So you like your rap and
breakdancing? Then this title might be right up your alley, ya know what
Iím sayiní? This little game attempts to reproduce breakdancing in an
arcade version that really works.
Hosted by CrazyLegs, breakdancer extraordinaire and
member of the Rocksteady Crew, B Boy is actually a tour de force with a
massive amount of motion captured moves that will let you battle to your
At first I thought this title would be a bunch of
drivel to be honest, even though I am a mad fan of hip hop and
breakdancing (I canít do either, I just enjoy listening or watching),
but it works really well and is a heck of a lot of fun to play with some
real challenges being thrown at you as the game progresses.
The only thing that I would gripe about this game is
that like the Singstar series, you only have a limited amount of tracks
to play your way through. Iíve listen to rap since way back in the day
and would have loved if there was some way to import your own music to
the memory card and then be able to battle to that as well.
There are about 40 odd licensed tracks on this game,
however the highlight for me would easily be Eric B & Rakims ďDonít
Sweat the TechniqueĒ which is sheer brilliance and being a fan of their
music since the early days of the albums Paid in Full and Follow the
Leader had me pop locking immediately! Most fans of the genre would be
familiar with many of the other songs also, but this was the one that
had me hooked and at the same time made me think that I wished I could
import tunes in also.
Kind of like Tony Hawk Pro Skater, you can link and
combo moves in order to do better dancing and progression through the
game which means higher scores that can be achieved through each round
that you take on.
The game features real life dancers and locations
that are captured with great detail and there are hundred upon hundreds
(in fact about 800 odd) motion captured sequences that make sure that it
is quite a realistic looking title.
This is a neat game that I am sure will be enjoyed by
many gamers, however if you donít have a love for rap, hip hop or beats
you may want to steer clear. Who knows? Maybe they will release a disco
or headbanging version for you guys later!
This title is available for both the Sony Playstation
2 and Sony Playstation Portable units.