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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 (254) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

The Press Says

Modojo Nov 08, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ZTGameDomain 2006 9.5 out of 10 95
GameZone Dec 12, 2006 9.4 out of 10 94
TTGamer Feb 25, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Cubed3 Jul 25, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Good Game May 22, 2007 9 out of 10 90
1UP Oct 31, 2006 9 out of 10 90
UOL Jogos Jan 17, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot Nov 06, 2006 8.9 out of 10 89
GameTrailers 2006 8.8 out of 10 88

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Trivia

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 (1746) added Elite Beat Agents (Nintendo DS) on Dec 13, 2006