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Osu! is a Tatakae! Ouendan/Elite Beat Agents simulator which strives to maintain the feeling of the games and add a wide range of online features. See also: Stepmania for Dance Dance Revolution, Frets on Fire/Guitar Zero for Guitar Hero and UltraStar Deluxe for Singstar (Karaoke). Maybe they are not the original games but they allow PC users to enjoy a genre that until now had been tied to its console roots. [partly inspired by]
posted by Memo (13 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm a crazy fan of Osu! on DS. Haven't played this version but I love that it lets you construct your own um...song dance number thingies! your own level of the game!

Better than the shit that is Elite Beat Agents. Avril? Ugh...
posted by saxamo at 3:56 PM on April 12, 2008


Thanks for the Stepmania link, that looks like a lot of fun.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:54 PM on April 12, 2008


Osu and its sequel and Elite Beat Agents are three of the best DS games out there. Just awesome.
posted by graventy at 5:35 PM on April 12, 2008


Thank you for this! I love Frets on Fire and I've always wanted a freeware version of Ouendan. Downloading now; I hope it's as fun as it looks.
posted by flatluigi at 6:33 PM on April 12, 2008


It is! Yay!

I recommend this song to you mefites.

(and a tablet PC, but that's a different story.)
posted by flatluigi at 6:42 PM on April 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


saxamo: Better than the shit that is Elite Beat Agents. Avril? Ugh...

If you lived in Japan you'd have the same reaction to Ouendan's tracks, y'know.
posted by flatluigi at 6:44 PM on April 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


and then there is Shredz64...

It's a Guitar Hero clone that has the ability to import SIDs. Oh yeah, it's also for the Commordore 64, and can interface with a Guitar Hero guitar.
posted by ArgentCorvid at 7:16 PM on April 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


flatluigi wins.

Anyway, remember that these are games, and damn good ones at that. Elite Beat Agents' story is one of the most giggle-inducing narratives out there, but it's got really addictive gameplay on top of that. (And I should know, having achieved maximum rank at it. 80. Million. Points.)
posted by JHarris at 7:19 PM on April 12, 2008


(Oh, but from looking at the video in the first link... I'll pass on this. Freakishly deformed overcute anime schoolgirls can go to hell.)
posted by JHarris at 7:24 PM on April 12, 2008


(Oh, but from looking at the video in the first link... I'll pass on this. Freakishly deformed overcute anime schoolgirls can go to hell.)

The background depends of the song. There's a 'Never gonna to give you up' one with the infamous video as background.
posted by Memo at 8:26 PM on April 12, 2008


I wonder how they captured the video from that first link? Anyway, I just don't get rythm games. The few that I've worked with or played, I usually just end up failing miserably. Maybe I'm losing my rythm the older I get. Crap what if my rythm is connected to the hair on my head! CRAP!!!
posted by P.o.B. at 11:45 AM on April 13, 2008


I think I just found an awesome new use for my tablet pc. OSU!!
posted by jaymzjulian at 9:21 PM on April 13, 2008


I really don't get the attraction of these 'games'. especiallythings like guitar hero. whats the big deal?
posted by mary8nne at 4:22 AM on April 14, 2008


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