591840_4Red Rocket Games recently released an iPhone version of original PC game Mevo and The Grooveriders [App Store]. The developers describe their title as a "Mario meets Guitar Hero" music game.

That description concisely describes this charming little rhythm game. Mevo and The Grooveriders is presented as a side-scrolling platformer in which your controls consist of two buttons that must be tapped in time with the music. Mevo runs and jumps across the level on his own and your taps must be timed as he runs past the corresponding icons. Miss a note and Mevo will stumble. Miss enough and the game ends.

It's really a hypnotic experience that should please most fans of rhythm gaming, and I suspect just watching this video will cause some people to instantly buy the game no matter what else I might say:

There is one caveat, however, and that's the game's length. The 7+ minute video above actually shows the entire game on the iPhone as it stands now -- 3 levels (though there are 3 levels of difficulty to play across). The developer has said that they are planning on porting over the remaining levels from the PC version (15 in all) over to the iPhone and that they will be free updates.

Still, the game is only $0.99, so it's not much of an investment to simply get it now.

App Store Link: Mevo and The Grooveriders, $0.99

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    Haha, I really have seen all with the video. This is poor.
    So I would love to save this buck for some fresh content :)
    The music is fantastic though...

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    Haha, I really have seen all with the video. This is poor.
    So I would love to save this buck for some fresh content :)
    The music is fantastic though...

  • pante

    i bought this game couple of days ago. great idea, but it has the same problem as galactic gunner - it's too short at the moment.

    the same developer made little runner, and that title is already more addictive than Mevo.

    but i'm waiting for promised update.

  • pante

    i bought this game couple of days ago. great idea, but it has the same problem as galactic gunner - it's too short at the moment.

    the same developer made little runner, and that title is already more addictive than Mevo.

    but i'm waiting for promised update.

  • Marc

    I just put my phone to sleep and tapped along to the video. Free and fulfilling- next.

  • Marc

    I just put my phone to sleep and tapped along to the video. Free and fulfilling- next.

  • oliath

    I am always of these promised updates due to being stung a few times by devs turning round and saying that not enough people have purchased the game so it's not a good investment for them to keep supporting it with updates.

    Not great for those who got in early.... so while this looks good and is cheap as chips i think i'll wait till the updates are definitely rolling in.

  • oliath

    I am always of these promised updates due to being stung a few times by devs turning round and saying that not enough people have purchased the game so it's not a good investment for them to keep supporting it with updates.

    Not great for those who got in early.... so while this looks good and is cheap as chips i think i'll wait till the updates are definitely rolling in.

  • Anathema729

    When I first saw these screens, I thought "Miivo". lol Looks good though.

  • Anathema729

    When I first saw these screens, I thought "Miivo". lol Looks good though.

  • Rafael

    I must say that this one is an original game... Finally something diferent from the old "colorfull circle reaching the end of the screen" like all guitar hero clones...
    This one is still Rhythm, but with diferent ideas....
    It's the type of game I'm looking for...Remembers me of Drums Challenge, does anyone knows it? It's another original Rhythm game, really great in my opinion...you play having to beat in an actually Drum, having to repeat in the same timing of the oponent...it's perfect to try something diferent, and the best is that it's a big game...about 25 songs, plus a freestyle mode.. worth it and I recommend..

  • Rafael

    I must say that this one is an original game... Finally something diferent from the old "colorfull circle reaching the end of the screen" like all guitar hero clones...
    This one is still Rhythm, but with diferent ideas....
    It's the type of game I'm looking for...Remembers me of Drums Challenge, does anyone knows it? It's another original Rhythm game, really great in my opinion...you play having to beat in an actually Drum, having to repeat in the same timing of the oponent...it's perfect to try something diferent, and the best is that it's a big game...about 25 songs, plus a freestyle mode.. worth it and I recommend..

  • http://www.redrocketgames.com Red Rocketeer

    One thing I need to say is that we do take our updates seriously. We constantly check reviews from sites and from our users, and constructively use your comments, opinions and suggestions while developing upgrades. We want everyone to enjoy the game as much as we enjoyed (and still enjoy) making it. By the way... Version 1.1 is out. Added 2 new levels, 2 new songs, and you can submit your high scores online. ;)

  • http://www.redrocketgames.com Red Rocketeer

    One thing I need to say is that we do take our updates seriously. We constantly check reviews from sites and from our users, and constructively use your comments, opinions and suggestions while developing upgrades. We want everyone to enjoy the game as much as we enjoyed (and still enjoy) making it. By the way... Version 1.1 is out. Added 2 new levels, 2 new songs, and you can submit your high scores online. ;)