Review – Whiteboyz Wit Attitude: The Pursuit of Money

I think I speak for everyone else in the whole world when I say that I was completely shocked when I discovered a completely free game on the PSN Store named Whiteboyz Wit Attitude: The Pursuit of Money. Even if that game cost a hundred bucks, the name alone would still ignite my curiosity, but given its completely free price tag, I just had to test it. I had to witness what a game with such a stupid yet amazing name would offer. By the looks of the header picture in this review, as well as the title name, you’re definitely not supposed to expect a lot from a game like this. And yes, it is terrible. Yet, for some reason, I still feel slightly captivated by it.

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I really hope that was just grape juice.

Whiteboyz Wit Attitude: The Pursuit of Money is essentially a promotional piece. This is a game envisioned by the music duo of the same name in order to promote their latest album, “The Pursuit of Money”. I still don’t know if they’re an intentionally goofy music group or if they’re just a bunch of comedians pretending to be musicians, like Spinal Tap, as the quality of their music isn’t exactly… well, good.

This game is comprised of two modes. The first, which is completely mandatory in order to unlock the second one, is a rhythm game. You’re supposed to use the Dualshock 4’s motion controls in order to perform the choreography to the duo’s latest hit single, “Wear the Purp”. This is a song inspired by Soulja Boy’s “Crank That” and Silentó’s “Whip/Nae Nae”, so yeah, don’t expect quality audio in here. Don’t expect a good music video either, as I’m sure I’ve had school projects with a bigger budget than this. What impressed me from this mode is that the motion controls actually work! Not a lot of PS4 games actually took advantage of the controller’s motion controls, but Whiteboyz Wit Attitude did a somewhat commendable job with its discount Just Dance knockoff. When credit is due, credit needs to be given.

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This is the second mode. Nope, this wasn’t developed by the same people behind Little Adventure on the Prairie. Or so I hope.

The second mode has absolutely nothing to do with the first one. Instead of a rhythm game, you’re greeted to a small 2D arcade minigame in which you control a jumping car, giving a lift to someone all the way to Mount Vernon, Illinois. On the way to your destination, you’ll need to jump over cows, blast through some boxes, destroy some trucks filled with fuel, and partake on a small matching minigame. Nothing in this minigame is inherently fun or good to look at (there were Flash games on Miniclip that looked better), but it’s over quickly. It also provides you with a few trophies in a “thank you for your time” kind of way. After beating either mode, you’re also greeted with a message from the rappers themselves, asking if you want to pay money for their actual record. Sorry chaps, not today. But then again, kudos for the promotional material.

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“I’m gonna pop some tags, only got twenty dollars in my pocket…”

I’ll give Whiteboyz Wit Attitude credit for a few things. First of all, it’s completely free and completely devoid of microtransactions. It actually takes advantage of the Dualshock’s motion controls, and that’s something that very few PS4 games can boast about. It also features a modicum of replayability due to having a few trophies. Finally, I do appreciate how the artists tried to promote their (bad, but funny) music with a video game. A terrible video game, granted, but that’s still somewhat commendable. Don’t get me wrong, Whiteboyz Wit Attitude: The Pursuit of Money is awful, but I still think you should give it a try. I’ve played worse games and had to pay for them.


Graphics: 2.5

The game is comprised of a music video that features the same budget and degree of professionalism as a fifth grade school project, as well as a 2D game that features the same visual quality as… a fifth grade school project.

Gameplay: 5.0

There are two modes in here. One is a very by-the-books Just Dance clone that actually uses the DS4’s motion controls, and that is commendable. The other is comprised of a poorly made arcade game that reminded me a lot of Flappy Bird, including how bad it is to control it.

Sound: 3.0

They are inspired by Silentó and Soulja Boy. Yeah, there was no way their music would end up being good…

Fun Factor: 3.0

By no means this is a fun game, but it isn’t offensive either. It’s one bland, albeit totally functional, dance mode, and an intentionally poorly made arcadey bonus round. You’ll play both, get a few trophies, then delete the game from your hard drive, without ever having to worry about spending money on it.

Final Verdict: 3.5

Whiteboyz Wit Attitude: The Pursuit of Money is available now on PS4.

Reviewed on PS4.