Rush Bros. “Discover gameplay with custom music” Rush Bros is a music reactive Platform Racing Game that features a single player and a competitive multiplayer either split-screen local or online between two simultaneous racers.
User reviews: Mixed (808 reviews)
Release Date: May 24, 2013

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June 10

"GOOD WILL" UPDATE 1.06 is LIVE! Zombies + Sisters + Fixes Oh My!

Thank you one and all for supporting and playing Rush Bros. Out of good faith, we are offering the zombies & Rush Sister skin packs for FREE. This is dedicated to our loyal fan base new and old. In addition, we have addressed a number of bugs that players have reported on forums.

Please continue to support the game and recommend to your friends and family as the game truly shines when racing online or side-by-side!


  • Skin Pack - Now select to play as the Rush Sisters Harmony or Melody, or even a Zombie!
  • The Zombeats - A new 'Remix' option, you can turn Off the "Zombie Repellent" which will add a horde zombies to every level you play.
  • EULA Terms & Conditions
  • Achievement fixes - all levels
  • Control fixes
  • Other various fixes/edits

If your game does not automatically update be sure to verify your local game cache.

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Overall, Rush Bros is a slick, addictive, inventive title packing tons of features, support and replay value.

Hold. Start. Select.
…veterans will certainly appreciate the simple mechanics, challenging level design, competitive multiplayer and the energy of the whole thing, which is just incredible.

Rush Bros. came out of nowhere, but is a very polished game worthy of any gamer’s time

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About This Game

Rush Bros. “Discover gameplay with custom music”
Rush Bros is a music reactive Platform Racing Game that features a single player and a competitive multiplayer either split-screen local or online between two simultaneous racers. rush through over 45 unique levels jam-packed with puzzles, obstacles and power-ups in a race to the finish line where the victor can literally crush his competition.

Key Features:

  • 45+ music-infused, platform racing tracks jam-packed with puzzles, obstacles and power-ups
  • Features musical tracks by Xilent, Dead Day Revolution, Black Parrot, Animal Music, winners of the Beat Battle and more!
  • Special themed stages including ReverbNation, Infected Mushroom, Dead Day Revolution, Xilent, Side FX, and the list keeps growing
  • Reactive level design where the music you play directly affects the movement of traps, obstacles and backgrounds
  • Single Player Mode allows players to learn the levels and race against their own Ghost Data
  • Two Player Local Split-Screen Action
  • Online Multiplayer that supports Cross-Platform competition between PC and Mac gamers
  • Rock out to your own MP3 or OGG music library
  • Remix your gameplay by turning on "Fast Forward" to speed everything up, "Survival Mode" where it is one hit and game over or the new "Zombie Repellant" which turning off will add the new zombeats to each level
  • Play as the Rush Sisters!
Two Djs Enter, One Dj Leaves!

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 DUO @ 2.4 GHz/Athlon 64 X2 4200+ & above
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 10 compatible graphic card with at least 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:1.5 GB HD space
    • Sound:Stereo enabled sound card
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel Quad Core @ 3.05 GHz / AMD A8 3.6 & above
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 10 compatible graphic card with at least 2GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Sound:5.1 Surround Sound enabled sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • OS:OSX
    • Processor:Dual Core 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Geforce 650 / 512 MB
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:Stereo enabled sound card
    • OS:OSX
    • Processor:Quad Core 3.5 Ghz
    • Memory:8 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Geforce 650 / 1 GB
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Sound:5.1 Surround Sound enabled sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Great idea but poorly executed.

First of all it doesn't play 99% of all music of off your CDs. It only plays downloaded stuff
No one plays online.
Split Screen barely works if it ever even works.
My personal opinion is to avoid this game
Posted: October 2
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.2 hrs on record
Rush Bros. is my personal favorite game I have on Steam. It is fast-paced racing fun, and when I threw myself into getting those last few achievements, when I died I felt like it was my fault. The graphics are nothing special, but this game is based around racing through an obstacle course where the obstacles are reacting to the music. A wonderful idea, with the controls meeting that idea creating a fast-paced good time, whether you are alone or with friends. I can wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone.
Posted: September 24
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Wow, this game just isn't fun.

I tried to give it the benefit of the doubt, but the controls are not very responsive, the levels are repetitive and nothing in the game seems to be affected by the music - the main gimic that it uses to sell itself!

