So you've got your headphones on full blast with your favourite playlist wrecking havoc on your ears, but just how knowledgeable are you when it comes to music in general? It's time to put everything you know to the test with MixMaster. The Windows Phone game makes use of Nokia's MixRadio API to bring together intuitive and addictive gameplay.
When loading up MixMaster, the game asks if you're wanting to play single player or against someone else (on another Windows Phone) via Bluetooth - you could simply take it in turns to see who gets the highest score through each round. Once you've established just how many rockers and modders will be playing, the next option determines difficulty, be it normal, hard or insane.
The objective of the game is to guess which track it is with the choice of two artworks available. You only get 30 seconds worth of sound to help you out. It may sound simple enough, but it can prove to be a challenge, especially if you're not 100 percent sure. There are a variety of mixes and genres available, and you have the choice of which you'd like to go for before the game begins.
What makes MixMaster unique is the integration with Nokia's MixRadio service. This means a strong database of music, numerous mixes and the like available, as well as options to purchase each track mid-game (just in case you find some new gems you like the sound of). That's not to mention the replayability offered through randomised mixes.
If you can't fire up the game and get started, it's possibly because you're using a Lumia 1020, which appears to be unable to load the game past the splash screen. Download MixMaster from the Windows Phone Store for free (only supports WVGA (480x800) and WXVGA resolutions (768x1280) - requires Windows Phone 8).
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.