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  • Summary: The city has announced plans to destroy the concert hall! The hero Takt is a young conductor attempting to recruit the best musicians, from all walks of life to put on a Mega-concert to save the concert hall. Perform perfectly, and you will save the hall and keep music alive for generationsThe city has announced plans to destroy the concert hall! The hero Takt is a young conductor attempting to recruit the best musicians, from all walks of life to put on a Mega-concert to save the concert hall. Perform perfectly, and you will save the hall and keep music alive for generations to come. Hit a bad note, and you'll be looking for a new gig. The soundtrack features Brahms, Strauss, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Beethoven, and more. [Fresh Games] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. 90
    One of the most challenging match-your-fingers-to-the-onscreen-button-presses game since the sub-genre’s conception.
  2. TotalGames.net
    78
    Despite the obvious simplicity of such basic controls, Mad Maestro manages to play fairly convincingly.
  3. While it is a tad disappointing that the game doesn’t have its conductor’s staff, the overall selection of music encountered and execution makes for a refreshing departure from the status quo in the genre.
  4. 64
    Although Mad Maestro is plenty novel, quirky, and cute as a button, it doesn't have enough depth or replay value to justify its price.
  5. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    60
    After a few songs, keeping tempo and varying the strength with which you hit a single button gets pretty old. [May 2002, p.101]
  6. You get the feeling that this could be a nice little game that is more than the sum of it’s parts, but sadly this is not the case.
  7. Pressing one button over and over at different pressure levels doesn't ring my bell, and I doubt it will ring most of yours.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. KyleO.
    Jan 25, 2004
    8
    Classical music fans rejoice and everybody else can rejoice too. THis game has a frantic fun to it. the soundtrack is one of the greatest Classical music fans rejoice and everybody else can rejoice too. THis game has a frantic fun to it. the soundtrack is one of the greatest ever assembled. The mini-games are weird and the graphics suck, but when you are in the middle of 'Swan Lake' trying to get a perfect score, none of that matters. Expand
  2. Jan 14, 2013
    8
    This is one of those games that few people know about, and that's unfortunate. It makes unique use of the PS2's pressure sensitive buttons toThis is one of those games that few people know about, and that's unfortunate. It makes unique use of the PS2's pressure sensitive buttons to create a new kind of music and rhythm game: one where you are the conductor of a ragtag orchestra. The characters are a cute and a bit bizarre; your orchestra pit features instrument playing lions, robots and other misfits. The game provides little re-playability outside of the music sessions, and the story is a bit thin. The gameplay, however, is addicting and difficult. If you find this game in a bargain bin, give it a home. You may be surprised at how fun it is. Expand