Music fans finally got what they were asking for: Just shapes and rhythms has arrived on Xbox. After being on the critically acclaimed scene for four years, developer Berzerk Studio has given in to porting its hellish experience to the Xbox crowd. The full game is available now for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One for $19.99.
Move and dodge with the beat in Just Shapes & Beats
For those who haven’t played Just shapes and rhythms, you take control of a colorful shape that moves to the beat of the music. The task is to keep up the pace while avoiding the deadly pink shapes. However, the game centers around heart-pounding electronic music, highlighted by stunning visuals that make you feel like you’re at an EDM festival. This means the music can change drastically in an instant; thus encouraging players (up to 4) to think on their toes.
The Xbox announcement trailer here for Just Forms and rhythms gracefully showcases intense rhythm gameplay. It plays through multiple tracks that shatter the screen with musical madness. Berzerk Studio even implements fan messages asking for the Xbox version of the game near the end. Keep in mind that some visuals may be uncomfortable for some viewers, so be careful if flashy visuals affect you.
The Xbox launch for Just shapes and rhythms marks its fourth anniversary, with the original release taking place on May 31, 2018. It first hit the gaming scene with the PC and Nintendo Switch platforms; macOS and Linux versions arrived on February 24, 2019; PlayStation 4 users finally got their share of the action on May 10, 2019 for the US and May 30 for Europe, Australia and Russia; more than a year later, on June 30, 2020, he appeared on Stadia.
Have you tried Just shapes and rhythms on any of the above platforms? What’s your favorite track or mode to play? Let us know in the comments!