Dashboard Rock Could Excel a Bit Better at Rocking


Dashboard Rock, which represents Mazda's attempt to cash in on the popularity of games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero, vibes like Dance, Dance Revolution for your fingers. You can also download 15 songs as you move through the game.

Now here are all the setbacks.

o It lags like no other. And what's going on with the little car-shaped cursor? How '90s is that?
o It's only available to Canadian residents. You can lie, but then Mazda gets screwed-up user data. Awesome, right?
o You have to register to play. And check out this sentence: "Do you wish to receive promotions from Mazda?" WHAT'S WRONG WITH IT?
o It hardly works. I don't know, maybe it's just me. I've tried it twice. The game doesn't register when I hit the keys, so every beat is recorded as a miss. F-T-fackin'-L, man.

Anyway, here's a spot depicting a guy playing Dashboard Rock in his cubicle. Heh. But see how he slams his keyboard into the desk? I did that. Out of rage.

Time for an angry nap.

by Angela Natividad    Jun-17-08   Click to Comment   
Topic: Bad, Brands, Campaigns, Games, Online, Worst   

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Cashing in on gaming trends is harder than it looks: while Guitar Hero fanatics may need that fix to get them through the day, your points on its functionality make this a poor substitute for the real thing.

Posted by: Sonya on June 17, 2008 2:47 PM

I kinda liked it...
played it all day at work.. good times.

Posted by: Ashley Tavassoli on June 20, 2008 12:56 PM