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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Swedish developer Bits & Pieces Interactive brings us an innovative new twist on the paltformer genre with Fret Nice. The game can only be played with a guitar controller, requiring either a USB-to-PS2 adapter or a USB Xbox 360 guitar controller. Naturally, this will limit how many of you will be able to try it. If you have the ability to play this, however, you will be pleasantly surprised. Fret Nice is a recipient of the Best Game Concept Award at Swedish Game Awards 2007. It's reviewer states that it is "a game with an innovative use of control, which impresses in many areas."

The game will find you jumping to perform "air combos" that allow you to defeat the various enemies, as well as climbing, swinging, and slinging your character onto and off of various objects in the levels. In all cases gameplay feels fresh and is a lot of fun, while the nontraditional control method makes Fret Nice an innovative newcomer to the indie scene.

Name: Fret Nice
Developer: Bits & Pieces Interactive
Category: Platformer/Unconventional
Type: Freeware
Size: 28MB

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Anonymous Anonymous said at 8/30/2007 04:49:00 AM:  
This game will work with the USB Xbox 360 GH controller too.
Blogger Michal said at 8/30/2007 05:55:00 AM:  
Oh that's right, my bad. I'll make that correction right away. Thanks!
Blogger Lim-Dul said at 8/30/2007 06:08:00 AM:  
I just happen to own an XBox 360 Guitar Hero controller (no XBox 360 though ^^) to play Frets on Fire on the PC. :-D
Anonymous Anonymous said at 8/30/2007 10:22:00 AM:  
It also works with a normal Xbox 360 controller, although that does make it considerably harder to play :p
Blogger Michal said at 8/30/2007 11:25:00 AM:  
Well I hope you guys had as much fun playing this as I did. A great game to be sure!
Blogger Lim-Dul said at 8/30/2007 11:46:00 AM:  
Hey! I've tried the game now and it rocks! (pun intended)

Just a few days after Gabe Newell moaned about a lack of originality when it comes to PC controls and peripherals - what an irony. :-P
Blogger Unknown said at 10/02/2007 11:08:00 PM:  
I can't get the game to recognize my controller...the strum bar is on the hat switch and I can't figure out how to change the config. Any help?