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Looney Tunes: Cartoon Conductor Review

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Developer: Eidos Publisher: Eidos
Release Date: June 10, 2008 Also On: None

The Looney Tunes are not new to video games. They have pretty much been on every video game system since the age of Atari, Bugs Bunny most especially. These have ranged from platformers to kart racers. Now Eidos is taking it a step further: musical conducting. Yeah, it seems like a game that you would never imagine playing, but somehow they managed to make it somewhat interesting.

The concept of the game is easy. Using the Nintendo DS touch-screen, you act as a conductor to a play of Looney Tunes songs and acts that portray famous cartoon scenes. From Elmer Fudd’s “Killing the rabbit” to Bugs and Daffy’s “Duck season… no rabbit season,” there is no lack of familiar television moments to be seen and played. The songs are ones we all know and many of us grew up watching the depictions that go on in the background.

As a cartoon conductor, you will have to keep the beat of the song for the orchestra. Your stylus is used to conduct. Bubbles will appear on the screen and you will have to tap them in order for the band to play their notes correctly. To make things more difficult, strings of notes will be connected and you will have to drag the stylus across your DS screen to as many as four or five other bubbles to the timing of the song. There are also a series of falling bubbles that you will have to tap accordingly, sort of like notes in a DDR or Guitar Hero game.

The songs used in Looney Tunes: Cartoon Conductor are all of classic origin. They also have a special relation to the Looney Tunes cartoons in most cases. There are a good variety of songs and animations taking place in the background to satisfy any fan of the Looney Tune universe. The characters and backgrounds look great, the voice actors did a superb job, but a lot of the action taking place are just chase scenes.

This is a great game to give to your child. While some adults may find it entertaining for a while, it is largely nostalgia for the good old days of Daffy, Sylvester, Bugs and Tweety. There are three different difficulties to choose from and a number of songs to unlock. If you want your kids to grow a taste for classical music, this might be a good game to start. It’s fun, interactive and features a wide list of classical pieces.

Graphics: 7.5
Sound: 7.5
Gameplay: 8
Creativity: 7
Replay Value/Game Length: 7
Final: 7.4
Written by Kyle Review Guide