Do you love Rock Band and the Guitar Hero series? Are you secretly a rocker at heart, even though you need to hide that personality under a suit? Did you recently win the air-guitar championship in your community? If you answered yes to any of those questions, or simply like the way they were worded, then a new cell phone game from Konami Mobile is perfect for you.
Rock Revolution is made in the spirit of Rock Band and Guitar Hero. You grab a guitar, a mic, or a pair of drum sticks and just press buttons to meet your cue in this rhythm-based adventure. With several different personalities, from a punk with piercings and a mean streak, to the pompous and eccentric guitarist, you can play any way that you want. Rock Revolution puts the feel of console games on your AT&T, Verizon Wireless, or T-Mobile phone for a small price.
Rock Revolution is a good take on the rhythm based band games that are out currently for consoles. While it has less of an encompassing feel, it accomplishes a similar game play and style as those games. It does all of this while running on a phone, which, I am betting is worse then your home console (unless you have a Commodore 64). The game is slightly addictive and is a good time waster, just like the full console versions. Rock Revolution is probably an even better take on the genre then Tap Tap is for the iPhone.
One of the things that I like about Rock Revolution is the fact that I am able to pick any of four instruments to play. I can be the lead guitarist and shred the riffs. I can be the bass, knocking down that rhythm. I can be the drummer, twirling my sticks and rocking out. Or I can be the lead singer, simply singing and strutting my stuff. No matter what position I want to be in the band, save that of a tambourine player, I can do it. This is a nice feature as it lets me experience the game play from different angles, even though it is the same song.
Another nice feature is the different characters. Sure, you can pick characters in Rock Band and Guitar Hero, but they really do not change anything; in those games, they simply change your look, not your skill set or styles. In Rock Revolution, however, the characters that you pick actually affect your game play and your end result. This is a cool little addition, as it acknowledges the eccentricity of most rockers and it incorporates that. While it is not really needed, this sort of little touch makes the game more enjoyable.