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Invector: Rhythm Galaxy — 5 Best Tips for Beginners



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If you’ve ever so much as grazed the tip of the iceberg of any rhythm-based party game ever—Melody of Memory, Beat Saberor Hi-Fi Rush, to list just a few—then you’ll no doubt already have an idea of how the likes of Invector: Rhythm Galaxy works. To put it short, there’s a spaceship—a fluorescent sci-fi-infused vessel, of sorts—and a series of fixed tracks, all of which feature their own color-coded prompts and split-second triggers. Like with any other game of its kind, the goal is to maneuver through said levels, and flow with the beat of one of several tracks, all whilst simultaneously accruing a set amount of points to unlock additional levels and other in-game bonuses.

If you are just starting out in Rhythm Galaxy, and aren’t entirely sure where to begin your journey, or how to wind up at the apex of the leaderboard, for that matter, then be sure to read on for a few quick pointers. Here’s everything you should know before starting out in Hello There Games’ latest rhythm IP.

5. Don’t Underestimate the Normal Difficulty

Streak gameplay (Invector: Rhythm Galaxy)

Like most, if not all video games that feature an option to adjust the difficulty level, Rhythm Galaxy has its own advanced learning curve to overcome. Believe it or not, the jump between the Casual and Normal difficulties can be a little outrageous — especially for tracks that feature faster tempos and beats. For this reason alone, you’ll want avoid tackling a lot of the levels on the tougher difficulty level, if only until you’ve beaten the vast majority of the campaign on a more beginner-friendly setting.

The good news is, there are only a small amount of button prompts to learn, with the most important being the nodes that allow you to switch between one of the three lanes. In order to make the most points in a level, you’ll want to make sure you’re hitting each of these sliders, as one wrong turn will result in a loss of multiple prompts and, in turn, a dramatic decrease in overall points.

4. If in Doubt, Calibrate

Gameplay (Invector: Rhythm Galaxy)

If you’re struggling to build a streak of perfect nodes, then there’s a good chance that your calibration settings are a little off the mark. Unfortunately, this is a rather common issue for rhythm games, in general, and so, if you can help it, aim to alter your calibration settings before starting out in a new session. You can do this by returning to the menu and hitting the settings menu option, and then selecting the visual and audio settings.

3. Use Free Play to Boost Your Skills

Split-screen co-op (Invector: Rhythm Galaxy)

Although the game will want you to experience the campaign first, it is worth pointing out that, when it comes to some of its more advanced levels, things can get a little complicated. In order to boost your overall skill level and confidence, you’ll want to utilize the Free Play option as often as possible, if only to knock the difficulty level down a notch and progress through the same beats at a much slower pace.

Aside from the Free Play mode, you’ve also got a four-player local multiplayer mode, which permits you to complete all of the same tracks, but with different rules and a new scoring system to work with. It isn’t recommended that you throw yourself into this mode right off the bat, but if you are looking to get a taste of the competitive side of things, then be sure to buddy up with a few more players and try your luck in one of the tougher quests, if only to give yourself a sense of what’s to come in later rounds in the campaign.

2. Forget the Story

Cutscene (Invector: Rhythm Galaxy)

It sounds a bit strange, but the fact is, the story isn’t all that important. Sure, there are several cutscenes and characters to unlock, but you won’t need to bother yourself with watching them, or even brushing up on the lore, for that matter. To cut a long story short, the campaign scenarios are mere filler for a much larger experience, and thus, unnecessary additions that don’t really serve any purpose other than to bridge a few gaps between tracks.

As there aren’t any hidden endings or secret items to unlock along the way, you won’t need to return to any previous missions, either. Bottom line is, if there is a cutscene, then feel free to gloss over it, as you won’t need to remember anything that’s been said. For the record, Hello There Games’ previous game, Avicii: Invector, was about a chocolate bar — so you can probably see the sort of depth that Rhythm Galaxy is going for.

1. Just Go With the Flow

World map (Invector: Rhythm Galaxy)

When all’s said and done, there’s a good chance that you’ll wind up with lower grades on your first run than in later attempts. However, if you’re able to break into the Grade C territory in any of the levels, then you should, in theory, have enough points to progress to the next stage, regardless of how far off you are from the highest possible grade. If this is the case, then don’t be afraid to dial the difficulty down and take another stab at it, if only to achieve a higher score, as this will give you a clearer understanding of how the mechanics work and how the beats progress.

It is worth mentioning that, while a Grade A can boost your chances of securing a higher spot on the leaderboard, it isn’t a mandatory requirement that you’ll need to strive for in order to progress deeper into the story mode and unlock additional tracks.


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