Soundodger+ combines the twitchiness of bullet hell shooters with the sonic thrills of rhythm games to create a wholly unique experience. Studio Bean has updated the original Adult Swim Games title with all-new tracks, controller support, and a fully-featured level editor. Plus, auto-generate stages from your own music library!Update!
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Release Date: Oct 11, 2013

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“It’s a thing of beauty, this game.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“A lovely and brutal exercise in pure arcade music gaming.”
4/5 – Hardcore Gamer

“Soundodger+ is less a game and more an entirely different way to experience music.”
4.5/5 – PC World

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About This Game

Soundodger+ combines the twitchiness of bullet hell shooters with the sonic thrills of rhythm games to create a wholly unique experience. Studio Bean has updated the original Adult Swim Games title with all-new tracks, controller support, and a fully-featured level editor. Plus, auto-generate stages from your own music library!

Update! October 13, 2014

  • 6 new music tracks (see below for full track list)
  • Steam Trading Cards support

    Update! March 7, 2014

  • 6 new music tracks (see below for full track list)
  • Smooth Listening Mode: play for score without audio penalties when getting hit
  • Larger window sizes added: press F3 when in windowed mode to cycle between them

    Key Features

  • 35 music tracks, over half new to the Steam edition
  • Artists include celebrated game musicians Disasterpeace (FEZ, Runner2), Danny Baranowsky (The Binding of Isaac) and more
  • Auto-generate levels in a snap using your personal music collection
  • Create and share original levels using the all-new level editor
  • Engage slo-mo for the trickiest sequences, or embark on a risk-free musical journey in Zen mode

    Full Track List

  • Anoctave - Frog of Lore
  • Austin Wintory - Lost Age
  • Bean - Senioritis
  • Bean - Sixteen & Dangerous
  • Bean - Solvalou
  • Bill Kiley - Foxtail Socks
  • Bill Kiley - Glowing Cubes
  • Bill Kiley - Rake Leaves Into Piles
  • Bill Kiley - Ye Olde Future
  • Chelsea Howe - A Walk In The Park
  • D.WIGHT - Outside Wars
  • D.WIGHT - Waves From Nothing
  • Danny Baranowsky - Kirkhope
  • Delasaurus - Fields & Reaches
  • Disasterpeace - Daisy Wheel
  • Ghost Kollective - Dummy (Radio Edit)
  • Lifeformed - Chloroplast Skin
  • Lifeformed - Forgotten Tea
  • Louis Gorenfeld - MIDI Murder Box
  • Mike Forst - I Do, What I Want
  • Mike Forst - Katapult
  • North Base - Overdose
  • Sonic - Distant Stars

    New Tracks! March 7, 2014

  • Bean - Shibuya
  • Ben Prunty - Crispy Static
  • Chipzel - Tokyo Skies
  • Doseone - Samurai Gunn (Title)
  • Eirik Suhrke - Menu (Super Crate Box)
  • Jukio Kallio - Nuclear Throne (Theme)

    New Tracks! October 13, 2014

  • A_Rival - Venus
  • Constrobuz - HP Restored
  • Popskyy - Samurai
  • Sferro & Tommy - Rapture (Rex Ronan Remix)
  • Tommy - Nocturnal Wanderings
  • trash80 - missing_you

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 180 MB available space
    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Storage: 180 MB available space
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9.0 hrs
Posted: September 23
I hate bullet hell games, but this one is just so damn cool. The soundtrack is awesome. And the gameplay is incredibly fun.
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250.5 hrs
Posted: September 9
What makes a good Rythm game? Some say it's the music. Some say it's fast-paced gameplay. Some say it's the pretty colors being thrown at your face. Well, what if I told you that there's a game that does all that at once?

It's this one.

Right here.

Soundodger+ has been one of the best rythm experiences I've had in my life. The music that it has is beautiful, the colors are vibrant and clear, the gameplay is tight, and it's overall very fun.

There are some things however. First, it's made in Flash, so it's bound to have performance problems, even if you have a monster computer. Secondly, the Auto-Gen mode. It's not the hottest thing on the box. I would suggest ignoring it altogether and using the editor instead, which lets you punch in any song that you want.

