There are a lot of crazy rhythm games on the App Store, including the recently released Thumpies, but Bulkypix's Maestro Green Groove takes the cake in being the most insane musical game I've played so far on my iPhone.

Maestro Green Groove is a crazy combination of a beat matching and platforming. You control a pink duck who struts along the level, and by swiping up or down you pluck the rope he's running across to make him either jump or fall down. Fruit are scattered throughout the level, and each fruit you pick up plays a musical note. Also, there are special strings that glow which must be strummed by swiping across them just as the glow is completely fading. To make things even more complicated, various monsters pop up which must be tapped to eliminate at the same time the circle that appears comes in to contact with them.

If you manage to do all these things at the right time, you'll actually be playing a piece of classical music. The way it all flows together is nuts, and there is so much going on at once that you're frantically swiping your finger and tapping that the first few times you go through a song there's little you can do to not end up failing and having to do it over again. After a little practice, you're bombing through levels watching your smug smiling duck parade around as you bust out Beethoven's 5th. It's awesome.

Here's a video of me doing poorly:

According to Bulkypix, Maestro Green Groove is "nearly ready" to be launched on the App Store, and when it finally appears for download it will be priced at 99¢.

  • http://klicktock.com Matt

    These preview posts always make me sad. I think "this is cool" and scroll down to the bottom to find "Coming Soon"!
    Dammit!

  • http://klicktock.com Matt

    These preview posts always make me sad. I think "this is cool" and scroll down to the bottom to find "Coming Soon"!
    Dammit!

  • Slothy

    This was originally on the Nintendo DS!

    Glad it made it's way to the iPhone because it was a very original game.

  • Slothy

    This was originally on the Nintendo DS!

    Glad it made it's way to the iPhone because it was a very original game.

  • Rashid

    Looks cool. For 99 cents I might get it when it comes out.

    • Chaos215bar2

      You do realize this game costs about $30 on the DS, right?

  • Rashid

    Looks cool. For 99 cents I might get it when it comes out.

    • Chaos215bar2

      You do realize this game costs about $30 on the DS, right?

  • Matt

    That looks cool actually! I'm not really a fan of 'rhythm games', but this one looks fun :)

  • Matt

    That looks cool actually! I'm not really a fan of 'rhythm games', but this one looks fun :)

  • Ino

    I'm betting it will be the first world from the DS game, as it's called Green Groove.

    Later levels like Asturia could be unplayable without the stylus, but for the first worlds the finger seems to work fine.

    The DS game is almost impossible to find but it's an incredibly fun game, if any EU player finds it in a shop he should definitely buy it.

    It's impossible to find online, unfortunately.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      Keep in mind that the iPhone screen is a lot larger than a DS screen -- perhaps with some tweaking the game could be playable with a fat, stubby finger.

  • Ino

    I'm betting it will be the first world from the DS game, as it's called Green Groove.

    Later levels like Asturia could be unplayable without the stylus, but for the first worlds the finger seems to work fine.

    The DS game is almost impossible to find but it's an incredibly fun game, if any EU player finds it in a shop he should definitely buy it.

    It's impossible to find online, unfortunately.

    • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

      Keep in mind that the iPhone screen is a lot larger than a DS screen -- perhaps with some tweaking the game could be playable with a fat, stubby finger.

  • Adams Immersive

    Very ingenious. I like neither music games nor cutesy games, and I still think I want it!

  • Adams Immersive

    Very ingenious. I like neither music games nor cutesy games, and I still think I want it!

  • zach

    How "nearly ready" is ready! i can't wait!

  • zach

    How "nearly ready" is ready! i can't wait!

  • Karuko

    That song isn't in the Green Groove section on the DS, so this will have more than three songs? At 1$ this is a steal. Wonder how they can sell these games for n times as much on the DS while throwing the price to the floor in the App Store.

  • Karuko

    That song isn't in the Green Groove section on the DS, so this will have more than three songs? At 1$ this is a steal. Wonder how they can sell these games for n times as much on the DS while throwing the price to the floor in the App Store.