Electroplankton – Nintendo DS


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Brand: Nintendo

Edition: Standard


  • 10 different marine creatures, each with their own musical theme
  • Develop hypnotic or soothing melodies by controlling the Electroplankton or their environment (or both)
  • Choose a camera spot and use the upper screen to zoom in & out, seeing up close what your music does to the creatures’ world
  • Use the DS microphone to record real-time audio, to a series of rhythm tracks

Details: From the Manufacturer It’s tough to slap a label on Electroplankton. It’s not a game, but you play it on a game device. There’s no set purpose to it, but the end result can sweep you up in its charm. Most of all, its innovation sings out loud and true. Features:10 unique Electroplankton ready to make music for you Audience mode that plays a 15-minute composition you can participate in Optimized sound for DS speakers or headphones Art and music collide in Electroplankton, which features the striking visual style of Japanese interactive media artist Toshio Iwai. You interact with 10 species of Electroplankton by using the Nintendo DS touch screen. When you come in contact with the Electroplankton and elements of their environment, the microscopic merrymakers give off a unique sound. The sounds will ring familiar with you, from a piano and percussion instruments to your own voice. Interacting with each Electroplankton is a bit different, although you’ll always use the touch screen, microphone, or both. Some Electroplankton yield percussion sounds, others resemble a piano and still others sound like they’ve been put through a synthesizer. Some even come with their own beats. Rec-Rec is an Electroplankton that allows you to record your voice over a track of eight rhythms from house to industrial. You can overlay four of your own additions to these rhythms and slow down or speed up the beat. Then you have Nanocarp, who are less about making music and more about responding to your sounds. They change formations based on your input into the microphone. Nanocarp reply to clapping, blowing into the mic, and you singing “Do Re Me” to them. Beatnes replicate the sounds of some classic NES games that struck a cord with Electroplankton creator Toshio Iwai. You can make your own melodies or re-create sounds from Super Mario Bros., Kid Icarus, an NES Collection, and robot sounds. Electroplankton offers a fun and amazingly creative way to actually put yourself inside the game. You are the conductor, and a new world of musical composition has opened up for you to explore. The great thing about Electroplankton is it works on a variety of different levels. The precision of the Electroplankton’s movements can help you create fantastic compositions, or you can take a more recreational approach and play with the different movements and sounds and just have fun with it. If you’re savvy with recording equipment, you can use the DS’s headphone jack to output your composition and record it for all the world to hear. Bottom line: Electroplankton is one of those rare artistic games that should be part of every gamer’s collection.

UPC: 045496737061