One part platformer, one part racing game and one part rhythm game, Rush Bros. is now available on Steam, tasking players with navigating treacherous mazes as fast as possible, all while avoiding deadly traps that move in time to the music you have playing in the background.
Developed by XYLA Entertainment and published by Digital Tribe Games, Rush Bros. takes some of the best aspects of various other games and crams them into one white-knuckle race to the finish line. A side-scrolling action platformer, the game features levels that are “music-reactive,” with the beat of the soundtrack affecting the movement of traps, obstacles and background items.
In Arcade Mode, players will be able to try out the game's 41 levels mixed with various tracks (or some of your own music, if you prefer) to learn the ropes. In Remix mode, you'll be able to alter the game play, including the speed of the music. Survival Mode will remove checkpoints from the level, meaning that a single death will send you back to the very beginning of the level. You'll also be able to create your own ghost runs to give you a better idea of how to improve your best times.
The real meat of the game, though, comes in the form of the versus multiplayer, which sees to players racing to the end of the level while trying to avoid traps and mess with each others' progress.
Rush Bros. is now available on Steam for PC and Mac, and it's also a cross-platform game. You can get it for a special early price of $8.99 with the regulars price being 10 bucks. There's also a two-pack available for $14.99.
A product of Steam Greenlight, you can also expect all of the usual Steamworks bells and whistles, too, including Big Picture Mode, leaderboards and Achievements. XYLA also promises future DLC, including new levels, features and game modes to enjoy.