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Band Hero
8.1 out of 10

Band Hero

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Overall 7

Band Hero

Nintendo World Report
28 October 2010
  • Summary: Activision tries to capture the female tween market. For the rest of us, this is just painful.
  • Pros: Compatible with downloadable World Tour and Guitar Hero 5 songs, DS connectivity and online play, Truckloads of content; great for parties
  • Cons: "Exclusives from Adam Levine of Maroon 5, No Doubt, and Taylor Swift!", Pretty awful, generic aesthetic, Wii instruments are kind of a hassle
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Overall 9

Band Hero

Game Vortex
14 March 2010
  • Excerpt: Years ago before the Guitar Hero craze, Karaoke Revolution was the king of singing games. Honestly though, I missed the difference in the song selection. I'm a huge rock fan, I love the tracks in Guitar Hero , but I have to admit that I enjoyed singing more pop songs every now and then.
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Great party game for music-loving families.

Common Sense Media
8 March 2010
  • Summary: Parents need to know that Band Hero is a music game with more family-friendly content compared to the songs found in the harder-edged Guitar Hero and DJ Hero games. Aside from a few sparse words that might raise an eyebrow, this game is great for kids of all ages.
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Band Hero Review

26 February 2010
  • Excerpt: Band Hero might as well be called Guitar Hero 5: Pop Edition. That's not a slight on the game Activision has put together, seeing as what you get in Band Hero is a polished rhythm action game; just don't expect anything more than Guitar Hero 5 with different music.
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Overall 8
Gameplay 8
Graphics 8
Sound 9

Band Hero

Game Boyz
28 December 2009
  • Excerpt: Anyone who knows Activision knows that they truly are immersed in releasing a vast number of music/band based games onto the gaming masses. Band Hero is a new franchise aimed squarely at casual gamers as well as family oriented gamers.
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Overall 8

Wii Review - 'Band Hero'

19 December 2009
  • Summary: With Band Hero, you can come together with family and friends to ascend the virtual stage and rise to fame, bringing you a new genre of music focused on today’s hottest top-40 hits and classic anthems that everyone will know.
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Overall 9

Expert Review

24 November 2009
  • Summary: There's yet another Guitar Hero game now? Are you kidding?? These things seem to come out more often than Prom Night zits. Didn't I just buy one chock full o' Beatles songs? What? That was Rock Band? Seriously, how is an old guy like me supposed to keep up with all of this??
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Band Hero (Wii)

Crispy Gamer
12 November 2009
  • Excerpt: The music snob in me wants to Fry Band Hero . He wants to roll Activision's new teenybopper twist on Guitar Hero in panko and dip the damn thing in a vat of boiling partially hydrogenated oil. But the music snob in me is kind of a dick.
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Band Hero (Wii) Review - Sparkly Tween Rock

11 November 2009
  • Excerpt: Band Hero is Guitar Hero 5 in sparkly, tween-friendly dressings. You'll get every basic mode and option from the Wii version of Guitar Hero 5 , including the pretty fun Roadie Battle mode, but for all intents and purposes, this is a re-skinned game with new song.
  • Pros: ...You enjoy rocking out to Top 40s...Rocking is something better when the whole family can do it...You want to play Guitar Hero, but need your Hilary Duff.
  • Cons: ...You don't like your game to be an ad in disguise...You think Casey Casem (just dated myself) is a pox...You're just done with the music game genre.
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Overall 8
Gameplay 9
Funfactor 8

Band Hero (Wii Bundle)

Digital Chumps
9 November 2009
  • Conclusion: Band Hero is, in many ways, the first of its type: it’s a music game that offers the same ambitious selection of features as the industry blockbusters preceding it, except with a unique focus on top-40/pop musical content and the accommodation of shameless family jam sessions (via more...
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