Of course, Electroplankton has been one of the poster children for the new brand of gameplay the DS is supposed to offer ever since the game was unveiled at the Game Developers Conference early last year. Its bizarre yet charmingly upbeat art direction and ever-smiling "plankton" were mysteriously alluring, and the concept of creating music by interacting with these cheerful photosynthetic organisms made it all the more appealing. Finally, this long-anticipated title has arrived in the U.S., faithful to its Japanese origins. But is it truly as unique and enjoyable as first thought? The answer is a resounding "yes!" Electroplankton can only loosely be called a game, since it has no real objectives, story, or characters. Rather, it's a musical experience controlled, in large part, by the player.