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Turba provides a gameplay experience unlike any you have encountered before. Load in music from your PC and combo blocks to your favorite tunes in this unique new twist on the “match-3” style game! The blocks on the game board generate and move to the beat of the song you choose.
Release Date: Jul 2010
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Reviews

"With numerous unlockables and online leaderboards to fight it out on, this is a fine first attempt from developer Binary Takeover, and well worth losing a few hours to."

-EuroGamer, 8/10

"Developing team Binary Takeover has managed to do their best to create an innovative and addictive musically-driven puzzler that will keep you entertained for hours."

-GamerNode, 4/5

"Turba's pleasant, beat-based block matching is good rhythmic fun."

-Gamespot 7/10

About the Game

Turba provides a gameplay experience unlike any you have encountered before. Load in music from your PC and combo blocks to your favorite tunes in this unique new twist on the “match-3” style game!

The blocks on the game board generate and move to the beat of the song you choose. Clear blocks in time with the beat and make expert combos to maximize your score while you compete in online leaderboards for any and every song you play.

Key features:

  • Three modes of play
  • Seven Special Powers to change up how you play
  • Online leaderboards for each song you play
  • Supported file types: Mp3, Music CDs, Flac, Ogg, Wma, Ape, Mpc
  • Last.fm Scrobbling support
  • In-depth stat tracking and unlock system
  • 20 Steam achievements, 50+ Steam stats, Steam leaderboards

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel® Pentium® 4
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (can run on integrated machines, but performance might suffer)
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c required
    • Hard Drive: 35 MB
    • Sound: DirectX® 9.0c-compliant sound card
    • Other Requirements:
Helpful customer reviews
48 of 51 people (94%) found this review helpful
420 products in account
18 reviews
4.2 hrs on record
Turba takes the enticing idea of a Bejeweled-style game that utilizes your music library and screws it all up by incorporating features that don't work as they should, resulting in a nearly unplayable mess. The simple task of matching three or more blocks of the same color is complicated by "bomb" blocks, which are blocks that will cause a 3x3 set of blocks to turn gray if they aren't matched within a certain number of beats. Adding to this problem is the brainless design decision that your board fills up with blocks with each beat of the song. This ensures that fast songs are literally unbeatable on certain play modes, even without the addition of bomb blocks. Worse yet, the game does not accurately detect beats, so blocks appear at completely random intervals. Finally, cheaters have devised a way to obtain the top scores on literally every song, so forget about ranking in the top 3 on anything, no matter how obscure it is. I've spoken with one of the devs (They have another terrible-looking game on Greenlight), and he sees nothing wrong with the game and has no plans to support it any further. This game is a horrendous waste of money at any price.
Posted: December 20th, 2013
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
226 products in account
1 review
0.6 hrs on record
After playing this, here's what I thought: Audiosurf is truly a masterpiece.
Posted: January 14th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
128 products in account
47 reviews
0.7 hrs on record
This game would be passable as yet another one of those match-the-color type puzzle games, but it chooses to add an awkward beat detection system as a key point of the game's mechanics. Said system behaves incredibly unpredictably, failing to roll over the beat counter for several seconds and then suddenly shooting it forward 4 times in a single second. Doing well on a song requires playing the same song multiple times to memorize where the game detects "beats". Stay away.
Posted: December 8th, 2013
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
95 products in account
1 review
0.9 hrs on record
The premise of this game is great, but the execution is poor.

The feature that allows you to use music files on your computer is rendered completely ineffective by the game's inability to interpret beats for purposes of the main game mechanic of timing combos.

In fact, Turba doesn't even interpret its own beats reliably. Combined with complications introduced by exploding bomb tiles that render the playing field of the game more difficult and the unpredictable placement of tiles, this game goes beyond impressing a sense of difficulty and instead presents itself as broken and untested.

In summary, the visual aesthetics and concept are stellar, but this game is not in a state where it is fun to play.
Posted: December 21st, 2013
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
163 products in account
3 reviews
2.6 hrs on record
I do not reccommend this game. The idea for this game was great, the features promised was nice, but in the end the game didn't hold up to what it was offering. The play value was short, and honestly, you just lose your interest after awhile. If you like music games I would rather recommend Audiosurf.
Posted: January 13th, 2014
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