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Vib Ribbon
  PS1RhythmJPN  
  opened by paleface at 02:50:59 09/01/03  
  last modified by paleface at 07:08:59 09/28/03  
  paleface [sys=PS1; cat=Rhythm; loc=JPN]
           
I can see why Sony didn't bring this to the States. How many Americans could bear to condescend to play a game with graphics composed entirely out of white lines on a black background? Not many, if my friends are any indication. And crying out "I AM THE FAIRY QUEEN" when I hit enough beats in sequence to evolve my form didn't seem to impress upon them the utter coolness of this little game. Fools.
 
I still haven't tried putting in a music CD to generate generate my own levels but that's at least partly due to the fact that I love the weird cute warped kid techno tracks that come with the game. Vib is a rhythm game at heart, where your little Vibri man dances along a quivering line and must perform the correct action (a button press or combination of two button presses) as he comes upon kinks in the line, which are based on the beat of the music.
 
They do some really trippy stuff with slowing the action down or speeding it up to match the music, and (my favorite) sometimes warp the 2d line of the path in and out of the screen, making it a challenge to stay on-beat due to the distortion of the playfield in perspective. Gad, this game is cool.
    
downloads:
· vibri.jpg
 
references:
· Baby Universe (PS1)
· Mojib Ribbon (PS2)
· Vib Ripple (PS2)

 
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