Get breaking with Floor Kids, the brilliant collaboration from DJ, artist, and producer Kid Koala; award-winning animator JonJon; acclaimed developer Hololabs; and artist-focused production company Envision. This indie rhythm game is unique because it doesn’t try to force you into a prescribed rhythm, as games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band do. Floor Kids does not privilege precision. Instead, it encourages experimentation with toprocks, downrocks, power moves, and freezes (breaking moves) while staying on-beat as best you can. Points are awarded when you add funk, flavor, flow, fire, and flyness to your moves, and achieving in these categories isn’t always easy. But with patience and practice, you’ll be wowing your audience in no time.
There are eight unlockable characters, each with unique moves and combos. These characters (and their environments) are gorgeously hand-drawn by JonJon. We suggest experimenting with every character and each move until you find what works best for your own personal style! As you play, you’ll break to tons of original tunes brought to you by the marvelous Kid Koala, making your way across the vast city from street corner to club while building your crew of b-boys and b-girls! You can also play in multiplayer mode, where you and a friend engage in a dance battle and see who can rack up the most points.
So is Floor Kids a Nintendeal? That depends. At $19.99, you may not feel you’re getting your money’s worth unless you’re dedicated to experimenting with various characters, learning their moves and combos, and finding the perfect flow that lights a fire in the hearts of your onlookers. But if you’re a passionate breaker (or onlooker) yourself, this unique rhythm game might just be perfect for you!
Nick and Sarah are the ultimate gaming couple. Nick is a Super Mario Maker 2 enthusiast, but working with Nintendeal has fostered a love for tough-as-nails indies such as Enter the Gungeon, Celeste, and Cuphead. Sarah prefers sim games like Animal Crossing, Don’t Starve, and Stardew Valley, but she challenges herself by grinding Slay the Spire from time to time.