Yes, this is an unashamed Elite Beat Agents clone. And yes, you’ll be tapping along to handily copyright-free classical tunes (Flight of the Bumblebee, Ride of the Valkyries and the like) rather than Elite Beat Agents’ young persons’ popular tunes. But it really isn’t too bad.
Guitar Hero-style note-hitting breaks up the Elite Beat-style circle-tapping, and a reasonable difficulty level should keep the kids trying to improve their ratings for a while. We say ‘the kids’, because few people over seven will enjoy the repeated blocky cartoon sequences on the top screen. And the ‘orchestra’ sounds like a wasp in a jam jar. Oh, and the unlockable remixes are awful. But it's not without its charms even if it’s hardly a virtuoso performance.
Jun 11, 2008