Classic Rodeo Playby Aethyna Apr 6, 2018 | 1 Votes | 1 Played | 0 Reviews 10 rate Classic Rodeo Play is a rhythm-based PvP game that has a unique take on the IO game genre. In this game, you’ll need to tap to the beat of the music as you dash around capturing territories and slaying rivals. The game also provides various game modes and plenty of fun cosmetics and music that you can buy. Play Now Similar Games Played
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Classic Rodeo Play is a rhythm-based PvP game that has a unique take on the IO game genre. In this game, you’ll need to tap to the beat of the music as you dash around capturing territories and slaying rivals. Aside from its one-of-a-kind gameplay, the game also provides various game modes and plenty of fun cosmetics and music that you can buy using coins you’ve earned.
Being as unique as it is, the game’s tutorial is incredibly important for you to learn how the game works. It doesn’t really do a good job of explaining its gameplay, unfortunately, but with time, you can easily figure things out on your own. After all, the game does have elements from the IO game genre and as such, the game is supposed to be easy to get into.
Basically, you will be using the WASD keys to move your character. However, due to its rhythm-based aspect, you need to actually tap your direction key (W, A, S or D) in accordance to the beat of the music. The game provides with some sort of beat indicator – shown as yellow bars – right below your character so you simply need to match your taps with the bars as they move towards the center.
Sounds easy enough? Well, like any good rhythm-based games, there are several levels of accuracy when it comes to tapping to the beats. The best is, of course, the “perfect” rating, ensuring that your character is moving at its maximum speed, while having a “great” rating isn’t as good (obviously), but your character shouldn’t slow down too much as a result. However, if you missed any of your taps, your character will slow down quite drastically, making you an easy target for other players to kill.
A quick tip if you will - if you find the tempo of the music is a bit difficult for you, then you can switch the tempo from slow/moderate to fast or even rapid via the shop.
Things can also get a bit more complicated once you realized that aside from tapping consistently with the beat, you actually need to use another part of your brain to strategize your moves. This is because as you run around the map, you’ll be drawing lines as you go. These lines can be considered as the future boundaries of your territory. You’ll then need to close the loop to essentially “capture” the area you’ve drawn your boundary around.
You might be thinking right now… why don’t I just run to the edges of the map and circle it so I can capture everything inside? Well, if that’s the case, then the game won’t be much fun, right? The difficulty here is that as long as your line is not closed, you will be vulnerable to attacks. Other players can simply run right across your open line, breaking it and hence, killing you in the process.
Of course, other players can also attempt to run through your territory in an attempt to capture some of your territories as their own. So, you not only have to defend your borders, you have to be aggressive enough to attack other players’.
For some, the game can be slightly challenging to get into at first, but once you’ve got the beat down, you can easily take your eyes off the beat indicator and focus all your attention on breaking other players’ lines and capturing as much territory as you can. The gameplay can be very exhilarating and if you enjoy PvP-oriented games, you may find yourself having a great time playing Classic Rodeo Play.
You can earn coins as you play. These coins can then be spent at the shop to buy new soundtracks to tap to. There isn’t a lot of song choices right now – 4 in addition to your default music, to be exact, but I would expect more songs once the game moves pass its early access phase. You can also purchase cosmetics and gifts as well as unlock new characters to play as using coins.
Unfortunately, I have noticed that the coin-earning rate can be a tad bit low in this game. If the devs could increase that by maybe 2 or 3 times, it might be a more attractive and less grindy game.
To keep things interesting, there are several game modes you can enjoy in Classic Rodeo Play. You can dive into the game’s solo multiplayer mode, Smash mode; or you can opt for its team-based multiplayer mode, Pillage/ Battle mode. You can also play in Pillage mode with a premade team. As things can get pretty ruthless on the battlefield, you might want to give the Bot Match a try prior to going into a multiplayer game.
Most of the players in the game are from China and its surrounding areas. This is not surprising considering that the game was initially released there. However, with time, I’d expect the game to gain as much player base as any popular IO game. The game is just THAT addictive and fun!
The graphics in Classic Rodeo Play definitely breaks all the stereotypes of a typical IO game. Featuring an adorable chibi look, the game simply looks so much more polished. The many gorgeous cosmetics on sale also makes the game markedly more attractive to players.
In terms of sound, I personally find that the musical tracks available in this game all have the sort of “staying power” as any catchy and popular music like “Let it go” or “Despacito” – after a while, you just can’t get the music out of your head. Expect to suddenly be humming the Happy Horse Song even when you’re away from the game.
In a nutshell, Classic Rodeo Play manages to successfully combined the easy-to-grasp gameplay of a typical IO-like game with the exhilarating fun of an action rhythm game. Its tutorial may require some extra work, especially the translation aspect, but the game is pretty well-made overall and offers plenty of reasons for you to keep returning to it for a couple more matches.
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