The level where you have to backtrack over the same part of the level 4 times was the final straw for me.
It doesn't matter how good the soundtrack you've got to accompany you, who enjoys doing exactly the same thing over and over again?
Posted: October 12
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Run run run a Running platformer where its alot about how fast you reach the end
Posted: September 24
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
11/10 BEST GAME!!111ONEONEONE!!1111! Never before have i seen a game with such great story and depth of character, sometimes i had to stop the game and shed a tear for the characters. My personal favorite bit was when you break up the Blood orgy in the sewers underneath kushtown, it was very challenging and you had to adapt your playstyle several times throughout the battle, such as when Shrek cam along shouting Ear paep at you. This is the best game i have ever played.
-69 out of 1
Posted: October 3
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Worst game I ever played, lo mas peruca de mi libreria de juegos equisde
Posted: October 11
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0.8 hrs on record
Please don't waste your time and money on this game, It's pathetic, I'm sorry.
No different than a generic boring platformer with good music, Literally does nothing different, not only that but the mechanics it copies from other games are all worse, the feel of the game is terrible, It's not really challenging and just melts my brain with boredom.
Posted: October 17
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1.9 hrs on record
Fun. Not worth the dough though(got it while it was on sale).
Posted: October 18
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1.5 hrs on record
Not a bad game per se, but nothing particularly good about it, either. Platforming is pretty basic, controls seem a bit off, visuals are nice but not really outstanding, being able to use custom music is nice but the stage elements that depend on the music don't always work well with that. This game is bundled often and I'd say go for it in a cheap bundle, but I wouldn't buy it on its own.
Posted: October 23
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163 of 217 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Since playfire rewards made me play this piece of... worthless software again, it reminded me just how terrible this game is, so I thought why not review this and help potential victims avoid it.

If I had to describe this game in one sentence, it would be - demands perfection, doesn't offer precision.

The game tries to be an electro version of super meat boy, and while the music is fine and likable, the controls are just awful, everything feels very stiff, and unresponsive. The levels are by far the worst thing in this game, they are not built for speedrunning or fluent platforming at all, in fact I think they created a set of levels that were perfect for a game of this type, and then they just inverted them totally to make them this bad, they are just atrocious. Also levels sort of "react" to the music - traps spring up quicker when faster music is playing... trust me it makes things even worse when you are achievement hunting as the ingame playlist is randomised and you can't lock it to a certain track that would actually allow a human being to beat a level in time for an achievement. Another HUGE minus would be that every time you restart a track, there is a stupid unnecessary 3 second long countdown till you get to play.

If you want an x/10, i'd give it a 4, only because of the decent music, but seriously, if you are looking for games like super meat boy, avoid this.
Posted: May 14
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68 of 82 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Rush Bros… Oh my, where to begin.

It’s incredibly rare that I come across a game so absolutely, irredeemably awful I’m forced to leave it after a mere twenty minutes. That’s a shockingly short amount of time to spend on a video game, free or not. And yet, Rush Bros manages to be that rare kind of awful. I honestly think that the developer was actively trying to scare people away from their game. The menu alone is enough indication of that.

Let me break down the basics of just what exactly Rush Bros is for you. You are one of two “Rush Bros”, your goal being to get from one end of a 2D level to the other. So, yes, it’s a platformer. But wait, there’s more! The game’s claim to fame (can we even call it that?) is that your music library (or, if you’re too lazy to actually point the game at your music files like me, the set of techno that comes packaged in) determines the way the levels play out and react. Cool, right? Yeah, that sounds great! I get to listen to my music, and it changes how the game works! Wow!

Well, unfortunately, very wrong. This feature is barely used for anything but a spike or two popping up and out of the floor every few beats, or a lever that needs to be pulled on the beat (a mechanic which, by the way, is very poorly explained). It’s incredibly lame, and it means that Rush Bros is nothing more than a ♥♥♥♥ty platformer with some funky tunes.

Now that we’ve established Rush Bros is completely devoid of originality, let’s talk about the graphics. They’re bad. And I mean really ♥♥♥♥ing bad. Once again, it manages to be that one breed of terrible that not only assaults your eyes with character animations which look to have been haphazardly assembled in flash by a sixth-grader who just figured out how key-framing and looping works, but it also has the audacity to apply filters to the entire image which, after only five minutes, will leave you with a piercing headache. Think Max Payne 3’s most egregious examples of cutscene visual tomfoolery, except constant, always there to taunt your eyes with what could have been clarity instead of a bloom-addled, disco-infused fever dream.

Oh, and of course, the controls. Or rather, what controls? This game has controls? Could’ve fooled me, because the first 10 minutes of my time with it was spent trying to figure out why the hell I couldn’t move my character around the screen, at all. Well, as it turns out, unlike most other (well put-together) games, Rush Bros completely ignores the fact that you’ve plugged in a controller when you actually begin playing it (despite the fact it works 100% properly in the menus you use to actually take you to the “play” portion of the game). Yes, you have to manually bind the controller to the actions you want your character to complete despite the fact it tells you right from the get-go “Hey, we made this game for controllers! You should use one!” Well, are you sure you made this game for controllers, XYLA Entertainment? Because from where I stand, that really doesn’t seem to be the case.

