Platform: XBox 360
Independence Day is tomorrow here in the US, so in honor of one of the staples of the holiday, I’ve picked a game involving fireworks to discuss. This is Boom Boom Rocket, available on the XBox 360 Arcade. It’s a wonderful rhythm game which is fairly easy at the lesser difficulties, but is really hard to master.
Once you select your song and difficulty, the music starts and multi-colored arrows are thrown up from the bottom of the screen. The colors represent the different colors of your buttons, or you can use the d-pad with the corresponding direction arrows. Once the arrow reaches the purple line at the top, you press that button. If you are successful, you will be rewarded with a firework.
Once you build up your multiplier meter enough, you can trigger your super ability, which gives you 24X points or something crazy like that. This is how you climb the leaderboards, but I always forget to do it. I tend to concentrate more on perfecting the game than getting a high score.
Fortunately, you can play this game less visually and more audibly. The music is really your cue. You just need to know which button to press. It’s similar to Guitar Hero or Rock Band in that respect. The graphics are absolutely beautiful and the music is wonderful as well. It’s all classical music, which I really enjoy. If you like rhythm games and classical music, I would check this one out. It’s currently only available on the 360 and hasn’t been added to the XBone backwards compatibility list yet.