Excerpt: Ontamarama is, for lack of a better description, very Japanese. It features an odd mix of frantic tapping and DDR-style button beating, rounded out by crazy-cute anime characters who spout crazy-cute dialogue. It's weird, often fun, and a unique take on the rhythm genre that could work only on the Nintendo DS. Yet the foibles that make it so amusing also make it occasionally frustrating.
Pros: Hyperactive and engaging mix of button pressing and stylus tapping, Soundtrack features a pleasant array of lighthearted tunes, Nicely challenging gameplay
Cons: Button presses aren't synched properly with the music, Story mode is very short, and there is no multiplayer of any kind, The fast pace often results in a complete disconnect between the music and the gameplay