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  • Summary: Technic Beat allows players to actually create, alter and dance on screen to their own music. The game features tunes from some of Namco's most popular games. In Technic Beat, players listen to music represented in the game by radiating concentric rings of sound. Picking up the beat, they dance into the middle of the rings and try to "catch" the music. If successful, they achieve the power to manipulate the sound rings and create entirely new music. As players progress and gain skill they are rewarded with spectacular visual displays, bonuses, and power ups. Technic Beat features include: Arcade mode ? use the Tension Meter to measure your performance. Push it up and you're on to the next round! Free mode ? choose the songs you want to play. Save and replay your performances, and control the camera and music. Challenge mode ? choose the difficulty level and let the game pick your test! Sudden death ? Can you play all the songs in order without a single mistake? Supports one or two players playing cooperatively or competitively. [Mastiff] Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. With a huge songbank in the game and a setup that is more conducive towards building strong routines when in multiplayer instead of straight competition, hooked gamers will have an easy time spending countless hours with this game over the next few months.
  2. A cheap but solid rhythm title. The rather hectic action isn’t for everyone, and the game will have time with the mainstream audience, but fans of the genre will not be disappointed.
  3. A music game that’s really for puzzle gamers as music fans will have a hard time getting their groove on.
  4. To anyone who knows their Kitty Ns from their Knittys, Technic Beat is a simplistic delight that constantly surprises with quality and entertainment far beyond what its budget price would suggest. [Sept 2005, p.116]
  5. 65
    Really, it's not a bad game it's just not a particularly great game either.
  6. 60
    To really enjoy Technic Beat, you'll have to enjoy both the music and puzzle aspects of the game, which seem to be at odds with each other. Music game enthusiasts may be turned off by the puzzle elements, and vice versa.
  7. 22
    Veterans of action games will likely despise the game's low difficulty level.

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