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  • Summary: Guitar Hero: On Tour continues to build on the franchise’s signature easy-to-play, yet difficult to master addictive gameplay, and now lets players take their experience on the road wherever they go. Players use the Guitar Hero pick-stylus on the touch screen to strum their favorite tunesGuitar Hero: On Tour continues to build on the franchise’s signature easy-to-play, yet difficult to master addictive gameplay, and now lets players take their experience on the road wherever they go. Players use the Guitar Hero pick-stylus on the touch screen to strum their favorite tunes and create their rock ‘n’ roll legacy in career mode. Fans can also join together to play co-op mode using a local wireless network, or battle each other in a Guitar Duel using new Battle Items unique to the DS platform. For example, players must blow into the microphone to extinguish a pyrotechnics effects gone wrong, or use the touch screen to autograph a crazed fan’s shirt in the middle of their set. Featuring five unlockable new venues, the game lets players personalize their experience by choosing the color of their axe of choice, selecting to play as one of six characters -- two of which are all new and exclusive to Guitar Hero: On Tour – and outfitting their guitarist in numerous styles. [Activision] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 70
  2. Negative: 5 out of 70
  1. What impressed me the most was the quality of the music. While not as pristine as you'll hear on a Dolby Digital console, the DS boasts some impressive quality, and if you pipe it through a home stereo (or a Thunderbox Amp) you can really punch up the bass and immerse yourself in the concert experience.
  2. Very solid and well put together, though an odd choice for a handheld. Recommended for big GH fans and casual gamers.
  3. Not perfect, but great entertainment on the go.
  4. If you're under 14, or some unfortunate pituitary disorder has rendered your hands miniscule, you can't really go wrong with Guitar Hero: On Tour. Just make sure that when you're touring, it's somewhere devoid of other people and their pitiless, judging eyes.
  5. Guitar Hero On Tour is a good conversion of the console facemelter, but will not become your main source for rocking out. Best saved for when your travelling/on holiday and just can’t go without a Guitar Hero fix.
  6. A brave but ultimately over-ambitious waste.
  7. 30
    For people with DSs, there are at least ten better rhythm games on the system, and for Guitar Hero fans, this is nothing but pointless.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. JamesM.
    Jul 13, 2008
    10
    Guitar hero on tour is awsome.
  2. RaphaelD.
    Jun 23, 2008
    10
    It's so good and cool that I recommend it to everybody.
  3. MichaelB.
    Jun 29, 2008
    10
    I'm glad I gave this game a try...it sounds excellent with headphones! The clicking disturbs my wife when she's trying to sleep, I'm glad I gave this game a try...it sounds excellent with headphones! The clicking disturbs my wife when she's trying to sleep, and my wrist hurts after about an hour, but it is so much fun to have Guitar Hero with you wherever you go! A MUST BUY!!! Expand
  4. JessicaN.
    Jun 23, 2008
    9
    I did like the game however, there were a few issues I had with it. It's nice to have a portable version of the game but the I did like the game however, there were a few issues I had with it. It's nice to have a portable version of the game but the handheldness (look, I made up a word!) of the game does take away from it. I can't rock it with a guitar and the star power yell is distracting during game play. Plus (this could just be user error, I'm still new at DS) sometimes the pick doesn't register on the screen. With that said, I'm sad that I can't find my power plug and will be tearing the apartment apart until I do. Good game overall with minor issues to be looked over. Expand
  5. DJShatterglass
    Jun 25, 2008
    9
    Of course the full-blown console version with the wireless guitar peripheral would be preferable, but for those who don't own a console, Of course the full-blown console version with the wireless guitar peripheral would be preferable, but for those who don't own a console, this game is a fantastic option. The fun factor is right up there with Elite Beat Agents, another exceptional DS rhythm game. That developer Vicarious Visions has managed to cram so much of the Guitar Hero experience onto the DS is amazing and icing on an already tasty cake. Expand
  6. AndrewC.
    Jul 7, 2008
    8
    This is an incredible attempt at a portable Guitar Hero. The Guitar Grip is not perfect but it works and once adjusted to it - it works very This is an incredible attempt at a portable Guitar Hero. The Guitar Grip is not perfect but it works and once adjusted to it - it works very well. I could not expect much more from a portable GH game. This is worth a buy! Expand
  7. KeithB.
    Jul 4, 2008
    3
    Just to frustrating to play , and painful to hold.

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