Chime Super Deluxe, as you might surmise from the title, is an enhanced version of XBLA/PC release Chime. Five new levels as well as multiplayer have been added in, in both competitive and cooperative varieties. Up to four local players can grab a controller and work together to clear the boards. Co-op mode is very smooth, with each player able to play off one another’s placements at any time. Crowding was not a big issue, nor was the whole group held back by inexperienced players. Online co-op would have been nice inclusion, though I suspect lag in such a timing-heavy game might have been an issue.
I was quite pleased by my time spent playing Chime Super Deluxe. It’s not the type of game you are likely to play for hours upon hours in one sitting, but is excellent for short sessions here and there. The overall effect of the music and the puzzles is very relaxing, and you might find yourself blissfully zoning out for a while. Chime Super Deluxe is a nice little game that fills its niche very well.
The Co-Op Experience: Co-Op Mode has players working together to fill a grid as quickly as possible with completed quads in order to reach the 100% coverage and keep on building that high score.
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