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  • Summary: It’s a collection of five sports-themed mini games with a musical twist- coming this Fall exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. Swing, volley, and score to the music to come out on top. Promises to add instant multiplayer excitement to any party.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Nov 3, 2017
    90
    Super Beat Sports succeeds at doing something familiar but fresh with the rhythm genre and is a blast to play with friends.
  2. Dec 6, 2017
    80
    In spite of its childish appearance and lack of difficulty options, Super Beat Sports is an entertaining rhythm game and satisfying return to form for Harmonix. Its varied game modes offer a wide mix of challenging levels to conquer and master, while its multiplayer capabilities ensures that it earns a place on the couch for your next late-night party. It might not offer the maturity and depth of Harmonix’s previous efforts, but Super Beat Sports is a welcome addition to the Switch lineup that proves that perhaps the music game genre isn’t entirely dead, after all.
  3. Nov 21, 2017
    77
    At this point in time, Super Beat Sports is definitely one of the best multiplayer experiences available for Switch. Whether you enjoy competing or cooperating with friends, there's enough rhythm-based fun here to liven up your next party.
  4. Nov 14, 2017
    70
    It’s definitely fun in short bursts, and is perfectly suited to the Switch with its casual, light-hearted multiplayer. That said, it’s just not especially engaging or memorable. As far as rhythm games go, this one going to be a bit like Marmite. As a rhythm game. it’s not nearly as quirky or interesting as something like Rhythm Heaven - and as a sports game, it can’t top Wii Sports. As a combination of both, it’s unique - but the sum isn’t as good as its parts.
  5. Nov 21, 2017
    70
    Super Beat Sports casts the player into a world ruled over by inhuman alien lifeforms, obsessed with physical, brutal gladiatorial events under the oppressive droning of a harsh synthetic rhythm, without any explanation of why or how things have come to be this way. Aside from all that though, actually it's really rather cute, the games are fun for newcomers or veterans alike, and the local multiplayer options are top-notch. While score-chasers will find plenty of medals to earn for perfect performances, casual play will end up being pretty repetitious, especially with the lengthy load times. Because of this, even though it's broken up into bite-sized chunks it isn't always an ideal single player experience. We'd still recommend it however, especially at a budget price, so if you're looking for a fun party game to try out then assemble your crew and go whack some spaceballs!
  6. 65
    Super Beat Sports is a fun, but overall very simple compilation of games. While many of the modes have multiple single-player challenges to complete, they quickly become repetitive and are missing the charm, range, and cleverness that you might find in a Rhythm Heaven game. This mini-game collection is best when played with friends and family who want to test their reflexes in a musical fashion. It might not be a game you play a lot, but it can provide an hour of fun when you have company over.
  7. Nov 13, 2017
    50
    I want to stress that Super Beat Sports isn't a bad game. It's well crafted, and it's nice to take a few minutes to play a song before going off and doing something entirely different. Rhythm game diehards can sink a lot of time into going for perfect (or near perfect, which is all the platinum medals require) on all of the different songs. But this isn't the mainstream must-play like Harmonix has had in its history. Heck, it isn't even a must-play for people who like quirky little rhythm games, because others have done it better in the past.

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
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  1. Jun 17, 2018
    10
    I have 48 games on my Switch and this is the game I enjoy the most.
    Don't get me wrong I really like some games such as Mario Odyssey but
    I have 48 games on my Switch and this is the game I enjoy the most.
    Don't get me wrong I really like some games such as Mario Odyssey but Super Beat Sports is a very unique and enjoyable game to relax when I have anxiety or stress. it makes me smile every time I play it and the price is fair compared to all these overpriced games.

    Most levels are easy but there is a "Pro" mode for hardcore gamers.

    The multiplayer is fantastic... every one I played with just wants to keep playing and they all smile in the meanwhile... isn't that what Switch is made for? :)

    We really need more games like this in Switch!
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  2. Nov 14, 2017
    9
    I haven't played many rhythm games but after playing the demo I was totally sold. I love the music and the sometimes literal curve-balls theI haven't played many rhythm games but after playing the demo I was totally sold. I love the music and the sometimes literal curve-balls the game keeps throwing at you. It's a great game for the price considering I have more hours on this than Super Mario Odyssey. Abstract humor, solid, original art style and delicate difficulty curve is what will keep me playing this. Expand
  3. Dec 18, 2017
    9
    Super Beat Sports, without a doubt, defeats all the other rhythm games on the Nintendo Switch. Originally released exclusively for the AppleSuper Beat Sports, without a doubt, defeats all the other rhythm games on the Nintendo Switch. Originally released exclusively for the Apple TV in 2015 as just Beat Sports, Super Beat Sports is bigger, better, and cooler than its ever been. There are three campaign modes and two multiplayer modes, and all of them feel great to play, even those weak in design. The reason for this is because Super Beat Sports steps out of the boundary of just being a rhythm game, and chooses to experiment with the formula in the best way possible. Every environment and music track adheres to the child-like whimsicality of the game, and the seamless combination of rhythm and drawing from memory gives it the strong punch that keeps rhythm-game players striving for perfection. Expand
  4. Nov 3, 2017
    9
    This game is simplistic yet fantastic. It reminds me of a mashup between Wii Sports and Rhythm Heaven. The catchy fun music so the cartoonyThis game is simplistic yet fantastic. It reminds me of a mashup between Wii Sports and Rhythm Heaven. The catchy fun music so the cartoony graphic style, this game just screams entertaining. The different modes all bring something new and its a blast to play alone or with friends. I just cant get enough of this game, character customization and a huge selection of music are also present. Great solid rhythm game Expand
  5. Nov 5, 2017
    8
    Bright, beautiful visuals, amazing music and the exceptional rhythm-action you'd expect from a Harmonix title. Super Beat Sports is anBright, beautiful visuals, amazing music and the exceptional rhythm-action you'd expect from a Harmonix title. Super Beat Sports is an absolute blast to play with friends, and there's tons of content to keep you coming back.
    Definitely worth a look at this price.
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