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Rock Band: Band in a Box (Wii)

Platform : Nintendo Wii
3.8 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

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  • Rock Band: Band in a Box Information

    Please 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.


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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 ; 8 Kg
  • Release Date: 12 Sept. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,282 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

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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Platform for Display: Nintendo Wii
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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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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Platform for Display: Nintendo Wii
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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Platform for Display: Nintendo Wii
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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Platform for Display: Nintendo Wii
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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Platform for Display: Nintendo Wii
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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Platform for Display: Nintendo Wii
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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