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- By tapping and tracing patterns that appear on screen with the stylus, players play along with the song's rhythm
- After each section, the player gets judged; The animated story changes depending on how well the player performs
- If the player makes it though the whole song, he or she will be judged on the whole thing and get one of three endings -- the worse players do, the worse the story might end up
- Every scene is accompanied by rump-shaking tunes, but players have to keep the Elite Beat Agents grooving
- Rhythm games have come and gone, but no one has ever seen anything like the Elite Beat Agents!
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The plot is the silly part. Secret agents watch for trouble - babysitters trying to calm down kids, little girls missing their daddies - and jump in to help out. The way they help is by dancing along to the music. This is like finding a "plot" for tetris. Just ignore it :)
The real fun is the actual gameplay. You have a song playing in the background - the 19 different tracks include songs like YMCA, Material Girl, You're the Inspiration, La La, Sk8ter Boi, Let's Dance and much more. There's a good mix to please most players. Now you tap along with the song on circles on the screen.
Let's say you're playing Material Girl. They might show 4 circles in a row for you to tap along with the song. A larger circle will show around each circle, closing in on it and matching it right when you're supposed to tap it. Sometimes you slide along a line. Sometimes you double tap. The taps make drum beats and cymbals, so it really does sound like you're playing along with the song. The "closing circles" are really easy to see and understand and draw your eyes along.
In between verses, the top screen shows you manga-like scenes of the "story" you are following. So in one story, a weathergirl is trying to get rainy clouds to go away so she can have a picnic with her son. The scenes show her getting help from people in blowing away the clouds. Depending on how well you do in your playing, you get different endings - so you really have incentive to do your best and to replay.
There are two levels of difficulty, and on each level you get a rating of how well you did.Read more ›
I originally got to play a demo of this at a local electronics store. It consisted of the first level which, obviously, was simple enough. Still, anyone familiar with games in this genre know "simple" lasts for about three songs. I promptly bought it first thing the day it was released.
The premise of the game, while seemingly cheesy to describe, is absolutely brilliant.
Ready? Here goes: You are a trio of elite special agents who go around and assist people by dancing.
Each story conflict is told through an anime comic style on the top screen, with the dancing happening on the touch screen. There are animations occurring on the top screen during gameplay, but you don't really have time to watch it seeing as you're too busy concentrating on getting your dance on.
To get through a given level, you'll need to tap, spin, or drag numbered circles to the rhythm of the song.
There are two difficulty levels to begin, being able to unlock an additional two.
With gaming classics like "Walkie Talkie Man," 80s flashbacks such as "Material Girl," and Pop tracks like "La La," Elite Beat Agents is filled with hours of gameplay.
As with most multiplayer DS games, I'm kinda disappointed you can't play the game over WiFi Connect.
Also, and this really shouldn't be filed under "con," but it would have been great if there were an option where you could play your unlocked songs while the DS was closed. Sort of a little added "Hey! You get a mix album!" would have rocked and I'd be forever grateful if Nintendo threw that in when they make a sequel (that's right, I've owned the game for less than a day and I'm clamoring for a sequel.)
The song choices are great and even though I had some misgivings about some (like Avril Lavigne's "Sk8er Boi") I was blown away about how RIGHT all of these song choices were. EBA just makes them fit.
The animation is quirky, fun, and laugh out loud entertaining. You cannot help but fall in love with EBA.
If you have not bought this game yet you should seriously consider placing an order for this gem right now. EBA is easily one of the DS's best games, period.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My son played this as a younger kid and really enjoyed it. We purchased again as he is older and he still finds it just as entertaining.Published 1 month ago by Shopper2013
It's one of the best NDS games of all time. I had so much fun playing this game. Even if you don't like rhythm games you have to try this one.Published 2 months ago by KB
I got this for three dollars, and I must say; I feel the developers have been robbed.
Elite Beat Agents is a rhythm game in which you control a U.S. Read more
A great game that offers hours of enjoyment and lots of laughs. a quirky obscure game for the Nintendo handheld, this game brings fun real time gameplay with the touch screen... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dylan
Had to purchase this twice, the first one got lost... love it and so does my husband.Published 10 months ago by Amanda Holley
Pretty damn good rhythm game, contains some good covers of popular songs, and the gameplay is unique and works with the touchscreen.Published 11 months ago by Nikola Gutierrez
It's a difficult game that really takes some effort. Not sure if it's just not for me, or if the game is just not great, but it's tough!Published 12 months ago by Xeokym