Dark Guardians by Studio Baikin is an endless runner with a difference. You don’t have to run, jump, double jump, or do other theatrics in a quest to get the highest possible score before you succumb to your eventual demise. Instead, you are tasked with knocking off the dark monsters you encounter by pushing the right buttons, at the right time.
The game features four types of attacks, each represented by a specific button that’s available on the screen. The movement is set to autorun, so all you need to do is hit the right attack button when the monster is upon it. The perfect hit gives you the perfect score.
Dark Guardians features some lovely mystical landscapes and beautiful music by Valentin Lafort. There are some basic upgrade elements that will enable you to perfect your hits, time your long distance hits and such and its all fairly simple stuff that doesn’t offer enormous amount of variations in gameplay.
Dark Guardians is available on Google Play for $1.99, if you care for a simplistic, rhythm based musical runner.