Pocket Music - GBA

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Pocket Music (GBA)
Also for: Game Boy Color
Viewed: 2D Static screen Genre:
Practical: Music
Arcade origin:No
Publishers: Rage (GB)
Released: 22 Feb 2002 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
Connectivity: Link Cable


The Music series of games on PlayStation, PC and PlayStation 2 has been very well received by today’s clubbing audience of games players. And a little post-pub mixing and composing never did anyone any harm. Now, courtesy of Jester Interactive and Rage, the series is coming to Game Boy Advance.

Pocket Music is the first fully mobile instalment of the series, and lets the Game Boy Advance-owning population create and listen to their own tunes while on the move. A set of headphones is extremely useful due to the GBA’s lack of volume output.

The game features a commendable 600 high quality samples, that allow the player to create new riffs and compose basslines and melodies. There are samples from several other instruments, but their involvement is less significant.

Once you’ve finished creating the ultimate soundtrack you are free to play it back, save it or even swap it with the Pocket Music-owning friend via a trusty link cable.

A selection of skins help to give Pocket Music a more personal feel. Oh, and there’s an official version of ‘My Name Is’ by artist Eminem... if you like that sort of thing.

Technically a utility, Pocket Music focuses on giving players the freedom to customise their creations as much as possible. Unique tunes, a broad selection of skins and a set of headphones should be all anyone ever needs... at least until Pocket Music 2003.