Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Flavor's Random Pick: Guitar Hero: On Tour (w/ peripheral)

I was going to post about Guitar Hero on the DS at some later date, but I noticed that it's currently on sale. I figured you'd rather hear about it now while it's cheap than later when the limited time offer might be off. Guitar Hero translates from the home consoles to the Nintendo DS handheld surprisingly well. If you're used to playing Guitar Hero on any system, this will be an easy transition for you. Plus, it's MUCH more portable than lugging around an XBox 360 and a guitar controller.

Of course, when something like this is ported to a handheld, some things get cut (like one of the controller buttons for example), but I don't think you'll be disappointed with the result. The game is still the same, fun, Guitar Hero that you've grown to love, and now you can play it on the go.

The Guitar Hero controller attachment plugs into Slot 2 (the GameBoy Advance cart) slot of your DS. Sorry, if you own a DSi, you don't have a slot for the Guitar Hero controller to plug into. Then, you put your hand into the strap on the controller which lets you hold the DS in one hand. That leaves your other hand free to strum the guitar using the included guitar pick stylus on touch screen.

For a limited time, Play-Asia has the Asian version of Guitar Hero: On Tour with the controller attachment on sale for only US$39.90. That's a steal! If you want even more songs, I'd suggest picking up Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades (without the controller attachment). The one controller will work for both games.

I think you'll be hard-pressed to find a negative review of either game. I mean, if you don't like Guitar Hero, that's one thing, but if you do, and you want a portable version, this is it! Here's an ad for it just so you can see what it looks like.

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