Perfected this after a couple of tries.
This one is pretty easy Extreme, too. Just need to remember that after a series of alternating notes, it will follow up with very fast notes.
Rhythm games seem to be booming (just like the return of fighting games popularity since Street Fighter IV)! Recently there is this new social rhythm game for iOS called LoveLive! It climbs top-ranking list in a very short time. Finally a social card game that has real gameplay besides collecting cards and half-assed automatic card battles, I thought. And Project Mirai 2 for 3DS just got announced. And I haven’t tried the Megpoid thing… X)
Anyway, about LoveLive!…
Here’s a Japanese page that nicely shows how LoveLive! plays:
Official site for LoveLive! game:
And a link to the app in Japanese App Store:
And a gameplay video on Hard difficulty:
Basically the buttons are associated with cards and to maximize score you will want to upgrade your cards or get rare cards. This is one reason to pay. But you can choose to not care about score and focus on combo instead, i.e. perfecting the songs. If that’s all you care about, this is essentially a full quality rhythm game (baring unnecessary niceties like background video etc) for free (well, there’s the stamina restriction too so you can’t just play the game all day long, and this game takes pretty long to recover stamina – 5 minutes for 1 stamina point instead of the usual 1 minute in similar games – but I think I shouldn’t play too much – and I have many other games to play – anyway). The gameplay is pretty exciting particularly the double notes, since you also need to keep in mind which two icons to press. And how you can unlock fully-voiced visual novel scene by raising your player level is pretty damn good for a free game, too.
I only found out about LoveLive! because of this game. Seems to be something similar to Idolm@ster but with more user feedback affecting the design… Gotta say I particularly like Toujou Nozomi (1st girl from the left on title screen) and Nishikino Maki (6th girl). The 8th and 9th girl seem pretty ‘undesigned’ to me.