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Band Hero (Wii)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Band Hero (Wii). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo Wii Games for all reviews. Reviewers really like the controls and gameplay. The design and story also get good views, but many are critical about the graphics. Views are divided on the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the Band Hero (Wii) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Tom Orry (

Band Hero


It's a game that comes across more as GH with a different musical focus, rather than as a new IP in its own right. Somewhere along the line it seems the new franchise's focus became a little confused.

For those who want to compete rather than just have fun with friends, there are obviously plenty of score-based multiplayer modes too, either played locally or online. You don't even have to unlock the tracks, with the entire tracklist available to...

Nov, 2009

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Band Hero


Get tweenage kicks all through the night

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Ken "ZeroTolerance" McKown (

Band Hero


If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my track pack. The premise behind Band Hero is exactly what is going to get it the most criticism from...

Party play ; Importing option ; Sleek design ; DS connectivity

Limited audience ; Not much different from GH5

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Zachary Miller (

Band Hero


Activision tries to capture the female tween market. For the rest of us, this is just painful.

Truckloads of content; great for parties ; DS connectivity and online play ; Compatible with downloadable World Tour and Guitar Hero 5 songs

Pretty awful, generic aesthetic ; Exclusives from Adam Levine of Maroon 5, No Doubt, and Taylor Swift ; Wii instruments are kind of a hassle

It did alright, enough to warrant a sequel. Both Activicion Blizzard and MTV Games have realized it's not smart to release too many music games every year though, and Band Hero was basically just a Top-40 version of Guitar Hero.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Gaetano (

Band Hero Review


A great family music game.

Band Hero is essentially another Guitar Hero game, although its track listing isn't quite as large as a typical sequel. Still, the songs on offer are pretty good and the game is definitely more suited to a party atmosphere than Guitar Hero 5 is. It...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Tony Mitera (

Band Hero Review


A great entry point for a younger crowd, Band Hero is a tamer Top 40 rhythm experience.

Minor alterations to the game make it more accessible, the whole game has received a pop music makeover which is better suited for the PG crowd

Silly edits to songs, owners of Guitar Hero 5 will find Band Hero to be little more than a pop-flavored track pack

If you are looking for a solid entry point into the rhythm game craze or have some youngsters running around that you don't exactly want to expose to some of the more mature music in other rhythm games Band Hero is a solid choice. It's selection of...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Dave Gamble (

Band Hero


There's yet another Guitar Hero game now? Are you kidding?? These things seem to come out more often than Prom Night zits. Didn't I just buy one chock full o' Beatles songs? What? That was Rock Band? Seriously, how is an old guy like me supposed to...

Band Hero loosens the reins on the game play to make the game more crowd friendly. The anything goes style carries over into the song list where everyone you know is bound to find at least one song they have heard and/or like.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Nathan Meunier (

Band Hero


Finally, a Guitar Hero for the 'tweens with no taste' market

Extra Wii features ; Party Play mode is slick ; Top 40 song overload

It's GH 5 with pop and pink ; Top 40 song overload ; A bit too easy on Expert

The bottom line is that Band Hero is going to be an awesome game to those who happen to fall neatly within its target demographic. However, the developers missed the opportunity to make Band Hero stand out as a unique offshoot of the main franchise...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Zach R. (BornOfAsh) (

Band Hero


With the slew of music games that have come out in the past few years, it's hard to believe that there's anyone on the market left to cater to. Of course, leave it to Activision to find that hole, one last group who has yet to experience rocking out on...

Great pop soundtrack that encompasses a wide array of top 40 hits ; Excellent multiplayer ; Ability to rip tracks ; Roadie Battle & DS connectivity features are nice

Ripping tracks is still limited, and takes up a lot of memory on the Wii ; Feels more like a track pack than a stand alone game

The main problem with Band Hero is that there’s actually very little here to differentiate it from the rest of the Guitar Hero franchise. For a game that Activision have said they want to stand on its own, it just doesn’t seem to change the formula...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Gus Mastrapa (

Band Hero (Wii)


The music snob in me wants to Fry Band Hero. He wants to roll Activision's new teenybopper twist on Guitar Hero in panko and dip the damn thing in a vat of boiling partially hydrogenated oil. But the music snob in me is kind of a dick. And honestly, he...

This review is based on a retail copy of the Nintendo Wii game provided by the publisher.

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

Product properties

Also Available on:Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2
ESRB Rating:Everyone 10+
Miscellaneous:Published by: Activision, Release Region: United States / United Kingdom / Australia
No. Of Offline Players:1
Other Names:Guitar Hero: Band Hero
PEGI Rating:7+