Parents' Guide to

Beat City

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fun, colorful rhythm game with a few touches of potty humor.

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Beat City is an incredibly likable game with a great look and an addictive play style. To play, all you need to do is learn three moves and perform them in time with the increasingly complex beats that the game provides during its mini-game scenes. There is music, of course, but if you play it right, the sound effects also become part of the song -- swishes, whispers, and chomps all add to the melody. The really fun part is seeing what happens as a result of your performance. Doing well may cause rainbows to sprout on the horizon or flowers to grow; it may cause people's clothing to change or their hairstyles to become funkier and more colorful. Strange things like animals in sailboats or smiling clouds may appear. It's trippy, but has the effect of not only making the characters happier, but the player as well. Beat City is a game whose tone, feel, and effect on players matches is message and storyline perfectly.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS , Nintendo DSi
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release date: April 21, 2010
  • Genre: Music & Dance
  • ESRB rating: E for Comis Mischief
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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