• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Nov 13, 2009
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  1. Fans abroad have consistently praised other versions of the game for its uniqueness and difficulty. However, Pop'n Music for the Wii doesn't feel unique or difficult; it just feels like a lot of frustrating shaking set to bad music.
  2. Pop 'n Rhythm takes the musical genre another step further following the particular style of the series, that never made it outside Japan so far. The Wii version, very much like the PSP one, is just a good try to make something different, but lacks an interesting gameplay mechanics or melodies that we'll remember in a few years. Good, but not enough.
  3. A frustrating experience. [Mar 2010, p.65]
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  1. Jun 19, 2013
    6
    Pop'n Music is a good game, but, it has many faults. I'm not going to repeat the complaints from die-hard fans of the Japanese versions of aPop'n Music is a good game, but, it has many faults. I'm not going to repeat the complaints from die-hard fans of the Japanese versions of a lack of a button remote, mainly because I've never played the Japanese versions, but, one of the biggest faults of this game is that it doesn't really have much to offer. It's fun to try to get all gold metals and unlock sound effects, but, there aren't enough songs, or any goals, or anything to motivate you to keep going other than the music itself. Most good games have lots of unlockables, and alternative modes, which this is VERY lacking of. This might have been excused if they had better song choices for the game. I can understand why they threw in some of the Japanese songs, since it's from a Japanese company and franchise, but, the Japanese instrumental songs were a bit... plain. And, the English songs that they chose were mostly unheard of bands and bands that used to be popular... decades ago. While this does introduce people to new music, and some of the choices aren't half bad, it's much more likely that if they picked modern and mainstream songs, that people would be able to play with their favorite songs. A few odd and old songs might have been fun, but, that's all there really is. If they decide to make a second Pop'n Music Wii game, I'll probably buy it, but, I hope they decide to introduce more modern songs and unlockable content. Full Review »