Previously released on PC and PlayStation platforms, Music has been incredibly popular from day one. Although designed to appeal to all gamers out there, Music seems to have mostly caught the attention of the clubbing population. And a little post-pub mixing and composing never did anyone any harm. Released simultaneously with the Game Boy Advance version, Pocket Music is coming to Game Boy Color.
Pocket Music for Game Boy Color is visually less impressive than it’s Advance counterpart, but aesthetics are not the focus of Jester’s development. The company aims to give players a comprehensive, mobile music generator, and that’s exactly what this utility does.
Pocket Music is the first fully mobile instalment of the series, and lets the Game Boy Color-owning population create and listen to their own tunes while on the move. A set of headphones is extremely useful due to the Game Boy’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.