The Elite Beat Agents game is something like a time capsule of past times, where popular or significant music is paired with over-the-top stories in which the characters are cheered up by Men In Black with sick dance moves.
But, what if a new game was released today?
Sure, Osu! exists and all that, but it doesn’t have the charm the Original games have, like a lost dog traveling the country to reunite with his owner, or a taxi driver driving a taxi up a builiding...
So, these are a list of ‘modern’ songs I would include in a new EBA game, along with a reason for it, or the pitch of the “plot” it could have.
Starring a robot trying to rescue a princess from an evil wizard.
“Never gonna give you up” “Never gonna say goodbye, or tell a lie and hurt you”. etc.
The agents get to dance like Rick.
“Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
Starring a couple on their wedding, but crazy things happen that prevent the rings to be put on the fingers.
The (Diva) agents get to dance like in the music video. They are three already!
Starring a man who cannot find his cellphone in the mess of his apartment, while his girlfriend calls him. (It can also be the opposite).
The agents get to dance like Drake, because of course I choose this song only for the silly dance.
“Party Rock Anthem”
Starring a bricklayer that needs to finish bricklayering ASAP.
The agents start to shuf-f-f-ling.
“Let It Go”
Starring a little kid chasing an ice cream truck.
One of the divas can start with the regular uniform, then do an Elsa change.
“Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)”
Starring a racing horse in a horse race. The horse rides the jockey. Watch him whip the jockey.
Meanwhile we get to watch the Agents nae nae.
A group of friends travel to Mexico. They bop a Mexican Lucky. They bop a Mexican Lucky. They bop a Mexican Lucky.
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter take the place of two of the agents.
“Dragostea Din Tei (Numa Numa)”
Starring a very bad volleyball team losing a game... until the agents show up.
The agents get to numa numa iei, numa numa numa iei.
Continuation of Nae Nae, the horse tries to find a job.
I don’t even need to say it, but the agents oppa Gangnam style.
“See You Again”
Like “You are the Inspiration” by Chigago, on the first game, this would be the ‘Sad Song’ of the bunch: A person needs to sell his car. Flashbacks of their adventures together are shown while the person drives it to it’s new owner’s place.
No dance in particular here. Maybe the three agents can do the “What is Love?/Baby don’t hurt me” moves, but instead of smiling they look serious.
A snail is crossing a street, slowly.
The agents dance, but slowly.
“Despacito” can be translated as something like ‘Slowly-y’, like when you add ‘-y’ to a word to make it sound ‘word-y’.
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