Dec 10, 2007
We’re not supposed to be nodding our heads and tapping our feet whilst a cartridge of Hannah Montana: Music Jam is nestled in our DS. At the same time that we’re strumming guitars, playing slap bass, blasting out drum beats and wailing through blues solos; the vacant, dead-doll-eyes of Hannah Montana watch us from the game box’s cover, and her gleaming white-toothed open-mouthed smile appears to be emitting derisive laughter at our shame.
Never mind that creepy little girl. We’re perfecting our chord changes. Try to forget about the brain-liquefying minigame where you have to pose for pictures by tapping the same icons over and over for waaaaaaay too long.
Music Jam is a truly bizarre hybrid, a game with elements so disparate that there’s no way all of them could fully appeal to a single person. The story mode is terrible, but may appeal to young girls. The music creation mode is inspired and surprisingly complex, but may be a bit much for a kid to wrap their head around.