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Tadpole Treble

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

82%

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Based on 11 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Wii UAug 11, 2016
PCSep 2, 2016

Developer: BitFinity

Genres: Action, RPG

Tadpole Treble is an auto-scrolling adventure game with a heavy emphasis on music. Playing as the newborn tadpole heroine, Baton, players essentially swim through sheet music and dodge the actual notes of each stage's theme song! While trying to help Baton make her way home, the player scores points by avoiding damage and hitting objects on the beat. The game contains several levels and bosses, all featuring original compositions made up of both live and electronic instrumentation. Beyond the main Adventure mode lie several bonus elements, such as unlockable music and commentaries, as well as a full online Leaderboard section for every stage. Best of all, players can create their own songs and stages in the game's robust Composition Mode, and then play through them or share them with friends.
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I enjoyed my time with this game. It's kid friendly, but there's a good level of challenge throughout, and getting 100% on everything would require a lot of practice. I think the composition mode could even be used as a sneaky way to teach kids a little bit about musical theory, since it incorporates an actual music staff. It's a simple game, but it does exactly what it sets out to do and it has a cute, clean aesthetic that serves it well.

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Tadpole Treble is a truly revolutionary take on rhythm platforming games. It's got a fun story that is expertly told through the game's dialogue, animations, and most of all music.

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Tadpole Treble isn’t the most complex eShop game, but it deserves to be one of the most popular. Hats off to BitFinity.

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All told, Tadpole Treble is a wonderfully rounded experience. The excellent soundtrack is matched by equally fun gameplay, which can be surprisingly deep for those looking for a challenge. On top of that, the level editor adds a virtually limitless amount of content and replayability to that which is already offered in the main campaign. We'd highly suggest you pick this one up - it's a charming and memorable rhythm game that stands out as a real gem on the eShop.

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