Dub Dash is a beautiful looking music rhythm game.
Your wheel/character rolls in the middle lane until you press left or right. The wheel will then jump momentarily to another lane, and return back to the middle. If you hold the left or right button, then the wheel will keep bouncing from middle to the side, as opposed to just staying on the side lane. This makes for some pretty cool looking and satisfying rhythm based movement.
The visuals in this game are incredibly bright and colourful. It’s like you’re at an alien disco. The effects never get in the way, and are there to just immerse you in the cool looking world.
Levels keep the game fresh with new visuals and music, but the coolest part is they add a new mechanic into the game. At certain checkpoints, the gameplay for example might change into a side-scrolling flying game. Where holding a directional button will lift your plane upwards, while letting go floats down. It’s a good change in pace to keep it interesting and go with the music.
Everytime you die in a level, you have to restart right from the beginning. It isn’t too frustrating because the levels aren’t incredibly long, and the music is quite good. You can however, similarly to the impossible game, turn on a practice mode that changes the music to a slightly more relaxed one, and respawns you at the last checkpoint as opposed to the beginning, which allows you to learn the layout of the level and master it in the normal mode. You can only unlock the next level if you beat the previous one in normal mode.
If you want to make the game a bit easier, there is a challenge mode that allows you to complete a random track for 5 extra lives. These lives basically bring practice mode into normal mode. So you can still unlock the next level, but have atleast 5 checkpoint retries within the level.
There’s a multiplayer mode that allows you to play with up to 4 players on the same track. You each have your own lanes, and gain points as you are alive. If you die, you have to wait until the other players reach a checkpoint for your respawn. However in that time, they were gaining points, and might have even gotten some bonus dangerous collectibles to boost their score.
I would love if the devs added a way to import your own music into the game, because the gameplay is fun, and the visuals are great, but eventually you’ll run out of songs to play, as there aren’t that many. It’s a decent replay value for the price, but it could be even better if you could import your own stuff. Great game overall though!