Beat Hazard

Beat Hazard is called a hazard because it might literally give you a seizure. It even says so. It can also be hazardous if your music sucks, because then it won’t be any fun to play. It’s your standard Bullet Hell/Shoot ’em up arcade style game with the added value of the actions onscreen happening at the beat of your music. More or less. Video is probably the easiest way to describe it.

You get the idea. You can also level your ship up with perks and whatnot, but the interesting part about this game is the incorporation of your own music. This isn’t a new concept by any means but it’s executed well enough here to make it interesting. Do you like visualizers and/or recreational homeopathic medicine? Well you will probably enjoy the this game. It stays interesting if your music stays interesting.

The ship you control is really a metaphor for your senses and as the ship is assaulted in the game so are you too IRL. Seriously the colors will destroy your eyes and if you have it loud enough you can destroy your ears too! The Flamin Hot Cheeto dust in the air is sure to destroy your sense of smell, and the more I think about it this game might be just as physically damaging as an addiction to World of Warcraft. And that is damn impressive.

100% true actual marketing quote.

However, if music really isn’t your thing, your hard earned Steam Bux are probably going to be spent elsewhere. This game is fun to mess around with but it’s really all about the tunes. The whole thing got made by one dude in his bedroom which is always hilarious. It is currently 50% off and $4.99. If you need justification, look at it this way…how much of the music that you will listen to did you actual pay for? Verdict: Buy it.

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