HarmoKnight was first announced on Nintendo Direct last August and it was a painful wait to see if it would be released outside of Japan. Thankfully, we soon learned that this 3DS eShop rhythm action game from Pokemon developers Game Freak would be released in the UK and the US in March.
You probably already know that I love Pokemon games but I'm also a big fan of rhythm action games. Whether, I'm dancing, playing instruments or pressing buttons along to music, I love a bit of rhythm action on Wii, 3DS, DS or Wii U. Here are five of my favourites.
1. Elite Beat Agents (Nintendo DS, 2007)
In this game, each song you play through is accompanied by a mini story as the Elite Beat Agents have to save the day through the power of dance. The player controls the dancing by either tapping or dragging the stylus along the touchscreen. The more points you earn determines how the story progresses. There are 16 songs to play through and three bonus tracks after completing certain criteria.
I really like the stories that go with the music you are playing and also, while researching for this blog, I found out that Jason Paige of Pokemon theme tune fame sang two of the songs on Elite Beat Agents! Wowzers!
I have great memories of this game. Elite Beat Agents multiplayer mode was available as single cart download. There were many lunchtimes at college where we would just hang out with our DS's and play some multiplayer Elite Beat Agents. I lost most of the time.