Music from R43, Mastermind, dance to stop a reactor? Sure! Why not.
777 Blog: I finished Rhythm Thief and the Emperor's Treasure earlier this week, and while the whole game is kinda meh, it's a good attempt at what it set out to do. Make a Layton-style adventure game with rhythm minigames instead of puzzles. Maybe I'm just burnt by the cliffhanger ending. Who knows?
The song "Mastermind" is from near the end of the game. Storywise it's crazy as usual, Phantom R must dance to stop Paris from being destroyed because of his magic bracelet. At this point in the game you've seen enough bad disguises and weird dancing moments that it's nothing special. However, this time Marie is cheering you on with her magic violin. Stay with me here.
The song is great because it's a mix of the dance music from the earlier dance stages and the gorgeous violin music. The intro is my favorite piece of music in the whole game. It's starts off as a slow dramatic piece, then eventually builds and builds into something fantastic. There's even singing, and I hated the singing throughout the game, but here it's not bad. I mean, sure, it would be perfect without it, but it's still pretty good despite that. The dancing minigame with this song was pretty bleh too, but as before, the song is so good, it's worth tolerating.