|Beat Breaker or " Hanasaka Tenshi Ten Ten Kun" in
Japanese / Konami
|Features||GameBoy / GameBoy Color / Super GameBoy Compatible / Battery Save / 2-Player Link Up|
game best described as "follow that tune" because that's exactly what it is. In Beat Breaker, the object
of the game is to use the left, right, A and B buttons of the GameBoy to make up the tune that was played to you
before. How it's done is... when the falling "balls" hit the "beat line" in the middle of your
left screen, just tap the correct keys to make the tune.
On the extreme left of the screen is a "level bar" and in the middle, a "growth bar" denoted by a little plant that you will see growing as you complete each level. Complete the stage and you'll get to see your character grow up. Yup! You start as a baby and progress with each stage.
In between stages is also a short slightly animated comic scene of what your character is going through. Cute! :D
|Verdict||When I first bought this game, I didn't have a clue as to what it was. Then when it
was about to get here, I heard that it was a "Tetris-like BeatMania kinda' game". Not bad I thought to
myself since I am after all a big BeatMania fan having played it in the arcades and on all the available consoles
it's appeared in. When it got here however, Beat Breaker proved to a a totally different kinda game altogether.
It's not like Beat Mania in that it does not tell you what keys to tap to get the correct tune. You really have to rely on your instincts with this one. Therefore, you really have to remember which button plays which note. It's not quite so difficult once you get the hang of it. And the levels and stages of the game progress depending on how well you take to it so that's another plus.
Took just a little while for me to get into the swing of things and now, it's really quite addictive. Must admit, not as addictive as Beat Mania though.
This game is a Japanese import but again, aside from the menus which are easy to figure out, the rest needs to Japanese guru to be able to master.
In short, it's a great game if you like to memorize tunes.