Brought to you by Activision, the makers of Guitar Hero, Band Hero is a jam-packed music game perfect for the whole family. A track list of over 65 songs picked from a variety of musical styles and eras ensures there’s something for everybody, and the wide range of modes mean you can tackle gruelling challenges or just have some knockabout musical fun with family and friends.
Band Hero is simple to pick up and play: singers just need to give it their all as the lyrics appear, while for bassists, guitarists and drummers coloured marks (which helpfully match the coloured buttons on the controllers) come up on screen showing you what to press and when. All you need is a little rhythm and the willingness to have a go - before you know it you’ll be bobbing your head to the beat and doing your bit for the band. Because each player chooses their own difficulty level there’s nothing to stop absolute beginners forming a band with those who’ve had a little (or a lot) more practice and lighting up the stage together.
In addition to the usual modes where the band plays through whole songs to score big, Band Hero features a cool Party Play setting, where anyone can jump in or out at any time at the mere touch of a button. If you fancy testing your skills, Rockfest is a collection of challenges ranging from really easy to crazily hard that promise to keep your band busy. When your mates can’t come out to play they can stay in to play: up to 8 players can take on the challenges via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, so limber up those fingers and get ready to wow the crowds.
Play in a rock band, pop band, ska band, punk band, soul band, indie band, reggae band or country band – whichever way you cut it you can be a Band Hero on Wii!
"All You Need"
"Boots of Chinese Plastic"
"Call Me When You're Sober"
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
"Everything About You"
"Excuse Me Mr."
"Feel Good Inc."
"Hungry Like the Wolf"
"I Predict a Riot"
"In Too Deep"
"Let's Get It Started"
"My Favourite Game"
"No One Knows"
"She Will Be Loved"
"Suddenly I See"
"Take What You Take"
"The Age of the Understatement"
"The Great Escape"
"Thnks fr the Mmrs"
"Under My Thumb" (Live)
"Wannabe in L.A."
Band Hero™ takes the fun of social gaming beyond the living room and allows families and friends to play together as a band with the DS, built in microphone, the brand new innovative Drum Grip that gives players the ability to lay down beats on their DS Lite and the signature Guitar Hero® Guitar Grip™ gameplay. This cooperative, family-friendly addition to the Guitar Hero series boasts the biggest set list for a Nintendo DS music game to date and is comprised of some of the hottest tracks from music's most popular artists.
Band Hero - PlayStation 3 - IGN
Brought to you by the makers of Guitar Hero, one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time, Band Hero features the hottest chart-topping hits from everyone's favorite bands including No Doubt, Nelly Furtado, Lily Allen, The All-American Rejects and Jackson 5. Headlined by some of the leading names in music as in-game artists and playable characters, including singer, songwriter and guitarist Taylor Swift and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, Band Hero is the ultimate party game where friends and family can choose to join the band or "take five" at any time without interrupting the performance, in Party Play mode. Band Hero allows fans to create the band of their dreams, using any combination of vocals and guitar or drum controllers, providing budding pop stars the chance to customize how they interact with and experience their favorite music.
If you prefer more deliberate and finite sets, then Quickplay mode is a great option. Here, you can construct a setlist and play with up to four players. Again, you can use whatever instrument combinations you see fit. Quickplay also makes accommodations for more casual players, allowing only those playing on hard or expert difficulty to lose their note highways. Your bandmates can restore your highway and prevent band failure by activating their star power, but Band Hero also offers a more flexible way to come to a friend's aid. When a bandmate fails, a crowd meter appears onscreen. If the rest of the band plays well enough for long enough, the lapsed bandmate is revived and the band keeps on rocking. There is no limit to how many times you can revive a bandmate, though it does seem to get harder as the number of dropouts increases. The crowd meter makes your band less dependent on star power opportunities that may or may not appear in time, which means you don't necessarily have to save your star power for a flagging fellow rocker. Quickplay is also a good place to make a bid for a spot on the extensive leaderboards. There are high-score categories for each song, instrument, and difficulty, so score seekers of all levels can participate.