Games · Smartphone games

Show By Rock!!


wp-showbyrockHPShow By Rock!!’s website. (c) Sanrio/Vein Carry Japan, Inc.

MIDI City is controlled by a king who makes music.

This is a story of the boys and girls who dream to be top stars.

Show By Rock!! is a new rhythm game with stat-raising elements featuring characters from Sanrio Japan. The cast’s top batters are Inagawa Eri, Uesaka Sumire, Kitamura Eri, Sakura Ayane and Taniyama Kishou!

I’ll rewrite this post with new material as the game has been given a revamp.

Android version has also been released! iOS version is here.

I found the app while I looked around the App Store. When I saw Taniyama-san’s name, I downloaded without hesitation! Since there weren’t official information of who’s who so I pretty much guess from their voices for the more prominent voice actors and from information that you could get from Twitter announcements, etc. I found out that TriChronika’s vocalist is Kasuya Daisuke (粕谷大介) when an iTunes reviewer mentioned; together from his own Twitter announcements.

About the game system, you’ll progress as the difficulty of a song goes harder. There’s a difficult level and you’ll face a big boss (with erratic beats) so you musn’t miss them! When you missed too much, you’ll fail. When you clear the music part of the game, you’ll get items to strengthen your Myuumon. Here is where the stat-raising elements come in.

When you get your character stronger, I assume that it’s easier for you to play songs with higher difficulties as well as to progress with your story. Some days will have a band dropping rare items or having higher amount of money for you to earn. You need both the items and soundollars (or simply, money) to level up your Myuumon. Once you get your character(s) stronger, I assume that it’s easier for you to play songs with higher difficulties as well as to progress with your story. Some days will have a band dropping rare items or having higher amount of money for you to earn.

There are events on weekdays and weekends. Event on weekdays gives you stat-improving items while weekends are for you to higher your scores and try to be the top player with the band that you’re supporting.

There is also a small social element where you can connect your Facebook account and challenge your friends (on FB) realtime, I think? I haven’t tried that myself. In terms of energy, Show By Rock!! uses heart which regenerates every 20 minutes. Making friends means that you can ask them to give you a ‘heart’. However, accept those ‘heart’ requests as soon as you can because it expires in 24 hours.

[10/9]: I managed to max out the beginning levels of my Myuumon and have them leveled up so that I can play the Extra hard mode. Managed to score (after so many attempts orz). Tip: Extra hard mode need characters to be leveled up as much as you can (after the 進化 as well)

My favourite band is TriChronika. Their songs are really good! Their tracks are also up on iTunes as well as other bands’.  Just look up Show By Rock!! in iTunes Japan. 🙂

The game comes with at least 40 songs to play without any purchase. All songs feature 13 different bands with more to come. All you have to do is just play and enjoy the music! Out of the 13 bands, 5 are tied up with actual bands and artists.

You can find it at the AppStore. The Android version is announced to be out in autumn and I hope the invitation system would be compatible for iOS users as well >W<

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