Battle of the Bands Wii

  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Apr 21, 2008
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
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  1. IvoB
    Jun 19, 2008
    4
    An interesting idea and a nice track list obviously aren't quite enough to make for a good rhythm game. Poor control ruins even the small ammount of fun you should be getting from this over simplistic game. Games like Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 have proven that even the simplest rhythm based games (or mini-games) can be a lot of fun. Unfortunately Battle of the Bands misses the An interesting idea and a nice track list obviously aren't quite enough to make for a good rhythm game. Poor control ruins even the small ammount of fun you should be getting from this over simplistic game. Games like Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 have proven that even the simplest rhythm based games (or mini-games) can be a lot of fun. Unfortunately Battle of the Bands misses the opportunity to become poor man's (or kids') Rock Band. Expand
  2. Jul 31, 2013
    6
    Takes a good tune in on RockBand but songs are tight and unapproachable. Battle of the bands is just fun but nothing else. You'll get pains in your hand and muscles but still good graphics and addictive gameplay. Not bad.
  3. Jan 11, 2016
    5
    Battle of the Bands was an amazing idea that wasn't real realised. it's biggest error is that the gameplay is rather lack lustre and doesn't offer enough variety. also even though the game offers a good selection of songs but no matter which one you pick it will suck in at least one genre it will suck especially Coming Undone by Korn which sounds crap in every genre but rock. however theBattle of the Bands was an amazing idea that wasn't real realised. it's biggest error is that the gameplay is rather lack lustre and doesn't offer enough variety. also even though the game offers a good selection of songs but no matter which one you pick it will suck in at least one genre it will suck especially Coming Undone by Korn which sounds crap in every genre but rock. however the game was fun a lot of the time and i think a sequel would have been a good idea to expand on what worked however low sales make it unlikely but i think it's worth at least a go Expand
  4. Dec 19, 2015
    10
    Boa opção para quem ja ta cansado de jogos como o Guitar Hero ou mesmo para aqueles que aguardam uma nova edição do mesmo.. recomendo a todos pois é um excelente passa tempo

Awards & Rankings

#79 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
#38 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 40
  2. Negative: 5 out of 40
  1. 56
    I applaud developer Planet Moon for trying something fresh and original in the music game genre. But I have to give them a wag of the finger for treating the player like a child. Really, we can handle more than a few swings of the Wiimote.
  2. 70
    Battle of the Bands is pretty fun, and it’s definitely a cheaper option in the whole music game fad than the peripheral-laden titles out there, but there’s just not a lot of depth there.
  3. Battle of the Band's bizarre mashups are fun to listen to but not as much fun to play.