DJMax Technika Tune

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DJMax Portable Technika Tune cover.jpg
Developer(s) Pentavision, Neowiz Mobile
Publisher(s)
Producer(s) Planetboom
Designer(s) XeoN
Platform(s) PlayStation Vita
Release
  • KOR: 20 September 2012
  • HKG: 20 September 2012
  • JP: 27 September 2012[1]
  • NA: 4 December 2012[2]
Genre(s) Music video game
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

DJMax Technika Tune is a music game for the PlayStation Vita published and developed by Pentavision Studio in South Korea, and is an adaptation of the earlier DJMax Technika arcade game series.[3]

Development[edit]

On September 8, 2011, Pentavision announced that DJMax Technika would be adapted to the PlayStation Vita.[4] The working title of the upcoming game was reported as DJMax Technika Vita.[5] On April 13, 2012 the final official title was revealed to be DJMax Technika Tune, along with its release date within South Korea.[6][7] On April 24, 2012, it was announced that the game would be released in North America during Q2/Q3 of 2012, alongside a new promotional trailer for the game.[8]

Gameplay[edit]

In-game screenshot demonstrating the touchscreen interface of the rhythm game

The PlayStation Vita version will feature a new play style to the arcade version, utilising both the front touchscreen and rear touchpad, as well as the return of OST and M/V modes. The port is announced to have more songs than any of the earlier DJMax Portable games.[5] The US version of the game will contain 67 individual music tracks.[9]

Game Mode[edit]

DJMax Technika Tune introduces 4 modes for single player. The gameplay utilises a 3-note track.

Star Mixing[edit]

Star Mixing is a beginner mode identical to the Lite Mixing mode in the original arcade version of DJMax Technika (prior to the large note patch). The game allows the player to play using the touchscreen, and the long, repeat and repeat long notes will not appear in this mode. The charts in Freestyle mode are called STAR charts.

Pop Mixing[edit]

Pop Mixing is an amateur mode identical to the Popular Mixing in the original arcade game. The game allows the player to play using the touchscreen exclusively, or both the touchscreen and rear pad. The charts in Freestyle mode are called POP charts.

Club Mixing[edit]

Club Mixing is an advanced mode identical to the Club Mixing in the DJMax Technika 2 and DJMax Technika 3 arcade games. The game will allow the player to select three songs to play, and a Boss Stage track will be selected at the end in the same manner as the arcade games. Within the first game the player is able to deplete the Groove Meter for up to one bar, and if the Groove Meter is depleted beyond the point allowed for that stage, the player will fail the game. The charts in Freestyle mode are called CLUB charts.

Freestyle Mixing[edit]

Freestyle Mixing is a free mode similar to the Freestyle modes in earlier games within the DJMax Portable series and DJMax Trilogy. The songs unlocked in Star Mixing/Pop Mixing/Club Mixing will appear in this mode.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
AggregatorScore
GameRankings83.33%[10]
Metacritic81/100[11]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Destructoid8/10[12]
EGM8.5/10[13]
Famitsu28/40[14]
Joystiq4/5[15]
Pocket Gamer UK8/10[16]
Gaming Nexus8.5/10[17]

Kotaku describes Technika Tune as on par with Gravity Rush and LittleBigPlanet as one of the top performing titles on the PlayStation Vita, albeit having a relatively difficult learning curve.[18]

Joystiq gave Technika Tune an overall rating of 4 out of 5, complimenting the game's visuals and music library.[15] Electronic Gaming Monthly gave the game a score of 8.5, citing that although the fever mechanism is rather difficult to activate, the game overall has quality audio and video along with enjoyable gameplay.[13]

Technika Tune was also nominated for PS Vita PSN Game of the Year 2012 on the US PlayStation Game of the Year Awards.[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spencer, 26 June 2012, DJMax Technika Tune Set For September Release In Japan, Siliconera
  2. ^ Ishaan, 21 September 2012, DJMax Technika Tune Gets An Expensive Limited Edition In North America, Siliconera
  3. ^ Stephen Foote, 2012-10-15, DJ Max Technika Tune Import Review, Black Panel Archived December 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Andrew Yoon, 8 September 2011, DJ Max Technika coming to PlayStation Vita, Shack News
  5. ^ a b 8 September 2011, 'DJ MAX 테크니카' PSVITA로 발매 예정, Ruliweb[dead link]
  6. ^ Mike Fahey, 13 April 2012, Our First Teasing Glance At DJMax Technika Tune For The PlayStation Vita, Kotaku
  7. ^ 2012.04.13, DJMAX TECHNIKA TUNE, 티저 영상 공개, Ruliweb
  8. ^ 24 April 2012, DJ Max Technika Tune carried to North American Vitas this summer, Joystiq
  9. ^ Spencer, 26 June 2012, DJMax Technika Tune Has 67 Songs With Music From AstroKid, XeoN, And KARA, Siliconera
  10. ^ "DJMAX Technika Tune for PlayStation Vita". GameRankings. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  11. ^ "DJMAX Technika Tune for PlayStation Vita Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  12. ^ Josh Tolentino (January 27, 2013). "Review: DJMAX Technika Tune". Destructoid. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  13. ^ a b Eric L. Patterson (December 12, 2012). "EGM Review: DJMax Technika Tune". EGMNOW. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  14. ^ Sal Romano (September 18, 2012). "Famitsu Review Scores: Issue 1241". Gematsu. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  15. ^ a b JC Fletcher (December 12, 2012). "DJMax Technika Tune review: Let your fingers do the dancing". Joystiq. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  16. ^ Peter Willington (January 2, 2013). "DJMAX Technika Tune review - PlayStation Vita reviews". Pocket Gamer. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  17. ^ Matt Mirkovich (January 9, 2013). "DJ Max Technika Tune Review". Gaming Nexus. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  18. ^ Richard Eisenbeis, 2012-10-12, DJMax Technika Tune is a Music Game Tailor-Made For the Vita, Kotaku
  19. ^ Sid Shuman, 2012-12-14, Vote For Your Favorite PlayStation Games of 2012 Now!, PlayStation.Blog

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