Perhaps it's the gloomy expression in his portraits or the solemnity in his music. Whatever the reason, Beethoven seems like the perfect villain in Beethoven Strikes Back, a funny and unusual toy from Japan top toymaker MegaHouse. The setting is a music classroom (dominated by a portrait of the famous composer). The players take turns trying to put the various objects beyond the gate according to the cards they draw.
It seems easy, but it isn't. Because if you touch the gate or if you don't finish in time, Beethoven's portrait will come to life and shake the whole stage sending everything crumbling down! Especially when the various items are piled, Jenga-style on the same square of the board it really takes some skill (not to mention cool) to not be spooked by the angry composer with the crazy eyes and hair. Even if it isn't the best way to develop a love for classical music, Beethoven Strikes Back promises lots of fun in a purely Japanese way!
The Beethoven Strikes Back features:
- Three game modes: easy, hard and balance
- First player has to press keyboard
- Includes easy-to-assemble base, 16 cards, stickers and 17 music classroom items
- Power: AA batteries x 3 (not included)
- Suitable for ages 6 and older
- Instructions: Japanese (but with easy to understand illustrations)
- Made in Japan