Cammy's High Scores for Amplitude (2003)

Being the Guitar Hero fanatic I am, I've known about Amplitude (one of Harmonix's earlier games) for a long time, especially because they reused the core gameplay (juggling all the instruments in a song) for loads of their later games, namely the DS and PSP Rock Band titles—and of course, the Amplitude remake for PS4. Still, the one that I've been playing the most is the trippy, visually overwhelming original on PS2. Take a look here for when I streamed it on YouTube, if you like commentary and streaming video.

A screenshot of the arena for "Cool Baby"

These are my current personal best scores for the game's 26 songs across its four difficulties. In the time between 6/3 and 6/7, I managed full bars on both Normal and Brutal (goddamn Cool Baby was the holdout for the former, and Subculture is easily the hardest non-unlock song in the game). Insane will probably take real hardware and a real controller, given how mushy and not ideal the Classic Controller is for any kind of shoulder button tapping, but as of right now, I'm in a damn good place as far as this game goes. Very pleased.

(The bolded numbers in parentheses refer to the number of bars I've gotten on that song. Four bars is the best you can get for a song, analogous to a five-star in Guitar Hero. Sometimes, four bars is super difficult or outright impossible, even on a run without blemishes. Just gotta get lucky with your powerups sometimes, which generate randomly on a board on song load, but not on song restart. For Mellow, three is the max you can get on a song.)

Amplitude PBs as of 6/9/2021
Artist Song Name Mellow Normal Brutal Insane
Neotropolis
P.O.D. Boom 862 (3) 1563 (4) 3253 (4) 3869 (3)
Garbage Cherry Lips 776 (3) 1498 (4) 2643 (4) 3799 (4)
Quarashi Baseline 1001 (3) 1587 (4) 2454 (4) 3143 (4)
Chris Child Shades of Blue 1042 (3) 2203 (4) 3370 (4) 5813 (4)
Logan 7 Uptown Saturday Night 1097 (3) 1945 (4) 3245 (4) 4541 (4)
Beat Factory
Run-DMC King of Rock 1298 (3) 2740 (4) 3393 (4) 4499 (4)
The Baldwin Brothers Urban Tumbleweed 1084 (3) 2426 (4) 3168 (4) 3240 (4)
Weezer Dope Nose 1344 (3)
2871 (4) 3679 (4) 3804 (4)
David Bowie Everyone Says 'Hi' 1344 (3)
2141 (4) 4777 (4) 4786 (4)
Freezepop Super Sprode 1473 (3)
2575 (4) 4491 (4) 5610 (4)
Metaclouds
P!nk Respect 1773 (3) 2333 (4) 3516 (4) 6362 (4)
Papa Roach M-80 1602 (3) 2841 (4) 3640 (4) 5827 (4)
Mekon What's Goin' On? 1561 (3) 2893 (4) 3229 (4) 4761 (4)
Herbie Hancock Rockit 1684 (3) 2096 (4) 4201 (4) 4792 (4)
The Production Club Rockstar 1443 (3) 2170 (4) 3416 (4) 4001 (4)
Elektro Kore
DJ HMX Cool Baby 1733 (3) 3373 (4) 4232 (4) 3747 (3)
BT Kimosabe 1680 (3) 2854 (4) 4081 (4) 4781 (3)
Manchild Nitro Narcosis
2623 (4) 3950 (4) 4856 (4)
Slipknot I Am Hated 1684 (3) 2226 (4) 4774 (4) 5300 (3)
Game Boyz Push 1273 (3) 3128 (4) 4329 (4) 3179 (3)
Blastlands
blink-182 The Rock Show 1472 (3) 2134 (4) 3179 (4) 2772 (3)
Styles of Beyond Subculture 3258 (3) 1518 (4) 3454 (4) 3018 (3)
Akrobatik Out the Box

4467 (4) 6883 (4)
Symbion Project Synthesized 2429 (3) 2192 (4) 3329 (4) 3503 (3)
Komputer Kontroller Robot Rockerz 1356 (3) 2126 (4) 4317 (4) 1788 (2)
Cosmonaut Zero Spaztik


3127 (2)

Campaign total: 34270 (69/69)
56056 (96/96)
92587 (100/100)
111801 (92/104)

This page last updated June 9, 2021.

Keeping track of these with a spreadsheet now, aw shit yeah. I'm fairly impressed at my adding skills, honestly.