Cytus is a fast-paced music rhythm game developed by Rayark Inc. for android and iOS.
The goal is to complete songs in various chapters in a high possible score. To do so, you have to either tap, swipe or hold black bubbles that light up on a rhythmic beat of the song. A line in your screen indicates when you have to break certain bubbles as it’s going up and down and the more accurate you do this, the better score you will get.
Every song and chapter in Cytus tells a story and with every 100.000 player downloads a new chapters gets added to the game with new songs.
- Release date:
- March 30, 2017
How to play Cytus
A demo of the game is free downloadable from the app store. The demo has a cooldown of 30 seconds before every song you play but does give full access to the game. From starting up the game you have access to all the chapters and songs available and can start any song in either easy or hard difficult.
After selecting the song you want to play, you will get a short tutorial which explains the way how to break the three kinds of bubbles before the song starts.
This game is not accessible for people with a visual disability.
Vision is required to play this game as you have to pop the bubbles on a certain location at the right moment, which is when the horizontal line passes it.
There are not any settings in this game which makes it impossible to change anything about the game so you get it the way it’s designed. The game has many colors and every song has a different kind of background. However it is easy to see the bubbles from the background.
Even though the game is a music rhythm game, it is playable without sound too. The game doesn’t get any less fun. The bar that goes up and down indicated when the bubbles need to be popped and it is easy visible to see it coming. The music purely supports the timing of the bar in the screen.
The game is recommended to play with two hands, the patterns are tricky and less than two fingers and two hands will not be possible.
It may be difficult to play this game with a learning disability. The game goes fast and timing needs to be nearly precise. However, the gameplay itself is very clear and intuitive. There are different difficulties on the songs which allows you to play the game in your own level and the game is forgiving when making mistakes.
The tutorial is always available to watch any moment but it’s only showing the minimal info on how to break the bubbles.
The game doesn’t have very flashy graphics, but it does require direct focus and response which can be intensive.