SAN FRANCISCO, CA November 2, 2004 Video Game publisher Mastiff today announced that Technic Beat, an innovative and addictive music game for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, has shipped to retailers through North America. Developed by Arika and featuring tunes from some of Namco's most popular games, Technic Beat allows players to actually create, alter and dance on screen to their own music. The game will be available at a special low price.
"It's weird, it's unique, and so psychedelic that it'll hurt your brain. I love it!" says PSM: 100% Independent PlayStation 2 Magazine. "Put simply,
Technic Beat is both challenging and addictive on a level few games of this type manage to achieve on their best days," adds eToychest. "In all, Technic Beat is an extraordinary addition to the rhythm game genre." IGN calls Technic Beat "one of the craziest rhythm games ever created."
In Technic Beat, players listen to music represented in the game by radiating concentric rings of sound. Picking up the beat, they dance into the middle of the rings and try to "catch" the music. If successful, they achieve the power to manipulate the sound rings and create entirely new music. As players progress and gain skill they are rewarded with spectacular visual displays, bonuses, and power ups.
"Technic Beat is loud, colorful, and completely wacky," says Bill Swartz, Head Woof at Mastiff LLC. "It's not like any other rhythm game out there, and
though Technic Beat may look cute, it's a wickedly challenging game. At only $14.99, it's a great deal."
Technic Beat features include:
" Arcade mode - use the Tension Meter to measure your performance. Push it up and you're on to the next round!
" Free mode - choose the songs you want to play. Save and replay your performances, and control the camera and music.
" Challenge mode - choose the difficulty level and let the game pick your test!
" Sudden death - Can you play all the songs in order without a single mistake?
" Supports one or two players playing cooperatively or competitively.
Mastiff is a publisher of interactive entertainment with offices in Tokyo, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Recent titles from Mastiff include and La
Pucelle: Tactics, which was recently awarded an Editor's Choice Award from leading gaming website, IGN.com, and a "Must Buy" from top PlayStation 2
publication, PSM. Please see www.mastiff-games.com for more information.