Bicicletas Hoy isn't the first interactive music video on the web, but it's definitely one of the most charming. Developed by Argentinian design team Videogamo, this actiony piece of pixelated interactive art features the musical stylings of rock band Bicicletas and their infectious song Hoy. Click and drag the lead singer Julio as he flies above the city, under the water, and through all manner of scenery. Collect stars and song lyrics so animations in the background will trigger. Collecting enough items will allow the four other members of the band to join you in flight. Admittedly, Bicicletas Hoy is short and not much for challenge. Still, it succeeds in its integration of song and gameplay in a way few other works have managed, making for a fine two minute romp. Be prepared to turn the sound up and to have a smile on your face.
Maybe it's because I'm sleepy, but having to drag the little dude around, the flashing colors, and mentally translating all of the words into English gave me a bit of a headache. Still, it was fun.
I hope people consider this for Casual Gameplay Best of 2011. This was a gem!
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