The object of Rush Bros is to race through the level as fast as you can. There are over 40 levels in the game, some are short and others are lengthy. All of the levels in Rush Bros are very bright and colorful and they are littered with obstacles and powerups. Some of the power ups help gamers -- such as the double jump -- but others -- such as reverse controls -- are designed to hinder their opponent.
In some ways this game may remind players of the two player levels from Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Everything is so fast and it starts to blur together. Although the single player is fun, once you get through the level a first time you can race your ghost to try and beat your best time but it is most fun playing the two player mode.
The game is best played with a controller and even takes advantage of Steam “Big Picture” mode. The graphics are fantastic, neon red, green and blues all pop in full 1080p and look great even in high speed. The game never slows down and ran a perfect 60 fps. The music is the real highlight of the game. The entire soundtrack is by Infected Mushroom and it sounds great pumping and beating in the speakers. I recommend playing the game with a headset to get the full effect of the great soundtrack. As you are running through the levels the screen pulses with the sound of the upbeat electronic music. In some ways gamers may find this to be very distracting but it is all part of the game design. Not a fan of techno? Well, Rush Bros will let gamers import their own MP3s to the game.
For $9.99 on Steam this game is a deal, and if you have a friend, why not just buy the two pack for $14.99 and share a really great game? With so many levels and fun multiplayer its hard to say who wouldn’t enjoy this game. I give it a 4 out of 5.
Overall, the two of us really enjoyed playing against other people. The music was catchy and I found myself getting distracted by the colorful graphics. The game has a fair amount of replay value and at $10 it is a decent deal.
Be sure to check out The GoozerNation Podcast youtube page for videos of gameplay footage from when Erik and I played a few multiplayer sessions. You’ll probably laugh a little watching us struggle.