Guitar Hero addicts now have another title to tame the shakes in “Guitar Hero III: Backstage Pass” for mobile phones. The game is similar to past mobile GH offerings except that this time, “there is an added element of working to get gigs and seeing what it’s really like for an artist to work their way to the top," said Niccolo de Masi, President of Hands-On Mobile. So aside from just rocking out, you’ll also handle some behind-the-scenes stuff like generating buzz, making demo tapes, doing press interviews, signing recording contracts, and so forth.
All in all, there’s about 25 hours of gameplay and you can download new guitars and music by joining the Backstage Pass community online. The game is available today and can apparently be downloaded on most phones and carriers by either texting STAGE or BSP to 46966, although I kept getting an error. Prices vary by carrier.
Guitar Hero: Backstage Pass [bsp.guitarheromobile.com]