By Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.fm.
Heavy metal and music apps might not appear to go hand in hand. Yet one writer rose to the challenge of proving otherwise, finding not one but eight truly metal apps with which to melt off your face. Then he found another on top of that: Black Metal Man, which he christened âthe most brutal music app ever.â
The folks behind that monstrosity are back with another heavy metal music app: Die for Metal (iOS and Android), a 45-level side-scrolling music game in which the protagonist only has one wish: to become a part of a famous Death Metal band (like this one).
âDie For Metal is a game where you follow a man who wishes to join a famous Death Metal band, and needs to prove himself worthy,â explains SinSquid Games developer Knut Erik Ãverjord, whose name we hope is real. âBattle through three worlds, 45 levels, ride dragons, go bezerk, and die a lot!â
Yeah, that sounds pretty metal. The soundtrack is key for a game like this, and this one comes through with 14 tracks spanning the metal genre (âHeavy Metal, Death Metal, Speed Metal, Melodic Metal, Power Metal, etc.,â says Ãverjord. Apparently, he made all of the music in this game too, and itâs pretty good, if you like that sort of thing. So really, this app is a music distribution mechanism cleverly disguised as a game.
After spending some time with Die For Metal, we can confirm its total brutality, as well as the simplicity of its gameplay. All you get is left, right, and jump, although you can double-jump in midair, as well as vaulting off of walls â both moves that come in handy for defeating the boss stages.
Die For Metal costs $1 for iOS (with Apple Gamecenter integration) and $1.10 for Android. If you donât care about metal, or are unfamiliar with it, that will likely be a waste of money. But A) if you are a metal freak, B) you like casual games, and C) youâre looking to kill some time, it could be worth it.