Once you actually get running, it quickly dawns on you that everything about the running, jumping, positioning, and wall-grabbing in this game is completely off. Jumps seem to inconsistently propel you varying distances, movement is so floaty it’s impossibly difficult to land on a jump pad that takes up nearly 20% of the screen real-estate, and the speed at which your character slides down walls when he grabs them will have you wondering if he’s composed of primarily molasses. I cannot tell you how many times in the mere 20 minutes I spent with this steaming turd I died due to the horrific controls.

Oh, and don’t even get me started on how hard it is to actually start playing the game in the first place. I still haven’t been able to figure out how any of it works, since when trying to select the singleplayer stages, I kept getting requests to join the games of others. And you know what, I don’t blame those who spammed me with the intrusive offers, either. Hell, I’m sure I did the same, because despite the fact that I’m very obviously trying to play singleplayer through the singleplayer-labelled Arcade menu option, the game seemed to love pairing me up with total randies from the boundless realm of “The Internet”. I’m still not sure if I managed to get into the singleplayer at all, actually, seeing as how every time I finished a stage the game showed me the statistics of an unnamed, invisible second “player” who never seemed able to finish the level before me. Or maybe the game was just unable to identify that I was playing alone, which seems far more plausible.

Credit where credit’s due, the in-game soundtrack (read: not the one you import) is actually pretty good. I enjoyed the techno tunes included, and must admit it’s mostly because of them I even stuck around long enough to get past the first few levels (which are only about 30 seconds each, by the way). However, whatever algorithm the developer is using to apply the “beat” to the in-game geometry is flaky at best, since it always seems to speed-up or slow-down completely at random. Hey guys: if the feature you’ve touted as revolutionary and unbelievably innovative for the platforming scene doesn’t even work with the music you tested and included it with, I think there may be an issue somewhere. But hey, I’m no programmer, so what do I know… right?

To sum things up, this game is awful. Why I even dedicated a whole 1010 words to it is actually beyond even myself. Stay away from it (not that you honestly ever intended to buy it) and spend that cash elsewhere. I’m just glad I got this smear for free.
Posted: May 20
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81 of 128 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
thank god it was free.
Posted: May 16
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27 of 36 people (75%) found this review helpful
30.2 hrs on record
Pure frustration,good concept but not good enough execution,randomized traps that depends on music without any discernable pattern.

some levels demand perfect execution of moves,irrelevant of traps/music,too bad the controls are not provided for it since it does at best 90% of the commands issued,and that 10 really does matter.

In the end,if it wasn't for playfire I wouldn't even play it again.
Posted: May 25
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Music game that has nothing to do with music...
Without power-ups it's unplayable.
Posted: June 20
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Bad platforming game. It's quick-paced and demands perfection - as another reviewer says it. A similar form of Super Meat Boy if you will but it does not allow you to see ahead of where you're about to go, so you're running in the dark. If you're doing this for Playfire's achievements, don't even bother. You have to be extremely fast to get achievements. When you jump on walls, you will automatically hold onto it whether you want to or not, meaning you will grab any wall you touch if you're in the air. Not to mention the menu/title screen is hard to navigate and set up. It kept trying to put me in a race without asking me first; why is it so hard just to play solo?

Obligatory score: Can I say 4/10?
Posted: May 19
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Not only does the game suck but the developer is a self promoting loser
Posted: September 9
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14 of 22 people (64%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
The only reason I bother to download and play Rush Bros was to get the achievements. A lot of them seemed simple enough. Finish this level in under a certain amount of time to unlock the achievement and what not. What I didn't realize is that in order to get the achievement, a person would have to be nearly perfect to obtain it which was made difficult by the fact that the obstacles were set to the rhythm of the music in the game making it extremely inconsistent. This made achievement hunting more unbearable and annoyed me to no end when the controls in game were unresponsive at times. If anything, Rush Bros tries to copy Super Meat Boy and the like with a musical element added which ruins the overall gameplay. I'd avoid this title unless you like dubstep or want to give this to someone you want to really annoy.

Overall Score: 3/10
Posted: May 16
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14 of 23 people (61%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
I don't understand where the negativity comes from this game.

If you hate it because it's hard, then please leave now.
This game is all sorts of fun. Controls while a bit slippery are pretty good for the most part.
Music's great.
Graphics aren't too hard and the game runs fine on my 1.73 GhZ Pentium Mobile computer with no problems.

I love the feature that lets you import your own music in to the game (thanks devs!)

Posted: May 20
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