Monday, November 22, 2010

Hot for the Holidays: Power Gig: Rise of the SixString -- The Ideal Teen Gift

I might as well cancel Christmas because my oldest son already got a gift he absolutely loves. It’s called Power Gig: Rise of the SixString, which is a music video game for Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Almost every night, he’s been jamming away on this game! There are several things that distinguish this game from the other guitar games available. First, it comes with a real electric guitar! Not only can you use the guitar with Power Gig, but it can be used with most other music games on the market. Or you can plug it into an amplifier and use it as a real guitar!

Another feature that my son really likes is that you can play it in a story mode. Players can assume characters and special powers to help save rock and roll. It’s very cool and, again, makes it different from other music games. But if you want to just play songs, you can do that, too!

Third, because you’re using a real guitar, this game actually teaches basic guitar skills. My son has been wanting to learn how to play the guitar for a long time, but has been reluctant to commit to lessons with his busy schedule. This game is really a great way for him to get started in the fundamentals of guitar-playing.

My son also prides himself on knowing his rock-and-roll music, and he really liked the playlist on this game. There are songs by Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews, Kid Rock, Stone Temple Pilots, Jane’s Addiction, Rage Against the Machine, and Ozzy Osborne, as well as many lesser known groups that my son was very pleased to see featured in this game.

You can also play Power Gig with optional AirStrike Drums and a Microphone. There are three different packages:
  • Software and Guitar
  • Software, Guitar, AirStrike Drums, and Microphone
  • Software Only
You can also view handmade, limited edition, full-sized guitar controllers at

If your teenager is a music and video game fan, this is a must-have for his or her collection. You can find Power Gig at most major retailers, like Walmart, Target, Best Buy, GameStop, Toys ‘R’ Us, and Amazon. As for my son, I think all other games he gets for Christmas are going to pale in comparison to Power Gig. This game is definitely “hot for the holidays”!



DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this game to facilitate this review. No financial compensation was provided. As an Amazon affiliate, I receive a small commission on sales made through the Amazon links in this post.


Post a Comment

Thank you for your comment. All comments are moderated and will go live after approval.