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 3 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.

Song list[edit]

The list of playable music includes:

Introduced in Technika Tune[edit]

Song Title Genre Composer Visualizer Vocal
Shining My Boy Ani Pop AstroKid young-in, latte Jung-Eun Lee
Back To Life Western House Croove DumpingLife JC & Croove
Renovation Melodic Trance XeoN wony, ENTIA J
Take on Me House Dance Cuve
Silent Clarity Artcore Tsukasa Aki Misawa
The MAX Acid Dance ND Lee
Luv Yourself Club ND Lee moolu, woodstock Chan-Hwi So
A Song of Sixpence Children Pop Makou GiggSan, SAREE Itsuki and Her Friends

From previous DJMAX games[edit]

Song Title Genre Composer Visualizer Vocal First Appearance
Angel Euro Dance Laurent Newfield & Ravenant Jaguar Lee, aj Halya DJMax Technika 3
Access Trance SPHAZER KIMYS (Remastered BGA) - DJMax Metro Project
AD2222 Junkno Croove KIMYS - DJMax Technika 3
Bamboo on Bamboo Gabba Sampling Masters MEGA Wony - DJMax Technika 3
Black Swan Electronic Waltz Tchaikovsky (arranged by TAK) Naye, Taek - DJMax Technika 3
Brand NEW Days Pop Rock Planetboom DumpingLIFE (Technika 2 Remastered BGA) Planetboom DJMax Portable 2
Cosmic Fantastic Lovesong Ani Pop DINY Panneh, Latte chohee DJMax Technika 2
Cozy Quilt Jazz House bermei.inazawa Yein - DJMax Technika 2
Dark Prism Melodic Trance Tsukasa SAGWANAMU, Ruki - DJMax Technika 3
Dual Strikers Techno Trance 7 Sequence Giggsan, Z_B, D - DJMax Technika 2
Emblem Irish Dance Makou D, Xloth - DJMax Technika 3
End of the Moonlight Techno Pop Forte Escape US, eyehead, ponGlow (Remastered BGA) Miya DJMax Online
EGG Light Pop Nauts Armcho ZeeN DJMax Technika 3
Fallen Angel Modern Rock DJ Mocha Tari, ENTIA J (Remastered BGA) Yujin DJMax Online
Fate Hip Hop STi Sinbaru STi DJMax Metro Project
Feel Ma Beat Rap Metal NieN ZAKTAN, DumpingLife NieN, Jae Hwan DJMax Technika 3
Fermion Psychedelic Trance Makou CRAZYRED - DJMax Metro Project
First Kiss Dance Pop BJJ D Hwang Jung Mi DJMax Metro Project
Forever Modern Rock Bexter Godo Miya DJMax Metro Project
Get On Top P-Funk Planetboom Bunnyhawk, Giggsan, Zzarygun, Uricomayu (Remastered BGA) - DJMax Online
Ghost Fusion Hiphop STi Tari, Nova 류수정, STi DJMax Technika 3
설레임 Part 2
(HeartBeat Part.2)
Cute Pop ND Lee Lee Woo Chol, shin 105 Miya, Sweet Sister DJMax Technika 3
Hanz Up! Hip House Mr.Funky Z_B, DumpingLIFE Magix Soundpool DJMax Portable 3
Hello Pinky Hi-Fi Pop NieN Tari, aj (Remastered BGA) So Fly DJMax Online
I want You House Dance Lin-G H2SO4, Latte Jay DJMax Metro Project
In the Tdot Hip-Hop C. Morgan Sampal, Carrotjuice Aspektz DJMax Technika 3
Jumping K-Pop KARA, arranged by Sweetune DSP Entertainment KARA DJMax Technika 3
Keys to the World Planet Core Planetboom Godo Yohan (Pia) DJMax Metro Project
Kung-Fu Rider Oriental Funk AstroKid ECO - DJMax Technika 3
La Campanella: Nu Rave Symphonic Rave Franz Liszt (arranged by Cranky) Z_B - DJMax Technika 2
Light House Happy Core xxdbxx ECO (Remastered BGA) - DJMax Online
Lupin K-Pop KARA, arranged by Sweetune DSP Entertainment KARA DJMax Technika 3
Luv Flow (Funky House Mix) Funky House 3rd Coast & Paul Bazooka moses So Fly, JC DJMax Technika 2
Mister K-Pop KARA, arranged by Sweetune cozy KARA DJMax Technika 3
My Heart, My Soul R&B Slow 3rd Coast SAGWANAMU, jo jeong joo So fly, JC DJMax Technika 3
Mozart Symphony No. 40 Classic Remix Mozart (arranged by Kim Changhoon) SAGWANAMU, ENTIA J (Remastered BGA) - DJMax Online
Never Say Jungle Pop ND Lee Sampal, DumpingLIFE (Remastered BGA) Yoa DJMax Online
OBLIVION (Rockin' Night Style) Rock ESTi & NieN D-myo, NG, Tari, Eco, ENTIA J (Remastered BGA) - DJMax Portable
Ooh La La Soulful R&B Julie C ENTIA J Julie C DJMax Technika 3
Piano Concerto No. 1 Classic Remix Tchaikovsky (arranged by WavFactory) ECO (Technika 2 Remastered BGA) - DJMax Online
Pretty Girl K-Pop KARA, arranged by Sweetune DSP Entertainment KARA DJMax Technika 3
Proposed, Flower, Wolf Piano Ballad ReX D EriaN DJMax Metro Project
Put Em Up Reggaeton-Like Makou DumpingLIFE Vocal Forge DJMax Technika 2
Remember K-Pop Lin-G BBANG Miya DJMax Metro Project
RockSTAR Electro House Mr.Funky aj Mike Blunck, Mr.Funky Tap Sonic
Ruti'n Urban POP BEXTER Shin Min Kyung So fly, JC DJMax Metro Project
Shoreline Balearic House Oriental ST8 REWHY - DJMax Metro Project
ShowDown Brass Funk LeeZu Gagberman, DumpingLIFE - DJMax Technika 3
SigNalize Electro Trance Paul Bazooka Z_B - DJMax Technika 3
Son of Sun Gabber Hosoe Shinji ECO, HooN - DJMax Metro Project
STEP K-Pop KARA, arranged by Sweetune DSP Entertainment KARA DJMax Technika 3
SuperNova Rave cranky OTTOL, ENTIA J Vocal Foundry DJMax Technika 3
Thor Melodic Trance XeoN Stato, Hoon (Remastered BGA) - DJMax Metro Project
Trip Dance Pop NieN NG An Shin Ae DJMax Technika 2
Wanna Be Your LOVER 80's Dance Laurent Newfield & Ravenant Zaquard, shin 105 Alex Ray DJMax Technika 3
Xeus Melodic Trance XeoN UKYO, HooN - DJMax Technika 3
Y Acid House ND Lee Sobong Silver DJMax Metro Project
You & Me K-Pop NieN KKUEM 정상희, 헤린 DJMax Technika 3
You Should Get Over Me 90's Rock Jessica Wolff Sobong, aj Jessica Wolff DJMax Technika 3

Note

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 83.33%[10]
Metacritic 81/100[11]
Review scores
Publication Score
Destructoid 8/10[12]
EGM 8.5/10[13]
Famitsu 28/40[14]
Joystiq 4/5[15]
Pocket Gamer UK 8/10[16]
Gaming Nexus 8.5/10[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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