PALGN writes: "In the last couple of years, twin-stick shooters have come back into vogue thanks to Independent and small team developers. We have seen the genre come back from relative obscurity with the release and subsequent success of Geometry Wars. Now, Cold Beam Games is trying their luck in the genre with their debut title, Beat Hazard. Beat Hazard is more than just your typical twin-stick shooter, combining the mechanics of the genre with the ability to procedurally generate levels based on your own song collection. While the novelty of playing to your favourite songs can be addictive, the shortcomings prevent what was a brilliant premise from becoming anything more than that."