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Mad Rat Dead

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Available on:Nintendo SwitchOct 30, 2020
PlayStation 4Oct 30, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Nippon Ichi Software

Publishers: Nippon Ichi Software, Koei Tecmo Games, NIS America

Genres: Action, Music, Platformer

A rat's dream has been left unfulfilled before his death... that is, until he gets a second chance at life! Granted the opportunity to redo his last day on Earth, you must utilize the rat's newfound power to pump his heart in time with the music, lest his own time runs out. You’ve got one day to live and a huge score to settle. Time to put the "beat" in beatdown! Jump, dash and smash to the rhythm in this music-based action platformer!

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An incredible blend of rhythm game and platformer, Mad Rat Dead combines fluid gameplay and an incredible soundtrack to create a truly unique experience.

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Mad Rat Dead is a game that has a massive amount of heart, both literally and figuratively. The game's killer soundtrack and innovatively slick gameplay will dazzle rhythm game veterans, and it has a unique charming style that's unmatched by the competition. It's time to catch the beat and fall madly in love with Mad Rat Dead!

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If you're a fan of rhythm games then it's definitely worth checking out Mad Rat Dead. The vibrant punk aesthetic and catchy soundtrack alone makes it worth a gander. But for those of you that are rhythmically challenged then this is a harder sell. The repetitive levels and dull story aren't going to do much for those gamers that are just looking for a fun platformer.

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With its wacky storyline and stylish graphics, Mad Rat Dead would be a confident platformer even without the rhythm mechanics. But with the help of an excellent soundtrack, it’s an experience that feels wholly original, even if it’s not the first game to blend the platforming and rhythm genres. It can be a tricky game at times, but with the help of the rewind function, it’s one that feels relatively breezy overall, letting you just sink into the music and bust out those sick moves.

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Mad Rat Dead - Audiovisual Trailer (Nintendo Switch, PS4)

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