Ocarina 2 Review – Turn your device into a serenading instrument.

On December 4, 2012

App Type: Uncategorized

Ocarina 2 Review – Turn your device into a serenading instrument.

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By: Smule

Version #: 1.0.3

Date Released: 2012-06-30

Developer: Smule

Price: Free

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From the creators who brought you the autotune I Am T-Pain app, I found this one to be one of my personal favorites. Ocarina 2 actually does allow you to play virtual tunes with your device, through blowing into the microphone to simulate the sounds made popular by The Legend of Zeldawhile tapping combinations of the four buttons on-screen. Be warned though, as easy as it may seem, this is a very exhaustive task.

In Ocarina 2, players are given a selection of songs they want to play in the main menu, following which they blow consistently into the microphones of their devices while tapping the highlighted buttons on screen. While I have never actually heard an ocarina played in real life, videos of the actual instrument sounds very alike to the tunes generated by the game and thus can attest to the likeliness of Ocarina 2.

The great thing about Ocarina 2 is that song selections are not limited to cheesy nursery rhymes or classical compositions. Modern hits are also available, and these include popular songs that have topped billboard charts. However, song packs are not free and are available as in-app purchases. Despite that, every song provides a pleasant gameplay experience in Ocarina 2.

While this game does require you to follow the charts given by the game, seasoned players can ignore it and churn out their own breathtaking tunes.

It is, however, a very physically daunting task to play Ocarina 2. For longer tracks, I found myself panting as I ran out of breath trying to keep up a consistently fast pace to play the song.

For a free app, I strongly recommend the download of Ocarina 2. When downloaded free, the game comes bundled with a few easy to play default songs which are enough to provide a fair bit of entertainment.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes

Learning Curve:Simple

Who Is It For:Music fans

What I Like:How realistic the app is

What I Don't Like:Surrounding background noise can mislead the app into thinking someone is blowing into it.

Final Statement:Serenade your friends on the go now.

Read the Developer's Notes:
Blow into your phone, play the notes, feel the magic as Ocarina 2 responds to your breath, touch and movement. Turn your phone into an ancient flute-like instrument with Ocarina 2, and play the songs you love. Ocarina 2 brings all the magic from the classic Ocarina - one of Apple's All-Time Top 20 Apps - and more!

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A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.

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