By this point, we’ve all played or at least seen instrumental arcade games on the iPhone and iPod touch. Tapulous’ Tap Tap Revenge dominated the category without any serious competition until EA’s hit Rock Band franchise came to the iPhone this October to give it a run for its money.
Today, relatively-unknown studio Arroyo released their take on the genre, Big Brain of Fire. We haven’t yet had a chance to put it through its paces, and the lack of downloadable content means that the game will have less replay value than competing titles (thought it makes up for this through the addition of free play mode), but we find it inspiring that a relative unknown would take on the likes of EA and Tapulous. The game’s cartoonish, almost absurd take on the genre should be a fun alternative if the mainstays have lost their luster. Gameplay video after the jump.