Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 7 out of 16
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  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. Nintendo Power
    Major Minor's Majestic March certainly isn't the next coming of PaRappa, but young gamers - and the young at heart - should get a kick out of it. [May 2009, p.89]
  3. At the end of the day it is really hard to justify the price of admission for such a short experience, but given the production values that went into it you at least have to give it a try.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Nintendo Gamer
    Not what we were hoping for from such a great developer of music games. [July 2009, p.66]
  7. We'll give Major Minor's Majestic March credit for a creative concept, but this middling rhythm routine should have been a WiiWare release or half-priced budget title. And until the latter occurs, we can't help but think you'd be better off marching to your own beat.
  8. 50
    The story and presentation are well drawn, but poorly executed. On the other hand the controls are wonderfully precise -- they're just not that fun. Everything works in Major Minor which is commendable, but the overall sum of its parts is less than stellar.
  9. 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.
  10. Problematic controls rain on this whimsical, yet shallow, parade.
  11. Even younger gamers looking to tune in to the music rhythm genre for the first time will find it too discouraging.
  12. Interesting concept, terrible execution.
  13. 40
    The gameplay is too simple to hold a captive audience for a long time.
  14. 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.
  15. Edge Magazine
    Where we once observed burgers grilled with the power of rap, we now meet a policeman who doesn't like littering. All very toothless. [June 2009, p.93]
  16. A very disappointing comeback for the creator of PaRappa The Rapper, that shows none of his earlier style.

Awards & Rankings

#98 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009

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