One of the biggest hits of Christmas '07 has to be Guitar Hero III. Today the battle persists between the Guitar Hero franchise and the newcomer Rockband. Guitar Hero just got a leg up in the battle because toy maker Basic Fun will be launching a handheld version of the game at the International Toy Fair, February 17th â€“ 20th at the Javits Center, New York, NY.
Basic Funâ€™s Guitar Hero Carabiner features a playable and portable take on the original Guitar Hero with a few noticeable differences. The first is the size â€“ the Guitar Hero Carabiner, at about 75% the size of the original, measures 7 Â¾â€ X 3â€. The second is the price. Basic Funâ€™s Guitar Hero Carabiner retails for a suggested $14.99.
â€œBasic Fun has worked with Activision and Red Octane, the gameâ€™s original developer, to bring the Guitar Hero experience to this unique, pocket sized format,â€ said Basic Fun President Alan Dorfman.
I don't know about you but I have never been a fan of these handheld LCD games. I remember playing the sports ones as a kid but I never liked them much. It might have been because my brother always kicked my ass on the football game we had.
No word on song selections but don't expect stereo sound or MP3 riffs coming out of this thing.