Cheap Shot: Mevo and the Grooveriders

Need a new rhythm game to jazz up your life? Well, Mevo might have just what you are looking for, if you can get past the fact that his groovy catalogue is quite small.

In Mevo and the Grooveriders: Galactic Tour, you play as a funky-fresh red cyclops who runs along levels, creating music as he goes. But, he needs your help in order to reunite his band and end the world’s silence.

As Mevo lands on an arrow pointing either left or right, you must press the respective button on the bottom of the screen. It comes down to a test of reflexes and rhythm, but in the end everything is just too easy, even on hard difficulty. Plus, there are only three songs in the entire game.

Mevo buys his eye drops by the bucket.

If it sounds like this game is seriously lacking in content, you would be correct. While the music is interesting, usually consisting of mellow and chill vibes, players will easily blast through all three difficulty levels in about thirty minutes.

We did get some laughs out of Mevo’s zany collection of unlockable costumes, including a slick pilot’s uniform, futuristic robot garb, and a gray’¦ thing. Each of these comes with its own power-up, but this just ends up making the game even easier. Mevo and the Grooveriders is a unique idea, but it misses a beat due to a lack of content and low difficulty.

Editor’s Note: Cheap Shot is a new review feature where we pick a game that costs $.99 or $1.99 and give it the quick review treatment. While you won’t find a 1-4 score or our usual pros and cons, you will get a direct assessment of the game based on a one-hour playthrough. You’ll still find our full-length, regular reviews for other games.

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