Jam Sessions DS

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Sep 11, 2007
Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
Buy On
  1. An amazing, versatile program that is perfectly suited for a handheld system. You can plug in headphones and silently rock out on the bus, or you can plug it into an amplifier, crank it up, and play for an audience. This is a must-have for any musician or music-lover.
  2. Jam Sessions is practically flawless at what it’s trying to do. If you come in expecting a game, you’ll be frustrated and disappointed. If you come in expecting a versatile musical tool, you’ll be pleased and impressed.
  3. Don't expect this game to turn you into any kind of music expert if you're not one already, but if you already have some skill, Jam Sessions is a surprisingly good tool for any musician who wants to dabble in song creation.
  4. Nintendo Gamer
    81
    A logical evolution of "Guitar Hero." Being able to record our sounds and keep them ensures longevity. [Nov 2007, p.64]
  5. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    80
    Jam Sessions offers a toy for wannabe guitarists who don't have time to learn. [Oct 2007, p.87]
  6. 80
    To put it plainly, Jam Sessions works on basically one level, but achieves near-mastery in it.
  7. 80
    Like any good tool, though, the amount of enjoyment gotten from Jam Sessions is going to be directly related to how much work goes in.
  8. It’s not much of a game, and it’s no Guitar Hero, but it’s a pretty decent instrument simulator for the aspiring guitarist.

Awards & Rankings

50
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#64 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. EricE.
    Sep 14, 2007
    9
    This "game" is great! I'm a music teacher and I just got this game. I'm working on getting this into the curriculum just because it This "game" is great! I'm a music teacher and I just got this game. I'm working on getting this into the curriculum just because it is so much fun. I've played piano for 22 years, but have never had time to pick up and learn the guitar. This is literally the next best thing. Full Review »
  2. JasonO
    Feb 2, 2008
    2
    This is the only game i ever bought that in 2 weeks traded back. I thought it was going to be a good game because I liked the idea of it beingThis is the only game i ever bought that in 2 weeks traded back. I thought it was going to be a good game because I liked the idea of it being a guitar on your ds but no its just some "game" that lets you sound like a guitar with really bad distortion options, maybe its because I play guitar and wanted it to sound better, plus you can't do "power chords" on here either major down fall. This game gets a 2 because thats the amount of weeks i had it before I traded it in. Full Review »
  3. JohnG.
    Sep 23, 2007
    10
    Great game, it's so easy to use and just pick up and play. The controls are incredibly intuitive and sensitive. I wouldn't compare Great game, it's so easy to use and just pick up and play. The controls are incredibly intuitive and sensitive. I wouldn't compare it to Guitar Hero because it's NOT a Guitar Hero game. It is meant to be a creativity based game, not some button pressing rhythm game in which you can only play preloaded songs and aren't able to record you're own stuff. Full Review »