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Instant Violinist : Violin Magical Bow

For the history of my life, I rarely played musical game, not even the famous Dance Dance Revolution during 90’s and early 2000’s. However, lately a lot of musical game, specially for mobile are really well-developed. Since it’s designed in 2010’s and onwards, they (developers) are using more futuristic musics, usually marked with techno style. I’m not really a techno guy, so I move to something else. My friend played a piano one before, might be reviewed next time. But for today, I wanna highlight the violin one called Violin : Magical Bow by rubycell. This developers also produced the piano one I’ve stated previously.

Since this is really a simple but magnificent game, I think I don’t need a long story to extract all the greatness, so here it is. Playing Violin : Magical Bow is like being an instant virtual violinist due to its amazing concept. First, we’ll talk about its music playlist. So far, every songs that I’ve ever played in the game is a classical notes. Take names of legendary maestro and composers like Bach, Brams, and many more at your song lists. You can play that with your virtual violin (or cello and viola if you buy the in-game purchase). Those masterpieces are right in your hand to play. But, not every musics are unlocked at the same time. You need to play some songs, make progress, gain experience, and level up to unlock next songs. The higher your level, the more songs in your book.

Now, for the game mechanics. All you’re presented with is just a violin with moving colorful nodes. All you have to do is play that node. Don’t worry it’s not that hard (in the beginning). Since there are 4 strings, there are 4 different areas for corresponding string. When a node reach the black circle point, you need to place your bow at the corresponding string area and start swiping left or right to make the sound by hitting that node. You go like this until the song is finished. Each nodes give you points for scoring system at the end of each song. Sometimes the nodes are a bit longer so you need to swipe slowly like dealing with the real violin. Timing and tempo are important in Violin : Magical Bow. Also sometimes, you’ll meet machine gun-like strings of nodes, so you need to play your bow carefully to get full points.

TBH, I don’t play the cello and viola version since I don’t have the budget to do so, but the violin itself is so dam* great. I don’t know much of classical instruments or compositions, but I like hearing some classical songs. I enjoy the song and the gameplay. The viola and cello have different game mechanics, I think, and I’m eager to try them sometimes in the future.

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Time is Your Only Limit : Traffic Rider

Couple months ago I found this interesting game from Google Play. It’s basically a racing game but it’s not really. Err.. how should I say it. Time attack! Yes, time attack game. A racing game where you don’t have any other enemies but you mostly try to beat the time to succeed. The game is called Traffic Rider and is developed by Soner Kara.

This game is intriguing, IMO. Basically you take a role of a street bike rider behind the wheel and try to reach a finish point per track. Each level will have different requirement (to enter), prerequisite, and obstacles. Let’s take a look on the graphics before I talk a lot further because this game is sooooo satisfying..

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See, that graphic is so satisfying. You’ll play in first person with a vast-looking environment with pretty realistic style. The control is by tilting your phone left or right to turn your motorbike to evade any vehicles. The thing is, you can’t play it while laying down. I don’t know why but the motion control doesn’t work that way. If it’s from the game, it’s so unfortunate, but it’s just minor, no problem. (This issue has been tested with 3 different phones and was resulting in the same comebacks.). You can customize your pair of gloves with different colors by buying them in the home screen. Getting money in Traffic Rider is by playing each level. Even you no longer have mission there or didn’t reach the finish point, you can still earn some bucks.

Amount of money you gain per level is depending on your effort. To gain some extra money you need to pass over vehicles but with slight-to-collide distance, in short, almost hitting the cars. That will get you extra bucks and extra money for your journey. At some level, you will race through a double-lane street, which give you extra money as well if you place yourself on the opposite lane. The longer you do, more money you’ll get. After advancing your player to level 11 (if I recall correctly), you’ll gain ability to do wheelie. Doing this as long as possible can give you extra money and time as well.

As for the motorbike..

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BAM! There! You have a lot of choices to pick but you need to work your way through. There’re lot of bikes to choose, scooter, dirt bike, sport bike, naked bike, superbike, you name it. Even there’s an unknown bike like steam-powered or something, IDK. For a starter, you’ll be given a scooter. The design of the bike in the gameplay will also change as you progress through the game and get new bikes. This makes a plus point for the game itself, cool design. You’ll race through some places like suburban, rural city, in the middle of busy street, mountain side, seaside road, and some more. You can also enjoy the ride (without any missions or time) in ‘free ride’. Here you can choose the place, time (day, night, dusk, etc.), and the crowd density, which means a possibility of no-obstacle street that let you only to enjoy the ride and view.

Overall, I love this game. You can play as many times as you like since there’s no in-game energy required to play. The graphic is what excite me most since it’s like riding a real bike on the street with real-life-like view. Even if you hit the road fence or vehicles, your POV will take you to a spin-a-whirl like you have incident for real :D. That’s dope! Anyway, if you enjoy reading my posts, give some like, and if you have ideas, opinions, or game recommendations, make sure to leave words in the comment section.

 

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I also do some artworks (in self-practice as well, actually), if you’d like to visit, you are very welcomed to my Artstation and Patreon profile.

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and also selling some original merchandise at Redbubble
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Thank you. :D*