Here’s a Nintendo Trivia
You know the famous Pokemon dub theme song? About being the very best? Like no one ever was?
The guy who sang that also sang the covers of Walkie Talkie Man and Canned Heat in Elite Beat Agents.
And now you know a new thing
Forget the Elite Four
Bring on the Elite Beat Four
You raised a Level 99 Blastoise for nothing
The final challenge of your status as a Pokemon master was really a dance off to hit 90s pop songs
I found an Elite Beat Agents/Death Note crossover I made like 6 years ago
I’ve lived a sad life
Let’s see what fanfic.net has for EBA crossovers
This looks promising
This world has a void of Death Note/EBA crossovers thats just yearning to be filled
One of these days they’ll hear me
Then we can dance to Phil Collins together
You ever see this art for EBA?
You ever notice how the badge here says SA instead of BA like in the game?
Most likely, it is because the Agents were just Secret Agents before a name change happened and they were promoted to something way more groovy.
If Morgan Webb via 2006 is to be believed the game was called Elite Agent Force at one time. Either she knew it by an in-development name or couldn’t remember the name, because less than a week after she said that E3 happened and the game was unveiled as Elite Beat Agents.
The game did go through a lot of changes though. Way back at the beginning they were referred to as the Disco Rangers. No joke!
And that is your useless Nintendo trivia of the day!
Oh yeah, If you’re interested in more in-dev stuff for Ouendan/EBA check this stuff out!
Talk to me about Elite Beat Agents.
Man you had ask that while I was typing up a big DS post didn’t you?
Elite Beat Agents is so great and is my favorite DS game and I love it a lot!
A group of super secret agents that come out of hiding to help people who are just a little too stressed out. Their job? To get their groove on!
Yes, if a school report is getting you down all it takes is for a bunch of grown men to show up in your room and encourage you by dancing around to old pop music!
The way to play is to follow the circles. You got a numbered circle on the screen and a ripple shrinking around it. When they connect is when you tap. Sometimes the circle will have a shape attached to it, the way to get by that is to just follow the shape with your stylus when you tap the circle. It’ll look like you’re dragging the beat! Occasionally a huge circle will fill the screen and that is when you’ll want to start rotating like you’ve never rotated before. That is also when you might break your bottom screen. A necessary sacrifice for the Agency.
It’s as simple as that! Just get that down and you’ll be helping Leonardo DaVinci paint Mona Lisa to the sweet sounds of Queen in no time.
While your attention should be focused on the bottom screen, a story is being played out on the top screen. Things will go down differently depending on how well you’re playing. A meter tells you how good you’re doing and you can still pass a stage while being under the mark, at the risk of making the character come out of their situation looking like a doof.
Doofy as it is, it can sometimes be rewarding to make yourself suck at the game just enough to see what its like to do poorly but not Game Over poorly.
And if you can’t get enough of EBA and have some money to burn you should absolutely look into importing the EBA’s best bros, the Ouendan games. It’s more of the same just with a Japanese flair!
Elite Bro Agent: The great Strider family secret.
This was my first tumblr post a year ago today.
Didn’t even bother with introductions, just went right to posting a photoshop.
I’ve always been proud of my Xbox Avatar that I made into an Elite Beat Agent
I like that I can make him sing too
Ba-de-ya say do you remember
Ba-de-ya dancin in September
put on your red shoes and dance the blues
WE ARE LIVING IN A MATERIAL WORLD
AND I AM A MATERIAL GIRL
I like that Elite Beat Agents took advantage of the DS screen gap but man does it look weird in screenshots