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  • Summary: The game, which allows families, tweens and teens to experience a wild journey to rock stardom where they can "Build a Band and Rock the Universe," combines the multiplayer music experience of Rock Band with the fun, customization and humor of the LEGO videogame franchise packed with brilliant chart-topping songs and classic favorites suitable for younger audiences, including: Blur's "Song 2", Carl Douglas's "Kung Fu Fighting", Europe's "The Final Countdown", Good Charlotte's "Boys and Girls", and Pink's "So What." Players become rockers as they embark on a journey to stardom that the whole family can enjoy as they work their way through local venues, stadiums and fantasy locations on Earth and beyond that mimic the imaginative settings that the LEGO world offers. Also continuing the LEGO "build-and-play" gaming experience, players are able to create their own LEGO Rock Band style as they customize their minifigure avatars, band and entourage, including roadies, managers and crew. LEGO Rock Band supports Rock Band instruments, as well as other music game controllers. [Warner Bros.] Expand
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  1. A top-notch DS music game. [Christmas 2009, p.65]
  2. 84
    The console versions of LEGO Rock Band are merely reskinned, rehashed Rock Band experiences, but the Nintendo DS version feels fresh and new.
  3. Though it's not even close to the real Rock Band experience, LEGO Rock Band offers great fun and an unexpected thickness. The tracklist lacks of many of the songs you can get with the Xbox 360, PS3 or Wii versions, but the audio quality is awesome for the Nintendo DS standards.
  4. While it may suffer from repetition and some iffy vocal note tracks, it'll take a very cold-hearted gamer not to warm to Lego Rock Band's infectious humour, varied track list and excellent gameplay.
  5. While the presentation is a bit disappointingly simplistic, the core gameplay is fun and a worthy challenge to even the most seasoned of button tapping rhythm vets.
  6. Lego Rock Band is a nice game, with the same gameplay structure seen in Rock Band Unplugged for Playstation Portable; appeal and irony made are typical for the Lego franchise. On the other hand, it’s a real shame that NDS controls aren’t well implemented.
  7. LEGO Rock Band for the DS is ultimately a disappointment, unless you're someone who can't go ten minutes without a Rock Band fix.

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  1. SandyS
    Jan 20, 2010
    This is my first music game and I love it! I've worked up from easy to hard mode and think the ability to customize my band is cute. I'm a fan of the Lego games and I find this one extremely enjoyable. Expand