PSi writes: "The notion of "playing" Beaterator is a bit misguided, since there is little to do outside of making music. We don't consider that a game, but to Sony's credit, there are now plenty of things to do with one's PSP that fall outside the realm of pure gaming. Because making music with Beaterator depends on very subtle changes in pitch and rhythm, the game requires a set of headphones. Trying to get by with the built-in speakers just doesn't convey the powerful bass of samples contained in the game, and won't give you the ability to make precision cuts during your editing. There's no doubt that this is the best looking game of its kind to land on a portable console, with loads of customization possible using prebuilt palletes for your sound studio."