Overall, Soundodger+ is a nice goodie bag of rythm choices. I've played it for years now, and I'm never getting tired of it.
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16.6 hrs
Posted: August 28
this game is awesooooooooooooooome!!!
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3.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
Muito divertido, até para jogar com os amigos.
Algumas fases são bastante difíceis, mas elas vem no tempo certo, conforme você for evoluindo.
Exige bastante reflexo e aceita outras músicas que você inser no game.
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11.1 hrs
Posted: August 20
Stop scrolling through reviews and just buy the game.
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3.9 hrs
Posted: August 16
10/10 good game and can improve your reflex skills for other games!
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68.6 hrs
Posted: July 29
this game helped me realised i absolutely love music. but it also helped me realise that MUSIC IS ♥♥♥♥ING HARD TO DODGE HOLY ♥♥♥♥
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Manic Volcanic
293.2 hrs
Posted: July 28
Soundodger+ is a rhythm-bullet hell game in which bullets spawn from enemies on the outside of a rotating circle in time with the music. You must dodge them on the inside of the circle. The main game includes 20 basic levels, 18 advanced levels, and 5 heart levels. Each of the advanced levels is an upgraded version of one of the basic levels with harder bullet patterns. Levels are unlocked in sequence by getting enough score on all the previous levels. Each advanced level also contains a heart bullet, which if collected acts as a free hit. Heart levels are unlocked by finishing the required number of advanced levels with your heart intact, and consist of two upgraded basic songs and three all-new songs. The game also comes with 12 DLC levels for free, which do not contribute to the main game. Finally, the game includes a level editor and auto-generation feature so that you can play levels from your own songs.

+The soundtrack is incredible. I listen to nearly all of the songs in it on a daily basis. They aren't just regular game-soundtrack songs, they're SONGS, from genres all across the spectrum. Dubstep, downbeat, chiptune, and classical are all there.
+The main levels are very fun with a fairly consistent difficulty curve.
+This game has several very talented creators who make great user levels and have been for a while, so there's no shortage of content.
+The level editor itself is intuitive and fairly easy to use, although it has a few bugs and can lag.
+There is a community for this game, and it isn't literal trash. It's actually pleasant to be in.

-It has a few game-breaking bugs, but if you're just playing the main game you're very unlikely to come across any of them.
-The auto-generation feature doesn't make good levels, or even levels that sync up with the chosen song very well. Use it only if you want to hear a level from a specific song and don't want to bother making it yourself.
-The difficulty markers are vague at best, and often non-indicative of the difficulty of the actual level. They are rarely very far off, though -- there are no 3-difficulty levels that should be marked 5-difficulty.

Tips for playing:
=In the audio settings, there is an option for "smooth listening." Turning it on means the level no longer speeds up when you get hit, although score is calculated the same. Turn this on, it's better.
=The 60fps mode works and works well, but may mess up some levels with lots of rewind. I recommend not using it because you don't want to get used to it and then turn it off to fully experience the levels it doesn't like.
=Your first level you make in the level editor will, invariably, be not very good. Don't be disheartened.

Overall, the cons are very minor gripes and the pros vastly outweigh them. If you like rhythm games or bullet hell games, buy this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
do you like rotating circles with triangles flying at you from all sides? do you wish that bullet hells were more prevalent? THEN THIS IS THE GAME FOR YOU
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63 of 72 people (88%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
422.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2015
Why should you get soundodger?
Well, I think you should get it because the game is fun, good music, variety in said music, starts easy, but you'll soon realise that this game is not a cakewalk, the community is generally pretty good and there's an editor. The editor is mainly the reason why this game got so much replayability. Would I have put currently nearing 400 hours in it if it wasn't for the editor? no I wouldn't.

I can't stop you from reading the negative reviews, however, I think most of them don't say correct things, so keep that in mind. You like editors? You like difficult games? You like relaxing games? with the editor and custom levels, there's bound to be stuff for you, lots of it. You can literally use any music you like, not even copyrights can stop you there.
I guess the only real question would be whether you like rhythm games and bullet hells in general.
For most people, I think this would be a game you could easily get into, so why not give it a shot? perhaps this is the game you've been looking for that you can just put tons of hours into.

