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Battle of the Bands

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Overall 7
7.0

Battle of the Bands

The Gamers Temple
25 May 2008
  • Excerpt: The success of Guitar Hero and Rock Band was sure to spark a surge in music games, one of which is Battle of the Bands for the Wii.  However, Battle of the Bands' style of play shares more in common with Dance Dance Revolution than it does with Guitar Hero.
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Overall 7
6.8
Gameplay 7
7.2
Graphics 6
6.1
Sound 8
7.9
Multiplayer 8
7.9
Longevity 6
6.3

Battle Of The Bands

NowGamer
23 May 2008
  • Summary: Planet Moon challenges Guitar Hero to a face-off and does surprisingly well
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Overall 7
7.4
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.4
Control 7
6.8
Addiction 7
6.6

Battle of the Bands Review

Cheat Code Central
19 May 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.0

Wii Review - 'Battle of the Bands'

WorthPlaying
15 May 2008
  • Summary: Featuring 150 tracks and five distinct musical styles: rock, funk/hip-hop, country, marching band and Latin, Battle of the Bands combines fast-paced combat with customizable bands in the fight for musical supremacy, fully utilizing the Wii Remote controller’s highly intuitive control scheme to deliver a unique game-play experience.
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Overall 7
6.8

Battle of the Bands Review

Strategy Gaming Online
28 April 2008
  • Excerpt: ' country-latin mashup of Tenacious D's incredible song "Master Exploder" that I realized this game was brilliant. The fusing of two out of the game's five very different musical genres into a bunch of (mostly) popular music is a really great idea, and made for something that sounded really goofy yet uniquely fun. But I wasn't actually playing - once I started to, my opinion went downhill from there.
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Overall 7
6.8

Battle of the Bands Review

AtomicGamer
28 April 2008
  • Excerpt: It was sometime near the end of Battle of the Bands ' country-latin mashup of Tenacious D's incredible song "Master Exploder" that I realized this game was brilliant. The fusing of two out of the game's five very different musical genres into a bunch of (mostly) popular music is a really great idea, and made for something that sounded really goofy yet uniquely fun. But I wasn't actually playing - once I started to, my opinion went downhill from there.
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Overall 7
7.0

Battle of the Bands review (WII)

HonestGamers
24 April 2008
  • Excerpt: That will then send your chosen projectile toward your opponent, who should deflect it. If he doesn't, you score a lot of points and bragging rights. You're also rewarded by the sound of your own band singing. In heated matches, gangsters and hicks might be struggling back and forth to keep the twang in and out of a rousing rendition of “Whoomp (There It Is),” and that's just one of many interesting situations.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

PEOWW
26 May 2008
  • Excerpt: Rhythm Action/Music Rock Band but about £100 cheaper. “To make a good music game, you need to make the player feel like a performerâ€�. Horse shit! That was a quote I took form another review I read for this game (not naming names) while I was doing… ummmm… research. The point they were fumbling about with was that games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band are the only good rhythm action games, but these titles have lost the essence of what made the awesome original great...
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 8
7.9
Graphics 7
6.5
Sound 8
7.8
Lastability 5
5.4
Originality 8
8.0

Battle of the Bands Review

TVG
26 May 2008
  • Summary: Blending Guitar Hero and Street Fighter, THQ's Battle of the Bands offers plenty of entertainment in the short-term...
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