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19 Great Games Like Bandapes

Our experts have spent time searching for great games similar to Bandapes and have found the following:

Bandapes is a turn based fighting game where you gather a team of fighting apes who fight using musical note combinations in a turn-based battles with other ape squads. It's a wacky and unusual combination of rhythm and turn taking battle simulation.

If you enjoyed Bandapes, there are other games in the Sokpop collection you should try. Unfortunately, Bandapes is not available on Android, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 03/04/2019

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Fighting and Rhythm

Accessibility: 9 features

Developer: Sock Pop Co (@SockPopCo)

Players: 1

Costs: Purchase cost

19 Hand Picked Video Games Like Bandapes

These are our hand-picked Video Game games similar to Bandapes. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Bandapes. These selections also include Video Game games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
 

The Artful Escape

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 09/09/2021

Price: 33% off

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Adventure, Narrative, Platform and Rhythm

Accessibility: 19 features

Developer: A i (@A_i)

Players: This is a single-player game

The Artful Escape is a narrative adventure with running and jumping sections that combine platform action with music-playing. You are Francis Vendetti as he traverses the universe, jamming on his guitar and harmonising with the various bizarre...

Rainbow Billy

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8-12 year-olds

Release Date: 05/10/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Adventure, Narrative, Platform and Rhythm

Accessibility: 32 features

Developer: We Are Mana Void (@WeAreManaVoid)

Players: This is a single-player game

Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan is a role-play adventure where you save the world from a colourless darkness. Unusually, battles are won through listening and conversation rather than traditional attacks. It combines the excitement and...

Wii Sports (Series)

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 4-14 year-olds

Release Date: 08/02/2006, updated in 2014

Platforms: Wii and Wii U

Genres: Action, Fighting, Physically Active, Race and Sports

Accessibility: 12 features

Developer: Nintendo (@Nintendo)

Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room

Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort and Wii Sports Club offer motion-controlled sports. Although these games are well known, the depth each of them offer is a best-kept secret. Games like bowling, tennis and boxing are easy to pick up but require considerable...

Gang Beasts

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 12/12/2017, updated in 2021

Price: 55% off

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting and Simulation

Developer: Coatsink (@Coatsink)

Players: You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 8-player online game

Gang Beasts is an over the top brawling game where you play wobbly characters who kick, throw, push, pull and pummel up to seven other rivals to win. The game models real physics so you have to work with the grappling and jelly-like bodies to both get...

Undertale

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 15/09/2015, updated in 2021

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Adventure and Role-Play

Accessibility: 23 features

Developer: Toby Fox (@TobyFox)

Players: This is a single-player game

Undertale is a 2D adventure game where you don't have to kill anyone. Providing you unique ways to avoid combat, from dancing with a slime to whispering your deepest secret to a knight. However, you could just ignore this option and rain destruction...

Pokemon Go!

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 06/07/2016

Price: Free

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Open World and Physically Active

Accessibility: 16 features

Developer: Niantic Labs (@NianticLabs)

Players: You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room or as a 20-player online game

Pokémon Go is a game you play by walking outside. You play on a smartphone so it can use the GPS to locate, capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokémon, which appear as if they are in the player's real-world location.

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Release Date: 29/08/2017

Price: 43% off

Platforms: Switch

Genres: Shooting and Strategy

Accessibility: 26 features

Developer: Ubisoft (@Ubisoft)

Players: You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room

Mario and Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a chess-like strategy game where you control cartoon rabbits (the Rabbids) and Nintendo characters in turn-based battles with fantastical weapons through four different worlds.

Legends of Runeterra

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 24/01/2020

Price: Free

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Genres: Puzzle and Strategy

Accessibility: 17 features

Pieces: Cards

Developer: Riot Games (@RiotGames)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 2-player online game

Legends of Runeterra is a collectible card game that takes place in the League of Legends universe. You battle other players using the cards you've collected that bring in champions, creatures, weapons, and powers.

Pokémon Unite

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 10-15 year-olds

Release Date: 21/07/2021, updated in 2021

Price: Free

Platforms: Android, Switch and iOS

Genres: Action, Fighting and Strategy

Accessibility: 30 features

Developer: Timi Studios (@TimiStudios)

Players: You can play this by yourself or as a 10-player online game

Pokémon Unite is an online fighting game where you battle Pokémon in an arena and try and score points against an opposing team. Its short, frenetic matches are similar to DotA or [link to game/League+Of+Legends League of...

Cadence of Hyrule

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 13/06/2019

Platforms: Switch

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting and Rhythm

Developer: BYG Vancouver‬ (@BYG_Vancouver‬)

Players: You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room

Cadence of Hyrule is a Zelda infused version of a popular rhythm action indie game called Crypt of the NecroDancer. Like the original you go on an adventure viewed from above and progressed by moving, attacking and dodging in time with the music.

Rhythm Doctor

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 26/02/2021

Platforms: PC

Genres: Narrative and Rhythm

Accessibility: 20 features

Developer: 7 th Beat (@7thBeat)

Players: You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room

Rhythm Doctor is a rhythm game about shocking patients' hearts back in sync with their heartbeats to save their lives. You press a single button on the 7th beat to defibrillate each patient. It sounds simple but each level has a unique illnesses based...

