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Welcome to Accapella! When Joey and Gina arrive in the musically starved town that outlawed groovy tunes, a chance encounter with the music hating tyrannical ruler of the town (and local butcher) sends them flying.
Release Date: Feb 21, 2014
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“BeatBlasters III is unique enough that it's worth keeping an eye on even if you don't usually like rhythm games.”
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“I had a really good time with what I played of Beatblasters III.”
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About the Game

Welcome to Accapella!

When Joey and Gina arrive in the musically starved town that outlawed groovy tunes, a chance encounter with the music hating tyrannical ruler of the town (and local butcher) sends them flying. Now lost in the wilderness outside town, Joey and Gina have made it their mission to return to Accapella and put an end to The Butcher’s reign of silence. To make it back they’ll need to earn the trust and aid of the zany locals by helping them with all manner of chores and tasks. Armed only with the power of music and rhythm, Joey and Gina are in for the adventure of a lifetime!

Key Features

  • Combination rhythm game and action-platformer.
  • Strange world filled with fantastical, original creatures.
  • 3 music powered abilities : An attack power, a shield and a pair of rocket boots.
  • Refill your powers by tapping your fingers to the groovy beat.
  • An awesome electro soundtrack for each character.
  • Unlock new powers as you advance through the levels.
  • Unlock Insane mode for additional challenge.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1 ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.8 GHz / AMD Athlon II X2 @ 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 6800, ATI X1800 XT
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1 ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel GMA X3100
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: AMD Athlon II X2 3800+ @ 2.1 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 6600
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
610 products in account
6 reviews
0.8 hrs on record
Nice soundtrack, good game idea, but pretty poorly executed.
Posted: June 28th, 2014
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1,420 products in account
3 reviews
1.0 hrs on record
I don't know if it was the Ladybug Maid, the Terrorist Monkeys with Banana Bombs or the fact that the Goth/Punk/Alternative girl character was grooving to Electronic Dance Music...But this game had charm, and I liked it!

I can now be mistaken for a pigeon due to the constant head bobbing along to the game's music, which mind you is quite groovy.

If the sound of a music infused platformer sounds like fun to you, then I completely recommend giving BeatBlasters III a go.

Due to turning me into a raving Pigeon I have to take points off, but because of the EDM loving Goth/Punk/Alternative girl, it gains points back, leaving BeatBlasters III with a score of 7/10
Posted: June 26th, 2014
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
805 products in account
11 reviews
0.7 hrs on record
So don't let the action platformery appearance fool you.
This is a very slow sluggish rythm game that revolves around rock paper scissoring the enviroment.

Levels consist of three elements.
SHoot the badguys
Shield the defense targets
And boost around to do both of those.

Its a neat concept, the visuals are nice. But honestly the controls felt way to sloppy and sluggish.

I'd wait till this became part of a bundle before picking it up.
Posted: April 20th, 2014
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
758 products in account
3 reviews
8.6 hrs on record
I posted my initial impressions here if you would like to read: http://www.vgblogger.com/indie-quickie-beatblasters-3/25312/

Since then, I have gone on to play for almost 9 hours and reached 100% achievements, and my overall impression has not changed. (Going through all stages one time on easy or normal should take around three hours.) This is a really fun music-based platformer that is quite a bit different from any other platformer I've played. The rhythm element is tied to a meter for recharging powers so there is this tricky balance of mastering when to attack, when to defend, and when to pause for a moment to activate the charge tempo bar, all on the fly.

The controls definitely take getting used to, but it's rewarding when you finally master them and start taking on the unlockable insane difficulty level. Many of the achievements force you to complete stages in clever ways without being able to charge or only using a particular power. Once I began replaying levels I did encounter a number of bugs with achievements not popping after the requirements had been met, but after notifying the devs hot fixes were quickly patched in to address the problems and everything is now working as it should.
Posted: February 26th, 2014
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
345 products in account
15 reviews
0.7 hrs on record
Terrible game. You slog from one place to another trying to figure out what to do because the instructions are vague. In general you either shield something or destroy something. To "recharge" your powers you're supposed to hit the music to the beat but the noise you make while recharging is so loud you can't hear the music. Couldn't wait to get my trading cards, uninstall, and pretend this game never existed.
Posted: April 30th, 2014
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