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Beat City
Developer(s) Universomo
Publisher(s) THQ
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Release April 20, 2010
Genre(s) Rhythm

Beat City is a rhythm video game by THQ and Universomo for the Nintendo DS. It was released on April 20, 2010 in North America, and in Europe on June 11th, 2010.


The player plays as a guy who loves music named Synchronizer, who can control music and has a giant speaker in his head. His hometown is being taken over by an evil music-hated organization called the Cacophony, led by failed opera singer Dame Islonde Minor.

With the help of a purple alien whale named Groovy Whale and his love interest, a girl he meets later named Beatrice, he must bring life, color, and happiniess back to the city and start a "rhythm revolution".


The game is played similarly to Rhythm Heaven. It is played with the DS turned sideways, similarly to a book, with the action taking place on one screen, and the player must use the stylus on the other.

The player proceeds through several different stages, each with its own set of rules. There are three controls: tap, swipe (also known as flicking), and hold. Each stage begins with a tutorial where the stage is black and the player must figure out what to do on their own.

Depending on the player's progress, you can build a set of stairs at the end of every day to help get Groovy Whale into the sky to get closer to his home planet. Each stage measures your quality based on a percentage, and if the player gets an 80% or higher you can unlock a character in the "Beat Album," a short profile of the characters featured in the game.