Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. 40
    A hugely disappointing side venture from the creators of Pokémon, which barely seems to understand the rhythm action genre let alone try and evolve it.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jul 7, 2013
    7
    I always enjoy music games, and this one is no exception. I enjoyed the many various levels and designs, as well as the music in game. TheI always enjoy music games, and this one is no exception. I enjoyed the many various levels and designs, as well as the music in game. The graphics were crisp and the characters' designs were nice to look at. The only issues I have are that the difficulty spike was sudden in the game, I couldn't get the official 'All Perfect' ending, and the jumping drums were finicky. Perhaps I couldn't time it right, but more often than not, whenever I reached a drum, 8 out of 10 times, I end up falling. But the game is still enjoyable, even with those flaws. Full Review »
  2. Mar 31, 2013
    8
    This is one of my favorite eshop games. The music is very catchy, and the gameplay is almost completely solid. My only real complaint is thatThis is one of my favorite eshop games. The music is very catchy, and the gameplay is almost completely solid. My only real complaint is that there are some spots where the beat does feel finicky. The note will come slightly early or late. These are few and far between though, so it's not enough to take away from the gameplay. Full Review »
  3. Apr 28, 2015
    6
    While HarmoKnight gives off a solid impression early on, it's hard not to notice how little there really is to the game. Nothing is quiteWhile HarmoKnight gives off a solid impression early on, it's hard not to notice how little there really is to the game. Nothing is quite compelling enough to return to. Specifically, as a rhythm platformer, neither the platforming nor the music particularly stands out. That said, the tunes are generally rather pleasant, even if they do fail to make a lasting impact, and you may manage to have some fun with HarmoKnight. The simple fact is: there's a better rhythm platformer in BIT.TRIP RUNNER for the 3DS's own BIT.TRIP SAGA. Full Review »