By Alex Dantis
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
"Synesthetic is a game any music lover should pick up. When I played my first round, all I could do was smile. It looks good, it feels good. It’s a trip. This game won’t be leaving my iPad anytime soon." Gamezebo.com (4.5/5 stars)
"...it’s an experience as beautiful and transcendental as it is strange and wonderfully horrifying due to the impressive neon techno visuals." 148Apps.com (4/5 stars)
"A fusion of Audiosurf and Boost, Synesthetic takes you on a trippy ride through your own music while basing its game around the simplicity of tilting." AppSpy.com (4/5 stars)
Experience your music like never before with Synesthetic, the first IOS game that truly syncs with your music. Embark on an out of this world rollercoaster ride, dodging obstacles and going though loops, trying to improve your highscore. Everything (the speed, obstacles and colors) is in tune to your music.
-any song in your iPod library is a new level
-the game runs at a smooth 60 fps on all iDevices (3rd gen and later)
-3 different game modes for each song
-full iPad3 and iPhone 5 support
-every song has its own leaderboards
-GameCenter integration for achievements
-multiple color themes
-2 control schemes (tilt and joystick).
*The game doesn't work with DRM protected songs (music bought from iTunes before 2009).
What's New in Version 1.08
Fixed a bug that was causing occasional crashes.
The game's three modes are all fun in their respective way. I found the motion blur a bit distracting along with the music muffling but one 10-second visit to the menu screen later and I was playing again, uninterrupted and having an absolute blast. This game is well worth FIVE dollars, let alone 3. One of the best apps I've purchased in a while. Audiosurf fans looking for something to play on their iPhones, look no further! My only problem is with the camera, which sometimes tilts slightly to the left and right, but it isn't so noticeable on more chaotic songs and add to the tension. Definitely a must-own for any iPhone user and/or gamer.
Turning all of my songs into a trippy game I can play? Yes please. All the modes have something special to them, and I feel 90% happy and 10% dizzy at the same time. Would recommend this to anyone. One complaint, I didn't really like how the update removed the % boost from stars. The scoring system seems semi-glitchy now. I tried playing a song perfect 6 times over and it strangely goes up a little every time, and when I hit my high score it drops a lot. Plz fix :D
This is honestly one of the greatest games I've purchased from the App Store and it's very well-done. If you're wondering whether or not it actually works with your music, I'm sure it will -- I've gone through so many songs and it manages to sync perfectly and change the game path. One thing I was amazed with is how sometimes the game will become slow-motion at times that match the song, it's pretty impressive.