Red Bull BC One review

Geometry + breakdancing = wha?

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    "Stylised" graphics

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    "Hip" soundtrack

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    "Original" idea


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    "Awful" graphics

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    "Embarrassing" taunts

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    "Terrible" gameplay

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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

More info

GenreOther Games/Compilations
DescriptionIf 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 rating"Everyone"
UK censor rating"Rating Pending"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)