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Sound Shapes Review
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Posted: 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Sound Shapes is simple rolling and jumping game where you make music by completing the levels. It features music from artists such as Beck and visual elements from other games and game makers. Originally on the Vita, it uses that systems touch screens in the level designer to good effect. But it's the joy of the beat and of evolving songs that really make this stand out.

Like other platform games, play involves rolling left or right and jumping. You work through each level avoiding red elements and getting to checkpoints. You stick to white elements. That's it, although that's not really it because of how it sounds. Each action in the game causes instruments and sounds to be adding to the looping music.

The game also features the ability to create levels, although now the servers are shut down you can't share them. The Vita version of the game features makes novel use of the touch screen and back touchpad to place sounds of different musical instruments during the creation of levels.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8-13 year-olds

Release Date: 07/08/2012, updated in 2013

Platforms: PS Vita, PS3 and PS4

Genres: Creative, Platform, Puzzle and Rhythm

Developer: Mango Lychee (@Mango_Lychee)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 15 minutes and 20 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Sound Shapes usually costs £9.99 to £11.99.
 

Sound Shapes

PlayStation Store PS Vita £9.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £9.99
PlayStation Store PS3 £9.99

Sound Shapes Ultimate Bundle

PlayStation Store PS Vita £11.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
PlayStation Store PS3 £11.99
 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. You can buy a variety of add-ons that offer different sounds and music for the game and for you to create levels:
  • 80s Sound Pack
  • 8-Bit Sound Pack
  • Acoustic Sound Pack
  • Car Mini-Album & Entity Pack
  • City Art Pack
  • Curved Terrain Pack
  • Drum Kit Sound Pack
  • Dubstep Sound Pack
  • Future Funk 3000 Sound Pack
  • Hohokum Sound and Art Pack
  • Lizzywanders Art Pack
  • Old School Sound Pack
  • Sound Shapes™ Add-On Bundle
  • Sound Shapes™ Brass Sound Pack
  • Sound Shapes™ Nature Art Pack
  • Vocoder Sound Pack

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

8-13 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

AccessibilityAccessibility

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

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