Rock Band: Band in a Box InformationPlease be aware that Rock Band: Band in a Box does not contain the Rock Band software required to play the game. Customers purchasing Rock Band: Band in a Box will additionally require a copy of Rock Band: Solus.
Rock Band: Band in a Box (Wii)
- Music video gaming equipment
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- Platform: Nintendo Wii
- PEGI Rating: 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
Platform: Nintendo Wii
Rock Band is a series of music video games developed by Harmonix and MTV Games, and distributed by Electronic Arts for the Nintendo DS, iOS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii, Xbox One and Xbox 360 game systems. The series, inspired by Harmonix's previous efforts on the Guitar Hero series, allows up to four players to simulate the performance of popular rock music songs by playing with controllers modeled after musical instruments. Players can play the lead guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, and drums parts to songs, as well as sing into a USB microphone. Players are scored on their ability to match scrolling musical notes while playing instruments, and by their ability to match the singer's pitch on vocals.
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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.
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
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
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)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Kids love Rock band always playing it. Tapping of the drums drives me mad but they are happy. Good value for money and speedy deliveryPublished on 12 July 2010 by mummsie
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!!!
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 morePublished on 8 Jan. 2010 by Mrs. H. Mighall
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 morePublished on 26 Dec. 2009 by S. E. Worsley
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 morePublished on 26 Dec. 2009 by Mrs. Marie Lane
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 morePublished on 25 Sept. 2009 by JJ
fantastic game. great fun for the whole family, great for improving your skills on co-ordination, for young and old. Read morePublished on 15 May 2009 by V. Goodger
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 morePublished on 8 Feb. 2009 by Olivia