaks the Internet Graphic Novel
Dark Horse Disney Ralph Breaks the Internet Graphic Novel Revealed

Dark Horse reveals new original Disney Ralph Breaks the Internet Graphic...

black torch
Black Torch – New Supernatural, Action Manga from Viz Media

VIZ Media releases a new, supernatural story with the release of...

Batman / The Maxx: Arkham Dreams
Sam Kieth Makes Long-Awaited Return to The Outback in Batman / The Maxx: Arkham Dreams

SAN DIEGO, CA and BURBANK, CA (June 21, 2018) – Batman...

Apparel/Personal Maintenance News Apparel/Personal Maintenance Reviews Entertainment Product News Entertainment Product Reviews Food/Beverage Reviews Hardware News Hardware Reviews Mystery Box News Mystery Box Reviews
anime pls
Anime Pls by Bioworld – Exclusive Interview

Bioworld Merchandising is a pop culture product expert. The company is considered...

heaven's feel
Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] THE MOVIE I. presage flower Blu-ray Release

TLDR Aniplex of America announced that box office hit, Fate/stay night ...

EVEN H2
Few Even Come Close – EVEN H2 Headphones Review

Even headphones are like having prescription glasses, but for your ears...

Arena Football Automotives MMA, Kick Boxing & Boxing Professional Wrestling
NJPW G1 Special from San Francisco Results

New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) the King of Sports returns to...

Jeanie Buss & MGM TV Tags AXS TV to Broadcast WOW-Women of Wrestling Events

Jeanie Buss and MGM Television Tags AXS TV to Broadcast WOW-Women...

Kevin Belington Faces Martin Nguyen for the ONE FC Interim Bantamweight Title

From ONE FC – 07 June 2018 – Manila, Philippines: The...

Adult Continuity Comics on the Can Cultural Junk Drawer Future Comic Rock Stars Is That Racist? Revisiting the Reviled THAT'S NOT ROTTEN! The B-Reel The Cantina Scene This Week in Crowdfunding What the HELL Did I just...?
Harlan Ellison: A tribute (of sorts)

For the longest time in my life I was afraid of...

Iron Fist Racist
Is Marvel Iron Fist Racist? Part 2- Yeah…

After the casting controversy, two shows, and a guest appearance in Marvel...

Cultural Junkdrawer – Season’s end: The Flash season 4

CULTURAL JUNKDRAWER   SEASON’S END     THE FLASH Season 4...

Gaming Uncensored Toon-In-Talk
Gaming Uncensored: Year in Review 2016

A look back at the year in gaming. Related

Gaming Uncensored Roundtable: December 2016

December’s roundtable discusses story in games with Chad, Josh, and Spencer....

Gaming Uncensored: Podcast #349

Jamie reflects on some of his time with the HTC Vive....

Music Interviews Music News Music Reviews
Crisis on Earth-X Soundtrack
Blake Neely Behind-the-Scenes Recording of Crisis on Earth-X Soundtrack

Check out this exclusive Behind-The-Scenes video with Blake Neely as he...

Rising Country Music Artist Kaylin Roberson Talks About her work with St. Jude

Kaylin Roberson is a singer, songwriter and pianist from Raleigh, North...

MTV Unveils Performers for ‘TRL Live’ on October 3rd at 3 p.m. E.T.

NEW YORK, NY (September 26, 2017) – MTV today announced that...

%d bloggers like this: