Conclusion: Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan is a standout title on DS, not just because the gameplay is fun and engaging and it has huge amounts of personality, but because it’s one of the handful of DS games that really couldn’t be played on any other platform.
Summary: What do you do when a cat pees in your ramen shop? Call in three guys in black jumpsuits to save the day!
Pros: Brilliantly simple control setup, Defines the "Wacky Japanese Game" genre with bizarre story and situations, Different difficulties make game perfect for all skill levels (including experts), Great soundtrack with good variety of songs (though only fifteen of them)
Cons: No single-card multiplayer, Stylus hand may cover up fast-appearing notes, Wheel spinning can tire out wrists quickly
Excerpt: Video A - Morning Musume: "Koi no Dance Site" Ouendan is video gaming right on the nose. The kind of game that stops you in your tracks, slaps you round the chops, and reminds you that full-on arcade games are what it’s all about.