Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 19
  2. Negative: 7 out of 19
  1. You have to give B-Boy credit for taking a novel approach to a relatively untapped subject. But then you have to take all that credit away for the fact that it has no story, a Byzantine move system, and repetitive gameplay. In the end, B-Boy is difficult to pick up, easy to master, and impossible to recommend.
  2. 42
    Remarkably shallow and underwhelming.
  3. Where B-Boy crucially disappoints is in the execution of its gameplay. The turn-based nature of its stages is interminably frustrating. [Oct 2006, p.94]
  4. The main aim of the game is to create smooth combinations and do it with enough rhythm to win more medals" than your opponent - but that isn’t particularly difficult, even later on in the game.
  5. 40
    The clunky controls, which are way too complicated and annoying to use, as well as battle elements that either don't work particularly well or sabotage each competition, hinder the overall gameplay.
  6. 30
    Other than the music there is little good to be said about this game. It offers nothing in the way of fun, in fact it's boring and a tad irritating. The camera is surprisingly awkward for such basic gameplay and this is symbolic of the rest of the title.
  7. A shallow, repetitive rhythm game. [Oct 2008, p.86]
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. TurtleB.
    Oct 6, 2009
    9
    i agree with James M they prolly played for a good 15 mins before deciding to quit where you should prolly be in the lab for a good half hour i agree with James M they prolly played for a good 15 mins before deciding to quit where you should prolly be in the lab for a good half hour before you start playing just like real training. the controls are only difficult because they have to rhythm after playing for like an hour its not very diffficult to hit beats while executing rediculous combos. the only thing i'm sad about is there could've been more story and i really wanted to use my character on arcade mode. Full Review »
  2. JamesM
    Oct 25, 2008
    10
    I'm glad I listened to user reviews and not critic reviews. I will admit the learning curve is pretty steep than normal Rhythm, but the I'm glad I listened to user reviews and not critic reviews. I will admit the learning curve is pretty steep than normal Rhythm, but the reward for pulling off the moves much greater. Read the Manual! Take your time, be patient.. and this game will be one of the best Rhythm game you will ever play. wtf is up with the critic reviews. I bet they played for an hour and gave up. Weak-Sauce! do. Full Review »
  3. AkemiK.
    Jul 20, 2007
    8
    It really is unfair to hate this game. it has great graphics and such innovative control scheme. im not a bboy or a fan but i love this game. It really is unfair to hate this game. it has great graphics and such innovative control scheme. im not a bboy or a fan but i love this game. i enjoy every minute of it. unfortunately, it really is not for everybody. if your not a fan of rythm games or still look at your controller for buttons from time to time, it is almost certain that you wont enjoy it. however, if you have a formidable hand and eye coordination, this fine piece of work wont let you down. Full Review »