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Hero World

November 15th, 2009 No comments

Hero World

If you are into video games, you have probably heard the name Guitar Hero thrown around a few times. Guitar Hero is a popular music game franchise which allows the player to act like a real rock star. Hitting notes, playing songs, really simulates the band experience. And now with Guitar Hero: World Tour, you can even be a drum hero or a mic hero! (Of course, these features were already available in the earlier released Rock Band, one of Guitar Hero's prime competitors). The franchise has since made the jump to mobile phones, minus one in particular. The iPhone: the phone that took the world by storm.

Some people might be asking, "Why not on the iPhone?." True, it is one of the most innovative phones of its time. But why not? The iPhone shares a wide variety of games with its non-cellular cousin, the iPod touch, through the App Store. Many other popular game franchises have made their way to the iPhone, such as The Sims, Need for Speed, Assassin's Creed, Brothers In Arms, and Resident Evil. Guitar Hero: iPhone Edition, however, might not be the best choice business-wise. The App Store already has its share of GH copies, the most popular of which being the Tap Tap series. The main game now, Tap Tap Revenge 2, is a FREE app and the original, which was once free but no longer is, was the top downloaded free app of 2008. There are also premium (paid) Tap Tap games, which are usually focused on a single artist. Some examples include Coldplay, The Dave Matthews Band, and Lady Gaga.

Now let's compare:

As of now, Guitar Hero as 4 main games and 4 "expansion games", which center around either a group of music (Smash Hits, Rock the 80's) or a specific band (Aerosmith, Metallica). There are also portable games for mobile phones and the Nintendo DS.

As of now, there are 2 main Tap Tap games (1 is paid for), and 6 premium games, which are usually artist specific (Lady Gaga, Nine Inch Nails, Coldplay, ect.)

Comment on this post. Do YOU think that Guitar Hero would have a chance on the iPhone?

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