Looking for the best piano games on Android? Based on what users have had to say, here are 10 worth checking out.
You’re on your Android phone, and you’re suddenly in the mood to play a piano game. So, which ones should you try out? We’ve listed ten.
1. Piano Tiles 2
Developer: Cheetah Games Current Rating: 4.7
Following up on the success of the first game, Don’t Tap the White Tile, Piano Tiles 2 takes things much easier this time. In Guitar Hero fashion, you’ll start off by tapping on the correct piano keys as they come in from the top of the screen. You’ll first play through ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,’ but soon enough, take on other songs. Depending on your success, you’ll also level-up, unlocking new tunes to play through. Just make sure to keep your finger tapping on the right notes.
It’s always difficult to follow-up to the success of the first game, but Piano Tiles 2 does a great job of presenting a solid piano game that’ll test your reflexes and keep you listening to great tunes at the same time.
Yet, not all songs are unlocked from the very beginning, plus, there’s a very limiting energy system in place preventing you from long mobile gaming sessions, unless you pay-up or watch a ton of ads.
DMN Rating: 8.2
You can download Piano Tiles 2 from the Google Play Store here.
2. Magic White Piano: Music Tiles
Developer: Piano Music House Current Rating: 4.5
In Magic White Piano: Music Tiles, right after choosing your music level, you’re thrown straight into a series of endless piano tiles that come at you very fast. Yet, unlike other piano games, you’ll not only have to tap, but in certain keys, you’ll have to tap and hold, releasing once you get to the end of the key. You can earn up to three stars and earn coins the longer you last in each level, but make sure you tap and hold just right, because if you miss a note, it’s time to start from the very beginning.
You won’t find a difficult time figuring out how to play Magic White Piano, as the controls are pretty intuitive. Plus, this game will test your reflexes and features a punishing difficulty level.
Yet, after losing, prepare to watch an ad or play through a demo, which seems to be the real punishment for your loss. Also, the graphics here are quite plain in comparison to most piano games, to be honest. You won’t find anything truly distinct nor unique in this game.
You can download Magic White Piano: Music Tiles from the Google Play Store here.
3. Don’t Tap The White Tile
Developer: Cheetah Games Current Rating: 4.4
Before the monster hit, Piano Tiles 2, Don’t Tap the White Tile was frustrating gamers looking for piano games, but in a good way. From the main menu, you’ll have access to several game modes, including Classic, Arcade, Slide, Rush, Zen, and Arcade+ among others. Simply tap on the game you want to play, and get started tapping on the black piano key. Piano Tiles 2 will track how fast you can tap without failing, but don’t tap outside the piano key or on a black key with a bomb, or it’s game over for you.
Don’t Tap the White Tiles features a high-quality soundtrack with several recognizable chimes and tunes. Plus, this game will throw everything it has at you, testing your mobile reflex skills, and with several game modes, you won’t put this game down soon, making for a perfect time killer.
Don’t expect any tutorial on how to play here, so you’ll have to figure out how to do it on your own. Plus, after restarting a game, prepare to find a lot of fullscreen ads and demos you can’t easily exit of.
DMN Rating: 7.8
You can download Don’t Tap The White Tile from the Google Play Store here.
4. White Tiles 4: Classic Piano
Developer: Brighthouse Current Rating: 4.4
Looking for a slower way to play a piano-tile based game? Or are you just looking for multiple ways to game? White Tiles 4: Classic Piano apparently brings over 138 different ways to play piano games. To get started, simply press on the large Start screen. Then, you’re taken to the game mode you’re looking for. In Classic mode, you’ll tap on the right piano, but instead of the game throwing the keys out rapidly, they go slowly. You’ll also find game modes based on racing games, Frogger, and even Flappy Bird.
If Classic doesn’t convince you, there are a ton of game modes for you to check out that aren’t terribly difficult to figure out, so you’ll find something to your liking.
Unfortunately, developer Brighthouse exaggerated in throwing a ton of ads at you. Did you lose and wanted to retry? An ad. Trying out a new game mode? An ad. Also, animations are plain, the UI is weak, and overall, this game isn’t very fun to play.
DMN Rating: 6.4
You can download White Tiles 4: Classic Piano from the Google Play Store here.
5. Happy Piano – Rhythm Tap Tiles
Developer: Piano Music Games (Piano & Rhythm) Current Rating: 4.5
Are you in a happy mood? Developer Piano Music Games hopes so. From the get-go, Happy Piano – Rhythm Tap Tiles will have all of the tracks unlocked, granted you have the money of course. This game follows the same core gameplay as the other piano games on the list: tap on the right piano tile to continue. Unlike most piano games that rely on endless piano tiles, you’ll choose the level to go through. Prepare your fingers, though, as you will have to tap piano keys, and sometimes hold down your finger on the screen. You also get daily rewards here.
Happy Keys isn’t terribly hard to figure out, with a great soundtrack, joyful melodies, and challenging gameplay that will keep you coming back for more. Plus, you can play this game on older Android devices down to 2.3.
You will have to bear with the combination of a lives system, token, and diamonds system, meaning that if you fail, you may have to pay up to continue playing.
