You might think taking a game like Guitar Hero and scaling it down into a Nintendo DS version, which is almost as fun as playing GH on a console (although nothing beats having the actual guitar controller), would be an impossible feat. However, with Guitar Hero: On Tour for the Nintendo DS, Vicarious Visions have actually gone and done rather a royal job.
Currently, the game is going for just £8.99 on HMV, and after consulting price comparison, the next best offer is from Argos where the game will set you back £25.79!
By now, everyone must be familiar with the concept of Guitar: Hero. It involves strumming away in time to various rock tracks using a guitar controller and attempting to gain star power by performing certain combos - usually ones of higher difficulty like solos – flawlessly. Of course, with the DS version, there is no guitar controller. However the game comes complete with a special guitar grip which works well enough as a substitute.
The grip consists of four buttons – one less than you get on the guitar controller – which slides over the hand. Then using the touch screen friendly pick, you can start strumming along to the 25 different songs the game has on offer. Not as many as Guitar Hero 3 admittedly, but still a decent amount for a pocket size version. Song choices have raised a few eyebrows with some accusing the game of being a bit too pop orientated; however there are still some heavy tracks in there to satisfy hardcore rock fans.
IGN gave the game an absolutely glowing review, so click on the prior link to check it out. All in all, for a portable version of Guitar Hero – which is perfect for long car and train journeys – On Tour is a surprisingly decent addition to the Guitar Hero franchise.