BeatBlasters III is an interesting mix of platforming puzzle solving and rhythm gaming. The levels range from killing all enemies to escorting NPCs to a destination, defeating a giant cat while defending civilians to breaking ice off of pipes before the pipes fill up. The twist comes into play with the player's powers. Shooting, activating an energy shield, and using rocket boots consumes energy that is specific to each device. Recharging energy is done by entering charge mode and tapping the button for the device to the beat of the song. Keeping time increases a combo meter that, in turn, increases how fast the device charges. You are also graded on how close to the beat you hit the buttons(Perfect, good, ok, miss) and these help fill your energy faster as well. The highlight of the game is definitely the bosses, though that isn't to say the rest of the game is less than amazing either.
I would recommend this game to anyone who loves rhythm elements fused into other genres or any platformer fan in general.