0D Beat Drop

0-D Beat Drop
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Developer(s)Cyclone Zero
Publisher(s)Aksys Games
Arc System Works
Designer(s)Hiroyuki Masuno
Platform(s)Xbox 360 (XBLA)
November 11, 2009[1]
Genre(s)Puzzle game
Rhythm game
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

0-D Beat Drop is a 2009 rhythm-puzzle video game developed by Cyclone Zero and JAMS SOFT and published by Aksys Games and Arc System Works. With elements of Puyo Puyo and Lumines, the game has players organizing colored shapes onto a playing field in order to match three pieces and clear them using the game's titular Beat Drop, which requires the player to listen to the techno soundtrack. It also sponsored a Japanese K-pop band Sweat Vacation and the difficulty for this game was added based on it.


0-D Beat Drop is designed as combat puzzle game for two or more players. As the players match up differently shaped pieces in various colors, a group of blocks is stored in the bank. When a chain is completed, a certain number of pieces fall down on the opponent's playing field. The pieces drop from the top of the screen, and they need to be placed so that the colors match. Matches formed from three consecutive colors can be vertical, horizontal, or go around angles.[2]

For a block to form a match, it has to be dropped within the beat of the techno track in the background. A meter on the side of the screen helps the players keep track of the current beat, and if the pieces are dropped while the meter is in the scoring zone, it will allow the blocks to be destroyed. Doing so for a successive chain of blocks increases the score multiplier, while also making the scoring zone on the meter smaller.

0-D Beat Drop consists of 6 game modes: Planet Quest, Co-Op, Survival Four, Time Attack, Task and Multiplayer. One of the features of the game is the Beat-O-Matic, which can analyze music from a USB drive or the 360 hard drive, determine its BPM, and sync the game with it.[3]


O-D Beat Drop has received generally positive reviews from critics and holds a rating of 80 on Metacritic based on 11 reviews.[4]


  1. ^ Ikemoto, Atsushi (November 4, 2009). "新感覚のリズム落ち物パズルゲーム『0D Beat Drop』がXbox LIVEアーケードに登場!". Inside Games. Archived from the original on 2009-11-10. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  2. ^ Woodhouse, Benjamin (April 25, 2010). "0-D Beat Drop (Xbox 360) review". Honest Gamers. Archived from the original on 2019-01-07. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Hatfield, Daemon (10 November 2009). "0-D Beat Drop Review". IGN. Archived from the original on 2017-02-03. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Zero D Beat Drop". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 2014-03-22. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  5. ^ Chapman, David (11 November 2009). "0D Beat Drop Review (Xbox 360)". TeamXbox. Archived from the original on 14 November 2009. Retrieved 29 April 2018.

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