Scrolling music highway, audience meter,
score, note multiplier.
Skills required / taught:
Score as many points as
possible by matching button pressing with strumming in time with the
Guitar Hero is a series of music video games first published in 2005
by RedOctane and distributed by Activision in which players use a
guitar-shaped peripheral to simulate the playing of lead, bass
guitar and rhythm guitar across numerous rock music songs.
How it Works
Players match notes that scroll on-screen to colored fret buttons on
the controller, strumming the controller in time to the music in
order to score points, and keep the virtual audience excited. The
games attempt to mimic many features of playing a real guitar,
including the use of fast-fingering hammer-ons and pull-offs and the
use of the whammy bar to alter the pitch of notes.
Audio – Adding music allows the player to experience the game not
only visually but audibly as well, creating a more immersive gaming
Interface – Guitar Hero provided a unique method of gameplay through
a guitar-shaped controller, however various ports have been created
including touch-screen ports.