History VideoGame / EliteBeatAgents

22nd Jun '16 5:54:41 AM gewunomox
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** The version of "Rock This Town" used in the game is a shortened cover of the ''swing'' version by Brian Setzer, not the ''rock'' version done when he was with the Music/StrayCats. The changed tempo can wreck your pattern if you're more familiar with the rock version. Similarly, the version of "I Was Born to Love You" used is not a cover of Music/FreddieMercury's original version, but the remade version by Music/{{Queen}}, which is structurally very different in some parts. The version of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" could be a case if you're expecting it to sound like the RollingStones' original version, as the version in the game is a complete rearrangement of the song.

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** The version of "Rock This Town" used in the game is a shortened cover of the ''swing'' version by Brian Setzer, not the ''rock'' version done when he was with the Music/StrayCats. The changed tempo can wreck your pattern if you're more familiar with the rock version. Similarly, the version of "I Was Born to Love You" used is not a cover of Music/FreddieMercury's original version, but the remade version by Music/{{Queen}}, which is structurally very different in some parts. The version of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" could be a case if you're expecting it to sound like the RollingStones' Music/TheRollingStones' original version, as the version in the game is a complete rearrangement of the song.
21st Jun '16 12:03:58 PM gewunomox
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** The version of "Rock This Town" used in the game is a shortened cover of the ''swing'' version by Brian Setzer, not the ''rock'' version done when he was with the StrayCats. The changed tempo can wreck your pattern if you're more familiar with the rock version. Similarly, the version of "I Was Born to Love You" used is not a cover of Music/FreddieMercury's original version, but the remade version by Music/{{Queen}}, which is structurally very different in some parts. The version of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" could be a case if you're expecting it to sound like the RollingStones' original version, as the version in the game is a complete rearrangement of the song.

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** The version of "Rock This Town" used in the game is a shortened cover of the ''swing'' version by Brian Setzer, not the ''rock'' version done when he was with the StrayCats.Music/StrayCats. The changed tempo can wreck your pattern if you're more familiar with the rock version. Similarly, the version of "I Was Born to Love You" used is not a cover of Music/FreddieMercury's original version, but the remade version by Music/{{Queen}}, which is structurally very different in some parts. The version of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" could be a case if you're expecting it to sound like the RollingStones' original version, as the version in the game is a complete rearrangement of the song.
10th Jun '16 7:47:21 AM GunarmDyne
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* DoWellButNotPerfect: Once a bonus mission has been unlocked it becomes mandatory for all future playthroughs. Do you really want to face Survivor on Hard Rock mode? Additionally, if you unlock Hard Rock mode, but not the highest rank (Lovin' Machine), you can play as Mr. X instead of Commander Kahn. Who ''wouldn't'' want want to play as a seemingly drunken old man in a cat mask?

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* DoWellButNotPerfect: DoWellButNotPerfect:
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Once a bonus mission has been unlocked it becomes mandatory for all future playthroughs. Do you really want to face Survivor on Hard Rock mode? Additionally, if mode?
** If
you unlock Hard Rock mode, but not the highest rank (Lovin' Machine), you can play as Mr. X instead of Commander Kahn. Who ''wouldn't'' want want to play as a seemingly drunken old man in a cat mask?mask?
** Getting the Bad Ending on a song is much harder than any of the Normal or Good endings simply due to having much less room for error in skirting the line between a "No!" on each segment and outright failing the whole song.
7th Jun '16 9:50:23 AM GunarmDyne
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* KamhehamehaHadoken: The power of music and dance built up by the entire world in the final level unleashes one of these to [[spoiler:destroy the Rhombulans]].
7th Jun '16 9:48:52 AM GunarmDyne
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* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: Ken, the protagonist of "Canned Heat," is ordered to use his ninja powers to retrieve a stolen disc. How awesome he does depends on how well the player does in the level though.



* LovelyAssistant: Thomas The Magician has one.

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* LovelyAssistant: Thomas The Magician has one.one named Angelina.
5th May '16 6:52:18 PM totoofze47
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* MultipleEndings: Every level has a "Good End" (cleared all stages), "Normal End" (cleared level, but failed two or more stages), and "Bad End" (total failure).

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* MultipleEndings: Every level has a "Good End" (cleared all stages), "Normal End" (cleared level, but failed two or more stages), and "Bad End" (total failure).(clear level but fail all three stages) and "Worst End" (GameOver).


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* PyrrhicVictory: Complete a level after failing all three stages will turn the characters' victories quite sour. For example, Sam the dog might make it home, [[YankTheDogsChain only to see that his owners have moved]].
1st Apr '16 10:49:34 AM Morgenthaler
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** The version of "Rock This Town" used in the game is a shortened cover of the ''swing'' version by Brian Setzer, not the ''rock'' version done when he was with the StrayCats. The changed tempo can wreck your pattern if you're more familiar with the rock version. Similarly, the version of "I Was Born to Love You" used is not a cover of FreddieMercury's original version, but the remade version by Music/{{Queen}}, which is structurally very different in some parts. The version of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" could be a case if you're expecting it to sound like the RollingStones' original version, as the version in the game is a complete rearrangement of the song.

