Rhythm 'n Notes: Improve Your Music Skills DS

  • Publisher: Agetec
  • Release Date: Oct 23, 2007
Metascore
26

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 5 out of 6
Buy On
  1. While I agree that students don't have to be coddled and rewarded for every lame attempt they make, neither should they be continually punished. The game forces them into a mode of learning that is definitely not nurturing.
  2. Rhythm 'n Notes, as a whole, really doesn't have all that much to offer. It's all flash and no substance.
  3. This game, unfortunately, is one big negative.
  4. Nintendo Gamer
    20
    The only people who'll be able to get through this game are those who already know how to tell the difference between C and F. [Jan 2008, p.65]
  5. My mother didn't like me quitting the piano because I didn’t find it fun anymore, but Rhythm ‘N Notes commits a far worse offense. It takes the joy of music and turns it down to a mute.
User Score
4.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. JohnD
    Aug 19, 2008
    7
    Reviewers and the earlier user review miss the point of this cartridge. It's not a fun, action-packed adventure game. As a matter of Reviewers and the earlier user review miss the point of this cartridge. It's not a fun, action-packed adventure game. As a matter of fact, it's not really much of a game at all. And non-musicians will quickly get frustrated trying to figure out how to advance through the levels. However, for its target audience, Rhythm 'n Notes is a fairly comprehensive set of drills for musicians to improve their ear training. And for this task, Rhythm 'n Notes does a pretty good job. Sure, the graphics get annoying, and I wish I could turn off the canned applause to speed up the drills, but the cartridge gives a fair approximation of a college-level introductory ear training course. That's what I hoped it would be, and that's exactly what I got. Full Review »
  2. Rambo
    Jan 17, 2008
    0
    Being a session musician with perfect pitch, I thought "WOW! This will be amazing!" Yeah I cried myself to sleep that night. I have perfect Being a session musician with perfect pitch, I thought "WOW! This will be amazing!" Yeah I cried myself to sleep that night. I have perfect pitch yet the actual quality of the sound is so ass-backwards and the game doesn't give you any idea of what to do, It's like doing the dirty with a mute. You have no idea what they want and if they try to make a sound it just sounds bad. Full Review »