Somewhere inside every adolescent young man, there is a guitar god lying in wait just under the surface.
Everyone has a favorite sing that they enjoy listening to, whether it’s Metallica’s “Enter Sandman,” or Kiss’s “Rock and Roll All Night” that guitar god lies in wait to just play those chords that just seems to energize that inner being.
The Guitar Hero game series from publisher Activision and developers Neversoft, Harmonix, and Vicarius Visions, features a total of six “main games” and many game expansions including Guitar Hero Van Halen, Aerosmith and Metallica.
The main idea of the game is fairly simple. You (the game player) get to play some of the most recognizable song renditions either played by the bands themselves that made them famous, or play them as a game character within the game that you select and are able to customize by selecting clothing and add-ons such as different guitars and hairstyles and accessories.
And how do you get to play your favorite band’s songs? With a guitar of course! Over the course of the evolution of the series, there have been a few different custom guitars that were made available specifically for the game.
In the custom Aerosmith edition, there was a special guitar in with the package, and other specialized guitar replicas made specifically for the game and even decals to customize your guitar the way you’d like it to look.
The guitar is your controller for playing Guitar Hero, and the way you play the game is by pushing corresponding button controls on the guitar’s neck hat correspond with the same color chords that appear on your TV screen as you play along with your favorite song.
The game has special powerups that occur when you play a song correctly without missing a note. The longer you play the song without missing a chord, the more often you get to use powerups that help you score higher in the game.
Each edition had it’ own set of features, in the latest game in the series called Guitar Hero “Warriors of Rock,” there are 90 different music tracks featuring Kiss, Queen, Black Sabbath and other bands and a brand new quest mode designed for this edition.
If you have a guitar god trapped inside of you, then set him or her free by turning on your favorite game console, strapping on your guitar controller and hitting the power button, and set your inner guitar god free.