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Parents' Guide to

Guitar Hero: On Tour

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

A fun music game for players on the go.

Game Nintendo DS 2008
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Some doubted how this popular franchise would translate to a handheld game, and the good news is that it works -- and well at that. Sure, you don't get the same sensation with a guitar-shaped controller over your shoulder, nor do you have a big-screen TV with the volume cranked up, but given the medium, developer Vicarious Visions did a bang-up job with this portable version. In fact, along with a "Quick Play" and lengthy "Career" option, Guitar Hero: On Tour also offers cooperative play using a local wireless network and a head-to-head battle mode called "Guitar Duel." As examples of the latter, players must blow into the microphone to extinguish a pyrotechnics effect gone wrong or use the touch-screen to autograph a crazed fan's shirt during the band's set.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Release date: June 24, 2008
  • Genre: Music & Dance
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Lyrics
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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