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  • Summary: The game takes the player to the international Red Bull BC One breakdance tournament that challenges B-boys and B-girls alike. Players control their break dancer by solving puzzles under strict time limits. Puzzles consist of drawing geometrical shapes, which get more complex as the game progresses. A steady hand and speed are required to set a high score that is worth bragging about. The game features fresh and stylish graphics with urban music as well as tense puzzle rounds alternating with a variety of minigames. [Playlogic] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
  1. A great little puzzle game. [Oct 2008, p.97]
  2. 69
    The most shocking thing though is that even though the game fits all the criteria of a quick job, it doesn't feel like it when you play, and that is the most important part. The premise is simple and enjoyable, the soundtrack is fantastic and the amount of content is respectable.
  3. The license might not match up, and if the developer had created it without "Red Bull BC One" being attached, I believe that more people would have been willing to check it out, but as it stands now, it's definitely enjoyable.
  4. Red Bull BC One has very little to offer to anyone.
  5. The game is nothing more than a poorly veiled series of connect-the-dot challenges.
  6. This is really different, this is kind of strange, this isn't all that much fun - no matter how you spruce it up, connect the dots is still connect the dots.
  7. Instead of a timing-based rhythm game, which has worked well in the past for DS music games like Elite Beat Agents, Red Bull BC One went down the most shallow route possible. The result is an utter time-waster, with decent music that wont make you forget that you're playing a less-amusing version of kindergarten busywork.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. JonMaltby
    Nov 18, 2008
    A simple, fun and addictive game

    I would recommend this for all the family to enjoy, easy to start and continue to play without being
    bored, simple graphics so kids will be interested, easy game play so its not to complicated.

    And plenty to do and it comes at you thick and fast with more dots, colours and mini games! Great Game.
  2. AmyFree
    Nov 4, 2008
    It's good, simple fun.

    Yes, the graphics are simple, the B-boys comments are a bit naff, and there's only one realistic skin
    colour to choose from in the player wardrobe, but as you will notice from the cover of the game, it's aimed at players who are 3-years-old and over, so it's not about being the most technically amazing, it's about having some simple fun.

    And in that respect, Red Bull BC 1 ticks all the boxes.
  3. RossTovell
    Nov 16, 2008
    The Red Bull BC One game is a breakdancing game, aimed at younger audiences. When I first played this, I didnt think much of the graphics, as they are pretty simple looking. However having said this after a few minutes playing this, I became hooked and determined to finish the battles!

    The gameplay itself is pretty simple, yet challenging at times. In effect your just using the Nintendo stylus to join the same coloured dots together without touching any of the others. however with a clock ticking it obviously requires quick actions and quick thinking! There are also numerous mini games you'll encounter in battle, which vary the gameplay a bit.

    The only things that let the game down a little bit is the create a character mode, which lets you create yellow, or red, or other wacky coloured characters. You also get to unlock more clothes for your character as the game progresses.

    Overall, i found the game very enjoyable, even the inbetween banter between the characters is quite amusing at times (not sure if its supposed to be though).

    The game is aimed at ages 3+ so this is definately a good game for the kids and also some sneaky fun for the adults when the kids are at school :P
  4. MarkoBiafra
    Aug 6, 2008
    Disappointing. It's basically 'connect-the-dots', that's about it. You don't connect the dots to the beat of the music, you just connect them while the music's playing. Maybe the mini-games have some redeming qualities, I'm not sure, I couldn't handle much more than about 5 minutes of this game, it's that bad. Avoid this one! Expand
  5. bboy
    Dec 28, 2008
    The perfect example of exploitation in order to make a quick buck. As a bboy myself, this game is a joke and it angers me that they actually made this trash. The gameplay is a joke as all you do is connect dots. The worst thing about this game though is that it was made by a bunch of designers that have no idea about the artform. What is with the music? It's like techno beats or something. None of the music is licensed (as far as I know, hec I only played the game for 5 minutes before turning it off) and is an insult to even associate it with bboying. The other thing is the actual dancing in this game, or lack thereof. This game emphasises big moves and tricks and lacks to offer the fundamentals that make the dance, the dancing itself. The only toprock they do is the Indian step which looks like it's being done by a complete beginner. Where did they get the people who did the motion capture for the game? Or maybe they didn't get anyone hence why it looks so bad. You can't bboy without the proper music yet this game has the player joining dots while a blocky character on the top screen just does tricks, all of which look bad. There is no association between the character and the music, so where exactly does bboying fit within this game? They could have had a ballet dancer and it wouldn't make any difference to the game. This just shows that the designers are exploiting the dance in order to attract buyers with all the 'cool' tricks. This game does not deserve to be sold. If you want a bboy game, get B-Boy for the PS2/PSP. It has its faults as well but at least it had respected and known people who worked on the game to ensure it was as authentic as possible. But Red Bull BC One? What a joke Expand