BPM: Bullets Per Minute is a rhythm-action FPS roguelike where you must shoot, jump, dodge and reload to the beat of an epic rock soundtrack that’ll have you headbanging to the beat! Described as “Metal as Hell” by NME, the pulsating synths and crushing guitars escort you as you battle through your adventure.
Choose your champion to defeat the hordes and send them back to Helheim. Each Valkyrie starts off with a unique weapon and stats that can be expanded upon as you progress through the stages. Delve into randomly generated dungeons, collect a variety of weapons and abilities to aid your cause, but remember, every dodge, bullet, reload must be performed in sync with the music. A string of missed notes can lead to your demise, so keep your ears peeled to those beats!
An array of enemies with unique rhythmic behaviors randomly generates in each stage. Defeating them clears the room and allows you to progress to the next. Every floor has a boss, and much like each enemy, every boss moves and attacks in a unique way that you must learn to exploit if you want to succeed. Defeating 7 bosses leads you to take on your ancient foe, Nidhogg.
To aid you in battle, you’ll discover merchants on each floor where you can purchase health, armor, weapons and upgrades. You’ll even be added to their loyalty program, so rack up points and get those upgrades.
But that’s not all, as you journey through the different rooms, you’ll discover a variety of shrines. Make sure to check them out and part way with some coin… you might be blessed with an ability upgrade or item depending on the shrine.
New or pro to rhythm-based games?
BPM offers several difficulty modes making it largely accessible for newcomers and pros alike. From ‘practice mode’ where everything is slowed down allowing newcomers to get the hang of the shooting and reloading to the beat, or turn on the auto-rhythm located in the options menu – all the way to the most challenging mode: hellish. Are you brave enough to take on the challenge?
If that wasn’t enough, challenge rooms pop up during every stage where you can test your metal.
BPM: Bullets Per Minute is available today for Xbox One and playable on Xbox Series X|S running up to 4k 60fps. Get ready to conquer the lords of Helheim!
BPM: Bullets Per Minute