Destructoid editor Leigh Alexander says "You don't need me to tell you that music-based rhythm action titles are hot shiz these days. Is it because the combination of music with skill-based activity triggers endorphins? Stimulates the brain's reward center? I'm not a neurologist, but I like to pretend to be one. In fact, the cops are looking for me right now, something about a "botched" brain surgery. While I'm hiding out in a secret underground bunker, I've been playing Ontamarama, the latest Japanese beatmaster to reach our shores grace a the good folks at Atlus, hoping a new rhythm title will help pass the time and make me feel good. Sort of like a crack addiction, but without the depression, poverty or the soiling myself."