Ontamarama - Nintendo DS

4.2 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
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About the Product

  • Fast-paced musical gameplay
  • Challenges the players reflex, timing and concentration
  • 12 stages to play including a tutorial
  • Story mode with three difficulty settings to tailor to the players skill level
  • Freeplay and Challenge modes offer excellent replayability

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Product Description

On a peaceful tropical island, Ontamarama roam free. These gentle sound spirits, when properly conducted, offer the people of the land a beautiful and enchanting symphony. Wishing to rob the inhabitants of this joy, and evil demon begins to control the natives into capturing the Ontama. Two aspiring Ontamaestros, Beat and Rest, discover the plot and decide to foil the evil demon's scheme by challenging the villagers under the demon's control in order to release the trapped Ontama!

Product Information

ASIN B000TP2UZE
Release date November 6, 2007
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #43,303 in videogames
#1,597 in Video Games > Nintendo DS > Games
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Product Dimensions 4.8 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
Media: Video Game
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This is an awesome rhythm game and well worth the money. On easy mode, the difficulty progresses at a reasonable rate. Normal mode is more challenging, ... and then there's hard mode. In free play (after completing the story and unlocking the levels), I have mastered most of the levels in easy mode, some of the levels in normal mode, and none to date in hard mode. I have been playing for several weeks and this game is definitely a permanent part of my DS game collection.

To play you use the touch screen as well as the controls. A song played with all "masters" and "greats" earns you the highest ranking of "S". You can visit the store and buy items to assist you. My first purchases were to add the maximum "breaths" to help eliminate ontama and focus on getting master notes. Currently I am saving points to unlock the bonus songs.

If you like rhythm games, this is a MUST for your collection.
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This is a must-have for people who enjoy rhythm action games (games that involve hitting targets to the beat of music). In this game you have critters that appear on the lower screen, corresponding to scrolling notes across the top. Your objective is to tap and circle the correctly colored critters, which will "activate" screening notes - then, within the same two seconds, you use the directional cross (simultaneously, sometimes, the button pad as well!) and hit either Up, Down, Left or Right at the exact moment that each note passes over a hit target (as with Guitar Hero, Elite Beat Agents, Amplitude, etc).

Basically you are constantly circling/tapping and moving up to hit notes, a constant back-and-forth between the stylus and DS buttons/cross. And let me tell you, coming from a rhythm action veteran - this little game gets hard!

CONS: As for the theme, everything is cute-Japanese style, not sexy in any way. The "story line" is walking around and finding the next person to battle and is painful at times to scroll through. The actual music is ARCADE POP/JAZZ (Dance Dance Revolution genre), so be warned that it was made for people who can stand that sort of bubbly, techno-infused sound.

Bottom line: the challenge of the gameplay outweighs all the other stuff.
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I am a huge rhythm game fan and own just about every rhythm based DS game out there (even the cheesy ones) and this one is by far the most challenging. As other reviewers have stated, you must use both your stylus and the up,down,side to side buttons (for right handed) or A, B, X, Y (for left handed). I'm STILL in easy mode and trying to perfect or at least better my score in those levels. Each song proves more difficult and at a fast pace, too. The songs are catchy without being annoying and the graphics are cute, though the story-line is a bit drawn out and really unnecessary. If your a rhythm game fan, this is a MUST HAVE.
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By A. on January 8, 2008
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Ontamarama is a cute and fun game where you tap ontama then press a direction on the control pad at the right time. This 2 step process is done to interesting music. The game has varying difficulty levels so I can't really complain that the harder ones are indeed a lot harder. It definitely will give you a challenge if you're into that sort of thing. Its not too long but the idea is replay value.
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I know rhythm games have a steep learning curve, but Ontamarama was too much for me to handle. The game requires you to simultaneously use the stylus and the A, B, X, and Y buttons (right, huge suprise there). Sounds easy enough, but by the 3rd or 4th round, things get pretty crazy. The meanuvers you have to exectue with the stylus get really complicated, and the tempo goes from like 120 bpm to 190 bpm in just a few songs.

Beyond that, there wasn't a whole lot to the game... the graphics are nothing special, the plot and dialogue are perfunctory.

If you love really challenging rhythm/music games, this is right up your alley.
Otherwise, I'd recommend something like Elite Beat Agents (funny and not as hard).
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