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Music Monstars review

AT A GLANCE
  • Cute cartoon monsters
  • Might amuse kids
  • Can record your own tracks
  • Appalling quality of tunes
  • Markers can blur into a confusing mess
  • Fake karaoke

Arriving too late to cash in on grannies buying ‘that music game’ for Christmas, Music MonStars is a rhythm-actioner where you play guitar, keyboards and drums. There’s a mildly spooky theme (with cartoony ghosts, vampires and what looks like a gimp), but what’s really frightening is the appalling quality of the tunes. Eighteen ‘tophits’ have been put through a Craptone™ synthesiser and then overlaid with Ouendan-ish markers, which are serviceable enough but can blur into a confusing mess on harder settings.

There’s an option to record your own multi-track compositions using the three instruments, but we found their artificial parping so painful it was hard to be tuneful. The box also boasts of a ‘Karaoke mode’ – which means you can read the lyrics on the top screen. Singing into the mic has no effect, apart from making you look a berk.

Mar 11, 2009

More Info

Nov 18 2008 - DS (UK)
Available Platforms: DS
Genre: Family
Developed by: Novarama

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