If you wanna go retro, nothing screams 80s like break dancing. I remember trying to spin on my head as a kid, and failing miserably. Occasionally, you’ll still see some drunken foot trying to do the worm at a party or wedding, but for the most part “breakin” has gone the way of the dinosaur. Well, thanks to a new game called Red Bull BC One, you can do a little dancing on your phone. It’s done with a new breed of breakers, so you won’t see the Boogaloo Shrimp in this one… even though it would have been awesome. After pop lockin’ with this game for awhile, here’s what I thought about the Redbull BC One Challenge…
Okay, for the gameplay & controls you just need to think of Rock Band. Your dancer will do his thing in the background, and you’ll have to hit the color-coded buttons on time. You get two buttons on each side of the screen for the colors; the system works well and the buttons were unobtrusive. Besides tapping the button, you’ll also have to do the “Hold Slide” which is when you’ll press and hold a blue and slowly drag it into the red or whatever color the trail fades to. Overall, it was easy to play, and the controls were very responsive on my Captivate.
This game may be about break dancing, but they’ve really put a lot of thought, as well as a lot of features into the game. There are 14 different locations to dance at, and 29 B-Boy soundtracks to break to. They’ve put in around 650 motion-captures moves from today’s top breakdancing stars like Hong 10, Roxrite, Cico, Taisuke, and Lilou. The game also features famous voice actor “Zurek” as the MC during all you’re B-Boy battles.
While I’m honestly not a huge fan of Rockband, I did enjoy Red Bull BC One. It’s obvious they’ve put a lot of time into the game; the graphics are great and it’s has a polished feel all around. There isn’t a free version available, but if you’d like to bust some moves you can get the paid version for 1.13 in the Android Market.