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Elite Beat Agents (Nintendo DS)

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Description

Elite Beat Agents is the spiritual sequel to Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! In this rhythm-based music game, the Elite Beat Agents are a special task force dedicated to helping people in need and righting wrongs through the power of song.

The game is played entirely through use of the stylus. Timing is required to line up the rings that close in on the circles to ensure the proper beat for the song. Beats can also be scored by dragging a glowing ball through a set line area until the end of a beat. Finally, players will be required to turn a spinner as quickly as possible during a music break.

The level stories are mostly comedic, where the Agents will help a girl and her jock boyfriend go steady, help a speeding taxi driver deliver a baby, and even help a weather reporter chase away rain clouds to go on a picnic with her son. Each level is accompanied by popular songs such as Madonna's "Material Girl", Chicago's "You're the Inspiration", or Jamiroquai's "Canned Heat", among others, for 19 music tracks total.

Multiplayer allows gamers to compete against each other via single-card or multi-card play.

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Alternate Titles

  • "도와줘! 리듬 히어로" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

Ouendan lite Elliott Wu (39) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars
God bless Ouendan NeoJ (428) 2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars
Among the elite krisko6 (252) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

The Press Says

IC-Games Jun 04, 2007 93 out of 100 93
DS-x2 2006 9.2 out of 10 92
Nintendo Insanity 2006 9.2 out of 10 92
Digital Entertainment News (den) Jan 14, 2007 9.1 out of 10 91
Gaming Target Dec 08, 2006 9 out of 10 90
TTGamer Feb 25, 2007 9 out of 10 90
GameLemon Feb 03, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87
V2.fi Aug 20, 2007 86 out of 100 86
Game Revolution Nov 15, 2006 B 75
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2006 6.75 out of 10 68

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Elite Beat Agents appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Music

During development, 1UP.com reported that one of the announced songs was Ricky Martín's Livin' la Vida Loca. In the end, it was either never part of it or dropped from the game.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2006 – #8 Handheld Game of the Year
    • 2006 – #3 Nintendo DS Game of the Year
    • 2006 – Nintendo DS Rhythm Game of the Year

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Guy Chapman (1745) added Elite Beat Agents (Nintendo DS) on Dec 13, 2006