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Video games that react to your personal music collection are nothing new. In fact, these types of games have been around for years. Rush Bros. attempts to dish out its own music-based experience, mixing your custom tracks with 2D platforming gameplay. It's definitely a nice idea, and it's something that will likely appeal to music lovers who also have an affinity for 2D action games.... Read Review

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