Electroplankton is an interesting experiment in both music and game design, but its reliance on the novelty of something different limits its lasting value.
Let me point out that this is a review of the Japanese Import Electroplankton. If the game sees a US release at some point, some of this info might be different. This is to help those who are thinking of importing. To... Read Full Review41 of 53 users found the following review helpful
Before indie games were popular on the PC, Electroplankton was released on the NDS and became a cult hit. It's not really a game as such but music creator software, and has 10 different plankton types each having their o... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Electroplankton tries something that is an unusual concept. It isn't a game, and anyone who judges this solely on that fact isn't giving it a fair chance. The best way to describe this cartridge is a pretty visual and au... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
electroplankton is a strange multi-media project...it's like a musical tool that allows you to play with it, touch it, poke it and scrub it in order to make it sing. the theme is plankton, and the sea. the plankto... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Many people still don't seem to understand that this isn't classified as a game. Electroplankton's Japanese premiere was in an art gallery, and it's creator Toshio Iwai has stated the 'not a game' fact many times. It... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Many people say this game is hard to define, and I would not be far behind on agreeing with them. Electroplankton is something of an enigma to me, because I can't decide whether it's a moment of zen, or an overpriced toy... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
I had this game imported from liksang.com around June of 2005 and it has been a great title to have. 10 different plankton to choose from with many different ways to exploit them proves to be a excelent musical experienc... Read Full Review5 of 7 users found the following review helpful
The Good: Unique, intuitive "levels". The Bad: Not a proper "game" if you're expecting that; no save/export feature. The definition of "videogame" has been changing a lot over the years in order to accommodate new ... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
I have been a hardcore gamer almost all my short life, Now I'm 16 so long winded games aren't my thing anymore, so it's very hard to find a game that can satisfy a hardcore and a casual gamer and I think that this game m... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
Electroplankton is simple to explain, yet so complex to use to use. You use these little plankton that play different sounds, record your voice, and other things, to create beats, and even some awesome music. Gameplay... Read Full Review4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
Electroplankton is totally different from anything you've ever played before. When I first took the game out of my UPS package, it reminded me more of a CD than a game, with a tracklist of plankton on the back and the ar... Read Full Review11 of 14 users found the following review helpful
Ok, right now lets clear one thing up, it's not a game (as gamespot says themselves), so don't review it like it's a game. This game is about art and music, and hardly anyone gets the point to it. Pros: A light hearte... Read Full Review8 of 10 users found the following review helpful
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