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- Select from six characters, decking them out with stylish threads and hot guitars earned through success in the in-game venue circuit.
- Use the included innovative Guitar Hero DS guitar grip peripheral and the included pick-stylus to strum the touch-activated screen to rock out on the go.
- Prove your guitar shredding skills while navigating through a variety of single player modes featuring classic Guitar Hero style note highway gameplay.
- Multiplayer options allow you to play Face Off, Pro Face off, Co-op and Guitar Duel together with a friend by utilizing local wireless multi-card play.
- Blow into the DS microphone when the touch screen is set on fire in pyrotechnics, or sign an autograph when requested to by an excited fan.
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The game comes with a four-button attachment that lets you push the buttons, much as on the guitar controller for the larger consoles. The unit is made for the DS Lite, and tells you to unscrew parts if you have a regular DS. To test this, we tracked down a small screwdriver (a normal one won't fit) and unscrewed the screws. Then one of the screws wouldn't screw back in on the regular connector. After some fiddling I finally had to tape that screw down in place to get it to work. Not a great sign.
On to gameplay. It's a little awkward to hold your hand around the DS unit and get your fingers onto the buttons. One of the very first screens that appears is a warning about hand cramps - to only play for short periods of time! Hah, how many gamers do that? I see a LOT of cramped hands in the future for this game. If your hand isn't JUST the right size, it will be too long, too short, too fat, too thin for this setup. They could have included various foam inserts or something to help out.
On to gameplay. There are five venues with five songs apiece, and four difficulty levels. I whipped through easy in a few hours, no problems. I then popped into the free-play mode to test out songs on the harder levels. I only started running into any trouble once I hit expert. Now, I've been playing all the other games for quite some time, so I'm well versed with button pushing. I imagine newbies will find the easy levels challenging. Those of you who are Guitar Hero fans, though, know that you'll have to wade through a fair amount of non-challenging gameplay to get up to the more fun levels.
The songs?Read more ›
ALL THE SMALL THINGS
ARE YOU GONNA BE MY GIRL?
BLACK MAGIC WOMAN
DO WHAT YOU WANT
HIT ME W/ YOUR BEST SHOT
I DON'T WANNA STOP
I KNOW A LITTLE
KNOCK ME DOWN
YOUTH GONE WILD
WHAT I WANT
WERE NOT GONNA TAKE IT
STRAY CAT STRUT
PRIDE AND JOY
ROCK N ROLL ALL NITE
The adapter for the DS PHAT works great possibly better as it goes deeper into the gameboy slot than the LITE adapter piece, I have noticed when using the strap that it is possible to dislodge the handpiece if you have it on tightly. I have better luck just putting my hand over the strap and way less hand cramping with this method. The song list is what it is with some choice cuts and some that we have had before and some we could do without, you be the judge of which ones could go.
On Tour for the DS really shines in its battle/duel mode for every song, where you have 12 different tricks to pull on your opponent. One of which involves blowing out a fire through the mic, and another which has you signing a fans tshirt. The touch screen pick action is also a welcome addition as it really feels like picking at notes, more so than the traditional rhythm bar of GH guitars. Even the touch screen whammy bar controls great, as do the standard hammer ons and pull offs. The mic driven star power is very responsive even with the phats mic in an awkward place under the pick hand (just turn up the sensitivity). On Tour DS is a welcome addititon to the GH franchise one that adds more than a few new tunes and characters with its touch screen use and battle system. My only complaint is the rehashed songs but at least they are some of the better ones from III.
Of course, the most intriguing part of Guitar Hero On Tour is the newly-designed guitar grip, a clever peripheral that recreates the feel of the Guitar Hero fret buttons in a relatively compact package. The peripheral plugs into the GBA slot of your Nintendo DS and has a strap that allows you to strap in while playing. The fret buttons themselves are about half the size of your standard Guitar Hero controller, and Red Octane and Vicarious Visions have smartly chosen to shrink the number of buttons down from 5 to 4. Because of the relatively small size of the bottons, it can be tough to get your fingers to hit the buttons that you want them to sometimes. My fingers are in no way fat, yet I still find that I could hit two buttons with one finger easily. A lot of missed notes ensue if I don't stay on my game.
In addition to this complaint, I've also had a tough time getting used to the grip. My hands are slighly larger than normal and try as I might, I just can't find a "normal" way to hold the grip that doesn't result in a painful hand cramp.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Item was in perfect condition. Had no problems whatsoever. I was completely satisfied.Published 2 months ago by Sarah Szabo
great product for my kids DS - dad of the year for buying this, made traveling more fun in the back seat on long tripsPublished 4 months ago by Thomas
I paid for the whole thing but all it gave me was the cartridge!!!!!!!Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Had to buy twice because the first time it didn't come with the grip. Now the second time I've tried to play on my original DS but it doesn't work! Only works on DS Lite, beware!! Read morePublished 16 months ago by Anzio
Well done game, grand-kids enjoy. A little awkward for adult sized hands.Published 20 months ago by A.C.