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Rock Band: Band in a Box

by Electronic Arts
 Ages 12 and Over
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Platform: Nintendo Wii

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  • Platform:   Nintendo Wii
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 12 and Over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Platform: Nintendo Wii
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  • ASIN: B001D77930
  • Product Dimensions: 75 x 38 x 29 cm ; 100 g
  • Release Date: 12 Sep 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,244 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Platform: Nintendo Wii

Wii Rock Band

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More than I expected 14 Jun 2009
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Immense fun: Whilst I accept that Rock Band for the Wii is a watered down version of the game available on other platforms, it's still immense fun. The playability is just as strong as on the PS3. Whether you can choose a player character seems to me to be irrelevent to the overall gaming experience, though I accept downloadable tracks would have been a nice touch.

No controller issues: Now that the instrument controllers have their own input pads there's no need to have one game controller per instrument controller. The only extra game controller needed is for the mic, and since you get one of those with your shiny new Wii console there should be no issues in that department.

Lots of Bang for your Buck: The one thing that struck me as soon as I opened the box (one week ago - early June 2009) was the quality of the product. The instruments are sturdy and weighty and feel well put together. Even the mic impresses you with its solidity (if you felt so inclined you could knock someone out with it*). Obviously I haven't had them long enough to give them a proper road test but they feel good quality. Actually I was suprised how much you get for the price.

So there you have it, immense fun, no controller issues and plenty of bang for your buck. My only gripe would be that the game Rock Band should be bundled with the instrument box.

*Knocking people out with your mic, I'm sure, would invalidate your warranty. And would in any case be an extremely naughty thing to do.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The Rock band game on the Wii is absolutely fantastic, create your own band and rock out with your friends, it has more pick-up-and-play appeal than the other formats of Rock band and judging by the slating that the Xbox 360 version got on amazon this is the one to get! 10/10
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rock Band Bundle 8 May 2009
By Dawn
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Excellent product. Hours of fun. Quite challenging and great to play with a group. I found the guitar quite difficult to synch to the Wii sometimes. However, this does not take away from the excellent gaming experience.
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47 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars band in a box.... 29 Sep 2008
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
well...
i purchased this around two weeks ago,
it has good and bad points too it.
Its a fantastic laugh! especially when there are a few of you playing..
its multiplayer.. so your friends wont feel left out, plus you wont feel like an idiot playing alone :)
it does hurt your hands after a while but thats to be expected lol!

Only two bad things to say about this overall,it doesn't come with the game, and you only get provided with one guitar, other than that i would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys having a good laugh! :D
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126 of 147 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Be Careful - Wii users get a raw deal 12 Sep 2008
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii
Rock Band for the Wii. Wow, what a disappointment. Harmonix were totally lazy...this is a crippled port of the Playstation 2 version:
Just a few things for those of you considering buying this:
It does not have online play
It does not have downloadable content
You cannot create your own customisable characters
The guitar for Guitar Hero III does NOT work with this game - If you wanna play base, tough, buy another guitar....

The only extra you get are 5 extra songs. Way to go harmonix...

Wii gamers have waited *months* for Rock Band to appear, and this is how they treat us. Personally, I'm waiting for Guitar Hero: World Tour - it has all of the above that Rock Band does not have, plus the ability to create and play your own songs!

For the things this game lacks and which are available on the other gaming platforms, 99 is way overpriced; I think 40 would be more reasonable price
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rock band rocks 2 Oct 2008
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
If you have ever tapped your fingers to a song you have to try rock band drums. They are as close to a real drum kit you can get without buying a real one. The songs at the beginning are easy enough for most people then gradually get harder and harder to challenge everyone.If you have a full band of four people you need quite a big tv to see your part clearly. I bought the Wii rock band but used to play guitar hero on play station 2. They are both well made but I like the graphics of the play station more. I would recommend rock band.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Dragonlord TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
It took me about 45 minutes to unpack and set up my Rock Band instruments. I have four games for these instruments which are as follows: "The Beatles Rock Band, "Rock Band 2", "Band Hero" and the first "Rock Band" game.
Important Rock Band 2 and The Beatles Rock Band both have online play and downloadable content. They both work with Guitar Hero instruments and you can create your own customisable characters in Rock Band 2. The first Rock Band game did not have these features which upset many Wii gamers at the time.
I love my black Fender Stratocaster guitar controller because I always wanted a real one when I was a teenager. My four year old daughter enjoys banging the drums which comes with nice wooden drum sticks. None of us can sing but we all love trying to sing along to The Beatles. I will leave you the links to my games down below for this wonderful kit, which is great fun for families of all ages to use.

Rock Band 2 (Wii)
The Beatles Rock Band (Wii)
Band Hero - Game Only (Wii)
Rock Band - Game Only (Wii)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars wii Rock band
Kids love Rock band always playing it. Tapping of the drums drives me mad but they are happy. Good value for money and speedy delivery
Published on 12 July 2010 by mummsie
5.0 out of 5 stars ????
Does this come with all the instruments? (well at least 1 microphone, 1 guitar and 1 drum kit?
I played at my friends house. Loved it!!!!! Now I want it!!!
Published on 2 Mar 2010
2.0 out of 5 stars ribbish
Dont rate this at all son hasent used it yet got him it for xmas me nad my husband have had ago and we find it very hard to use. Read more
Published on 8 Jan 2010 by Mrs. H. Mighall
4.0 out of 5 stars great fun for all the family!
I brought Rock Band for my boyfriend, as we all know boys never grow up haha and him and the kids absolutly love it. Read more
Published on 26 Dec 2009 by S. E. Worsley
4.0 out of 5 stars Shoddy equipment
Shocked and disappointed that the guitar is badly scratched on the front in numerous places. Needless to say, too much trouble to pack the whole thing up again to return, not to... Read more
Published on 26 Dec 2009 by Mrs. Marie Lane
5.0 out of 5 stars Aging Rocker
I love this game. I bought it initially because I wanted the karaoke function, but quickly found that the guitar is more fun because it's much more challenging, but the results... Read more
Published on 25 Sep 2009 by JJ
4.0 out of 5 stars wii rock band
fantastic game. great fun for the whole family, great for improving your skills on co-ordination, for young and old. Read more
Published on 15 May 2009 by V. Goodger
4.0 out of 5 stars Rock Band Review
As soon as I got Rock Band through the post, I couldn't put it down. The game is so addictive and there are so many things to do that you'll never want to stop. Read more
Published on 8 Feb 2009 by Olivia
4.0 out of 5 stars Wii Rock Band
I purchased this and when setting up nothing would connect, thought it was broke until i was advised to check the usb , bingo! It was a USB issue, my family love it !! Read more
Published on 13 Jan 2009 by maiden09
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