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Battle of the Bands by THQ




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  • Alcohol Reference
  • Mild Cartoon Violence
  • Mild Lyrics
Battle of the Bands is rated 2.4 out of 5 by 8.
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  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Publisher: THQ
  • Developer: THQ
  • Category: Music & Party , Music

Product Details:

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. 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.

  • 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.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright This is an alright game. not my favorite.... but good. great for parties. And i recommend you buy it, if u don't like it, trade it in!!
Date published: 2012-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty good Pretty good game. Not nearly as good as rock band but good. I think it is alright. i recommend u get it.
Date published: 2012-10-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worse game i have ever played hands down..... Awful graphics, terrible music, and awkward controls and just a bad concept in general for a game make this game very horrible i regret paying $5 for it..
Date published: 2011-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Fun It's really cool how they remade the songs in different music genres and how they made the adventure mode.The best part is that there's a mode where you can listen to a song in any genre and you don't have to play at all.I think this is one of the coolest Wii games i've ever played.
Date published: 2010-12-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Truly Disappointed I purchased the game on Friday and I am real upset it was new, because I can't return it. Okay, from the commercial it looked really awesome. That is so not the case. Until I read the other reviews, I thought it was just me. The controls are horrible. I had gotten used to the mini-game in Fusion Frenzy on Xbox, and thought maybe like Guitar Hero that it would be pressing a key when the note or beat came. This is not the case (little ball just slides all over the place). It's one thing to have to move the controls left and right, but the ball bounces so you have to really focus to get your timing right and not move the controller too hard. Like I said, it may just be me though. I lost interest in the game, and even went back to do the training. I am gonna let my daughter try it, maybe from a little person's eyes it'll be better since I am stuck with it until I can find something else I want to trade it in for. I am sure someone likes it, but seeing how the prince has dropped to $***** doesn't look like that is the case.
Date published: 2008-10-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Please Save Your Money! Ok, like many people that would probably want to try this game because they enjoyed GH2, GH3 or Rock Band, DO NOT BUY THIS GAME! I was painfully lucky that this was a friend's rental. I feel bad for my friend having spent even just a few dollars to rent this boring, pointless game. The concept of having various styles of a song was interesting, and, to say the least, the most entertaining part of the game. It's not really part of the game, but a Bonus section where you can pick from a rather large selection of songs and pick the genre in which you want to hear that song. But game play was horrible, right, left down, that's it. No skill required to play this game. This idea of mutiple genres & having a large selection of tunes, great idea, too bad they spent all that time and energy making the different genres and forgot that it's game play that makes a game. I spent maybe 10 mins playing this game and was bored after two songs. Please, I beg of you DO NOT BUY THIS GAME! If you do, you will be sorry and upset that you spent way more money on this title than you should have. I honestly can say that even if this game was ***, I still wouldn't buy it. Shame too, good idea poorly executed.
Date published: 2008-05-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not nearly worth 50 bucks For this much I would have expected this game to be of better quality. Thankfully, I only rented the game, but I can't imagine anyone ever wanting to pay more than 30 for this game; and that's pushing it. The Pros: The graphics are pretty good, and the song selection is decent. They have some recent songs mixed in with some oldies but goodies, and a few songs I haven't heard of. The idea of redoing the songs in other genres was a unique idea, and the basic concept of the game seems cool. I like that you could pick different weapons to "battle" the other band and that you only got to use these weapons if you hit a certain amount of notes in a row. The Cons: The game was a great idea; executed not so great. Although it's a really interesting idea to take the songs and put them in another genre, like country or hip hop, while I was playing I mostly found it annoying. The way it works is that as long as your band has more points, the song will be heard in your genre, but if the band your battling has more it's heard in their genre. It's hard to follow the beat in the songs when their in a different genre, and to be honest it's not really fun. The biggest problem was the controls. I thought it would possibly be like the dancing mini game in rayman raving rabbids 1 for the wii, but it wasn't. Moving side to side with the beat didn't seem natural and it certainly wasn't enjoyable. It would have been much better had the control style been more like the mini game in rayman. Overall, I think that the slight annoyance of the different music genres was not the downfall of this game. To be frank, the controls completely stink. If you're going to spend that much on something like this, you're better off with guitar hero. If you're like me, and you were thinking about getting this game as a guitar hero filler until the next one comes out in june, don't bother. I wouldn't have even bought this game for thirty bucks, that's how bad the controls were.
Date published: 2008-04-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A BAD PROFORMANCE If this game was a band proformance I would have thrown things at them and booed them off the stage and left feeling that I had waisted my money and time. After playing the game for about 10 min which was more than enough to give them the bennefit of the doubt, that was how I felt. I rented this game and still feel like I waisted my time and money. I was really dissapointed with the graphics and the interface, they are the worst part of the game. You can't see whats going on clearly and your so busy trying to hit all the beats thats all you see and that gets old real fast. no story and not a whole lot of animation. This game could have been a huge hit, but instead a big miss. The price for this game is way too high, DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!
Date published: 2008-04-26
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