Gitaroo Man (PlayStation 2)

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In this strange music rhythm game, you play Gitaroo-Man as you go against various music themed villains. The game puts a new twist on music games as you not only have to time button presses but you have to move the analog stick around in a radar circle to follow a line that passes through the center point. You can play up to 4 players using the multitap and choose from a variety of characters, songs, and locales.


Gitaroo Man PlayStation 2 The training mode teaches you the game mechanics right before the true game starts.
Gitaroo Man PlayStation 2 You can watch any movies you've seen during gameplay in the Theater section.
Gitaroo Man PlayStation 2 You have to press the corresponding button as it reaches the center of the screen to evade enemy attacks.
Gitaroo Man PlayStation 2 Later stages make things harder by making the motions much more complicated.

Alternate Titles

  • "ギタルマン" -- Japanese spelling

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Game Over Online Mar 18, 2002 91 out of 100 91
HonestGamers Apr 21, 2013 9 out of 10 90
GameZone Mar 08, 2002 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Feb 13, 2002 4.5 out of 5 90
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2002 8.75 out of 10 88
GameSpot Feb 14, 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
IGN Feb 25, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85 Jul 12, 2002 82 out of 100 82 (UK) Jun 29, 2002 8 out of 10 80 Jan 20, 2002 15 out of 20 75


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1001 Video Games

Gitaroo Man appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


Even though the character's name is printed out as "U-1", and everyone calls him "You-One"... his real name is "Yuuichi". 1 is pronounced as "Ichi" in Japanese. "U-1" is a nickname given to people named Yuuichi in Japan, so this little detail is just a badly handled localization.

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vism (421) added Gitaroo Man (PlayStation 2) on Oct 16, 2002