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Battle of the Bands - Nintendo Wii

by THQ
Nintendo Wii
Teen
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews) 58 / 100

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  • 5 genres, 11 bands, 30 songs and 70 weapons
  • Prove your favorite music genre is better than opponents.
  • Battle to the top of the charts with an array of artillery and attack styles.
  • Feel the rhythm by swinging the Wii-mote in synchronization with different music melodies.
  • Hit the notes and turn the song into your style of music.

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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0013RFTBE
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: April 21, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,647 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

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Battle of the Bands is the ultimate music rhythm game exclusively on Wii. The story is set in a fictitious world gone mad, where bands battle for music supremacy using weaponized instruments. Featuring 30 licensed tracks from today’s hottest bands that can each be played in 5 different music genres (Rock, Country, Marching Band, Hip Hop and Ranchero) with 70 special weapons and attacks.

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Battling on stage in 'Battle of the Bands'
Bands that know how to battle.
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Band characters from 'Battle of the Bands'
Not the easy-listening types.
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Bands facing off with weapon/instruments in 'Battle of the Bands'
Serious stage presence.
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Soul band from 'Battle of the Bands'
And a whole lotta soul.
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In each game, a song will be played in one genre for about 10 to 15 seconds and then another, flipping back and forth. Points are earned by beat-matching, and successive matches will automatically launch quirky weapons such as smoke bomb, land mine and flip out. The more points earned, the more the music will be played in the player’s genre. The game can be played in versus mode, perfect for social and party game setting, or in adventure mode where player set out to battle bands of other genres one by one. Two bands enter. One band leaves.

Key Game Features:

  • 5 genres, 11 bands, 30 songs and 70 weapons.
  • Battle of the Bands - Prove your favorite music genre is better than opponents.
  • Weaponized Instruments - Battle to the top of the charts with an array of artillery and attack styles.
  • Intense Rhythm Action - Feel the rhythm by swinging the Wii-mote in synchronization with different music melodies.
  • Innovative Music Switching - Hit the notes and turn the song into your style of music.
  • Packed with Music - Over 30 songs recorded in 5 different styles (rock, hip hop, country, marching band & mariachi) for a total of 150 tracks.
  • Adventure - Go deep in single player mode taking on futuristic bands leading to the ultimate Big Boss battle.
Full Track List:

"Adios Mexico", Texas Tornados "Mama Said Knock You Out", LL Cool J
"Black Betty", Ram Jam "Miss Murder", AFI
"Blitzkrieg Bop" - The Ramones "One Thing Leads to Another", The Fixx
"Brick House", The Commodores "Original Fire", Audioslave
"Una Mas Cerveza", Texas Tornados "Photograph", Def Leppard
"Dum Diddly", Black Eyed Peas "Hey Baby Que Paso", Texas Tornados
"Dixie Rock", Wet Willie "Shake It", Latin Soul Syndicate
"Master Exploder", Tenacious D "Man of Constant Sorrow", The Soggy Bottom Boys
"Feel Good Inc.", by Gorillaz "Spoonman", Soundgarden
"Fist Full of Dollars", B Real "Tierra del Sur", Ziroq
"Give it To Me Baby", Rick James "Coming Undone", Korn
"Keep Your Hands to Yourself", The Georgia Satellites "Danger! High Voltage", Electric Six
"Insane in the Brain", Cypress Hill "Whoomp! (There it is)", Tag Team
"Jungle Boogie", Kool & The Gang "Wolf Like Me", TV on the Radio
"That's The Way (I Like it)", KC & The Sunshine Factory "Is It Any Wonder", Keane


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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Guitar Hero, but Okay Nonetheless July 5, 2008
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I got this game because I didn't want to spend the money to buy Guitar Hero when I'd never played it before...that's a lot of money! A friend recommended this and I decided we'd try it.

The minute I put it in the Wii, I was extremely disappointed. It didn't seem fun at all! I put it away after only a few moments and promptly forgot about it. My seven year old son, however, begged me to play it the next day, and I said yes.

As I watched him hitting the notes, my competitive edge got the better of me, and I grabbed a wiimote and went at it with him. He chose a song when I wasn't looking, and I was shocked to hear the chords of one of my favorites, Feel Good Inc. come over the speakers! He got ahead of me and suddenly I was listening to it from a mariachi band...not a good mix.

