Quantcast
TGS: Hands-on with rhythm heroics in Astro Ranger - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


TGS: Hands-on with rhythm heroics in Astro Ranger


9:13 PM on 09.17.2010



Tucked away in a ignored corner of TGS was Astro Ranger, a rhythm action arcade game from Korea. I was immediately drawn to it. The art direction and general premise here is very reminiscent of Viewtiful Joe, which is a sure fire way to garner my affection. Starting up, you can chose between four different characters, a Japanese schoolgirl, a punk, a huge shirtless man, and a sexy American looking woman. From there, you pick a song, and then start taking on monsters of various sizes, ranging from little flying octopus to giant Kaiju. Your only weapon? The rhythm. Score enough points, and you transform into a costumed superhero and beat even more monster ass.

Simple button presses are your only method of control, but it works. If this game were at my local pizza place or speak easy, I'd definitely play it while waiting for my food to come. A DS port would work as well, with touch screen simulation of the game's buttons. Fat chance, right? Still, a man can dream.

 






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Korea

11:30 AM on 11.20.2014
Korean MMO seems to outdo recent JRPGs

Just aesthetically, Peria Chronicles looks better than all these budget, tropefest JRPGs that fill time between Persona installments. And it's more impressive when you realize that this is a (Korean) MMO with ...more



6:00 PM on 11.15.2014
Pikachu parades canceled due to Korean mobs

Several performers in Pikachu costumes took the streets of Seoul, South Korea today to celebrate the country's first Pokémon world champion. Then things went awry. Following Se Jun Park's victory at the 2014 Poké...more



11:30 AM on 09.03.2014
Facebook games shut down in South Korea

Last week, South Korea's ratings authority pulled the plug on Facebook games in the country, effectively disabling everything from Candy Crush Saga to FarmVille until they receive an official GRAC rating. The move reportedly ...more



View all Korea






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more