Have you ever played Osu! and wondered what it would feel like if you would be playing through one circle-shaped map, but instead of having to move your mouse, you only have 2 buttons? And you can feel the hype and tension throughout every level? With each level having its own mechanics? Then I would highly advise you to go and check out Ghost Beat. This is a small game made by Sandor Berczi, and may I remind you that this genius is just a SOLO INDIE GAME DEV. Yes, you heard it right, Sandor made this game all by himself. The Steam page reads that developing a video game has always been a dream of Sandor, and here it is! Ghost Beat was released on October 15th for the small price of $2! So let’s see what I thought of this game.
Honestly, the game itself is quite simple if you think about it. You have a developer that loves music and likes making puzzle mazes. But how could you ever mix a puzzle maze with tunes? Well, in precisely the way that Ghost Beat is made. A circle-shaped maze where you have to move your little dot through the map! This all while dodging obstacles and unlocking pathways. The game is synced with a different beat for each of the 5 worlds that are currently available. So you get this intense bass/snare when you move your dot at the right moment. And pulling that drop at the exact moment gives you a unique feeling that is hard to describe.
It’s hard to say more about Ghost Beat since it only has 5 songs, and if you are good at puzzles, you can beat the whole campaign in an hour or less. But for the price of 2 dollars, you can hardly argue that an hour of fun, combined with an experience that will stick with you for years, is nothing short of a great value! I can only recommend you to go and just check out Ghost Beat right now in the Steam store, and be sure to let us know on Twitter if you also think Ghost Beat was worth its money! The only complaint would be that it makes you hungry for the next game Sandor has up his sleeve!