Smule is Like Guitar Hero for Smartphones
Forget Candy Crush, I have found America’s next cell phone game addiction! Does this even count as a video game? I don’t know, but I’m enjoying it; it’s like Guitar Hero for your fingers! The game I am rambling on about is called Smule. It comes for the piano, guitar, and karaoke. So far I can’t stop playing it, and I have to say it’s a little embarrassing. It’s a smartphone app that’s available for iOS and Android devices (though I have yet to find the guitar version for Android). The basics of the game are easier enough to understand. You have a guitar neck with all the strings and frets, then a series of dots and lines move across the screen. The point of the game is to touch the dot with your finger or slide it down the line once it reaches the line of play.
There are multiple songs you can perform and unlock that range in difficulty, and they all make you feel like a rockstar (as did Guitar Hero). Beware of the piano version though; those levels get so high that you eventually find yourself trying to use two fingers. They use recognizable songs that you can hear yourself playing. This means that if you don’t hit the correct notes then your song will sound terrible and you can’t even get through a phone game. So maybe it could be a video game, maybe it’s just a mind numbing app that makes noises on different levels. Either way, it’s completing its purpose of bringing me entertainment in order to keep my stressed out mind occupied.