Guitar Hero
Components: Scrolling music highway, audience meter,
score, note multiplier.
Skills required / taught: Manual dexterity, timing.
Object: Score as many points as possible by matching button pressing with strumming in time with the music.

About the Game

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.

Thought Bubble
Audio – Adding music allows the player to experience the game not only visually but audibly as well, creating a more immersive gaming experience.

Interface – Guitar Hero provided a unique method of gameplay through a guitar-shaped controller, however various ports have been created including touch-screen ports.