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Red Bull BC One review

Geometry + breakdancing = wha?


  • "Stylised" graphics
  • "Hip" soundtrack
  • "Original" idea


  • "Awful" graphics
  • "Embarrassing" taunts
  • "Terrible" gameplay

Breakdancing and geometry may sound like unlikely bedfellows, and this game proves beyond all doubt that this is the case. A tie-in with the real-world breakdancing contest, BC One challenges you to concoct fly b-boy moves by drawing shapes between coloured blobs on the touch screen. The more shapes you draw, the better your moves; hit the wrong colour and you stumble. There are also interludes where you spin the stylus to, er, spin, and a bit where you have to join the dots around a person’s outline – very crime scene.

It’s hard to imagine the line-drawing idea appealing to some baggy-trousered freestyler, and on top of this, the graphics are terrible (we think they may be ‘stylised’, but they look lame), the hip soundtrack uninspiring and the pre-match taunting cringeworthy.

Sep 30, 2008

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GenreOther Games/Compilations

If you don't know, Red Bull BC One is an international breakdancing tournament where the world's finest B-Boys do battle. And this DS translation of the event puts a fast-fingered puzzle spin on proceedings as you use the stylus to perform body-bendery of the highest order.

US censor ratingEveryone
UK censor ratingRating Pending
Release date16 September 2008 (US), 10 October 2008 (UK)