We already know how much Beyonce and her nephew Julez love Rhythm Heaven for the DS, but I was curious to check it out myself to see what all the hype is about. Coinciding with the release of the new Nintendo DSi on April 5, Rhythm Heaven (which can be played on both the DS and DSi) is all about rhythm and music. Basically take the musical components of games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and the skill testing challenges of Brain Age, and you've got Rhythm Heaven.
What's different though is the competitive nature, where you have to conquer each rhythm-based minigame before advancing to the next level (you will receive a medal which unlocks various things). And to be honest, the avid gamer that I am, I didn't breeze through the levels as expected. It actually requires a lot of concentration as you are forced to pay close attention to the beats in the songs. Needless to say, I was instantly hooked and addicted. The songs are upbeat, the characters are adorable, and each level provides a new experience. With a game that forces you to flick, tap, slide, and kick to various beats, you'll find that Rhythm Heaven is not only challenging, but entertaining as well.
Rhythm Heaven will cost $26 when it goes on sale on April 5.