Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
Buy On
  1. I wish the developers had done more with this game, like include other modes or pursued the music idea further. But if you like Looney Tunes and Elite Beat Agents, however, this game is totally for you.
  2. 75
    The game's certainly on the short side (with just 18 total songs), but unlike many previous attempts to capitalize on Looney Tunes nostalgia, Cartoon Conductor's whimsical presentation actually matches up well with the fast-paced, familiar rhythm approach -- creating the rare licensed experience that may bring a legitimate smile to your face.
  3. The biggest hurdle that I had - having put many, many hours into Elite Beat Agents - is wrapping my brain around not lifting the stylus from the screen. I had to fight my urge to just start tapping, which is my own conditioned problem.
  4. Games Master UK
    73
    Hard to master although fans will enjoy the cartoon silliness. [Aug 2008, p.83]
  5. n-Revolution Magazine UK
    70
    An enjoyable and quirky little rhythm-action game that is clearly aimed at younger musical prodigies. [Issue #24, p.67]
  6. games(TM)
    70
    A licensed game that lives up to its heritage, and a music game that holds its own against the seasoned pros. [Aug 2008, p.109]
  7. This isn’t much of a Looney Tunes game as you are only conducting music. You may want to wait for this to drop even lower than its $19.99 price value if you must get it. I’d vouch for another music game, though.
  8. Nintendo Gamer
    69
    It's not without its charms even if it's hardly a virtuoso performance. [Aug 2008, p.68]
  9. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    68
    Basically rhythm action classic "Elite Beat Agents" with Looney Tunes characters. [Sept 2008, p.99]
  10. 68
    But for what it is, Cartoon Conductor isn’t a bad little rhythm game even if many of the included songs have a harder to feel beat.
  11. All in all, Looney Tunes: Cartoon Conductor is a pleasing rhythm game that honors the legacy of its classic characters.
  12. Nintendo Power
    65
    A mixed bag that owes as much to "Elite Beat Agents" as it does to Bach, Wagner, and Beethoven. [July 2008, p.90]
  13. The Looney Tunes license is well used, but it narrows the game's audience in an unintuitive direction.
  14. Looney Tunes: Cartoon Conductor is light on challenge and heavy on cartoon mayhem.
  15. Frankly, quite a few of the early Warner Brothers cartoons were incredibly violent, racist, and inappropriate for the young audiences they were geared towards. However, when you weed out the offensive or mediocre content, there's some good material to be found there, and it's these quality moments that make it into the game.
  16. Likeable, fun rhythm game that uses clips from Warner Bros' most famous cartoon enemies to spice up the action. Bit simplistic and lacks any outstanding features, but it is universally playable.
  17. The game just reeks of a lack of interest. The animation work is fine, and there aren't any bugs, but it feels like there's no care for the audience involved here.

Awards & Rankings

75
76
#76 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
User Score
tbd

No user score yet- Awaiting 2 more ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jul 22, 2016
    8
    This game is a blast but sometimes it is repetitive and annoying but overall play this game it is addicting and well and doesn't lack a lot.This game is a blast but sometimes it is repetitive and annoying but overall play this game it is addicting and well and doesn't lack a lot. This game is great. Full Review »
  2. Valerie
    Jul 14, 2008
    9
    Haha I love this game. Though, I did maybe 2-3 easy songs and then was dared to play maestro and i got a 96% on my first try. That could beHaha I love this game. Though, I did maybe 2-3 easy songs and then was dared to play maestro and i got a 96% on my first try. That could be because I've beaten elite beat agents which is similar to this game, or because I'm musically talented. I recommend this game. I love it :D Full Review »