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This game is very old, very outdated, and has lots of problems. The sequel, on the other hand, is a tremendous improvement over this game, and the upcoming third game in the series (TREBL: Rhythm Arcade) is exponentially better, still.

I'll leave this game on Newgrounds until TREBL2/TREBL3 get featured in the Rhythm Games collection, but please be aware that the series has improved far beyond this game. ;D

You can play TREBL 2 right here on Newgrounds. Check it out at:

http://www.newgrounds.com /portal/view/521558


Little problem

The game played great, until the end of the song. When I tried to press the Okay button; it didn't do anything. I use a Macbook and Safari so that may have something to do with it. Any info would be appreciated.

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bigdumbgames responds:

Hmmm, that is unusual, and is probably related to the MochiMedia scoring system I'm using. I'll be sure to take a look and run some tests on a friend's Macbook to see if that's related, too.

I can..

..see this being sold to a decent gaming company for several million dollars. No, really. This would make an excellent PC game, no doubt. (Not so much with Flash though, but only because Flash doesn't necessarily run that smoothly on all computers.)

The graphics are beautiful, the music is great, and the controls.... Well, I can definitely tell you worked very hard on the note transposition as well as you can using only 8-10 keys. But it works! So no worries there.

I'm serious. I'd pay $10-$15 on a PC game like this. It's very addictive, I'm only just now realizing that I've been playing this for 3 hours, it's almost 9 in the morning and I need to get some sleep.

Add more songs! This is not a criticism. I've just played through all of them many many times.

Keep up the good work!!!

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bigdumbgames responds:

You're much too kind!

I actually kind of forgot all about this for a few months. Between graduating and finding work (this was my capstone project, after all), it kind of just got lost in the shuffle.

I recently came back and saw that it had been promoted to the Rhythm Games category here, and it has actually picked up a pretty big following on Taiwanese gaming site Xuite.net, too, believe it or not!

Either way, I've started working on the sequel in my spare time - there are plenty of groovy new songs on the way - and maybe, just maybe, a progression / character leveling system so you can show off how awesome you are.


Great game loved it did run into a problem on the NES song where it would not respond to the keys causeing me to lose alot of notes but other wise keep up the good work

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bigdumbgames responds:

Glad you enjoyed it!

One of the biggest things I'm looking to improve in the sequel is performance. There's a lot going on for Flash to handle, but I'm sure I can make some changes to get things running more smoothly!

Alirghty, here we go.

Stunning. Absolutely stunning. Graphics and music sync perfectly, with seamless perfection. Loved it...

Love it!

I know the game is a work in progress, I've been playing it for a couple days now and seen u make a lot of changes, but keep it up!

So far, I really like it - reminds me of tap tap revolution on steroids: it's almost as hard as playing piano for real, lol!

The easy modes are nice, should be good enough to play even if you don't play an instrument IRL.

I know there are still bugs though, like i kept losing my chain on the 'golden lights' song for no reason.

So far, I really like it! Keep adding more music, maybe something like some quiet just piano pieces, make it a real Piano Hero game!

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bigdumbgames responds:

Thank you!

Nice of you to show up and do pretty well on the hard modes even after I spent all that time making easy modes! ><

No, but seriously, glad you liked it! I took a look into that issue on "The Slow Dance of Golden Lights," and it turns out that I made a mistake while converting it to the new middle-difficulty mode, so there were hidden notes causing you to lose your chain. The issue will be fixed shortly!

And yep, I'm in the process of researching more music! I'm trying some new avenues this time, hopefully I'll be able to grab some more that you like!

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4.30 / 5.00

Apr 22, 2009
3:36 PM EDT