The fun of this game is for the competitive people as well as for those who love to hear their music a number of different ways. Unlike other games, this one takes the song and twists it into ways you've never imagined. Want to hear Feel Good, Inc. as a country song? No problem! Prefer to listen to That's The Way I Like It through the unique stylings of an undead mariachi band? Sure! ("that's the way, uh huh uh huh, mi gusta, uh huh uh huh")

Is this a game we'll be playing for months? Probably not. But it is a great way to get a seven year old, a four year old, and two adults playing together. One of the best parts about the game is that I can set my level to hard while going against my 4 year old, who is set on easy, giving her a fair shot at kicking my behind (which then finds me nursing my wounded ego, let me tell you...)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unique fun - great value! December 31, 2010
By MEG327
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Having paid under $10 for this title, I wasn't expecting much, and I put off trying it out until late Christmas night. I ended up playing for a long time since it was so much more fun than I had expected! For one thing, you have to shake and move the Wii remote in different directions (which can be a bit tiring - but fun!), rather than just hitting buttons, and the graphics, storyline and gameplay are really creative and fun. I am a new Wii player, so maybe more experienced gamers won't enjoy it as much as I do, but I don't know why anyone would be disappointed with this game for such a small price! The coolest thing is the music. You and your opponent get to choose a band in either a rock, hip/hop, country or latin genre, and as you "battle," the recognizable song that's playing will switch between the different music styles. So "Insane in the Brain" can go back and forth between the hip/hop and country versions - so funny! The "battle" also actually includes weapons that you "shoot" across at the other band, and you get to block their attacks toward you -- an added element that keeps the game exciting and interesting. So far, I love it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars You get what you pay for December 9, 2012
By Triton
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
By now, this game is inexpensive. But, that's validated by the quality of this game. This is not like other music games on the market, really you just move the wii-mote in different directions in correspondence with onscreen prompts. I picked it up because of one thing, the ability to hear the songs in different styles. At the beginning of each "battle" you pick a band, which falls into Rock, Hip-Hop, Country, Latin, or Marching Band, then one of 30 songs. If your team is winning, the song is played in your style and if your opponent is winning, it is played in theirs. That is the only cool part. Nothing else is really fun. With Rock Band and such you have the feel of really playing an instrument, but battle of the bands has you flailing your arms about in rhythm. The novelty of hearing "Spoonman" by Soundgarden as a country song and "Insane in the Brain" by Cypress Hill in Spanish dies out fast, but it is fun while it lasts. I wouldn't pay over ten dollars for it, but considering the price, it's a few hours of fun if you play it with a friend. Is it ground breaking? No. Are you going to play it a lot? Probably not. Is it a unique take on the music genre? Yes. You won't get anything out of the game play of graphics, but as long as you got a buddy to join you, it's worth the low admission price.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Wrist Action February 17, 2009
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
Pros:
Hearing a song sung and played in a variety of genres, funny band animations, and a variety of venues to play in.

Cons:
Terrible graphics - everything is very blocky and colors are not very aggreeable to the eye. The music production quality is very low. This game is fun for a few minutes but wears thin fast. Your wrist/hand will get tired over the course of a 4-minute song.

There really isn't much to this game at all. It plays simliar to guitar hero or dance dance revolution as you "hit" notes at the correct time. The music sounds pretty terrible and gives you no incentive to play. Playing only requires quick flicks of the wrist and an occassional trigger pulling. Terrible graphics don't help either.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My wrist still hurt! What a GREAT game! January 17, 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
A VERY INNOVATIVE IDEA! I loved it! My daughter and I played for hours (my wrist still hurt!!).

I'm reading some of the reviews from some DISAPPOINTED buyers and I'm wondering what game did you purchase?

The game is better than Guitar Hero. It is very challenging and offers a wide array of play options.

You can dance and play either to ROCK, COUNTRY, LATIN, HIP HOP and more. You have to learn how to hit the notes..

If you don't get this ideology, you won't enjoy the game nor will you be able to launch attacks.

The game pits you against friends! SPOUSES! Kids! And I loved it.
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