Music Catch 2 delivers everything you'd want from a sequel to Reflexive's surprise hit Music Catch, especially if what you want is more ways to collect thousands of shimmering doo-dads. Essentially this is the same game, with three more lovely piano tunes by composer Isaac Shepherd, and a few different choices for how the collectibles will bloom and fade away.
If you never played Music Catch (or even if you did), the game is simple. As the background music plays, a cavalcade of blue shapes and symbols will appear, loosely in time to the rhythm. Your goal is to collect as many of them as you can with the cursor. Special yellow shapes make your cursor grow (happy!), while red shapes make it shrink (sad!). The rare purple shape gives you temporary purple vacuuming power (super joy!). New to Music Catch 2 is the rainbow shape, which turns every on-screen shape to yellow, presumably because there is gold at the end of rainbows. Which I can vouch for, by the way; sometimes you have to dig.
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Some of the new movement patterns make the game dramatically easier than others, but Music Catch was never about challenge anyway. It's just an easy way to relax, scooping up armfuls of trinkets and grooving to the mellows.
After a few plays, you'll unlock the ability to play any song of your choice as the background music, although you can't use your own music library directly. Your options are restricted to publicly accessible MP3s with their own URL, which you must type into the appropriate dialog box. Thankfully, the game remembers songs you've recently used, so you don't have to re-paste them.