We’ve run across these kinds of themes in media before, in movies like That Thing You Do and School of Rock. We’ve also seen it in games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero, but this little casual sim makes you the manager of an up-and-coming rock band from Baltimore.
This band has a blue-sy kind of sound, and even features an electric violin. You do actually get to hear their tracks when they play at more elite venues, and if you are a fan of Dave Matthews Band, you will really enjoy these guys, whose name you have to give them.
The only problem I had with the game was that once more East Coast corridor venues opened up, the map you had to work with needed to be more precise. It was US map on the back of a diner place mat, and when we are pretty much working with only the New-Balti-Wash area at the onset, we definitely need bigger map for a smaller area to work with. Speaking of working, we do quite a bit, getting gigs, setting up advertising, taking opportunities lay down some tracks to hit the MP3 websites and more. This was a really fun game, and you might find that managing a fictional band is more fun that anyone ever realised. I don’t have the time or energy to do such a thing in real life, but if by chance, my lucky stars went supernova, and such a thing came my way, I’d run a Rock Tour.