Product Type: Nintendo Nintendo DS games
Newest Review: ... on the screen, in time with the music (Hence the 'Elite Beats' title). The story is completely pointless and cartoony (in fact, it i... more
Tap tap tap to the beat
Elite Beat Agents (DS)
Member Name: Plushroom
Elite Beat Agents (DS)
Advantages: Helps with stylus dexterity, good music on the whole, rather sweet stories.
Disadvantages: Steep learning curve with regards to how fast you need to tap sometimes.
Don't buy this game for kids, I implore you - unless you have kids with fantastic rhythm or who won't get frustrated fast.
Essentially Elite Beat Agents is a rhythm game where you tap circles on the screen to the beat - however it isn't that simple. You need to do they in the right order, for the right amount of time and only when the circle gets small. See what I mean now about not buying this for a regular child?
Whilst you play through a story appears on the top screen, they're very well done but they do distract you from what you're doing. An especially big shame with the girl and the mother story where they are waiting for the father to come home and have been waiting years - win this level and things are okay for them, lose it and the mother decides to stop waiting for him and move homes. This is essentially how all the stories work, you as the agent are there to help them with a problem, and the way to help is for them to dance on the screen whilst you tap the beat. I don't claim to understand that but it is good fun.
There's a good variety of songs on this game and two settings, I have as yet only managed the first setting before being driven insane by the final showdown song. This game has songs for young and old, and even better they haven't been ruined for the game.
This is a good value for money game and is great at training you to use the stylus fast and effectively for other games. It can be tricky and has made me give up several times, but it's worth persevering.
Summary: Rhythmic fun that will frustrate and amuse all at once.
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