We touched lightly on Orgarhythm THD back in June, but it's finally hit the Play Store, at least for those of you rocking Nvidia Tegra-based phones and tablets. Formerly a PlayStation Vita exclusive, it's a strange mix of strategy and rhythm games that looks a lot like a more serious, groovy version of Nintendo's Pikmin. The music game comes from Acquire, the same Japanese developer that brought us the visually interesting but ultimately disappointing Sumioni. Screenshots really don't do Orgarhythm justice, so check the video below (PS Vita version).

Sumioni's high price was a hard pill to swallow, so Acquire has gone a different route with Orgarhythm. The base game is free, and includes the first three levels. But after that, you'll need to shell out just under $9 each for the next three stage packs, each of which contains three levels each. That's nearly $30 for the full game that's sold on the PlayStation Vita, and about $3 a level after the first three. There's no reason not to try out the base game, but I've got a feeling there won't be many takers after that.

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Again, we're not against paid games by any means here at Android Police - in fact we prefer them to the free-to-play, pay-to-win variety that seems so popular - but I think console developers need a bit more realistic pricing expectations when they make the switch to mobile. At least you can try Orgarhythm for free.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • defred34

    God this is awful. What are the Japenese thinking? All their games are freaking overpriced...look at Square Enix...pffft

    • Guest

      I'm not sure what the hell these companies are thinking. And too many people utilize IAP so companies are going to keep gouging customers. I doubt people that buy crap via IAP realize they could, over time, purchase a full retail game...

    • Matti

      I'm not certain, but I suspect it's partly to do with how their domestic market works. When I was living/working there, before the iPhone and Android (mostly Symbian based back then), I remember seeing a lot of teens and young adults playing Kairosoft-like games that supposedly ran around the equivalent of $10(US).

  • garychencool

    Apparently you can probably install this on any device (Read: buy it) since I could buy it as it said my phone was compatible. Clearly it's not.

    • Astrofrigo

      What phone do you have?

      • MrFer

        it says it's compatible with my Desire S either... :)

  • hyperbolic

    How the hell you play this game ?
    What's all these options the user choosing ?

  • http://twitter.com/Finguz Paul Finlay

    LOL!! No thanks! I really don't care how good it is, they have got no chance of getting me to pay that much for a casual game, let alone pay it three times /Facepalm!