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  • Summary: In a town where marching bands are prevalent and everyone is looking to be the best, Major Mike Minor is fairly ambivalent towards marches despite hailing from a long line of illustrious Drum Majors. After his parents present him with a "special" baton that magically attracts band members toIn a town where marching bands are prevalent and everyone is looking to be the best, Major Mike Minor is fairly ambivalent towards marches despite hailing from a long line of illustrious Drum Majors. After his parents present him with a "special" baton that magically attracts band members to fall into rhythm behind the leader, will Major Minor finally fulfill his potential and share the joy of marching with the world? Major Minor's Majestic March marks the return of the creative team behind the renowned PaRappa the Rapper franchise--legendary game designer and multimedia musician Masaya Matsuura and famed New York artist Rodney Alan Greenblat. Your Wii Remote is Major Minor's "special" bandleader baton, used to keep tempo, recruit new band members and pick-up valuable items. If your rhythm is unstable confusion will result; band members will drop out and you could ultimately fail the stage. March in 7 different whimsical locations that contain various hair-raising events. Use your best efforts to create the most impressive parade ever whilst nimbly avoiding obstacles. Add 15 different instruments to your procession, from brass to woodwinds to percussion. As the makeup of the band changes, so does the performance; it all depends on which members you select! Try different combinations each time you play. Numerous modes of play. March and keep tempo to more than 30 well-known marching band tunes from around the world, composed into original medleys for each unique stage. Dazzle the crowd with your incredible baton-twirling displays during brief intermissions. [Majesco] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 7 out of 16
  1. In spite of poor input recognition and other issues, there is fun to be had here. However, it's incredibly short-lived. Even with its multiplayer options and unlockables, it's a very hard sell at $40.
  2. Major Minor's Majestic March sounded like a great game on paper. The graphical style from the past still looks good despite the transition to 3-D and the sound works. However, the finicky controls and shallow difficulty levels don't give this game much replayability at all. Despite the pedigree behind the game, rhythm game fans will be disappointed in this one.
  3. Major Minor’s Majestic March is perfect for families, especially those with very young children, trying to get into the rhythm genre – it’s short, easy, cute, and inoffensive. For the twelve-and-up crowd, though, the simplistic gameplay, dull song selections, and incredibly short length are bound to disappoint.
  4. To get the Major Minor’s Majestic March experience, all you need to do is pick up your Wii-remote and begin waving it up and down for a few seconds. Once you’ve done that, you have essentially played this game. Save yourself the hour it will take to play this game and head over to your local high-school and watch a real Marching Band.
  5. Even younger gamers looking to tune in to the music rhythm genre for the first time will find it too discouraging.
  6. 40
    The gameplay is too simple to hold a captive audience for a long time.
  7. If I’m going to spend a long period of time with my hand wrapped around an oblong object, moving my arm rapidly up and down, it sure won’t be with this game.

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