I’ve declared my love for Avicii Invector a couple of times in the past.
I reviewed the Xbox One version for VGC late last year, and stated: “For the sake of transparency, this reviewer had very little interest in the man’s music before playing this game, and now has his entire discography added to a Spotify playlist. If this is the impact the game can have on someone indifferent to Avicii’s body of work, we can only imagine how it will affect fans.”
The following month, I declared it one of my top 10 favourite games of 2019, explaining that it “feels like the result of some sort of unholy orgy between DJ Hero, Frequency, Aaero and Rez”.
Then, just last month, I got my hands on a preview version of the upcoming Switch version, Avicii Invector: Encore Edition, which contains 10 bonus tracks bringing the total number of songs to 35.
The Encore Edition will be launching on 8 September, and yer man Scullion is giving away a copy to one lucky UK reader. Not a digital code this time, mind you, but an actual physical copy with the cartridge and everything, straight through your ruddy letterbox.
I’m not just going to hand it over to any old dick, though. You have to prove you’re good enough at rhythm games to get the most out of it, so this competition is going to require some skill. Not a hell of a lot, mind you, so don’t worry.
Here’s what I want you to do.
STEP 1: Get yourself onto the Switch eShop and download the free demo of Avicii Invector that’s currently on there (once again, this competition is for UK residents only).
STEP 2: Once you’ve downloaded the demo and learned the basics in the tutorial, I want you to play through the track called Pure Grinding – which is how yer da refers to his sexual technique – and get the highest score you can on any difficulty.
Before you start getting all sweaty and nervous, this isn’t a “highest score wins” situation. All I’m looking for is proof that you’re at least half decent at the genre. What you need to do, then, is beat my score of 8,130 as shown in this screenshot:
Now, as you’ll see by that screenshot, that isn’t a perfect score. I scored it on Medium difficulty and deliberately made some mistakes to give you a chance. There are therefore a couple of ways you can beat it, most notably:
• playing on Medium difficulty and getting a near-flawless run, or
• playing on Hard difficulty and doing reasonably well (there are a lot more notes, so you can theoretically score much higher even if you hit a much lower percentage of notes)
STEP 3: Once you’ve beaten my score, use your Switch’s capture button to take a screenshot of the results screen – the same one you see above – and share it on Twitter, adding the hashtag #TOHAVICII (so I can keep track of them all).
STEP 4: That’s it! Every player who beats 8,130 and tweets their score by 10pm on Monday 31 August will be added to a random draw and one of you will win a physical copy of the Switch version of Avicii Invector: Encore Edition. So you see, you don’t need to get the highest score, you just need to beat mine to have the same chance as everyone else.
Just a final one or two points to bear in mind before you enter:
• once again, this is ONLY open to UK residents
• multiple entries don’t count: feel free to post more if you want to turn it into a high-score contest with other Tired Old Hack readers, but you’ll only get one entry in the competition the first time you beat 8,130 points
• you must use the #TOHAVICII hashtag or I won’t be able to track your entry
• you must follow me on Twitter so I can DM you if you win
• you have to be ready to give me your name and address, and you must be okay with me passing that on to the PR company so they can send you the prize (I won’t be handling this one personally, you’ll be getting it directly from the publisher)
So that’s it: download the demo, beat 8,130 on Pure Grinding on any difficulty, take a screenshot of the results and share it on Twitter with the hashtag #TOHAVICII.