pQube’s Songbird Symphony is a cheerful platformer with a musical, rhythm-action twist. As a young, orphaned bird, you set out on a heartwarming adventure across a vast and colourful world full of fun characters and secret-filled levels.

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The lead bird is a big fan of singing, so you can expect plenty of inventive rhythm-action puzzles to solve. You can hit a note to raise a platform or entertain the other residents of the forest, and new notes can be collected as you continue to progress and uncover more of the world.

The game looks really quite lovely, with some painstakingly detailed environments and impressively cute animations. The various NPCs you’ll meet along the way all have their own distinct personalities and, in some cases, stories to tell. There’s also a lot of intriguing lore to seek that’ll fill you on the history of Songbird Symphony’s magical world.

Doing good deeds will release extra layers of beats that will add to the soundtrack in some satisfying ways, and the music is all said to be catchy and quirky, with a nice mix of bird solos and bird choir songs thrown into the mix. It’s all about synchronising your notes to the beat of the song to create the best tune possible.

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Songbird Symphony is out today for Nintendo Switch. There’s currently a free demo available if you want to try before you buy. The full game is priced at £13.99, which is pretty standard for indie platformers on Switch. It looks super charming and sweet, and, after 2018’s Wandersong, I’m always on the lookout for more games with a musical twist.

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