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. The only thing that lets B-Boy down is that it feels a little bit...sloppy. [Oct 2006, p.80]
  2. We like new gaming concepts, and B-Boy is both unusual and innovative - but it's not deep enough to sustain your interest. [Oct 2006, p.89]
  3. A moderately fun game which is more entertaining to watch than play. [Oct 2006, p.80]
  4. 68
    It doesn't sound that much fun and it isn't. [Issue 144, p.84]
  5. 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.
  6. If you're ready to step up to the challenge and spend the hours needed to get good at this, or if you're a fan of the culture, then this may well be the game for you - but for the rest of us, there are definitely better urban sports sims out there.
  7. It's fun while it lasts, but the novelty soon wears off. It's authentic, and paints the culture of B-Boying in a great light, but it becomes just a little too b-boring, too quickly.
  8. 60
    Its positives, whilst quite good, are unfortunately outweighed by its negatives leaving it being a great concept that comes off slightly undercooked in the gameplay stakes.
  9. It’s a fun game that provides all the spectacle of breakdancing without the trip to the chiropractor afterwards.
  10. 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]
  11. This never gives me the urge to go into the kitchen, hitting the lino and spinning on my head; not even close. It makes me want to buy the soundtrack and play a different game.
  12. It's stylish and entertaining to watch, but this boy just ain't got no rhythm.
  13. 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.
  14. 42
    Remarkably shallow and underwhelming.
  15. 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]
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. A shallow, repetitive rhythm game. [Oct 2008, p.86]

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