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Sound Shapes (2012) is simple rolling and jumping game where you make music by completing the levels. It features music from artists such as Beck and visual elements from other games and game makers. Originally on the Vita, it uses that systems touch screens in the level designer to good effect. But it's the joy of the beat and of evolving songs that really make this stand out.

Like other platform games, play involves rolling left or right and jumping. You work through each level avoiding red elements and getting to checkpoints. You stick to white elements. That's it, although that's not really it because of how it sounds. Each action in the game causes instruments and sounds to be adding to the looping music.

The game also features the ability to create levels, although now the servers are shut down you can't share them. The Vita version of the game features makes novel use of the touch screen and back touchpad to place sounds of different musical instruments during the creation of levels.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Sound Shapes 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 years ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Rhythm and Traversal game with Creative, Platform and Puzzle elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: It takes between 15 minutes and 20 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

8+ 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.


Sound Shapes

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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.
You can buy a variety of add-ons that offer different sounds and music for the game and for you to create levels:
  1. s Sound Pack
  2. -Bit Sound Pack
  • Acoustic Sound Pack
  • Car Mini-Album & Entity Pack
  • City Art Pack
  • Curved Terrain Pack
  • Drum Kit Sound Pack
  • Dubstep Sound Pack
  • Future Funk 3000 Sound Pack
  • Hohokum Sound and Art Pack
  • Lizzywanders Art Pack
  • Old School Sound Pack
  • Sound Shapes™ Add-On Bundle
  • Sound Shapes™ Brass Sound Pack
  • Sound Shapes™ Nature Art Pack
  • Vocoder Sound Pack 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 07/08/2012, updated in 2013

Out Now: PS Vita, PS3 and PS4

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Rhythm, Traversal (Creative, Platform and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Developer: Mango Lychee (@Mango_Lychee)

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