While the concept of what Chthonic are doing with their new app, CHTHONIC – Rhythm Crusher, looks cool, the gameplay trailer (seen below) reveals some syncing problems. It looks like you’re supposed to hit the buttons before the chain passes them, but I can’t tell what you’re playing, drums, guitar, vocals. Admittedly, I’ve never played this game, so it might be unfair for me to say, but this looks more frustrating than anything.
Next month, members of the Taiwanese extreme metal group Chthonic will join fans in Tokyo at Rockaholic (bar-rockaholic.jp) on March 8th for a live battle of the band’s new mobile music app game CHTHONIC – Rhythm Crusher. Eliminated Chthonic members will DJ during the event, and prizes will be awarded to fans present at the venue, with the grand-prize winner taking home a brand new iPad Mini.
Chthonic also invites fans worldwide to join the battle via the game’s online Vs. Mode. The band members – who will be identified by the following screen names: FreddyLimTT, dorisyeh0919, and Jessefilth – will accept challenges from fans around the globe. Fans should log on at 5:00 a.m. EST or 2:00 a.m. PST on Friday, March 8th, to join the live challenge from halfway around the world!
CHTHONIC – Rhythm Crusher, a rare rhythm game for mobile devices using exclusively heavy metal music, is now available for iPhone and iPad users via the iTunes Store.
CHTHONIC – Rhythm Crusher gameplay trailer:
Developed by Chun-Mu Mediatek, the app includes 12 classic works from Chthonic’s six studio albums. Players can play solo or connect online to challenge other fans, and all five members of Chthonic can be used in the game.
“Chun-Mu is a melting pot of creative designers, programmers, and a healthy dose of metalheads, which naturally led to the discussion of a symbolic Taiwan-based metal game,” said Scott Chen, Art Director at Chun-Mu Mediatek. “Chthonic is no doubt at the forefront of Taiwanese metal, and after a formal proposal was brought forward to the band in 2012, this unique alliance was formed.”
“We wanted to create an exciting experience from both the music of Chthonic and the game itself. We didn’t want it just to be a normal rhythm game, so we added Vs. Mode to let users all over the world compete with each other over the Internet.”
“The game can be played with friends over Bluetooth, as the battle mode opens up a plethora of competitive options for everyone participating – most notably the numerous attack abilities and the devastating interference mechanics. Using special interference abilities, players can obscure an opponent’s screen temporarily – truly a crushing, yet satisfying feeling when timed perfectly.”
Rock Hard \m/