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  • Summary: Face the music in Tadpole Treble Encore, a charming, harmonious odyssey.
    The award-winning rhythm-based action game is coming to you! Featuring “some of the best video game music ever” according to Real Otaku Gamer, Tadpole Treble invites players to embark on a thrilling adventure through
    Face the music in Tadpole Treble Encore, a charming, harmonious odyssey.
    The award-winning rhythm-based action game is coming to you! Featuring “some of the best video game music ever” according to Real Otaku Gamer, Tadpole Treble invites players to embark on a thrilling adventure through sheet music. Escape predatory piranhas, flirtatious admirers and more as you make your way back home. Or forge your own path—and songs—in the game’s extensive Composition Mode.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 95
    Tadpole Treble Encore is absolutely worth the pick-up, whether this is your first rodeo in Thunder Creek or you're deciding to visit the likes of the totally-not-Frank Sinatra male tadpole in Midnight Bayou for the 50th time (because that song is just awesome).
  2. Jan 22, 2021
    90
    Tadpole Treble: Encore feels like a long-lost Nintendo IP from the SNES era. It takes a simple idea and runs (or swims) with it to the fullest extent, providing a large variety of music, locales, and mechanics within its relatively short runtime. There is much love and passion present in nearly every facet of the game, so much so that it's easy to overlook the few flaws that it has. Whether being a fan of rhythm games or not, Tadpole Treble: Encore is a joyful experience that's absolutely worth diving into.
  3. Jan 31, 2021
    90
    There’s no denying that Tadpole Treble Encore isn’t for everybody, as it’s a rather short entry in what is traditionally a niche genre. Even so, you’d be doing yourself a disservice by missing out on this adorable experience. Tadpole Treble Encore is a thoroughly well-paced and enjoyable adventure, one which is supported by solid game design and excellent audiovisual presentation. If you missed out on this on the Wii U or find yourself itching for a worthwhile rhythm game for your Switch library, we’d urge you to pick this up as soon as you can. If you’re one of the few who played this on Wii U, we’d still say it’s worth your time to double dip, just bear in mind that it’s not a massively overhauled experience.
  4. Feb 4, 2021
    80
    It may be missing a share feature, but you’ll still love it; you’ll just have to shove your Switch in someone’s face if you want them to appreciate your latest masterpiece. Tadpole Treble Encore is a game that doesn’t so much ooze charm as spray it everywhere like an out-of-control lawn sprinkler. If you’ve got a single musical bone in your body, Tadpole Treble Encore will be right up your stream.
  5. Feb 18, 2021
    80
    Rhythm games are all about music, and in Tadpole Treble Encore, the music is literally centre stage. With additional and original content added to the Switch release, it feels the perfect platform for Bitfinity's musical platformer.
  6. Feb 4, 2021
    80
    Tadpole Treble Encore is a charming rhythm game that’s easy to play through, but difficult to 100% complete. An included level editor extends its life span, but its whimsical gameplay and music may take care of that on their own.
  7. Jan 21, 2021
    60
    It's a cute little runner that has the aesthetic and feel of a children's TV show, which could make it ideal for younger audiences or people looking for a game that won't stress them out. Aside from that, Tadpole Treble Encore is a tad too shallow of a title to fully recommend.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  1. Mar 13, 2021
    10
    Fun and charming experience. The music and gameplay are really good. For the price, this game is a great music game.
  2. Feb 2, 2021
    10
    I'm so stoked this game on the Switch right now. It's a lot of fun, and has a lot of charm!
  3. Jan 22, 2021
    9
    A charming port of the 2016 Kickstarter game with a new level, and the same great music. There are some minor flaws and annoyances, but it isA charming port of the 2016 Kickstarter game with a new level, and the same great music. There are some minor flaws and annoyances, but it is a definitely a must buy at $8.99 to any rhythm game fan Expand
  4. Jan 22, 2021
    8
    Tadpole Treble Encore is a fairly simple game, but has tons of charm, and it's clear that the development team were very passionate about theTadpole Treble Encore is a fairly simple game, but has tons of charm, and it's clear that the development team were very passionate about the project. Each of the stages feel distinct and memorable, and are pretty fun to play through multiple times. The new stage added to this version is a good addition, and it's great to see that the level creation tool has been carried over from the original Wii U game. Although it's short, it still does feel worth the asking price and is a very pleasant experience. Expand