Guitar Hero Review
- Publisher: Activision Publishing, Inc.
- Genre: Entertainment
- Released: 7 Jun, 2010
- Size: 126.8 MB
- Price: $2.99
- Console quality visuals and gameplay.
- Challenge modes and separate rankings for Guitar and Bass.
- Six rock tracks out of the box.
- Unlockable customization features.
- In-game music store.
- So addictive that you'll wish more songs were released already.
All the quality and expertise that you'd expect from Activision has gone in Guitar Hero for the iPhone and is easily the premier rhythm game for your mobile device.
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It seems that when it rains at Activision, you can expect triple-A titles to pour on to the App Store. The (in)famous Guitar Hero franchise has landed on the iPhone and has almost literally blown the opposition out of the water with years of rhythm game design being packed in to this dense little App.
Gamers will get a chance to play the guitar and bass in this title, giving you more bang for your buck as you attempt to master each instrument and unlock new instruments and outfits to equip your rock-star. The usual tap controls are available in four portrait-oriented lanes, but the addition of slide to strum and play controls along with the ability to 'whammy' sustained notes make the game truly immersive to play. There are four difficulties available for each song, though veteran rhythm gamers will find only a moderate challenge at the highest level.
Guitar Hero is a feast for the eyes, with the signature fret-board design dominating the screen, while UI elements clearly indicate bonuses, special power charges and the time remaining for each song. The faded fret will give you a great opportunity to see your customized rock-star thrashing about the screen while special effects explode with frightening frequency.
Six hit rock songs come packaged with the App, but an in-game store has already been populated with song packs to keep you busy. Sadly the 3D backgrounds are disabled in anything less than the 3GS or third gen iPod Touch, but the gameplay remains absolutely flawless. Without a doubt a must buy title.
DescriptionReady to take on the game that Knowyourmobile calls “the best game we’ve played on iPhone”? With Guitar Hero you’ll get the mobile gaming experience that has “literally blown the opposition out of the water” (AppSpy.com). The biggest music videogame franchise ever created is now available for the first time on your iPhone or iPod Touch! It’s your chance to experience the original, addictive guitar game that over 40 million people have jammed out to worldwide.
Here’s what the reviews are saying:
“Well worth the wait… this is the most fun I’ve had with a music game since the original Guitar Hero... It beats the pants off of anything else out there.” 4.5/5 Rating. – Gamezebo.com
“Guitar Hero is by far the best. The control system and ability to compete against friends over Facebook puts this game above the rest, and it’s an absolute steal at $2.99.” – Cult of Mac Blog
“Easily the premier rhythm game for your mobile device. [It] has almost literally blown the opposition out of the water…” – AppSpy.com
“Guitar Hero is a feast for the eyes.” 5/5 Rating – AppSpy.com
You’ll find a robust avatar customization mode that allows you to personalize your in-game rock star, built-in social network feeds that let you to share your scores on Facebook, and an innovative new play style that challenges you to tap, strum, whammy and slide your way to the top of the Rock Ranks. Guitar Hero for the iPhone and iPod Touch is the most authentic guitar and bass experience on the go!
Download Guitar Hero today and play six FREE songs from legendary artists to modern favorites:
• Queen – We Are The Champions
• Rise Against - Savior
• The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
• The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
• Weezer - Say It Ain’t So
• Vampire Weekend – Cousins
Rock out with these features anytime, anywhere:
•Strum, whammy, tap and slide to amazing gameplay customized for each song by real musicians
•Show off your personal style by customizing your own full 3D rock star, and use the Photo Booth to share images with friends on Facebook
•Complete challenges to increase your Rock Rank as you master both guitar and bass
•Share your scores on Facebook, see how you stack up on the leaderboards, and get updates through in-game news feeds
•Download more game tracks from the in-game store, and take on all –new song-specific challenges to boost your Rock Rank
•Play Guitar Hero on any and all iPhone and iPod Touch hardware! Play on an iPhone 3GS or third-generation iPod Touch to experience your avatar in a 3D concert setting, or use previous generation devices to show off your custom look in an awesome stylized photo shoot
Be sure to check out the in-game store to update your set list with new game tracks by these great artists:
Rolling Stones, Queen, Vampire Weekend, Minus the Bear, Silversun Pickups, The Faint, Band of Skulls, White Stripes, Obits, Darkest Hour, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Protest the Hero, Breaking Benjamin, A Day to Remember, & AFI
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