DJ Mix Tour is a music game by Gameloft. $1.99
[A Modified Post from TheAppEra]
DJ Mix Tour is basically Gameloft’s version of Tap Tap Dance. In a way it is the same genre as this game but sadly, like Tap Tap Dance, it is also the worst in the series. I don’t know what it is about dance tracks and these games, but they generally don’t gel well together for me. There are a few big tracks like Poker Face and Just Dance by Lady Gaga which are good if you want to play these, but you might be better off with BeatRider Touch or Lady Gaga Revenge.
Like I said there are a few big songs. On Guitar Rock Tour I could name and sing along to 85% of the time With DJ Mix Tour I know the names of 5. The game is a much slower pace to other games in the genre which is better for those beginners. For those of you who are used to rocking out perfect scores on the extreme levels will find this quite boring. From what I hear all the time at parties, DJ’s don’t just mix music tracks and I would like to see more Hip-Hop and other types of tracks. On a plus side Gameloft has gone a step further with great graphics and a variation of the game style.
Tapulous provides amazingly smooth graphics, but are somewhat simple. While the ‘Tour’ series as such isn’t as smooth, it kicks the living notes out of TTR with the great graphics. Guitar Rock Tour focused on some groovy animations when tapping the buttons and a rocking performance by your band up the top of the screen. Just like Dance Dance Revolution S, DJ Mix Tour focuses on dancing. The buttons below are discs and give out a heap of electricity when touched. The dancing above is basically one big party with many people dancing and having a great time in all different locations all around the world. The environment for the game is just like one in a nightclub, and can get you really pumped up when playing some of the tracks.
As I said before there aren’t anywhere near enough big tracks for this game to really take off. Especially when it doesn’t focus on boss levels like Tap Tap Dance. I believe it should have more songs that alot of people from all generations can relate to. It may just be my taste in music, but what let this game down is the lack of big name tracks to sink your DJing teeth into.
DJ Mix Tour revolutionizes the way we play music games with you being forced to scream your lungs into the microphone everytime a disc comes along.
Just kidding, DJ Mix Tour has stuck with the process that actually works, and works well. There are three rows as such that the discs come down and you have to tap on them as they pass over the targets on the screen. DJ Mix Tour also has times where you are required to hold down taps for more points and tap more than one disc at a time. There are a couple of special options that appear after you get so many ‘DJ points’ as such and just require a tap to be activated.
The aim of DJ Mix Tour is to mix your way through 16 dance like tracks by hitting as many notes as possible and just genuinely having a fun time doing it. Obviously there is a little more to the game than that, and this is the one big area that Gameloft have hit on the head before Tapulous. As well as the quick play mode that lets you play any unlocked song, the ‘Tour Series’ have a career mode called The Tour. This mode jets you all around the globe playing songs for people in all different countries. There is a slight storyline to this mode but is just text at the beginning and end of each pitstop. DJ Mix Tour’s storyline is that you are basically going around competing against other DJ’s.
Now what is exactly the point of playing the tour when you can just play your favourite songs repeatedly in the Quick Play mode? Well when you start out only about three songs are unlocked and playing them on The Tour will unlock them for quick play mode. The Tour travels to various destinations and you may be playing some tracks more than once.
Each track has three difficulty levels, easy, medium and hard. The Tour can be played through with each difficulty level but once you play the song once in any difficulty it unlocks the song with all difficulties for Quick Play. There are two special buttons in DJ Mix Tour that has expanded on the double scoring method in Guitar Rock Tour. Every note you hit fills up your kind of Dance Meter and glowing discs give you bonus points towards this. Once it reaches halfway you have the option to either press a button to double your score for a certain period of time or to boost your confidence levels if you are really struggling. If you leave it until the meter is full you get some added bonus time as well as an incentive.
DJ Mix Tour is a great game for its current price of $1.99 and will provide hours of entertainment. Whether you want to complete the tour on all difficulty levels or Just Dance till your battery runs out, there is something for everyone. This is more of a game like the Special Edition Tap Tap Revenge games with a song genre instead of Guitar Rock Tour’s more open range. This game is great for those who love the dance/techno genre or would like a slower gameplay to other music games. For us who don’t fit into that catergory there is still a heap of fun to be had in this quality game.
While there is a bit of a letdown with a heap of big name tracks, which will hopefully be rectified in the upcoming Guitar Rock Tour 2, but apart from that this is a quality game. The graphics of this game are top notch and just what we come to expect from Gameloft. While this isn’t my preferred music genre it is still a top game that I would recommend you buying!