History VideoGame / EliteBeatAgents

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"!
5th Jan '16 5:44:05 PM MarkLungo
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Known primarily for its [[WidgetSeries weird Japanese charm]] and unique control scheme, ''Ouendan'' became a hit among {{import gam|ing}}ers, prompting Nintendo and its developer to bring the game to North America under its alternate name, retaining most of the visual charm of the original, but ([[PragmaticAdaptation understandably]]) replacing the J-Pop music with various popular American songs to create a uniquely "[[{{Eagleland}} American]]" atmosphere. ''Elite Beat Agents'' was also treated as a genuine sequel to ''Ouendan'' and featured many gameplay upgrades over its Japanese predecessor and even a few cameos from ''Ouendan'' characters as an EasterEgg for the import fanbase.

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Known primarily for its [[WidgetSeries weird Japanese charm]] and unique control scheme, ''Ouendan'' became a hit among {{import UsefulNotes/{{import gam|ing}}ers, prompting Nintendo and its developer to bring the game to North America under its alternate name, retaining most of the visual charm of the original, but ([[PragmaticAdaptation understandably]]) replacing the J-Pop music with various popular American songs to create a uniquely "[[{{Eagleland}} American]]" atmosphere. ''Elite Beat Agents'' was also treated as a genuine sequel to ''Ouendan'' and featured many gameplay upgrades over its Japanese predecessor and even a few cameos from ''Ouendan'' characters as an EasterEgg for the import fanbase.



->''[[AC: Agents are... GOOOOOOOOO!]]''

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->''[[AC: ->''"[[AC: Agents are... GOOOOOOOOO!]]''GOOOOOOOOO!]]"''
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22nd Dec '15 7:50:36 PM Hashil
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** To a lesser extent, the 1st bonus stage is similar. It still's got a lot of the zaniness of the other stages, but the transitions used are unique to it - rather than people waving their hands in the top screen, flashes of the client's friends inspiring her appear instead, and the agents kneel respectfully until they start dancing.
15th Dec '15 4:14:16 PM Josef5678
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything:
** Try closing your DS during the tutorial.
** In a strange story example, you can see a small cameo by what looks like Tsuyoshi Hanada from the first ''Ouendan'' game in the New-York themed "Sk8er Boi" level. The dev team then decided to make ''an entire scenario'' in the sequel that explained how he could have gotten there. It would be The Producer Thinks Of Everything if 1. it wasn't a game, and 2. the developers were even expecting a sequel to ''Ouendan'' at all.
2nd Dec '15 5:12:55 PM henke37
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* SpecialEditionTitle: Invoked in Episode 12: A Christmas Wish. There is no dramatic cry for "HEEEEEEEEEEEELP!", just poor little Lucy asking for her father to come home. Commander Kahn doesn't instruct the Agents to deploy: he simply watches the monitor silently. Finally, there is no countdown to the start of the stage.

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* SpecialEditionTitle: Invoked in Episode 12: A Christmas Wish. There is no dramatic cry for "HEEEEEEEEEEEELP!", "HEEEAAALP!", just poor little Lucy asking for her father to come home. Commander Kahn doesn't instruct the Agents to deploy: he simply watches the monitor silently. Finally, there is no countdown to the start of the stage.
29th Nov '15 7:40:15 AM AriRockefeller
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** "MOVE!" in the Without A Fight level, [[spoiler:when the Agents/Divas try to run interference and wound up TakenForGranite for their troubles]].


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* RookieRedRanger: In Breezin' mode, the front-and-center agent is the headphones wearing Spin, agent #5. The two accompanying agents, Derek and Morris, are agents #3 and #4, respectively.
18th Jun '15 12:25:05 AM superkeijikun
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* SpecialEditionTitle: Invoked in Episode 12: A Christmas Wish. There is no dramatic cry for "HEEEEEEEEEEEELP!", just poor little Lucy asking for her father to come home. Commander Kahn doesn't instruct the Agents to deploy: he simply watches the monitor silently. Finally, there is no countdown to the start of the stage.
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