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  • Summary: Ultimate Band for Nintendo DS is a rhythm-based music game with a built-in recording studio. Players can jam to current and classic songs using the drums, lead guitar, bass guitar, or rhythm guitar. Players can also create their own original songs using the DS touchscreen and stylus to lay down tracks for each instrument and apply creative mixing effects. Ultimate Band for Nintendo DS also includes DGamer functionality which allows players to engage with others in a secure online community via their DS (Wi-Fi or ad hoc) or computer. [Disney Interactive Studio] Expand
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  1. The drums are the most fun, but least challenging.
  2. Realistic instruments and an easy-to-use set of creation tools are innovations that should become common across all rhythm games. While only players who are able to overcome the painfully shortened and poorly vocalized set list will truly enjoy the title, all fans of the genre will find something to like.
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    Ultimate Band DS won't suit anyone looking for a hardcore music experience, even on the DS.
  4. If it sounds complex, just understand this: It makes it surprisingly easy for you to make decent sounding tunes, and it’ll store up to 12 of them. You can even join up over Wi-Fi and record yourself and three other players jamming together, or connect to the vastly inferior Wii version of the game and use your DS to run a light show. Guitar Hero, are you paying attention?
  5. Ultimate Band for NDS is an original musical game with great variety, but not in songs. It is not good like the Guitar Hero experience, but it has a funny multiplayer mode and the option to let us create our tunes in the music studio.
  6. Without the depth of titles like KORG DS-10 or Guitar Hero, Ultimate Band is a pretty decent musical title for Nintendo DS, its main feature being the opportunity to play any instrument using the stylus.
  7. Ultimate Band is Disney's latest effort to create a worth-buying game. This time we have a very simple musical composition that lacks a bad an original gameplay system. Its a good game for children, but stay away from it if you're a Guitar Hero or a Rock Band fan.

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