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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 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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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
800 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
740 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
567 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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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
875 products in account
138 reviews
1.5 hrs on record
I love music. It's always been a huge part of my life, whether that's listening to a fresh track or making my own, and I couldn't imagine a world without it. The citizens of BeatBlasters II aren't as big fans of it, in fact they've gone so far as to outlaw in and all music being played or listened to in their quaint little suburbia. Obviously this simply won't do, and thus you must liberate the town from itself...by escorting monkeys to choppers and protecting panda bears from giant gumdrops?

To try and make sense of BeatBlasters would be a foolish endeavor, as everything about it is as nonsensical and random as any game I've ever played. Putting you in the head bobbing, foot tapping shoes of the musically powered Gina and Joey, each level tasks you with a bizarre objective requiring you to utilize your three abilities: a shield, a plasma shot, and a hoverboot jump.

Where the musical aspect comes into play is recharging said abilities by tapping to the beat of the song. Keeping a steady rhythm forms combos which let you charge them faster, making getting into the groove a necessity as levels quickly become more challenging. It's a moderately interesting idea, but in practice only serves to frustrate.

Everything about BeatBlasters is slow and clunky, from your movements to character animations, to the awkward transitions between track layers which constantly skip and repeat themselves. It's frustrating to play even when it works, but during hectic moments requiring quick timing it's an abysmal mess of trying to charge your shots and complete your objective in time. The objectives themselves are of little consequence, as almost all fall into the same mold of protecting or escorting the dumbest NPCs to ever inhabit a game. You would be forgiven for mistaking them for being on deaths door for how sluggishly they move through levels, all but begging enemies to kill them and get it over with.

The artwork itself hovers from moderately interesting, too simplistic and unimaginative. Characters especially suffer from awkward transitions and an extremely limited move-set. I can appreciate the variety in locals, but even then there is little character in the backgrounds and no consistency with whatever theme the developers themed to be going for. As a musically themed game, the loop heavy tracks are uninspired and aggravating to hear continually repeat themselves off time as they unsuccessfully attempt to sync with your actions.

I'm not sure exactly what I expected from BeatBlasters III, but what I got was a dull, repetitive and unpolished experience that wouldn't cut it as a third-rate flash game. There's nothing I can recommend about it besides not being inherently broken from bugs, as the presentation, controls, and underlying mechanics all work against themselves to suck any fun that could have been had with the game.

And if King Banana wants anymore bananas he can bloody well get them himself!
Posted: April 22nd, 2014
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