Thanks to a demo for Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy, I have
"Dancing Mad" "Decisive Battle" stuck in my head. The downloadable demo, now available on the Nintendo eShop in Japan, only includes the Final Fantasy VI boss battle melody.
A brief tutorial explains the three kinds of notes:
Red – tap the screen
Yellow: swipe in that direction
Green: hold down until the next green note
Notes move towards one of the four characters and hitting them makes that character slash their weapon at the air. If your tap is perfectly on beat you’ll score a critical attack. Miss a note and the lead character takes damage.
While the demo only had one song, there were three difficulty modes. The first is a cakewalk and in the middle you can summon Shiva who attacks with Diamond Dust if you get all of the notes in the feature zone right. She’s new, the Tokyo Game Show only had Ifrit. Ramuh is also in the demo and he shocks enemies with lightning. The enemies change from Ultros to a Bomb to a Cactuar, a Behemonth, and Deathgaze if you’re good enough. Level two upped the tempo and variety of notes adding in more holds. Level three took a couple of tries to beat with notes flying across the screen. Like other demos, the Theatrhythm demo is limited to 30 plays.
For more about Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy’s other modes like event and field check out our earlier hands-on impressions.