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->"In its most desperate hour, the world awaits the arrival of its new [[{{Summon Magic}} Song Summoner]]." -The trailer

->"OK, let's make a man from this jam!" -Groove Master

A [[{{Turn based strategy}} Turn Based]] TacticalRPG heavily flavored with {{Mon}}-style collecting, published by SquareEnix worldwide.

The story follows the adventures of Ziggy, as he tries to save his baby brother Zero from the evil [[{{Big Bad}} Number 42]] and his [[{{AssimilationPlot}} Machine Network]]. Along the way he gathers a huge group of Tune Troopers, as well as [[{{Robot Girl}} Robot Boy]] Z.E.R.O and a quintet of unique, superiorTroopers, the so-called Superstars.

Oh, and did I mention it's an ''iPod Touch'' & ''Iphone'' exclusive?

The gimmick of this game is that every individual Trooper Ziggy summons is created from a specific song in your library, and levels up as you listen to that song, so instead of the typical [[{{ExperiencePoints}} XP]] grind, they level up naturally as you listen to music.

Also known as ''Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes''. The original game was published in 2008 for the scroll-wheel iPod, while a greatly expanded version called ''Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes - Encore'', was released in 2009 for the iOS[[note]] That means iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, for the uninitiated[[/note]].

!! This game provides examples of:
* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: Three or four in most battles (plus [[{{The Hero}} Ziggy]]), one in Rehearsal, eighty total.
* AssimilationPlot: [[{{Big Bad}} Number 42]]'s Network.
* AuraVision: When Seattelite's daughter, who is blind, meets the party, she describes their auras. This actually factors into game terms: Seatellite, who's a blue resonance type, has a blue aura, while Ziggy, the game's only white type, has an aura like she's never seen.
* BladeOnAStick: The Knights all use lances.
* CallingYourAttacks: And all of them are named after songs or lyrics.
* DeadGuyJunior: Well, Ziggy doesn't know whether Zero is dead or alive, but he still nicknames his machine companion Z.E.R.O after him.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: You play as a song summoner. You [[{{DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment}} summon songs]].
* ExperiencePoints: Play Points are earned by listening to songs. This means that you don't have to spend hours grinding levels, but only the songs you have troopers made from actually earn you anything... and woe betide you if you get a [[{{JokeCharacter}} Woody]] on your favorite song.
* FantasticRacism: Though, to be fair, machines are a constant menace, so it's no wonder Z.E.R.O catches so much flack.
* FantasyCharacterClasses: Boiled down to five- Archer, Mage, Knight, Soldier and Monk. Everyone has one of these classes, even the Big Bad.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: One flashback shows Ziggy jumping over a crevasse that only flying units can cross in-game.
* GeoEffects: Some kinds of glowy ground are harder to move through, but give troopers defense bonuses when stepped on. Others can only be crossed by flying units.
* TheHero: Ziggy
* JiveTurkey: The 'hip' dialogue can be a little... egregious at times.
* JokeCharacter: Woody, a wooden doll. His special skill is [[{{Man On Fire}} setting ''himself'' on fire]].
* MeaningfulName: Everyone and everything is named after a music reference, except the robots. The [[{{Quirky miniboss squad}} Stargazers]] are named mostly after poker terms.
** For example, Ziggy is named after David Bowie's alter ego, Ziggy Stardust.
* MechaMooks: Mechanical Militiamen.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Several of the Toon Troopers and Superstars bear a striking resemblance to various real-life musicians. For example, Golden Wing looks like Jimi Hendrix (and is "said to be the reincarnation of a great musician from an alien world).
** Seattlite is pretty clearly a Kurt Cobain homage, from the name (Seattle, home of grunge) to the character design, to his daughter (and Kurt's real-life daughter) having the name Frances. [[spoiler:Kind of a Tearjerker when his very first line in the game is "I thought I'd die alone long ago."]]
* PowerOfRock: Music is power, literally.
* ProphetEyes: Seattelite's daughter.
* RedHerring: [[spoiler:Stargazer Nameless]] is ''not'' Ziggy's brother Zero.
* TheRedMage: Conductors. Mage-type Troopers focus on offensive magic, but Ziggy and Groove Master can heal as well.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Z.E.R.O. ''is'' Zero]]
* RobotNames: Z.E.R.O.'s name isn't actually an acronym; he's named after Ziggy's brother Zero, and as a reference to the fact that his serial number (SGNB 00000000 AA) contains many zeroes.
* RoseHairedGirl: Z.E.R.O, rare male example, is also the exact opposite of this trope's usual personality: instead of being cheery, passionate, or romantic, he's TheStoic.
* TheStoic: Z.E.R.O would like to remind you that machines have no emotions.
* SaveScumming: Did your [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome favorite song]] create a Trooper with crappy stats? No problem. Just dismiss the new Trooper, and repeat the creation process with the same song. You'll get teh same class, but hopefully better stats.
* SummonMagic: [[{{ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin}} It's right there in the title.]]
* TacticalRockPaperScissors: Well, technically there's five jobs, but it normally falls into this. Archers > Knights & Soldiers > Monks > Archers. Mages are a bit of a wild card here: They deal a lot of damage with their magic, but take more damage from ''everyone'' in physical combat.
* UnwillingRoboticisation
* ViewerGenderConfusion: There's a large amount of confusion over [[http://songsummoner.wikia.com/wiki/File:Supernova.png Supernova's]] real gender. Here's a hint: [[spoiler: it's a boy]].
* WeaponOfChoice: More like weapon of class. You've got Knights with [[{{Blade on a stick}} lances]], Mages with [[{{Simple Staff}} staffs]], Soldiers with [[{{CoolSword}} swords]] and Archers with bows. Oh, and {{Bare Fisted Monk}}s.
** The only one who breaks the class=weapon rule is Ziggy, who uses a sword because being TheHero trumps being a mage.