Percentile Rank

Old School Musical is ranked in the 56th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 18 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

47%

Critics Recommend

Based on 18 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Nintendojo
A-
A-
Sep 26, 2018

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.

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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Sep 12, 2018

Old School Musical is a rhythm game that revels in its retro roots

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Scored Reviews

God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 14, 2018

With a combination of amazing chiptunes and retro goodness Old School Musical should be the game to convert you if you've never considered Rhythm Action before.

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Daily Nintendo
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2018

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.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2018

Whether you're a fan of old school rhythm games or just want a hilarious trip through video game history, Old School Musical is absolutely worth picking up.

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Video Chums
Sep 14, 2018

If you grew up in the '80s and '90s playing video games then Old School Musical is a must-play game for the nostalgia factor alone.

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PS4Blog.net
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 10, 2018

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!

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Worth Playing
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2019

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.

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Pure Nintendo
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2018

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.

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GamingTrend
70 / 100
70 / 100
Sep 12, 2018

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.

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NintendoWorldReport
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2018

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.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2018

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.

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Shacknews
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 17, 2018

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.

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FNintendo
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 18, 2018

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.

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 21, 2018

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.

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Wccftech
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2018

Old School Musical is a fun and engaging rhythm game that offers a great throwback to a host of retro titles.

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GameSpace
6.5 / 10.0
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Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
Jun 12, 2018

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.

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DualShockers
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2018

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.

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