Guitar Hero and Rock Band once ruled the music peripherals on the major gaming consoles. But as times change, only those who adapt can survive. Now, Harmonix is poised to make a comeback alongside Hasbro with Dropmix, a new card game that may literally change the way that you mix music.
Dropmix is a party game that comes with a deck of cards and a board that connects with your phone or tablet via Bluetooth. Every card stands for a different part of each song, and what you get depends on upon where you place the card on the board. For example, you can lay down a card for “Sing” and get Ed Sheeran’s vocals. But with another card, you can add music from other songs in unique combinations that sound remarkably good.
As a game, it works like this: each player takes turns placing cards on the board, while matching the cards and the locations by color. Essentially, you’ll have a hand of cards on the board that may or may not have a higher point value than your opponent’s total. To win, players have push their opponent’s cards off the board by scoring a higher point volume as judged by the game’s internal machine. There are also some cards that completely upset the dynamic of the game, which will allow players to completely dominate the mix with their own musical selection.
But if you just want to experiment with the sounds and hear what happens, there’s a free play mode that can easily mix and match the various songs. That alone makes it a potentially enticing game to have. Potentially, Harmonix and Hasbro can continue to add to the game’s musical library by selling expansion decks. Dropmix is coming in September of this year, and we can’t wait to test it out!
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