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U-1 is an ordinary boy who dreams about becoming an excellent skateboarder to impress Pico, the girl of his dreams. Little does U-1 know that he is the last descendant of Gitaroo Man, an incredible superhero with the power to battle foes with his magical guitar. It's up to you, as U-1, to vanquish the villains and win the girl as Gitaroo Man!

Gitaroo Man Lives! is an enhanced remake of Gitaroo Man for the PS2. You take the role of U-1, and fight enemies by playing your guitar. There are multiple phases of battle in Gitaroo Man Lives! The first is the Charge phase - during this phase, you must tilt the Analog Stick in the direction that an on-screen line shows, as well as holding the Circle Button when prompted. The better you do here, the more power you will have to fight with for the Battle Phase. In this phase, you alternate between Attacking (similar to Charge Phase), and Guarding (press the appropriate buttons as they appear on-screen to block attacks.) Success in these two phases will lead you into the Final Phase, where you must finish off your enemy.

Gitaroo Man Lives! is also compatible with Ad Hoc Mode for multiplayer play. Up to two players can play, either choosing to fight against each other in VS Mode, or to play co-operatively in the PSP exclusive Duet Mode. In this mode, all-new songs have been created for two players to battle with.


Gitaroo Man Lives! PSP Pico from intro.
Gitaroo Man Lives! PSP Charge phase in battle against Flying-O
Gitaroo Man Lives! PSP Collection screen
Gitaroo Man Lives! PSP Flying-O battle loading screen

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Gitaroo Man Lives! Screenshot
Gitaroo Man Lives! Screenshot
Gitaroo Man Lives! Screenshot
Gitaroo Man Lives! Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Gitaroo Man Live!" -- Japanese Title
  • "ギタルマンライブ!" -- Japanese Spelling

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Critic Reviews

IGN UK Aug 21, 2006 8.8 out of 10 88
Deaf Gamers 2006 8.6 out of 10 86
Press Start Online Jul 16, 2006 17 out of 20 85
Worth Playing Nov 15, 2006 8.2 out of 10 82
GameCell UK 2006 8 out of 10 80
G4 TV: X-Play Nov 28, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Oct 27, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Game Revolution Nov 16, 2006 B 75
Defunct Games Nov 21, 2006 B 75 Oct 09, 2006 69 out of 100 69


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Ben K (23912) added Gitaroo Man Lives! (PSP) on Oct 08, 2006