BPM: balls per minute is a roguelike rhythm action FPS that requires you to shoot, jump, dodge, and reload to the beat of an epic rock soundtrack that will make you headbang! Described by NME as “Metal as Hell”, the pulsating synthesizers and crushing guitars accompany you as you fight your way through your adventure.
Choose your champion to defeat the hordes and send them back to Helheim. Each Valkyrie begins with a unique weapon and stats that can be expanded as the phases progress. Immerse yourself in randomly generated dungeons, collect a variety of weapons and skills to aid your cause, but remember that every dodge, every bullet, every reload must be done in sync with the music. A series of skipped notes can lead to your death, so keep your ears open to these beats!
A number of enemies with unique rhythmic behaviors are randomly generated at each stage. If you defeat them, the room will be cleared and you can move on to the next one. Each floor has a boss, and much like every enemy, each boss moves and attacks in unique ways that you must take advantage of if you want to be successful. When you defeat 7 bosses you will have to take on your ancient enemy, Nidhogg.
To help you in battle, there are vendors on every floor where you can buy health, armor, weapons and upgrades. They’ll even be added to their loyalty program so earn points and get these upgrades.
But that’s not all, as you wander through the various rooms you will discover a multitude of shrines. Make sure to check them out and part with a coin … you might be gifted with a skill upgrade or item depending on the shrine.
New or pro for rhythm-based games?
BPM offers multiple levels of difficulty making it accessible to newbies and professionals alike. From the “practice mode”, in which everything is slowed down so that newbies can learn to shoot and reload in time, or switch on the auto-rhythm in the options menu – to the most demanding mode: as hell. Are you brave enough to take up the challenge?
As if that wasn’t enough, challenge rooms appear during each stage for you to test your metal in.
BPM: balls per minute is available today for Xbox One and playable on Xbox Series X | S at up to 4k 60fps. Get ready to conquer the Lords of Helheim!
BPM: balls per minute
Photosensitive warning: A small percentage of people can have seizures if exposed to certain light patterns or images, even if they have no history of epilepsy or seizures. BPM is a rhythm FPS developed by Awe Interactive. Fight as the mighty Valkyrie to stop the forces of the underworld from invading the world of Asgard. In BPM, all your actions and the actions of your enemies are tied to the beat of the music. Your enemies perform a dance attack sequence to an epic rock opera. Inspired by retro 90s shooters, it’s fast, frenetic, and rhythmic. You can do double jumps, sprints, rocket jumps and bunny hops to avoid your opponents. Your goal is to get to the end of randomly generated dungeons and collect different weapons, skills and items every time you play. These weapons and skills can radically change the way you play, making each playthrough unique. You have to defeat 7 bosses to reach the final boss. Each boss moves and attacks in a unique way that you must take advantage of if you are to be successful. Some attacks require you to jump over lava fields, others require you to dodge fast projectiles, others require you to hold on for a single blow. Get ready to test your metal with the overdrive update. New characters, more weapons, a brand new chapter and brand new difficulty modes: Practice and Infernal. Features: • Shoot, jump and dodge in time as you battle hordes of enemies. • Fight powerful bosses in challenging boss battles that will marginalize you. • Explore randomly generated dungeons. • Choose from 10 different characters with unique strengths and weaknesses. • Use a powerful arsenal of weapons, each with a different behavior for firing and reloading in time with the soundtrack. • Fight a wide variety of enemies, each with a unique rhythmic behavior. • Be overwhelmed and fire shotgun rockets as you soar through the air. • Use skills that will radically change the way you play, from teleporting to freezing bolts. • Equip over 60 items that will strengthen your character in unique and interesting ways. • Experience an epic rock opera soundtrack. • Challenge modes for additional gameplay.