10 Steps to a Rhythm Heaven

3) Bongocero beginnings
Ease yourself into the rhythm game genre with a spot of Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, a halfway house between platforming and rhythm game. Propelled on his banana-snatching way by rabid bongo peripheral drumming, DK needs saving from pursuing environmental hazards by alternating beats.

4) Elite but sweet
With the tight choreographing of circular note targets to tunes, Elite Beat Agents is highly intuitive stuff (though immensely difficult to master). While you may feel safer with the watery Westernized pop version, we think there’s a lot more fun to be had with the God-knows-what-they’re-on-about musical stylings of Ouendan’s J-Pop tracks.