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Guitar Hero: On Tour - Guitar Grip Bundle (Nintendo DS)

by Activision
Nintendo DS
 Ages 3 and Over
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo DS
  • Media: Video Game

Product details

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  • ASIN: B0017KXK0O
  • Item Weight: 50 g
  • Release Date: 18 July 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,784 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

Guitar Hero is already one of the biggest games ever on home consoles, but can it really be made to work on a portable like the DS? A lot of effort has certainly gone into ensuring it does, with the Guitar Hero - On Tour coming bundled with a special “Guitar Grip” attachment of four plastic fret buttons.
There might be only four fret buttons, but the game can be as hard as ever
Blow into the microphone to put out a fire during an axe battle
Guitar Duels work a lot better than the boss battles in Guitar Hero III

With the Guitar Grip in place, you hold the game horizontally and watch as the notes you have to play scroll down on the top screen. You then have to press the appropriate fret buttons and strum along on the touchscreen with the included plectrum shaped stylus.

It’s a clever way to get around the fact that there’s no actual guitar controller, but watch how long you play, or you may get a case of hand cramp. You'll also want a set of headphones for maximum sound quality. No, Guitar Hero - On Tour isn't quite the same as jamming in your living room with a full guitar controller. But for the Guitar Hero-fan on the move though, this is as good as it gets.

Key Features
  • Fingertip control: The Guitar Grip attachment and plectrum stylus recreate the full Guitar Hero experience a lot better than some might have expected.
  • All the hits: Guitar Hero - On Tour includes 26 licensed tracks, almost all of which are master recordings, from bands including Smash Mouth, Santana, and ZZ Top.
  • Familiar faces: Single-player career mode works just like on the home console games with familiar rock personas including Axel Steel and Judy Nails.
  • Battle of the bands: An enhanced version of the battle mode from Guitar Hero III has you putting out flaming notes by blowing into the microphone or signing autographs as you play.
  • Join a jam: Play with or against a friend in wireless mode as you jam together or take part in your own guitar duel.
About the Developer: Vicarious Visions
Founded by two brothers while they were still in school, Vicarious Visions made its name with PC space-combat sim Terminus and went on to become one of the most prolific portable developers in the United States before being acquired by Activision in 2005.

Product Description

Handheld gamers can now unleash their inner rock star with Guitar Hero: On Tour for Nintendo DS. You can enjoy the unique Guitar Hero experience and show off your shredding skills with a diverse set of tracks that encompass classic rock, alternative and pop hits. The game comes with the revolutionary Guitar Hero Guitar Grip that fits into the DS and brings new thrills to handheld gaming.

Guitar Hero: On Tour offers gameplay that is easy to play yet difficult to master. Jam to your favourite tunes in Career mode and keep improving your skills. Join together with other players in Co-op mode using a local wireless network, or battle another player in a duel using new Battle Items blow into the microphone to extinguish pyrotechnics that go wrong, or use the touch screen to autograph a crazed fan's shirt.

  • Includes Guitar Hero: On Tour, Guitar Grip controller, Guitar Grip skin sheet, Guitar Grip strap
  • Choose from six awesome characters and unlock five new venues
  • Outfit your character in various styles and select the axe colour of your choice
  • Rock out to master tracks featuring songs popularized by Nirvana, OK GO and No Doub
  • Specifically designed for the unique capabilities of the Nintendo DS

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
56 of 57 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I'm sure people will be wondering how they could possibly port over Guitar Hero from the main consoles down to the DS. You may be worrying that this is just a cheap copy missing many of the main ingredients that makes guitar hero so fun, but let me put your mind at ease and tell you that this game is surprisingly good!

The guitar peripheral plugs into the bottom of the DS and brings the four coloured buttons, the usual version has 5 but I'm not really missing the extra one.

The touch screen is used to 'strum' on the strings of the guitar and this is where the game manages to make you feel a little like you are playing a real guitar.

