When I’m not hunched over my keyboard here at Gadgets Towers there is little I like more than to stand in front of the TV in my lounge with a small plastic guitar and pretend to be a rock star.
Yep, I have been bitten by the Guitar Hero bug! I have happily whiled away days, if not weeks over the course of the three titles. Clicking away at the strum bar, moving my fingers at blurringly quick speeds across the fret buttons, and whammying the whammy bar. So when I was passed product information about a pocket sized portable version I was instantly salivating at the thought of being able to put to good use those hours wasted each week commuting.
You get some sort of idea of scale of the item in the picture above, with the neck folding down to reduce it’s size even further (from 7 ¾” to 4” by 3”) for even greater portability. You can also see that although there is no strum bar, the game keeps the five fret buttons, and the idea is to hit the correct fret as the note reaches the bottom of the LCD screen. There is also a ‘Whammy Bar’ button which can be held down on the longer notes to amass more points.
There are five different volume levels. So although you can’t turn it all the way up to 11, you can still give those annoying teenagers on the back of the bus a run for their money.
The game consists of riffs from ten songs from Guitar Hero I and II. These songs being “Smoke on the Water”, “Rock this Town”, “Cherry Pie”, “Killer Queen”, “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin”, “Miserlou”, “Heart Shaped Box”, “Message in a Bottle”, “Jessica”, and “Surrender”. As you successfully complete the riffs the difficulty increases.
More info on this and a review once we receive it. I’m just hoping now that this lives up to my expectations!