The late 2000’s gave us a cool new type of game which I like to call the “media player” genre: you load up music files from your own computer and they generate the level you play, often with elements of a rhythm game. This fad gave us many classic games such as Beat Hazard and Audiosurf, and continues strong to this day with games like Melody’s Escape and Drive Any Track. It’s personally one of my favorite types of game. Unfortunately, it also gave us some real stinkers like Ugly Baby and Turba.

Real player with 9.3 hrs in game

Turba is a music/puzzle game where you match the color blocks to score points while playing one of your favorite music. At first, it was fun cause you play the game while jamming your music. However, it gets real boring quickly. The problem of this game is scoring points. Why you say that? When you start to play, matching the color blocks (3 or more) will give you minimal points. To score big points, you must match the blocks from hearing the beat of the music. That’s gonna be difficult, depending the tempo of the music you play. Sure you may score well when playing a slow melody but playing a fast tempo song is gonna be hard.

Real player with 4.7 hrs in game

Turba on Steam

KeyBoard Guitar Master

KeyBoard Guitar Master

its very competitive

Real player with 12.7 hrs in game

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Weird and fun

I’ve tried all the songs in the game, it’s actually good.

Guitar solos are catchy , gameplay is quite solid.

Although the graphic is super low budget style, it looks Weird,

but I kinda like this.

Real player with 7.7 hrs in game

KeyBoard Guitar Master on Steam



Have you ever tried to understand musical notation?

With Arpsic, you can train yourself with intuitive lessons, learn the treble clef, bass clef, and more!

With a straightforward interface, free piano, and experience points to help you in your music journey.

  • 4 clefs to practice music notation.

  • Free play mode with a midi piano full of weird sounds.

  • 10+ piano voices.

  • 10+ songs to learn, with more on the way.

  • Gain experience points and level up your skills.

  • Get rewards and unlock new features.

  • Practice your rhythm.


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Arpsic on Steam

Rainbow Reactor

Rainbow Reactor

EDIT: 1/21/19 - I originally expressed hesitation toward paying full game price, but that was before I realized the FULL ACCESS version would be much larger, and almost certainly a better cost / content ratio. Yes, I think a bigger and better game will be more worthwhile and more fun game.


I paid full (sale) price (and I’m glad I did!)

This reviewer just spent 30 minutes playing Rainbow Reactor, and I had such a great time I (literally) had to force myself to stop! While perhaps not the world’s biggest fan of color matching games, I’m far from a stranger to the genre, and I have enjoyed it often while on Steam. Yet even in that context I don’t hesitate to take this opportunity to say that color matching through a combination of dexterity and strategy (mostly strategy, I’m inclined to think at this point) is just remarkably fun, and I sincerely thank the friend who told me about Rainbow Reactor.

Real player with 13.9 hrs in game

I like this game. It’s a little more hectic than I expected but it’s unlikely to make you sweat. I particularly like that I got it at 67% off, it’s definitely a bargain at that price!

I completed the 8 levels of the main game in about 2hrs but haven’t managed to clear the bonus time stage. I also had a little teleport around. I haven’t tried SINGLE SHIFT yet.

The world you are in is well made and gives some grandeur to what is otherwise a quite simplistic game i.e. throw coloured ball in hole. However it does that very well. The colour blending (light not paint) works nicely, but they have clearly spent quite some time getting the throw of the ball just right.

Real player with 9.4 hrs in game

Rainbow Reactor on Steam



The mechanics of this game are so damn good. The simplicity combined with the gravity and multiple clear formations make it both easy to understand and endlessly satisfying to learn and master. Custom color palettes and a plethora of visibility options make Mixolumia very accessible, especially because they can be changed on the fly. That and the high contrast between game modes mean it’s as tryhard or laid-back as the player wants. The base game’s music and sound effects are amazing, but you’re seriously missing out without some fanmade tracks from itch, which are just as quality. Grunge by Lady Saytenn and freefall by LavenderAudio are my top picks. Overall, Mixolumia is my favorite arcade game, block-clearing puzzler, whatever other genres it’s in, and my #3 GOTY 2020.

Real player with 72.2 hrs in game

This game is a masterpiece. Easy to pick up and easy to play for hours. I waited until it went on sale, but I wish I had bought it sooner. It’s more than worth full price.

The graphics are great. The bloom, fireworks, and sound effects combine to make combos extremely satisfying to pull off. If you don’t like the effects you can turn them off. I had to turn off the screen shake, and I appreciate that the option exists.

I like that Relaxation Mode lets you take as much time as you want to place each piece, it makes it easier to learn the game. Playing Relaxation with the Summer Shower music is calming. The sound feedback as you play is genius and my favorite part of the game.

Real player with 38.3 hrs in game

Mixolumia on Steam

Oscar & Gems: Puzzle Quest

Oscar & Gems: Puzzle Quest

Very fun way to kill time. Lots of Fun.

Real player with 2.4 hrs in game

Oscar & Gems: Puzzle Quest a fun and simple match-3 puzzle game with fun elements, game

without built-in payments…


Real player with 1.1 hrs in game

Oscar & Gems: Puzzle Quest on Steam