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Amidst all the excitement about a certain Capcom 3DS title, a peculiar gem has snuck right up on us. That's right, it's a new game for the Wii, priced at a very attractive $29.99!
Fans of the DS title Rhythm Fever probably have a good idea of what to expect, and should also already be in the know of how fun this series is. To those who haven't experienced it, it's basically a madcap collection of songs, each presented in their own unique minigame. Created by the team that brought you the manic WarioWare series, each of these minigames are highly amusing and come packed with funny and/or cool surprises. You essentially use just two buttons, tapping or holding to the beat, in amusing, inventive ways. In addition, after every four songs or so, you'll encounter a remix stage where you gameplay styles shift rapidly between stages you've done as an original song plays.
The DS game was packed with quite a bit of content for a title like this, and the Wii version promises to be no different. It also supports a 2-player mode! So don't forget about this one, it's sure to be a fun time~
EDIT: Argh, I can never link videos right! Why can't it just be "video tag" (youtube URL) "/video tag"?
The controls are basic but they really do a lot with them to make you work hard. I remember the upbeats one in the last game, man that one took awhile to click with me. And getting medals in everything is tough, if this game is similar it will definitely have a lot to it if you want to master it.
I dunno. I kind of wished they had used some basic motion controls but I understand the arguments against them for this kind of game. Still, I think it will be pretty sweet. The videos I've seen look awesome.
Maybe GBA emulation is better these days or something? All I know is that Mother 3, which requires hitting the button to the beat during the music-based battles, is near-impossible to hit on-beat on an emulator. It's a pretty well-documented problem for the game while emulated.
I've played through on the GBA cart itself as well as the emulator, and it worked much better on the cart.
But the other thing is that I'm not a fan of emulators in general if they're for games that are readily available and buyable.
I wonder how extensively the multiplayer is? From the Iwata Asks it seemed like they focused more on the single player. This seems like a good one for Shirley and I to play together though, we're both all musically inclined and all. She said she never really liked Guitar Hero ("would rather play the real thing") but she might get into something more offbeat and weird and rhythm oriented.