Don’t expect to sleepwalk through it, though. While its art and music exude the chillest of vibes, it’ll put your rhythm skills to the test, especially in the hard versions of its 20 levels.
If you’re most familiar with rhythm games like Guitar Hero or Beat Saber, you may be in for a surprise. Melatonin isn’t about matching button prompts onscreen, it’s about reading cues from both music and animations to find the beat.
Others have what you could call more traditional rhythm gameplay, challenging you to time button presses to the action. Instead of direct button prompts, Melatonin has more clever ways to get you moving to the beat.
Before you move on, you’re treated to a medley stage that combines all four dreams into a remix, with each level reemerging for just seconds at a time. Switching seamlessly between four different challenges has the feel of a WarioWare compilation, but with way better music.