Once relevant music magazine Rolling Stone is getting into the gaming business. The mag has teamed up with 505 Games and lent its good name to Rolling Stone: Drum King for the Wii, because, presumably, there are not enough music games on the market.
The game allows you to use your Wiimote and Nunchuk to lay down the rhythms on 30 popular tracks from a variety of musicians and groups, and customize and create a drummer avatar. Drum King features single-player mode and local head-to-head mode.
The game comes out this spring exclusively for the Wii. So, what do you say, Ringo? You going to check out this game, or leave it to other would-be drummers? The full track list is below the cut.
- All Star - Inspired by Smash Mouth
- Banquet - Inspired by Bloc Party
- Be My Baby - Inspired by The Ronettes
- Blister in the Sun - Inspired by Violent Femmes
- Born to Be Wild - Inspired by Steppenwolf
- By the Way - Inspired by Offcuts
- Can't Get Enough - Inspired by Bad Company
- Can't Stand Losing You - Inspired by The Police
- Cissy Strut (instrumental) - Inspired by The Meters
- Click Click Boom - Inspired by Saliva
- Direction - Inspired by Starting Line
- Feel Good Inc. - Inspired by Gorillaz
- Fight the Good Fight - Inspired by Triumph
- I Fought the Law - Inspired by The Clash
- In Too Deep - Inspired by Sum 41
- Let There Be Drums - Inspired by The Ventures
- Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous - Inspired by Good Charlotte
- Mickey - Inspired by Toni Basil
- No One Knows - Inspired by Queens of the Stone Age
- On Top of the World - Inspired by Boys Like Girls
- Pull Me Under - Inspired by Dream Theatre
- Saturday Superhouse - Inspired by Biffy Clyro
- She Sells Sanctuary - Inspired by The Cult
- Song 2 - Inspired by Blur
- Soundgarden - Inspired by Spoonman
- Stay With Me - Inspired by Faces
- The Take Over, The Breaks Over - Inspired by Fall Out Boy
- The Final Countdown - Inspired by Europe
- We Will Rock You - Inspired by Queen
I was ready to fully dismiss this game as a band-wagon jumping attempt by both the developer and Rolling Stone, then I noticed that the game features a cover of "Mickey" by Toni Basil. That changed my mind completely, and now I want to recommend that everyone buy this title. Seriously, if you don't buy Drum King, it'll be your loss. This spring I'm going to be going nuts, rocking out to "Mickey" and you're going to be sitting there in your basement, doing nothing and looking sad. You might even cry, you baby.