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Magic Piano for Android: Review


There are plenty of music apps in the Google Play Store which lets users play all sorts of musical instruments. But this newly released app called Magic Piano takes it a step further. The app comes from Smule, renowned for apps like Songify and I Am T-Pain (iOS). Magic Piano is a very simple concept. Basically users get to play certain songs with the help of onscreen instructions, and it’s as easy as a tap. So what’s really special about the app?

Well for starters, it’s a very unique app. You might find your conventional music instrument in the Play Store, but not something like this. The interface to be honest is a little childish with a pink background and the home menu designed like clouds. But that apart, everything else is pretty smooth. The interface will certainly appeal more to women or kids, but Magic Piano in general can be used by people irrespective of age and gender. This app like every other Smule app comes with a few free songs to begin with. Users can collect coins and get newer songs, but if they don’t have enough coins, they can just as easily purchase something known as “Smoola”, which will cost a few bucks. The app is free, but Smule makes up for all that with plenty of in app purchases. But if you’re happy with what’s given, you can play any of the three songs that are available by default. Users can choose from three difficulty levels with a fourth option called auto to change difficulty according to the song.

I liked:

  • The smoothness and fluidity of the app.
  • Good collection of music, ranging from B.o.B to Eric Carmen, there’s practically a huge library of hit music.
  • The Game Mode.
  • Easy controls.

I didn’t like:

  • The fact that it’s too reliant on in app purchases.
  • The Design could have been a little different, something which could appeal to the masses.

The app is pretty decent and a good way to kill some time, but the lack of songs is a major minus as the user will be more or less obliged to purchase Smoolas to get newer songs. But if that’s something you can ignore, or if you’re not a constant user of the app, it shouldn’t cause much of a worry. The app is compatible with devices running on Android 2.2 and up and is available for free at the Google Play Store. If you like killing time, this is the app for you. However, if you’re looking for something serious, head over to the action/arcade section of Google Play and you should find your match there.

Device used: Samsung Nexus S

Rating: 3.5/5

Download link (Google Play Store)

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