Guitar Freaks (1999)
It, too, featured a controller with colored buttons that users would have to hold while flicking across the strum bar. However, it could only be found in arcades leading up to a 1999 home console release in Japan for the PlayStation. This kept it from the U.S. audience, something Harmonix and Activision would capitalize on with the first Guitar Hero game in 2005.
September 8, 2009 4:00 AM PDT
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