The game is also a bit broken, sure, that's not enough to make me not enjoy the game, but it is really annoying when they do happen. There's lots of bugs, and it feels like Bean, the developer just doesn't care anymore. On top of that, the game doesn't have the best performance, this is because the game is made in flash. While you won't really notice the lag if you're just playing normally, if you have a bad PC, or get into making really big levels however, you will notice that.
And please, do NOT use 60 FPS mode.

Oh right, make sure to fully ignore autogen. if autogen is what you're buying the game for, and many have done this, bad choice. (edit: it's so bad because it does not sync correctly to the song at all, it just pays attention to how loud it is)

I'd give it a 9 or 9.5/10, overall it's fun, editor adds replayability, but bugs and bad performance make it less good.
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81 of 106 people (76%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 19, 2014
It's a game where you dodge things and listen to music, what more could you ask for?
You could ask for more porn.
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34 of 37 people (92%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2014
You listen to music and the music throws particles at you that you must evade. If you don't the music gets all messed up. The game even allows you to slow it down but it messes up the scoring and the mood.

Guess if you can really get into a flow and not feel like you are stressing out not to mess up the music by making mistakes... that's the mistake it seems this game makes. It feels like it wants to be relaxing on some level but on another it's highly competitive so these two counterpoints just don't mix well together.

Still the music is nice and the gameplay is at hte very least good training for shmups.
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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
612.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 8, 2014
Soundodger. A music-based bullet hell that scores you based on how perfect you can avoid sound.

The main objective, as aforementioned, is to be perfect at avoiding sound--bullets that spawn into the playing field and follow a particular rhythm and beat of the track. There are four different bullets: linears, bubbles, homers, and hearts. In game, the hearts unlock a new track that can be played as well if you seek to unlock special achievements.

Soundodger+ includes user levels, an editor, and auto-gen mode (creates a randomized level with whatever song selected). By default, there are six premade stages, five that, like the advanced stages, have the heart bullet that can help unlock the same bonus tracks.

The Good
I'm finding myself enjoying the editor a lot, using my favorite songs to craft nice and partially fancy levels. And after achieving perfection with the standard songs, unlocking the advanced stages as well as a couple heart stages, I'm in a constant liking of this game. A nice time-killing on a boring day. I have yet to officially unlock all hearts and getting 100% score on more advanced and premade user levels.

The Bad
Part of me wish there were at least another mode to this game, possibly an alternative, where the game rates how well you can collect specific bullets. Auto-gen, too, isn't very good in creating stages either, but there must be a way they're done. I don't know what more to put here...

Conclusing Comments
Soundodger is a pretty amazing game with all it already has. Plus, this game is accompanied with a worthwhile soundtrack that I fell in love with the more I kept playing those particular stages. Hopefully, I'll share some of my created stages with the public later on...

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34 of 40 people (85%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
I barely started playing and I'm already in love with Soundodger+, maybe because I'm addicted to music driven games, but this one is really special! The soundtrack within the game allows you to play what looks like a campaign, unlocking new tracks with your progress, and the music is great, there's even a zen mode to make it even more relaxing! There's also a feature where you can input your music and the game generates a maze for you to play while listening to your favourite songs, how awesome is that? Totally worth it's full price!
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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
840.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
Endless fun. You can do so much with the level editor and the soundtrack is great.
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2014
Just downloaded this game. I was pretty neutral, didn't know what to expect really.

I played this for a while and found myself just sitting there with a gigantic f***ing smile on my face just enjoying the hell out of this game. The sound is amazing, controls are fast and responsive, visuals are clean and stylish and the gameplay is fun and just puts you into a zen like state of flow and enjoyment that is the nicest thing i've experienced in a long time.

Yes, it's pretty simple but it's so very much worth its price (it's too cheap tbh). Honestly, if you don't get this gem you are missing out.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2014
Soundodgers+ is an exellent update that makes a good game even better. It combines the best aspects of bullet-hell type games with a great soundtrack and hyper-clean visuals that are absolutely stunning on high resolutions. Not only that, but it has a built-in level editor allowing users to download and make their own patterns to music. It also has the ability to auto-generate to songs, but it's not as good as other games in the genre like Symphony.

That said, I would highly recommend this game to people who are fans of bullet-hell, music games or both. If you really want to try it before you buy it, there's a flash version on the Adult Swim website which will give you most of the experience, sans about half of the tracks and custom song support.
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