Guitar Hero (imitation grip)

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  1. kobykaan
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    Well at a bargain price of $11.36 (£6.36) free postage from Deal Extreme [​IMG]

    I just had to get one!


    At least so we can play 2 player without having to fork over another £30!!!


    Here's some photos of it and compared to the retail REAL GRIP (pictures aint great had to use phone camera but they will suffice for now) [​IMG]

    NOTE this is for DS LITE ONLY!


    Front Box shot of the IMITATION GRIP

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    Front Box shot compared to REAL


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    Top of BOTH packages

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    Out of the box ... What you actually get ....

    The Grip!

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    Instructions .. not a lot of information on there mainly how to connect the grip to the ds and how to hold it correctly etc along with how to fasten the strap and to ONLY use the STYLUS (not included)

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    The Strap for the grip

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    Velcro Fastening like the real grip but fastens from both sides unlike the real grip that uses just one

    Strap attached to grip

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    Strap attached to grip and grip in ds ..

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    That's pretty much all you get other than packaging!

    No pick stylus or stickers or grip face place with changeable images are included ... like the REAL grip not that it affects game play!

    Also

    a) The adapter that comes with the REAL grip for PHAT ds consoles DOES NOT fit the imitation grip taking it apart the connectors are different so will not attach!

    b) The grip facia for your own custom art will also NOT FIT the imitation grip the imitation is too wide/fat near the buttons


    BUTTON comparison Bottom Real

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    The imitation buttons are smaller not a great deal they work just the same and feel about the same maby easier to press but not loose.


    side by side buttons ..(Left Real)

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    couple of extra shots ...

    back shot of both REAL and imitation grips


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    Note that the REAL on the left has a strip of rubber or whatever near the bottom edge of the card to protect your ds the imitation has none its pretty much a hollow shell on the back of the imitation grip but so long as your carefull I doubt you will scratch your ds [​IMG]

    This is a shot of the REAL pick stylus on the RIGHT with one that came free with a magazine on the LEFT

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    Kinda prefer the blue pick stylus as it looks more official than the REAL official one lol [​IMG]

    Note about the pick ... there's no where to store the pick with the imitation grip when not in use so may get lost ... unlike the REAL grip that has a slot that the pick stylus can be stored in.



    O.K. photos out the way onto the review ..


    IT WORKS lol ... well of course it does it was made for the purpose intended!

    Build quality .. although It looks tacky and flimsy its quite sturdy plastic and will no doubt last a long time with proper usage.

    The Grip strap could of been done a bit better you need to kinda separate the two Velcro ends so there's a gap in the middle for the other side of the padding to stick too otherwise it just flaps around but works and holds well enough if you do it right.

    How well does it work ....

    It plays just like the real grip obviously ..

    If you haven't already used the real grip then its doubtful you would know the difference in game play the buttons are responsive ..you will maby not need as much pressure to press the buttons as the real one but what do you expect for the bargain basement price of £6?? .... it does the job!

    Was the price worth it ??

    HELL YEAH 2 player here we come!!!

    Would I recommend it?

    YES its cheap and does the job .... but will advise try track down a PICK stylus (try eBay or games stores) using a normal one just feels weird and looks UNCOOL anyway lol [​IMG]


    Scores on the doors

    I give it 8 outta 10

    It looses 1 point for the strap problem it could of been done better..

    It looses 1 point also for not at least providing an imitation pick stylus!

    All round view .. it does the job as a replacement for the real grip or as an alternate grip to play 1 or 2 players it works well and well worth the price [​IMG]



    These are my views and thoughts and images ...they may not reflect your views or those of others on this product.
     
  2. jgu1994

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    so I'm guessing this doesn't include GOT, like the box says?
     
  3. [M]artin

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    Nice review, this will definitely come in handy! [​IMG]
     
  4. kobykaan
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    where I have put ******* that's a big enough gap to fit the word GRIP that the perhaps intentionally or accidentally left out!
     
  5. Toni Plutonij

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    Thanks for review....You should post it in GBAtemp magazine reviews...

    I was looking for something like this to see if it's really crap, or worth of buying..and I'm about to buy it..
     
  6. DBMONK

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    yeah, for the price it seems to me that its worth a buy, i just hope it dont break easy like most knock-off's.
     
  7. jaywilson

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    i want that blue pick!
     
  8. Miltank

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    It looks nice. If I ever plan to buy one i will NOT buy the RETAIL-version. I will order it on DE. [​IMG]
     
  9. double_vision

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    nice... any idea if this works for the homebrew games?
     
  10. Ferrariman

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    I think so, as the button mapping must be the same.
     
  11. double_vision

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    hmmmmmm... *walks away to buy*
     
  12. Dark Reality

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    I liked it when it was $12 and change; lowering it to $11 and change made it all the more appealing. But you know what's funny? My wife went to order it (she handles the money - this is for the best) they said they were charging the $11.xx price, but only charged us $10 and change. $10.42 I think but don't quote me.

    This was last week though, so we're still waiting on it. I got my 3in1 from them and it took 3.5 weeks, so I know it'll be a while. TC, how long did it take you to get yours? Since we're talking about DX, that would have been a relevant point... otherwise your review is great and of course much appreciated; thank you for writing it.
     
  13. GeekShadow

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    I made my decision and buy one !
    Thanks kobykaan for the review [​IMG]

    8 euros (dollar conversion) for europe [​IMG]
     
  14. kobykaan
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    was bout two and half weeks ... the way I look at it is however long it takes from them your still saving quite a bit of money either buying the real thing or ordering the same thing elsewhere [​IMG]
     
  15. nicky041192

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    does it come an extension for the dsphat?
     
  16. Vague Rant

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    Does you read his damn post?
     
  17. Lametta

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    Good review.
    I just ordered it from Dealextreme, they also reduced the price! 9,81$ [​IMG]
    I can't wait they ship it so I can play Guitar Hero and the similar homebrew.
     
  18. El Blacksheep

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    if you ever see an pick-stylii sold a-la-carte, i recommend picking one (or two if you're prone to losing one) up immediately. unlike other custom-stylus gimmicks (omg sonic chronicles lets release it with a blue stylus cuz sonic = blue LOLOL) the pick-shape helps gameplay.

    i was bored one night and decided to try rock revolution (a very terrible game btw) and had more success with the pick than the stylus.

    there's probably other games that'd work well with the pick stylus. i've been meaning to try out ninja gaiden again since it's a book-style game and the guitar grip would make holding the ds in book-form much easier. plus it'd be sick if the frets allowed for blocking the way the face buttons do, but i doubt that'll happen. [​IMG]
     
  19. SkankyYankee

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    Bought, thanks for the reveiw!