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Posted: 9 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

No Straight Roads is a music-based, action-adventure game where indie rock band members Mayday & Zuke lead a musical revolution against the EDM (Electronic Dance Music) band. After being unfairly rejected in their audition to join No Straight Roads, Mayday & Zuke uncover the evil intentions behind the band's empire.

As the game progresses you explore eight levels, each inspired by a different genre of music, in which you transform musical instruments into weapons and battle giant bosses. With each battle won you can upgrade and improve your skills.

Battles rely on your sense of rhythm, dodging obstacles, and striking back at your opponents to the beat of the music, resulting in fast and engaging gameplay. This is also accompanied by the beautiful game design and striking art style alongside a dynamic soundtrack, featuring many styles of music.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 25/08/2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure and Rhythm

Accessibility: 14 features

Developer: @MetronomikIncEN

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 6 hours and 8 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Campaign for one to two players. On Switch a third player can join to assist the rhythm action. On Switch you can also use the touchscreen.

CostsCosts

No Straight Roads usually costs £34.99 to £36.99.
 

No Straight Roads

Xbox One £34.99
PS4 £34.99
Switch £34.99

No Straight Roads: Digital Deluxe Edition

PS4 £36.99
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 12 because it features use of offensive language infrequently but the word ‘*!@?*’ does appear in the in-game dialogue and the background music lyrics.

ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for alcohol reference, fantasy violence, language. Players use each character's musical instruments (e.g. drums, guitar) as melee weapons and musical notes as ammo to defeat robots and boss characters. Battles are sometimes frenetic, with screen-shaking effects, explosions, and a hit-combo counter to tally damage. The dialogue contains a reference to alcohol (e.g., "Shall I go get the champagne?"), as well as the word “p*ssed.”

AccessibilityAccessibility

On Switch the Assist Mode enables another person to take control of the Elliegator, a secret alligator who helps players in battles by picking up items, transforming props and calling in useful bonuses.
 
Our No Straight Roads Accessibility Report details 14 accessibility features:

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