Conclusion: Battle of the Bands has a good idea, but fails on almost every account to deliver. From the washed out, block graphics to the shoddy, unresponsive gameplay, there is really nothing to recommend a purchase here. While the different versions of popular songs entertain for a while, it’s not enough to warrant a purchase, at least not at full price. I would definitely love to see a CD released of the better songs. That would definitely be worth a purchase.
Summary: Battle of the Bands
seems more like a WiiWare title than a full-fledged purchase, and for $39.99 I expect more. It can be fully completed in a matter of hours. The covers of some really great songs are chopped to pieces and thrown out the window. What's more, you can't even unlock any new aspects that might make this game a good reason to turn on your Wii.
Pros: Very simple to learn., Good selection of original songs., Fun for a short amount of time.
Cons: Lackluster graphics., Bad value for the typical price suggested., Terribly easy., Little or no replay value., Horrible cover songs.
Conclusion: line that will have some kind of adverse affect on your opponent, like flipping the beats so they have to perform the opposite action that is called for. While this constant chipping at each other is done throughout the match, there are specific sections where the main goal is launching green skulls at your opponent then blocking (with a press of the B-button) any return fire.
Conclusion: Battle of the Bands wraps a neat idea in a novel presentation. It's a quirky game that's best enjoyed in short bursts with a friend. The challenge and gameplay will feel weak over the long run for those who've been spoiled by expert-level sessions of Guitar Hero and Rock Band, although rhythm game novices should find it a good entry point into the genre.
Conclusion: Battle of the Bands may have some control wobbliness, its momentum meter may be faked entirely, and its attacks may be more bark than they are bite, but dang it if the game isn't still fun. Get a few people together, grab the kids, and pop the game on Easy for a night of laughs and fun entertainment.
Pros: Genre-mixing songs is pure genius, Attacks are goofy, yet fun, Unexpectedly addictive
Cons: Controls are a bit loose, Attacks could be fleshed out better
Excerpt: If you're old enough to remember the original Napster, you're probably also old enough to remember The Gourds' bluegrass remix of Snoop Dog's "Gin and Juice," which took a popular song and completely changed the genre while still creating an enjoyable song. This concept forms the core of Battle of the Band 's gameplay, and while it makes for a solid base, the execution is sloppy. The absolute best part of Battle of the Bands is the music.