Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Pop ‘n Music be-Mouse: Weird Name, Odd Controller

 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  March 26, 2008


Here’s a gaming oddity from Japan. Falling somewhere between Tetris and Rock Band, Pop ‘N Music Be Mouse is a Windows PC game that comes with a colorful multi-button mouse for controlling the gameplay.

Pop N Music Be Mouse by Konami

To play Konami’s music pattern matching game, pop open the ladybug-like wings on the Be-Mouse controller to access the game’s nine buttons. As the colored indicators fall down the screen, you tap frantically on the buttons to keep up with the music.

It plays out much like the chord pattern interface on Guitar Hero and other familiar music games. While you might think it’s just another GH clone, it’s actually based on the popular Japanese Pop ‘N Music arcade series which dates all the way back to 1998.

While you can use the mouse for other computer activities, it’s a bit unwieldy for most things. I certainly can’t imagine using this thing to navigate around Excel spreadsheets, but to each his own, I suppose. Importer Play-Asia is now taking orders for the game and controller package for $69.90.



Super Crooks (Teaser)

Super Crooks (Teaser)

It’s Decorative Gourd Season, Motherf**ers

It’s Decorative Gourd Season, Motherf**ers

The History of Pad Thai

The History of Pad Thai

2021 Nissan GT-R T-Spec Will Come to the US

2021 Nissan GT-R T-Spec Will Come to the US

2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Is Ready for Off-Roading

2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Is Ready for Off-Roading

2022 Toyota Tundra Gets a Rugged Redesign, New Engines, Suspension, and Much More

2022 Toyota Tundra Gets a Rugged Redesign, New Engines, Suspension, and Much More

Advertisement