Review of Zorba

Zorba is a very simple yet surprisingly challenging rhythm game that takes you into a retro-inspired atmosphere. Your main objective in this game is to help your character get the highest score as possible and beat your computer-generated opponent named Zorba. For those who are not so aware, the game is merely inspired from the 1964 film entitled “Zorba The Greek“. The game in particular is based on the last scene where the character named Basil asked Zorba to teach him how to dance. The game impressively captures the exact same moment in the film but in a highly pixelated graphics and animation.

In this particular scene, Zorba teaches Basil how to dance the classic Sirtaki or more popularly known as Zorbas or Zorba’s Dance. As soon as the game begins, you’ll be prompted into the screen showcasing the two characters. The game begins by showing Zorba’s dance pattern. The arrows will automatically move downward on the left hand panel of the screen and your opponent will make a score of his own. After the sequence, your turn will begin and it will showcase the same pattern. Simply press the right keys at the right time to get a high score and combo.  The alternating sequence between the two will continue as long as you still have enough health points to spare. The skinny bars above will indicate your health points and if you lose them all, you will be forced to concede and the game will only come to a quick end.

Zorba’s Dance is notable for its dynamically changing tempo. It will start with very slow and it will gradually become faster which makes this game even more challenging and more exciting at the same time.  Zorba is basically one of the masterpieces made by Pippin Barr Games who is also the same creator behind other successful pixel games like Ludwig Von Beatdown, The Artist in Present and a whole lot more.  As far as the game’s level of difficulty is concerned, Zorba is nearly unbeatable and the opponent barely makes a single mistake at all which is actually a good thing because it will put your skills and patience to the test. Can you manage?