DMN Rating: 8.1
You can download Happy Piano: Rhythm Tap Tiles from the Google Play Store here.
6. Piano Music Tiles 2: Romance
Developer: Piano Music House Current Rating: 4.7
Do you believe in love? In Piano Music Tiles 2: Romance, you’ll play classical romantic themes. Just select the level, listen to the song beforehand, and get running. You’ll have to tap the black piano keys at the right time, tap and hold others, and see how far you can get. When you earn enough coins, you can unlock more levels, including Mary Had A Little Lamb, Bella Riva, and more.
Piano Music Tiles 2 follows the same formula set-up by other games, meaning if you’ve played any other piano game, you’ll instantly pick this game right up. Plus, the game has a good soundtrack and several classic songs.
Honestly, Piano Music Tiles 2 could run much more smoothly. Plus, this game still needs some work in regards to stability issues, and you’ll have to deal with having to pay up to unlock levels, as the coin system feels like a grind. Finally, Piano Music Tiles 2 doesn’t truly bring anything new, nor is it unique, nor is the game inventive.
DMN Rating: 6.8
You can download Piano Music Tiles 2: Romance from the Google Play Store here.
7. Piano Star
Developer: Piano Star Current Rating: 4.5
Aim high, aim right, aim at that shooting star. In Piano Star, you’ll follow the same gameplay mechanics of other piano games. Choose your level, tap the right tile, don’t hit the wrong one, tap and hold, and keep going. For those new to the genre, the game takes it easy on you, including a slower speed, a completion marker at the top, daily bonuses for playing, and coins for you to unlock newer levels. Get tapping, and get that wonderful star.
Piano Star doesn’t truly change the piano games formula, meaning it’s accessible, easy to pick-up and play, and challenging, along with a good soundtrack and a decent amount of levels.
Yet, there’s nothing truly new here, as Piano Star appears to be a shameless clone of Happy Piano, right down to the same UI as well as the coins and lives system, right down to the same levels.
DMN Rating: 5.5
You can download Piano Star from the Google Play Store here.
8. Piano Challenges 2 Magic Tiles
Developer: Amanotes JSC. Current Rating: 4.2
Instead of just tapping the black piano tiles, developer Amanotes wants you to feel the rhythm. Starting off with the popular Zanarkand theme from Final Fantasy X might be a good way to start. Piano Challenges 2 Music Tiles brings trending songs as well as classic ones. You’ll tap at the right time, tap and hold at certain moments to produce the well-known tones from each track. If you lose, you can use the diamonds you’ve unlocked to continue. Keep tapping, unlock more levels, and feel the rhythm of each piano tune.
While Piano Challenges 2 doesn’t bring anything new to the genre, what you will feel is the immediate challenge, as it starts off slow, then quickly intensifies the challenge, along with over 200 songs included that you’ll unlock as you progress through the game.
There are some questionable permissions, including access to your GPS, the ability to make phone calls, and it needs permission to use your media library, which is never truly explained. This game also takes a while to load, plus you’ll also need to download song data before playing, and finally, the difficulty level feels too exaggerated. There are also massive UI screen glitch problems.
DMN Rating: 6.0
You can download Piano Challenges 2 Magic Tiles from the Google Play Store here.
9. Magic Black Piano: Music Tiles
Developer: SGEND Current Rating: 4.7
In Magic Black Piano, you’ll choose the song you want to play through. Then, just as in other piano games in the genre, you’ll tap on the black piano tile at just the right moment as well as tap and hold it down. For each successful tap, you’ll earn coins. You’ll play through tracks like The Show, Soledad, Betrayal, and spend the coins you earn on songs like My Heart Will Go On, Auld Lang Syne, and Yesterday Once More, among others. Play as you want, earn your coins, and unlock the levels you can.
Magic Black Piano brings a clean user interface meant to help you select your levels faster. Plus, you’ll find a definite challenge here as the levels quickly pick up.
You’ll have to bear with two problems. First, there are far too many fullscreen ads. Second, there’s nothing truly unique nor inventive here to keep you coming back for more. Despite having a clean UI, it feels too plain.
DMN Rating: 7.0
You can download Magic Black Piano: Music Tiles from the Google Play Store here.
10. Piano Dance Beat
Developer: Doodle Mobile Ltd. Current Rating: 4.3
Out of all of the piano games on this list, Piano Dance Beat is the one that most feels like Guitar Hero, and later, Rock Band. In each level, you’re given four keys lanes at the bottom. Piano keys will come in from the top, and you’ll have to tap fast. Unlike most piano games, though, this game won’t end the level if you get it wrong. Instead, the game tracks how many hits and misses you get and calculates your score at the end. Make sure your fast, because the keys come at you fast.
While sporting familiar and accessible controls, along with an excellent soundtrack, Piano Dance Beat both looks and feels quite good while you play. It also comes with a solid neon UI with responsive controls, meaning the keys will light up, making for an enjoyable piano game.
You will have to deal with ads, and the reflex challenge may be too much for piano games beginners.
DMN Rating: 8.4
You can download Piano Dance Beat from the Google Play Store here.