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Sayonara Wild Hearts (2019) is a rhythm-action game where you control a running, flying, dancing or motorbike-riding character to collect coins and hearts in time with pop music. The neon visuals and emotively voiced story make this an unusual and compelling way to experience both music and narrative.

You play a broken-hearted young woman. But as her heart breaks, a strange butterfly leads her through a highway in the sky, where she finds her other self: the masked biker called, The Fool. You play by tapping buttons in time with the music to ride motorcycles, skateboard, dance battle, shoot lasers, wield swords, and (hopefully) mend your heart - all at 200 mph.

You work through the purpose-written pop tunes to chase the score as you set out to find the harmony of the universe, hidden away in the hearts of your star-crossed allies: Dancing Devils, Howling Moons, Stereo Lovers and Hermit 64.

As you can tell, it's psychedelic and dream-like, but never takes itself too seriously. Like a good pop album, it takes you on a journey that's welcoming, fantastical and a lot of fun.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Sayonara Wild Hearts 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 8 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Narrative and Rhythm game with Action and Sequencing elements. This is a single-player game. Although you can complete this in an hour or so, the enjoyment and value is in replaying levels to get a higher score and enjoy the audio as you would a music album.


Play Time: This game will take between 1 hour and 2 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Violence.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Fantasy Violence.
Rated PEGI 12 with violence. The ESRB rated it EVERYONE 10+ with fantasy violence.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. This isn't a game designed with young children in mind, but the simple controls and appealing visuals actually make it work well. You need to be able to respond in time to the music and understand what is happening on screen. But you can always rewind to try again so even the youngest will get through it.


Sayonara Wild Hearts usually costs £9.49 to £10.99. 

Sayonara Wild Hearts

Switch StoreSALE Switch £10.99 £6.49 until 23/06/2024
Steam Store PC £10.39
PlayStation Store PS4 £9.49
App Store iOS Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

App Store Apple TV Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

App Store Mac Subscription Free

Apple Arcade

Sayonara Wild Hearts

XBox Store Xbox One £10.74
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 19/11/2019

Price: 40% off

Out Now: Apple TV, Mac, PS4, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Rhythm (Action and Sequencing)

Accessibility: 14 features

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Simogo (@Simogo)

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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