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Slay the Dance Floor

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The Metronomicon: Slay the Dance Floor (2016) 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 "rhythmic combat arts".

Play consists of pushing the buttons in time with the beat, matching the rhythm indicators as they cross the line to charge up your attacks and special moves. Between battles, you can equip your dancers with various equipment and special moves, and then during the battle you can switch between which character you are controlling at any time.

There's a lot of strategy in choosing the moves your heroes are ready to use and switching between your dancers at the right time and using those sweet dance moves to buff and heal your party and launch devastating spells and groovy attacks at the villains, all without missing a beat.

You can also customize how characters play by choosing their moves to create entirely different ways to fight. Or, if you want you can get really technical with how you equip and arrange their moves to gain the most damage or the longest-lasting enhancements.

It’s a unique fusion of roleplaying and rhythm games. Music and timing augment the strong role-play elements as you collect loot, add characters to your party and take on side quests for special rewards. All the while the fun songs drive the rhythm mechanics at the core of the experience.

Our examiner, Angela Hickman Newnham, first checked The Metronomicon: Slay the Dance Floor 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 12 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Rhythm and Role-Play game with Adventure and Fighting elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Local multiplayer was added recently. You can play co-operatively in Story, Freeplay, Sidequests, Arena and Endless modes. When in two players the challenge is balanced for more players and therefore has a separate online leaderboard.

 
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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 6 hours and 9 hours to complete. There is also an endless mode where you can revisits dances for as long as you want.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for mild violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to human-like characters and fantasy characters. The player controls a team of human characters engaged in battles against fantasy creatures. They both launch attacks that never directly connect but do have impact. Contains the word "˜Damn" and "˜Crap", used in a non-offensive way.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated General (G) for very mild themes and violence, online interactivity.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. You need to dance as four characters and deal with the different moves each one needs to make. Staying in time with the rhythm action challenge while also considering battle moves requires some skill and quick thinking.

CostsCosts

The Metronomicon: Slay the Dance Floor usually costs £16.75.
 

The Metronomicon: Slay the Dance Floor

Steam Store PC £16.75
Steam Store Mac £16.75
Steam Store PC £16.75
Steam Store Mac £16.75
XBox Store Xbox One -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
 
Additional Song packs are available for purchase. 
 
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DetailsGame Details

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

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Rhythm, Role-Play (Adventure and Fighting)

Accessibility: 32 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Puuba Danny (@PuubaDanny)


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