Summary: Although the tunes are rather poor quality, the variety of the 50 included tunes is certainly not, and the game itself is actually rather enjoyable, although not enough to become addicted. Basically it involves clicking away after the manner of most games of this ilk. Except that is when it comes to the singing bit, where the mic comes into play. To be honest I wasn't mad-keen on the singing bit, but then I can't sing!
Summary: I played this game having already experienced some of the Guitar Hero titles on the PS3, so it was difficult to know what to expect from a lesser known title on the DS. Fortunately I was pleasantly surprised and I can confirm that the DS is perfectly capable of carrying off this sort of game.
Summary: I picked this up for my 7yr old daughter as she is fascinated by music. Always singing, dancing, pretending to play instruments etc We plugged in the cart and frankly, I didn't see my daughter for the next 3 days! She was howling out the hits - a particularly vibrant version of Queen's 'We are the Champions' springs to mind! it's a fun piece of software to use, straight forward, user friendly and packed full of songs.
Summary: As my review title suggests, this is not as good as Guitar Hero for the bigger consoles (in my case, the Wii). For a start, the quality of the music is severely affected by the limitations of the hardware. Having said that, it's a bit of fun, though how long it will last is debatable. The control system is fiddly, using the buttons on the DS rather than a dedicated controller but it's not too bad when you get used to it.
Summary: Jam with the Band is a sort of Guitar Hero/Garage Band for the DS with much lower quality. While it is fun to play along to songs and create your own I found it all a bit limiting, the music quality bad and after not too long I was bored. If you're planning on playing this in public I'd wear headphones or risk annoying everyone around you. The game is quite fun in short bursts and at this price you could do a lot worse. At least you won't be pretending to cook!
Summary: This game is quite fun. It's very similar to the Guitar Hero games available for the DS. There are various different things to do, like sing along to songs and play instruments while pressing the buttons in time with the music. You can also create your own music and submit them via wi-fi connection onto a list, and your song can possibly be downloaded by others to play. It's fun but the small screen of the DS kind of lets it down.
Summary: This is the DS attempt at Guitar Hero and all in all it's not bad, it's just a bit poor. You get a walk through of what to do by the host and music shop owner "Barbara the Bat", who's gets incredibly annoying very quickly (as does the lift music which accompanies her). There are 3 main areas: Sing; Play; and Studio.