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DJ Hero

DJ Hero

  • Publisher
  • Developer
    Exient Entertainment
  • Release date
    27 Oct 2009

DJ Hero primarily simulates turntablism, a musical style used by disc jockeys to create a new mashup song by incorporating one or more previously recorded songs played on record players along with sound effect generators. The game features score attack gameplay similar to the Guitar Hero games. The controller consists of a wireless deck consisting of a movable turntable that supports 3 "stream" buttons, an effects dial, a crossfader, and a "Euphoria" button; a hidden panel contains additional controller buttons to interact with the gaming console outside of the game. A portion of the controller can be detached and reattached to adapt the unit for left-handed players. Notes travel in an arc across a spinning record on screen, and the player holds down one of the 3 stream buttons to play notes; two buttons reflect the two songs used in that particular mix, and the third represents samples to add to the mix which can be adjusted with the effects dial. The player must also constantly adjust the crossfader to match onscreen symbols, which alters the relative volume of the songs as to bring one song to the forefront of the mix for a short time. Certain tracks are shown on screen as a series of up or down arrow, representing scratching sections, requiring the player to turn the turntable in the direction of the arrows while holding down the button to score points, mimicking the scratching of the record needle on vinyl albums. "Euphoria" is equivalent to Guitar Hero's Star Power, collected by successfully completing specific phrases in the song mix, called Perfect Regions, and can be released by pressing the Euphoria button, doubling the player's current multiplier as well as automatic crossfading when active. There is also a "Rewind" meter that builds through consistent successful playing, and once full, allows the player to rewind the song to fix errors in their performance. The player must continue to perform well or their performance meter will drop and the music track will cut out. Failing the song is not possible, unlike in Guitar Hero games. A single player career mode is available, as well both competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes ("DJ vs DJ"), playable locally or remotely. Ten songs have been specially mixed to also support gameplay with Guitar Hero and other compatible guitar controllers in a "DJ vs Guitar" mode. Players can also use a microphone for a non-scoring addition to the mix. A Party Play mode allows the game to automatically play the songs with the ability for a player to jump in and play at any time.

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AGM score 75%
GameSpot 8
game critics awards
rock music
bink video
record breakers
downloadable content
e3 2009
playstation trophies
ranking system
electronic music
difficulty level
games that ask you to "press start" but will accept other buttons
collector's edition
musical notes
gamescom 2009
sexualized women
full motion video
spike video game awards 2009
online multiplayer achievements
havok physics
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musical peripherals
in-game advertising
record player
note highway
bundled with peripherals
non-five achievements
glow stick
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About DJ Hero

DJ Hero is released by Activision in 27 Oct 2009. The game is designed by Exient Entertainment. DJ Hero is a typical representative of the Music genre. Playing DJ Hero is a pleasure. It does not matter whether it is the first or a millionth hour in Music, there will always be room for something new and interesting. Thrilling levels and gameplay DJ Hero will not leave anyone indifferent. The complexity of gameplay increases with each new level and does not let any player get bored.

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DJ Hero is versatile and does not stand still, but it is never too late to start playing. The game, like many Music games has a full immersion in gaming. AllGame staff continues to play it.

DJ Hero is perfect for playing alone or with friends.

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