Move Over, Karaoke, Here Comes Virtual Heavy Metal

Is rock 'n roll stardom beyond your reach--but still your dream? Well, let go of that air guitar and check out Virtual Music. This CD-ROM-based interactive game employs a mock guitar that you play while your PC shows full-sound videos of the rest of your band playing such tunes as Wild Thing. The computer can tell when you hit sour notes, and animated fans will rate your performance with cheers and jeers, sending you up the ladder from garage gigs to stadium rock--or dumping you into the polyester lounge.

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