Super Crazy Guitar Maniac Deluxe 2 Game

Super Crazy Guitar Maniac Deluxe 2 – The rhythm-based flash game is back with drastic improvements on the original

Most Improved

As your games console gathers dust in the corner and your tiny Gibson guitar sits at the bottom of your closet propping up other such relics of the past that have all but been forgotten about, rhythm-based music games live on in the form of browser-based offerings that can be found on pretty much any flash game site. You’ll find great examples like Punk-O-Matic doing the rounds of course, but one series that has always had a raw charm and simplistic greatness is the series of games in the Super Crazy Guitar Maniac Deluxe series. Specifically, the second game in this series, SCGMD2, has a lot to brag about because compared to the original; we’re looking at more content, a better design, and generally a better experience across the board. If you look at the original by itself you wouldn’t think that there was much hope for a successful series here but wouldn’t you just know it, Super Crazy Guitar Maniac Deluxe 2 has blown that negative thinking out of the water and onto dry land where it will shrivel and dry in the sun alongside your copy of Guitar Hero that has washed up on the shore.

Refreshing Format, Epic Content

To get started with the game, simply choose yourself a song from either the amateur or pro sections and get going with your guitar brilliance. In fact, if you’ve played Guitar Hero then you’ve already got some idea of what to expect here, though the interface is a little different to any other guitar game. The game involves playing along to player-selected songs by using the keyboard to press the different keys that move across the screen, but only when they pass through the note-playing zone on the left. The interface is obviously meant to fairly loosely mimic the neck of a guitar and makes it quite easy to visualise which notes you should be playing and when. The idea is to earn points and multipliers by getting unbroken streaks of notes in quick succession. You earn 10 points for each correct note but are deducted 10 if you make a mistake, making button-mashing a foolish technique and ensuring that only truly accurate players are rewarded for their skills.

There are many improvements to speak since the original, the most noticeable of which is the greatly varied song selection, which consists of so many songs that they are categorised by either their pro or amateur difficulty. You’ve got 8 amateur songs and 10 pro songs to play through, with half of each of these sections needing unlocking. You can also unlock a variety of different guitars to play with, each having their own unique look and ranging from a standard Fender Stratocaster to a Gibson Flying V and more.

More To Come

While this game’s successors improve even more on this game’s content and gameplay, Super Crazy Guitar Maniac Deluxe 2 marks the first time in the series when its games started truly living up to their very distinctive and very confident names. This game has piled on the content with vigour, giving us 18 songs in total to get our hands on, six guitars to play with, and a generally improved interface as well as a slightly better design to speak of as well. Though the graphics are still extremely basic compared to the polish and production value on games like Santa Rockstar 5, they are still charming in their own way, and some people like their flash games raw, particularly when they have as much emphasis on content as this one does. Points multipliers, a varied song selection, medals, and unlockable guitars all make this game significantly more fun to play than its predecessor, plus they made the screen bigger to. I would count this as a win.

70/100