I wouldn't call it a "rhythm game" because it's virtually a side (down) scroller that has you strumming randomly to achieve points, not based upon the "rhythm" of the actual guitar that you do your best to poorly emulate.
Calling it a "party game" seems fitting as the only person I can see playing the game during its heyday were college kids who would spend hours wasting their brain cells with a mix of liquor and the thrashing of a plastic guitar in an attempt to impress the walking Petri dish who would join them for their "brotherly" functions of the fraternity. I find it only fitting that now you see it in common arcade places and the only persons who will spend the $2 per set are the children trying to imitate their big brother Jack who is still working on his 2nd year, 5 years into his college tenure.
However, your confession as this being a game does a MASSIVE amount to explain that list of songs you sent me a while back. I often wondered where you'd pull out a brilliant song like "Paint it Black" to slap in the middle of the list while leaving out "Sympathy for the Devil" or "Can't you hear me knocking" off the list.
Denny, I am not knocking you for your choice in which songs you like and for your reasoning, but to have “Flagpole Sitta” by Harvey Danger at number 23 above "White Wedding", "Meet Virginia", "Paint it Black", "You’re gonna go far kid", "Pinball Wizard", "Creep" (all of which are the only songs featured by the respective artists, to which the only one I feel is that artists 'best song' is the Billy Idol, and trust me, I could go on with this but BMac hates me posting too many words) screams out the idea that you put more value on what was played on the major radio circuit in 96-97. Yes, all bands have their “gems” and everyone appreciates their own music, but some choices you have leave me scratching my virtual head at times wondering if your music has been censored in that you can only listen to things from a specific genre and have yet to listen to the full albums of some of the artists in question.
Same here. If I catch a tune I like from a certain band, I'll give the whole CD a listen. I remember when "Cold" by Crossfade hit the radio waves. I checked the CD out and got a kick out of the "Colors" song but the CD soon fell into one of the sleeves in my case and was quickly forgotten. I got a kick when "Colors" became a popular radio single a few years later and had to dig through my case to give the album another listen.
Sympathy For The Devil...Guns N Roses or Rolling Stones?
This is a widely unknown gem, btw.