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  • Summary: (Currently available in the UK/EU only) 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] Collapse
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  1. Despite some pacing and loading issues, this is a game with a good, solid and inventive soul that offers a unique and enjoyable take on rhythm gaming for the persevering gamer.
  2. An innovative and challenging take on an old formula. [Nov 2006, p.100]
  3. Despite B-Boy's weaker points, there's nothing here that can take away from the main feature, which is the dancing itself. This has been recreated beautifully.
  4. 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]
  5. 42
    Remarkably shallow and underwhelming.
  6. Even without the long loading times the gameplay is poor - how many games can you name with a control system much too complicated but with almost no depth?
  7. The camera can often become an obstacle, the moves can be difficult to pull off or memorize, the flair outside of dancing is lackluster, the time spent on loading screens is ridiculous, and the dancing itself can be at times, pretty damn derivative.

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