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Every track is catchy, memorable, and complements the action. The only shame is that there isn't more music to enjoy. Old School Musical's laser-like focus on delivering a remix of the classic titles of yore with modern rhythm gameplay is a real delight. Don't hesitate to add it to your collection.
If you are even a little fan of rithm games then you just need to get this game, even if you aren't familiar with the genre it is a perfect place to get into it. The multiple difficulty settings make it a great game for experienced and new players.
Review in Dutch | Read full review
Old School Musical is a release that pays homage to the look and the music of games from ages past, wrapped in a fun music rhythm game package that feels right at home on the Nintendo Switch. I had a blast playing this one for review, so be sure to check it out today!
Old School Musical is worth checking out for rhythm fans, especially those who adore chiptune music. The tracks are plentiful, especially once you conquer the second storyline, and each tune rocks. The controls are easy enough to master that anyone can jump in, and while the story can be all over the place in terms of tone, it remains satisfying once you beat the game. So long as you stay away from co-op, you'll have a good time with Old School Musical.
Old School Musical is a lot of fun. It's fast-paced, unique, and upbeat. It's a simple game that requires a lot of attention and it's a game I'll pick up and play again for sure.
While bogged down by its postgame content and scant multiplayer offerings, Old School Musical is still a great time for those who want a nostalgic and comedic trip back to the 80s and 90s. Old School Musical's dazzling soundtrack and wonderful visuals should be experienced by those who want to boogie on down to the arcades.
The fun here makes for a good time, but I can't help but wish it was backed up by the actual soundtracks from the games it was referencing instead of chiptune artists calling back to better songs.
Don't expect a deep experience here, folks. What you will find is a rather expansive list of artists and songs paying homage to one of the best eras in gaming. I just could have used a little more refinement in its mechanics and the mixture of the additional levels outside the story to do something a little more spectacular during my main playthrough.
But story aside, Old School Musical as a full package is an unexpected treat. The post-story challenges, along with the replayable Arcade Mode puts together the best of what this game can offer. It's a solid foundation to hopefully build something more solid in the future.
Old School Musical is an interesting rhythm game that is both involving and simple to play. Being filled with retrogaming references all over, it's somewhat strange that the game is not licensed to include the actual soundtracks of the classic games it alludes to but the experience is overall fun and rewarding, with enough additional content to push the lifespan beyond its initial limits.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Old School Musical is much more than a funny hommage to the 8 and 16 bit era. With a strong content of almost 50 tracks and a well-written story mode, La Moutarde's rhythm game delivers a strong content, but you will have to quickly switch to hard mode to face a real challenge. Too bad its classic mecanics avoid taking risks, otherwise it would have been an instant classic on its own.
Review in French | Read full review
Old School Musical is ready to rock PC and Nintendo Switch with a mix of nostalgia-fuelled narrative and a mix of melodies. Take two adventurers through a series of adventures in a range of worlds that are drenched in nostalgia and chocked full of chiptunes.
There was a lot of potential afforded by the world jumping mechanic as well as its emulation of recognizable classics, but Old School Musical doesn't do much with them. While the story, and especially the Chicken Republic post-game mode, can offer some challenging rhythm tapping, Rob and Tib's tale stumbles to offer more than a textbook case of saving the world.