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DropMix Review

Posted: 9 months ago, last updated 5 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

DropMix is a fast-paced music-mixing game. You combine loops of well known music from a wide range of genres by placing physical cards on the DropMix peripheral. Each card you place combines with those already in play to create an automatically synthesised mix.

Along with the novel music creation, different game modes introduce collaborative and competitive action. You connect the DropMix peripheral to your iPhone, iPad or Android device running the related DropMix app. This lets you pick your modes and guides you through each game:
  • Freestyle: No rules. Just create sweet mixes!
  • Clash: Face off 1-on-1 or 2-on-2. Compete to control the mix!
  • Party: Like the classic Go Fish card game, but played with music requests in a team trying to rack up points and beat the high score.

Whether playing on your own or with others, the aim is to quickly match the required type of card in the correct location of the DropMix deck. The DropMix Music Gaming System starter pack comes with the deck peripheral and a set of cards. You can expand the loops, riffs, breakbeats and vocals by purchasing additional cards in themed packs.

It's a really enjoyable digital board game. But what's really exciting is the way your card selections are matched for rhythm, tempo and pitch.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8-14 year-olds

Release Date: 05/12/2017

Price: 85% off

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Creative, Physically Active and Rhythm

Developer: Harmonix (@Harmonix)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 3 minutes and 5 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: You can play with 5 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.

CostsCosts

DropMix usually costs £120. 

DropMix Music Gaming System

 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Some of these purchases (known as 'loot boxes') are for a chance of getting rare/higher-value items although common/lower-value items are more frequent. You purchase packs of cards for the game that provide a random selection of music. This loot box style means you may end up with doubles. There are 440 cards in total, grouped into Electronic, Hip Hop, Pop and Rock genres. 
  
The following in-game purchases are available:

DropMix Discover Pack Series 1

Amazon Store iOS £5
Amazon Store Android £5

DropMix Discover Pack Series 2

Amazon Store iOS £5
Amazon Store Android £5

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Although the app is rated PEGI 3 and ESRB EVERYONE, it should be noted that the game content is rated 16+ by the creators and rated 17+ on the App Store for Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References.

Skill Rating

8-14 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Although there is some complexity to the combination of cards to score points, younger children will enjoy creating music by placing cards. For the very young, you may want to listen to the music on each card and remove specific cards that reference tobacco and alcohol.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our DropMix Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Harmonix) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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