Old School Musical is making its way to both iOS and Android on December 10th as Old School School Musical Pocket Edition. But if that seems too long to wait for some rhythm-based action, there's good news for Android users as they'll be able to play the game in Early Access right now.
Old School Musical originally released on Steam and Nintendo Switch where it's been received reasonably well since launch. You play as Tib and Rob who are heading off on an adventure through the Chicken Republic, which means you'll have to do battle with a lot of poultry.
Each scuffle with these feathery delinquents will be a rhythm-based tussle. Our two heroes will stand on one side of the screen and waggle their swords at the chickens who stand on the other end. Meanwhile, you'll be hitting the corresponding buttons in time to the music, nailing a good enough percentage of them will fell the fowl and allow you to press on.
This version will not have the story mode of the original and will instead focus on the Chicken Republic challenge mode. Each level has its own chiptune and you can hear an example of the music on offer in the trailer above and it sounds great to me. I'm not particularly familiar with chiptune artists but some of the folks involved include Dubmood, Zabutom, Hello World, Yponeko and Le Plancton.
Old School Musical Pocket Edition is available now for Android users in Early Access through Google Play. It is free-to-play with in-app purchases. The game is expected to fully launch on December 10th for both iOS and Android, releasing with more than 55 levels available with more being added on a weekly basis.Nominate your Game of the Year for the Pocket Gamer People's Choice Award 2020.