EIDOS BEGIN FRESH
Copyright 2002 www.computerandvideogames.com
[ March 8th 2002 ]
ethereal strains of a Tchaikovsky waltz swirl
effortlessly through the airwaves, shake your
joypad like Sir Simon Rattle gone badly wrong
and cringe as the orchestra suddenly destroys
one of music's finest moments. Or, get it spot
on and gasp in awe as colleagues suddenly rise
from their desks, embrace, and delicately glide
across the floor in perfect 3/4 time, as cries
of "encore!" fill the room.
Mad Maestro! is yet another utterly bonkers, utterly
Japanese title set to be published in Europe under
Eidos's Fresh Games label. Rhythm-action is given
an all-new twist as you conduct your way through
some of classical music's greatest scores, while
trapeze artists swing above the crowd and a lion
taps out the beat on a snare drum. We like.
great to see an original product like this being
brought to Europe, as so often we miss out on
the more left-field titles Japan embraces. Longevity's
always an issue with this type of game, but right
now we're lovin' it, lovin' it, lovin' it.