Magic brooms and murderous robot bears: the wackiest games of Tokyo Game Show 2013

Otoranger (iOS)

What Is It?

Rhythm games have been flooding mobile devices with the likes of the Tap Tap Revenge series and, er, Snoop Dogg’s Way of The Dogg. Now Capcom has decided to put its own spin on the genre by adding in Power Rangers-style superheroes and RPG elements for team- and stats-building.

Patterned after Puzzle & Dragon's hybrid mechanics, players have to combat wave upon wave of super villain henchmen and sentai-styled monsters each stage by hitting the cues on-screen perfectly to the beat of the background music. The more precise a player’s input is, the better the outcome and damage. Get a streak and it goes into Fever mode, where the heroes summon a giant robot akin to the Megazord, obliterating everything in its path. In addition to the music element, the game's simple-yet-striking art style is also easy on the eyes.

Chances of seeing it outside Japan?

Being a mobile game, unlike most titles on this list, this one has a better chance of making it out in English. And based upon the track record of successful oddities such as Party Wave and Puzzle & Dragons, it's a near-certainty.

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