Fun game, not to be missed for fans of rhythm/music games
This game is very catchy and you may find yourself playing for a while trying to perfect your score and rank for each level. I had fun seeing the quirky Japanese comic strips that really brought each character to life. I was impressed by *minor spoiler* the way that all the random people I had helped came together for the conclusion of the game, and the outrageous nature of the game made it one of the funnest to play. Overall, this game is fun, hilarious, and definitely worth the few bucks it costs to get it!
Fun for beginners
I got this game hoping to have another challenging rhythm game to my collection,while pretty being experience in rhythm games the beginner and medium modes are pretty disappointing but the game gets interesting and bit more difficult for the hard mode. I would recommend for beginner to novice rhythm players as it is a nice intro or taste to the entertainment of rhythm games but I would not recommend for those who are already good at rhythm games and are looking for a challenging experience.
Rhythm-based Gameplay Strikes a Tune with Players
This is one of those games for Nintendo DS that completely utilizes ll the best aspects of the system. Elite Beat Agents is a toe-tapping ensemble, with tunes abound that any player who enjoys music and games will appreciate this substantive mash up of the two. This game's high-point is definitely the originality of gameplay. It is almost entirely played on the touch screen, in which the player hits the points on screen at the appropriate time in beat with the song. While the concept is simple enough, this is equated into quite a difficult game that is challenging rather than unfair. That and the zany graphics with odd and funny storyline will make sure you enjoy the game all the way through. The short-fall of this game is it's replay value and acquisition of memorized gameplay. With a very limited number of tracks, you may find this game can grow quite stale. Also, the game tends to be less difficult as you begin to memorize how the beats appear and should be hit, which equates to requiring memorization instead of skill to beat the game. Overall, the game is fun for those who want something original but still enjoy the music genre, and I believe everyone should give the game a try at least.Read full review
A fresh, fun little game. Agents are... GOOOOOO!
Alright. EBA is pretty simple on the surface. You have different songs, ranging from different styles of pop and rock. For each one, numbered bubbles pop up on the screen, and you must tap those bubbles with the stylus in time. That's it-that's the game, tapping where the game tells you when you're supposed to. So... why is it so addictive? The entire game oozes with a sheer exuberance that makes even the simplest action feel larger than life. The Elite Beat Agents themselves are some sort of super-secret Men in Black organization who deploy whenever someone screams for help. The agents arrive and, through the power of dance and music, help whoever needed it to accomplish what they're doing, from finding treasure to making an award-winning film. The game doesn't take itself seriously at all. Every mission is preceded by an amusing comic-book style intro that details exactly what sort of mess the person has gotten themselves into. During the mission, your performance is "rated" by means of small cutscenes that depict the person succeeding or failing, often giving the player a good chuckle in addition to giving them a short break between segments of a song. Everything, from the stock scenes of the Commander giving the "Go" signal to the Agents to the "filler" animations that play on the top screen while the player's concentration is fixated on the bottom screen, is completely full of a unique, anime-influenced style that is strangely compelling. If you like rhythm games, like Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution, this might be for you-it has less of a physical aspect than either of those games, but the core rhythm-based gameplay remains intact, and Elite Beat Agents is cheaper than either of those examples by several times its value, as well! If you absolutely hate games like that, or if the merest hint of anything Japanese puts you off (Elite Beat Agents is based on a Japan-only game called Ouendan, and the heritage shows, especially in the heavy anime influence), then you probably shouldn't look here. But if a fun, quirky game that drips with its own strange hotblooded form of style is up your alley, then find a copy and start bidding, now, because EBA is a bargain.Read full review
Honestly, I'm not much of a fan of the recent slew of rhythm games like guitar hero and rock band that have saturated the gaming market lately, but I have to say that this game rises above and beyond the indistinguishable mass of such games. It's great and is very unique. The game takes place in a world full of troubles. You represent the Elite Beat Agents, a select group of dancing experts that come to the rescue in times of need. At the legendary cry of "Agents are...GO!" from their fearless leader Commander Kahn, the agents descend on the scene to save the day. Basically the gameplay involves hitting beats and pulling sliders with the stylus in time with the song. Although this may sound simple, let me also assure you that the game can be quite difficult, and beating some of the harder songs on high difficulty settings is quite a challenge. I found this a welcome relief from the easier games that most video game companies push out these days. During each level you are introduced to a person who has called for help from the agents, and as you get through "sections" of the song, you see humorous little manga-style (comic book-style) animations of how the situation is improving. Get through the whole song and the problem will be solved. Honestly, the best way to get a good feel for the gameplay is to watch a video of it on youtube. Honestly, my favorite part about this game was the hilariousness and ridiculousness that pervades it throughout. I mean, grown men with awesome hair dancing around in suits to save the day? Great. Lastly I have a list of all the songs included in the game in case you are interested: Walkie Talkie Man - Steriogram ABC - Jackson Five Sk8er Boi - Avril Lavigne I Was Born to Love You - Queen Rock This Town - Stray Cats Highway Star - Deep Purple Y.M.C.A. - Village People September - Earth, Wind and Fire Canned Heat - Jamiroquai Material Girl - Madonna La La - Ashlee Simpson You’re the Inspiration - Chicago Survivor - Destiny’s Child Without a Fight - Hoobastank Believe - Cher Let’s Dance - David Bowie Jumpin Jack Flash - Rolling Stones Makes No Difference - Sum 41 The Anthem - Good Charlotte I highly encourage you to purchase this game, and I'm sure that you won't regret it.Read full review