The back of the boxes may say that the graphics are improved or there are more unlockables to earn, but this is the same game for a third time now. It is tiring to see the same characters like Clive Winston, Axel Steel, or Pandora in low-res versions of their console counterparts, but for what it is worth, they do look better than they did in On Tour and Decades. I couldn't help but notice there seems to be more outfits to choose from now for your ultimate Rock Star ensemble. Since the character model stays the same, most outfits are simply palette swaps. Which means any moment where I may have glanced away from the note highway long enough to see my character, I wouldn't have been able to see a difference in the outfit. For those that pay attention to these types of things in a Guitar Hero game, Guitar Hero on Tour: Modern Hits only has five venues and eight guitarists to choose from, but they all look good for a DS game.
The soundtrack is technically the best so far. Guitar Hero on Tour: Modern Hits supports wireless song sharing between the other two DS games so the possible song lists are pretty long now. There are 28 master tracks on the cart including Tenacious D, Weezer, Fall Out Boy, and Finger Eleven. All of the songs sound okay through the DS's puny speakers, but if you have a pair of headphones, it sounds much better. One thing I would like to point out is the AFI and Tenacious D songs present here were also a part of Guitar Hero III's song list as well. I know Activision doesn't have any problem re-using old songs and repackaging them (see Guitar Hero: Smash Hits), but for the handheld games, I would have liked to see more exclusives to make it a worthwhile purchase for people that might own multiple versions. But as it is, there is a strong variety in songs to pick from and considering the target age, I'm sure this is perfect for them.