osu! is a free online skill game in which you need to match circles, slide balls along a track, and spin a circle as fast as you can. This is not as simple as it may seem. First, the circles, balls, and spinners appear randomly on the screen, and their speed depends on pre-selected music tunes. You can choose the tune you want to use in your game. Each tune has different difficulty levels that can go from Easy (lowest) to Insane (highest). Don't let the word "easy" fool you. The game is rather challenging even in its easier levels. To get you started, the application includes a tutorial that walks you through the gameplay.
Once you feel ready, you can choose among several songs, most of which are techno music or pop songs by emerging artists. This makes the game very pleasant to play while listening to good music. Also, the graphics are very good. The aesthetics of the entire game are totally Japanese, Manga-style, which will appeal otakus and those interested in Japanese pop culture.
The game is also highly customizable. You can choose among several skins, create your own beat maps, select the songs to play with, and so on. The game is also multi-language, so you don't have to worry if you don't speak English. You can simply go to Settings and choose your language among those available. Also, you can play solo (which is highly recommended to get familiarized with the game) or compete online against other players.
In sum, it is a fun, entertaining and challenging game. If you like electro and pop music, skill games, and Manga-style graphics, this game is definitely for you.
- It is highly customizable
- Its graphics are very pleasant
- In has different levels of difficulty
- You can play against players from around the world
- It is not very easy to play
- You need to have good motor abilities to have a chance to win