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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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Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "Dowajwo! Rhythm Hero" -- Korean title
  • "도와줘! 리듬 히어로" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

Ouendan lite Elliott Wu (44) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars
God bless Ouendan NeoJ (455) 2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars
Among the elite krisko6 (819) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameZone Dec 12, 2006 9.4 out of 10 94
Nintendo Insanity 2006 9.2 out of 10 92
GameCola.net Mar, 2008 9.2 out of 10 92
The Video Game Critic Jan 26, 2007 A- 91
Pocket Gamer UK Dec 12, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Armchair Empire, The Dec 22, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo Life Feb 07, 2007 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
videogamer.com Aug 09, 2007 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Nov 08, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
V2.fi Aug 20, 2007 86 out of 100 86

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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

Related Web Sites

Guy Chapman (1997) added Elite Beat Agents (Nintendo DS) on Dec 13, 2006
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