I have only just bought this for £9.99 and I had been looking for it at that price for a while.
At first look the graphics were well presented and I had fun watching the cartoon-style stories about each scenario. For those who have not heard of this game just before the start of each song there is a little cartoon story in which there is a problem and the only way of solving it is to beat the song.
How To Beat A Song
Basically the game play is as follows:
After each cartoon story has been played, the character screams ‘HELP’ and it is your job to play the tune by tapping the corresponding circles on the screen in the right order. Failure to tap them in the wrong order will make you lose the game.
There is a line at the top of the screen which has a slider on it which will move according to how well you are keeping up with the song. You will also gain 1000’s of points which I will tell you about later. If the slider gets into the ‘No’ position on the slider (the line is in two halves: ‘Yes’ and ‘No’) you dont clear that part of the song, however it is possible to win the song in total by keeping the slider in the ‘Yes’ part the rest of the song. If your slider gets to the minimum ‘No’ stage you will fail the whole song and the game will end. You will then have to redo the song from the start. You may skip the cartoon story after you have seen it once and go into the song.
The songs are as follows:
1. Walkie Talkie Man – Steriogram
2. ABC – Jackson Five
3. Sk8er Boi – Avril Lavigne
4. I Was Born to Love You – Queen
5. Rock This Town – Stray Cats
6. Highway Star – Deep Purple
7. Y.M.C.A. – Village People
8. September – Earth, Wind and Fire
9. Canned Heat – Jamiroquai
10. Material Girl – Madonna
11. La La – Ashlee Simpson
12. You’re the Inspiration – Chicago
13. Survivor – Destiny’s Child
14. Without a Fight – Hoobastank
15. Believe – Cher
16. Let’s Dance – David Bowie
17. Jumpin Jack Flash – Rolling Stones
18. Makes No Difference – Sum 41
19. The Anthem – Good Charlotte
Out of the different difficulty levels (two that you will have already, 2 you will have to unlock), the easiest one of them will help you to learn the song.
The songs that you beat can have their high scores saved so you can play the song in the multiplayer and challenge modes. You will have a rank when you beat a song depending on how well that you play it – some are easy and some are hard.
All round I think this is a classic game that will be in my DS for quite a bit of time, as I can’t wait to get unlocking more stuff.
I would really recommend this game to someone who likes music and likes to try new types of gaming techniques.
Rating: 9/10 (could have had some more up-to-date songs, but mostly pleasing to play!)