The tracklist is mainly recent songs (less than 10 years old) such as All the Small Things (Blink 182). They have brought over some songs from other Guitar Hero games which makes the experience even more familiar eg Hit Me With Your Best Shot (Pat Benetar) - the tracklist doesn't contain as many songs as the other versions - only 26 songs, but they are mainly original versions (only about 4 or 5 covers) and good quality.

You can play in 'Quickplay', 'Career Mode' or 'Guitar Duel'. Quickplay and Career Mode are the same as in all previous versions of the game.
'Guitar Duel' is brought over from Guitar Hero 3 and is the 2 player version which must be played locally (not online), they have added some unique features to this DS version. Whilst GH3 duels required you to press certain keys on the guitar to fend off 'attacks' - the DS uses its touch screen to create a much more fun (and sometimes more challenging) experience.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Portable but with problems... 19 July 2008
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
first of all some basic info which i think people appreciate but don't find in many reviews:

Game has 3 separate save files to save data.
Multi-card 2 player mode (Multi-card meaning each person needs a game cartridge and Fret board add-on)
Fret board includes a changeable cartridge pieces to allow it to fit into either DS or DS Lite (This is because GBA/DS add-on packs would normally stick out about 1cm on the DS Lite).
Strap, pick stylus, and stickers are also included.
Fret board has a changeable skin (more ways to make money I guess).
Fret Board consists of four fret buttons instead of the usual five.
The pick stylus is replaceable and can be bought from any good video game store.

Now onto my actual review:

The concept is great... Take the popular game franchise and make it portable. The game itself is not bad, the graphics are decent for the DS, and the strumming on the touch screen isn't too hard to get use to. you also have four buttons instead of the usual five which in theory should make the game easier and ideal to some players.

"Decent" and "reasonable" are the words that best suite this game as although the idea of taking the franchise portable is great for fans on the go, there really isn't anything new. You get a few features that only the DS can provide such as using the microphone to blow out a fire in duel mode but the game is let down by the difficulty in actually playing the game.

The problem in playing the game lies mainly in the plug-in fret board. For younger players this may not be a problem, but for teenagers and older, the Fret board can be very uncomfortable and painful just to play through a single song!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun but hard on the hands 27 July 2008
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I don't have any of the previous GH games not having the consoles, but have played them at friends places. So when this one came out and I was buying one for someone else I figured I should one for me too!

It takes a few goes to get into the swing of it, but the tutorials are pretty helpful. There's some decent songs to play through and I cleared the easy level in just over an hour or so, laughing most of the time how bad I was. Now I'm working on medium and hard and suddenly those 'easy' tracks really are easy! It's quite addictive trying to master each of the songs and all round good fun.

However the fret board does present some challenges. I find mine doesn't sit so firmly in the slot and has a tendency to slip out just a fraction, but it's enough to diconnect the game. The buttons are also very close together which makes it harder to actually hit the right ones. It only takes up around 2/3rds of the DS length, so maybe they could have afforded to make it slightly bigger. Also, serious hand cramp! After about fifteen minutes of playing you need to take a break. For right handed users, most of the work is done by the left which in day to day use doesn't get such a workout. I find it most comfortable leaning my arm and hand on a flat surface, like a table, to keep it straight.

All in all I think this is a good port over of the main game, and providing you don't want to sit for hours and play hardcore, it works fine.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guitar Hero: On Tour 20 July 2008
By T. Mew
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this game when it came out (18th July) and i must say i absolutly love it! I have never had a guitar hero game before and i love the way its so different and it works so well! I found myself addicted to it in a couple of hours and getting into music that would never have listened to before! I also love the fact that you use a plectrum type stylus to play!

Unlike another reviewer i found the add-on (with the buttons) easy to use and iam 21 so i would say i have big fingers!

To conclude i think that any guitar hero or NDS fans should buy without hesitation. I cant wait to play this on holiday and look like a complete idiot! hahah!
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