Nickelback are the Marmite of the rock world – lots of people loathe the Canadian band, but lots of people really, really love them. If you fall into the latter camp and own an iPhone, you’ll be wanting to download Nickelback Revenge right now.
The game is the work of developer Tapulous, best known for its Tap Tap Revenge music games, and spin-offs for the likes of Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Nirvana and Coldplay. Nickelback is the latest band to get the treatment, with their own version including 11 hits. How I Remind You and Rockstar are the two that most non-fans will know, but there are nine more where those came from.
It’s business as usual compared to previous Revenge games, so you get a Bluetooth multiplayer battle mode, and some boss tracks to play in landscape orientation. However, a particularly neat thing about this version is that there’ll be weekly competitions to win prizes for beating the band’s own high scores. The first 2,500 people to download will also get free in-game credits to buy more music from Tapulous’ store.
Who’s next then? Personally I could go for a Chemical Brothers Revenge, although it might be time for Tapulous to diversify into acoustic folk for sensitive souls and launch Nick Drake Revenge…