publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Game mode: single player
Vib-Ribbon on PSP, PS1 etc. is a unique arcade game, one of the first in the history of classical music-rhythmic games. The Japanese NanaOn-Sha studio is responsible for the creation of the title, which is best known for the legendary PaRappa the Rapper music series. Vib-Ribbon was originally released on the PlayStation in 1999. The title met with some interest on the part of the audience, but never gained great popularity. Its premiere, however, was an extremely important step in the development of music and rhythm games, especially as for the first time in the history of the genre it allowed players to play to the rhythm of their own music recorded on CDs. Vib-Ribbon has seen a total of two sequels released on PlayStation 2 in Japan only. As a curiosity we can add that the production is one of several games constantly presented in the prestigious Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) in New York at an exhibition devoted to the history of electronic entertainment.
The Vib-Ribbon gameplay model is extremely simple and affordable, but depending on the level of difficulty it can be a big challenge even for veterans of the genre. Players control a little rabbit named Vibri, who has to overcome obstacles appearing in the rhythm of the music played in the background. There are a total of four types of obstacles. They can also be combined with each other. Each of them has been assigned to specific pad buttons, which allow you to bypass it. Players earn points based on their accuracy and responsiveness. Each time we make a mistake, Vibri slowly turns into a toad, and then into a small worm.
Vib-Ribbon has a minimalist black-and-white graphic design, made using uncomplicated vector figures. There are a total of six built-in songs in the production, but gamers can use any music track stored on the Audio CD that we put into the PlayStation. This is possible thanks to the small size of the game, which is entirely stored in the internal memory of the console. The emulated version of the title is unfortunately devoid of this option.
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age requirements: everyone