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We Rock: Drum King review

Drumming amateurs be warned


  • Provides a hefty challenge
  • Two-player rocking is nice
  • Fills an untapped niche


  • Difficulty all over the place
  • Syncing feels out in places
  • Visuals are dull

Human beings aren%26rsquo;t centipedes, and they don%26rsquo;t have quite the same control over each of their individual limbs. Not when it comes to co-ordinating each with another in different combinations over and over again, anyway. But that%26rsquo;s no excuse for the toughness of Drum King%26rsquo;s intermediate and hard difficulty levels.

Drum notes come streaming down the screen, Guitar Hero style, demanding you press left on the D-pad and strike with the remote, then press right on the D-pad and strike with the Nunchuk%26hellip; all to the breakneck speed of a Bloc Party sound-a-like%26rsquo;s version of Banquet. Crazy. The Easy level, meanwhile, is a little too easy. On top of this, DK%26rsquo;s syncing feels out in places and the visuals are dull. You%26rsquo;re better off with Samba De Amigo.

Apr 27, 2009

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DescriptionCombined with dull visuals and uneven difficulty settings, you're better off playing Samba De Amigo.
US censor ratingTeen
UK censor rating12+
Release date26 May 2009 (US), 9 April 2009 (UK)