Are marching bands the next big trend in rhythm gaming? We'd guess no, but Major Minor's Majestic March is still the real deal. It’s an entire rhythm game focused on a marching band – but instead of playing an instrument controller or tapping buttons in time with a beat, you simply wave the Wii Remote like a bandleader's baton.
Numbers. Man, there must be millions of ‘em. Seems like every other game on the shelf has a number in it. Boy, I bet you could count to a hundred using just videogame titles and related items. Let’s see if I’m right.
The other day the folks from Majesco came by and took us through a whirlwind of games in development, mostly aimed at the younger crowd or family-friendly party scene. We’ve got a lot to talk about so let’s get cracking.
Having produced Parappa the Rapper, the game that effectively defined the rhythm action genre on consoles, Japanese musician Masaya Matsuura and his company Nana-On-Sha have a well deserved reputation for innovative music titles. They also did the excellent Vib Ribbon and its equally unique, sadly Japan-only follow-ups Vib Ripple and Mojib Ribbon, so news of their first Wii game is guaranteed to make us prick up our ears. Major Minor’s
Rhythm fans take note, Major Minor is a rhythm game about leading a virtual marching band. And it's coming to Wii. You even get a baton that attracts band members to follow him. Don't let this put you off - PaRappa the Rapper was about a paper-thin rapping dog who tried to win the heart of a flower-like girl named Sunny Funny. Like Playboy, you don't play these games for intricate storylines or characters. The Wii Remote acts as a baton and is used to keep tempo, recruit new followers and