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** The version of "Rock This Town" used in the game is a shortened cover of the ''swing'' version by Brian Setzer, not the ''rock'' version done when he was with the StrayCats. The changed tempo can wreck your pattern if you're more familiar with the rock version. Similarly, the version of "I Was Born to Love You" used is not a cover of FreddieMercury's Music/FreddieMercury's original version, but the remade version by Music/{{Queen}}, which is structurally very different in some parts. The version of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" could be a case if you're expecting it to sound like the RollingStones' original version, as the version in the game is a complete rearrangement of the song.
13th Mar '16 8:12:49 PM Achyfi
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* BadassDriver: Jack in "Sk8er Boi". Such feats of his include skimming the surface of a lake and ''[[HolyShitQuotient driving up the side of a building]]''.

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* BadassDriver: Jack in "Sk8er "[=Sk8er=] Boi". Such feats of his include skimming the surface of a lake and ''[[HolyShitQuotient driving up the side of a building]]''.



* EarlyBirdCameo: Happens all through the game: Amanda and Tex from "Believe" make a cameo in "Sk8er Boi"; Max the cat from "ABC" appears in "Rock This Town" (as well as the opening cutscene for "Without a Fight"); baby Alden and his mom, also from "ABC", appear in the second part of "Highway Star", and the Carrington sisters give Sam a ride in the first part; and finally, Colonel Bob from "Let's Dance" shows up in the intro for the Carrington's song, "Material Girl". Phew! Also, unless you've been purposely replaying levels to rack your score up just for this purpose, the first time you see any of the characters from the bonus levels will likely be in the group shots at the end.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: Happens all through the game: Amanda and Tex from "Believe" make a cameo in "Sk8er "[=Sk8er=] Boi"; Max the cat from "ABC" appears in "Rock This Town" (as well as the opening cutscene for "Without a Fight"); baby Alden and his mom, also from "ABC", appear in the second part of "Highway Star", and the Carrington sisters give Sam a ride in the first part; and finally, Colonel Bob from "Let's Dance" shows up in the intro for the Carrington's song, "Material Girl". Phew! Also, unless you've been purposely replaying levels to rack your score up just for this purpose, the first time you see any of the characters from the bonus levels will likely be in the group shots at the end.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: See the previous entry. Also some of the songs used, if you pay attention to the lyrics. Also if you fail the first part of "La La", Cap White gets the top part of her dress ripped off!

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: See the previous entry. Also some of the songs used, if you pay attention to the lyrics. Also if you fail the first part of GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** Failing a section in
"La La", La" usually results in Cap White gets the top part of her dress White's [[ClothingDamage shirt being ripped off!off]].
** The lyrics of [[Music/GoodCharlotte The Anthem]]'s cover were left unchanged. This includes the ADateWithRosiePalms verse.



* LazyArtist: In the last stage, when everybody is doing the arm waving thing, sure they bothered to update Colonel Bob and Bill's sprites (so that they are in their formal wear and tracksuit, respectively), but for some reason, not Captain Brooke and Ken. Also, in several cutscenes, the people in the background are mirrored. The car show scene in "Canned Heat" and the beginning of the last section in "Sk8er Boi", for example.

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* LazyArtist: In the last stage, when everybody is doing the arm waving thing, sure they bothered to update Colonel Bob and Bill's sprites (so that they are in their formal wear and tracksuit, respectively), but for some reason, not Captain Brooke and Ken. Also, in several cutscenes, the people in the background are mirrored. The car show scene in "Canned Heat" and the beginning of the last section in "Sk8er "[=Sk8er=] Boi", for example.



* SplitPersonality: Jack from "Sk8er Boi" has one - it activates whenever he starts the meter for his taxi, and he reverts back to normal when he stops the meter; his normal personality is a meek and nerdy man, but his other personality is a badass and confident speed demon. It seems that the act of pressing the button itself is what triggers the change. He also doesn't seem to remember anything he did after he changes back, although he is at least aware of his other personality and when he changes back.

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* SplitPersonality: Jack from "Sk8er "[=Sk8er=] Boi" has one - it activates whenever he starts the meter for his taxi, and he reverts back to normal when he stops the meter; his normal personality is a meek and nerdy man, but his other personality is a badass and confident speed demon. It seems that the act of pressing the button itself is what triggers the change. He also doesn't seem to remember anything he did after he changes back, although he is at least aware of his other personality and when he changes back.



** Jack drives a taxi around at insane speed while making impossibly cool maneuvers and acrobatics, to the sound of "Sk8er Boi".

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** Jack drives a taxi around at insane speed while making impossibly cool maneuvers and acrobatics, to the sound of "Sk8er "[=Sk8er=] Boi".
11th Mar '16 6:51:20 AM Achyfi
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* FollowTheLeader: The easy to pick up interface made it a prime target of this from [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames licensed games]] on the DS, like ''VideoGame/LooneyTunesCartoonConductor'', some of the ''HighSchoolMusical'' games, and a new ''[[http://www.destructoid.com/tgs-michael-jackson-ds-is-the-new-elite-beat-agents-184232.phtml Michael Jackson]]'' game. It was even the basis for the magic system in ''SonicChronicles''. Even Theatrhythm Final Fantasy for 3DS is rumoured to have been inspired by this.
** This game also caused the creation of [[{{VideoGame/Osu}} a fan-made game]] for the PC replicating the mechanics of EBA.
19th Feb '16 8:23:36 AM valar55
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** The humanity's last stand against the Rhombulans, to the beat of (We're not going down) "Without a Fight"!

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** The humanity's Humanity's last stand against the Rhombulans, to the beat of (We're not going down) "Without a Fight"!
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