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  • Summary: B-Boy allows you to battle through authentic Hip-Hop break-dancing culture, challenging the world's best B-Boys on the world's greatest B-Boy stages - and hopefully take home an in-game adidas sponsorship along the way. The first and only authentic break-dancing title on PSP stays true to the spirit of B-Boying thanks to the wireless functionality - giving you the freedom to battle on the move – anytime and anywhere – just as B-Boy competitions were meant to be. Featuring real life B-Boy characters, every in-game move is motion-captured from the experts, including moves taken from world famous Redbull athlete, "Crazy Legs", who also acts as game MC and end of level boss. Battling around the world, B-Boy features real locations and events, accompanied by the sound of a licensed Hip-Hop and classic Funk soundtrack with each track being selected by the B-Boys featured in-game. Progress through play by taking on 40 of the world's greatest B-Boy personalities, and pull off unique moves and outrageous combo's to become number one. Key game features include: 40 B-Boy characters to do battle with, including world famous B-Boy, Crazy Legs; 12 fully licensed motion-captured competitive B-Boys from Europe, Asia and North America; 21 authentic world wide locations including Redbull BC One, Freestyle Sessions, UK B-Boy Championships and IBE; 40 licensed Hip Hop and classic Funk tracks; Customise your B-Boy with full character personalisation – winning battles allows you to kit yourself out with the latest adidas clothing. [SCEE] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 19
  2. Negative: 7 out of 19
  1. The only thing that lets B-Boy down is that it feels a little bit...sloppy. [Oct 2006, p.80]
  2. A moderately fun game which is more entertaining to watch than play. [Oct 2006, p.80]
  3. B-Boy is an average looking game despite the hundreds of motion-captured moves. The characters are bland looking and the environments look blocky and dated.
  4. It's stylish and entertaining to watch, but this boy just ain't got no rhythm.
  5. It’s a fun, frothy take on a scene that could have easily led it to drown in detestable ghetto references and urban nods, but even though B-Boy manages to avoid travelling that dangerous path, it remains no more than a guilty pleasure. [Oct 2006, p.121]
  6. 42
    Remarkably shallow and underwhelming.
  7. A shallow, repetitive rhythm game. [Oct 2008, p.86]

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Score distribution:
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
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