Eloh

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 11/10/2018

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Puzzle and Rhythm

Developer: Broken Rules (@BrokenRules)

Players: This is a single-player game

Eloh is a puzzle game with an unusual dual focus. You may start playing to solve the puzzles, but it soon draws you in to appreciate and take time over the rhythms you create in doing so. It creates a low pressure puzzle with a meditative feel.

Pawnbarian

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Release Date: 24/09/2021

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Genres: Fighting and Puzzle

Accessibility: 27 features

Developer: j 4 nw (@_j4nw)

Players: This is a single-player game

Pawnbarian is a puzzle game where you attack enemies in a dungeon based on chess moves. You build a deck of different pieces and then use them in battles.

Patapon (Series)

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 22/02/2008

Platforms: PS Vita and PSP

Genres: Action, Fighting and Rhythm

Developer: Sony Japan Studio (@SonyJapanStudio)

Players: This is a single-player game

Patapon and its sequels take rhythmic button-pressing in a real-time battle direction. You assemble a stylised army and then take your troops to battle by tapping buttons in time with the rhythm. How well you press the buttons in time with the music...

Rhythm Thief and The Emperor's Treasure

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 05/04/2012

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS and iOS

Genres: Narrative, Puzzle and Rhythm

Developer: Sega (@Sega)

Players: This is a single-player game

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure is a more substantial story told with cartoons interwoven with rhythm-action challenges. You play an 18-year-old boy with a secret identity as an art-thief. He’s searching for his father and, in order to find...

Double Kick Heroes

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 11/12/2018, updated in 2020

Platforms: Mac, PC, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Creative, Fighting and Rhythm

Accessibility: 22 features

Developer: Head Bang Club (@HeadBang_Club)

Players: This is a single-player game

Double Kick Heroes is a heavy metal rhythm game. You tap buttons in time to the music to lead your band through the zombie wasteland. It revolves around the "double kicking" drumming technique. When you get this right you can speed up the music.

HarmoKnight

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 5-12 year-olds

Release Date: 28/03/2013

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS

Genres: Platform and Rhythm

Accessibility: 18 features

Developer: Game Freak Info (@GameFreak_Info)

Players: This is a single-player game

HarmoKnight (Rhythm Hunter: HarmoKnight in Japan) is a rhythm based running, jumping and whacking game. You play a boy named Tempo who is fighting enemies with a musical note staff. You are joined by an archer named Lyra, a buff warrior named Tyko, and...

Street Fighter V (Series)

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Release Date: 16/02/2016, updated in 2020

Price: 75% off

Platforms: PC and PS4

Genres: Fighting

Developer: Capcom USA (@CapcomUSA_)

Players: You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room or as a 2-player online game

Street Fighter V (Street Fighter 5) is a competitive fighting game. First introduced in 1987, this classic game from Japan has inspired a whole genre. You choose a champion fighter from around the world, each with unique abilities, then fight one-on-one...

The Metronomicon: Slay the Dance Floor

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 29/09/2016, updated in 2017

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Genres: Fighting, Rhythm and Role-Play

Accessibility: 32 features

Developer: Puuba Danny (@PuubaDanny)

Players: You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room

Metronomicon is a rhythm based role-playing game where you play a group of heroes as they dance their way through an epic quest. You collect loot, learn new moves and challenge foes to dance battles on your journey to save the world by mastering the...

2 Easier Video Games than Bandapes

If you like the sound of Bandapes but find it too complex or challenging, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with a lower Skill Rating.
 

13 Video Games With More Documented Accessibility Features than Bandapes

If you like the sound of Bandapes but it doesn’t offer the accessibility you require, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with more Accessibility Features. You can view a full breakdown in our Bandapes Accessibility Report.
 

Bandapes is in This List

In addition to the similar games listed above, which have been linked to this game specifically in the database, you may find games with a similar theme to Bandapes in the following list:

Music Powered Play

Music has been an important part of video games since specialised sound chips made composing and playing back music possible during the advent of 8-bit home computers in the 80s. This gave many games a unique sound, but it was how the music interacted with gameplay that was really interesting.

We worked on this list of games where music is integral to play with Andreas Zecher. He runs the amazing Polylists resource, a website for those working in games to share lists of recommended games under self-chosen topics. His list, here, features games where music goes further than just providing a great soundtrack. In these games, music is at the core of the player’s experience. Some putting players in a state of flow, and others reacting to the player's every action like an instrument being played.

The sensory experiences of Tetris Effect Connected or Thumper would not be possible without the music that they are based on. Everyday Shooter and Sayonara Wild Hearts let players interactively experience a lo-fi indie rock and frenzy pop music album respectively. Sound Shapes is a clever platformer that doubles as a 16-step sequencer, common in the creation of electronic dance music. These games spark curiosity in how music works as they explore rhythm, harmonies and the joy of performing and actively listening to music.
 
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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