World’s Fastest Drummer
This week I chose to review the game World’s Fastest Drummer. Usually, I review games that I have played before and I am excited about, however, this week I decided to pick a random game off of AddictingGames.com and give it a spin.
This game doesn’t have much of a narrative. It starts out with just showing you a picture of a kid named Bobby and telling you through text that he likes to hit drums. You are then put into the game and you see Bobby hitting a practice pad. There are also a set of drum sticks closer to the screen, which one would assume are yours and you must hit the drum… only one problem… how do you do that? At first I hit the space bar. No luck. Then, I tried the arrow keys. Still nothing. After smashing the keyboard out of frustration, I noticed that the sticks moved. Success! Now, how did I do that? After a little exploration, I found that the ‘A’ and ‘L’ keys moved the left and right sticks, respectively. Now I can play!
After destroying Bobby in his bedroom drum-off, I moved on to face a “real” drummer. The scene moved to a rock drummer warming up for a concert. He was no match for my button-mashing skills. After easily making him cry in defeat, I went on to face a kid on the street. Who knows why.
At this point, I was over the game. Smashing two keys continuously can only be entertaining for so long. Core mechanic fail.
This game is essentially just a race against the clock. You need to hit the drum a certain amount of times in a limited time to pass each level. The needed number of hits goes up by 100 each level. Exciting? No.
Overall, this game was fun for about 8 minutes. If you like mashing buttons, then this game is for you, otherwise, I wouldn’t recommend it.