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  • Summary: Ultimate Band for Wii allows players to live the life of a rock star, by advancing their music careers and popularity from playing in a neighborhood garage to performing in front of an international audience at a world famous venue. Ultimate Band utilizes the innovative Wii Remote and Nunchuk™ to give fans the ability to play the drums, bass guitar, lead guitar, or take on the role of the front man. Players can also create and customize characters that reflect their own unique personalities and attributes. Along the way, players will unlock new songs, venues, and accessories that can be used to customize their band members. [Disney Interactive Studio] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Ultimate Band is a great title for those who have been daunted by the idea of using up limited space with extra gaming peripherals. The only downfall to the additional instruments is that playing multiplayer may be a little bit more difficult if you don’t have a full compliment of Wii Remotes and Nunchuks.
  2. Ultimate Band won't live up to the high expectations of most players who've already had a taste or Rock Band and Guitar Hero, but it's a perfect fit for families on a budget with younger kids who are just looking for something music-oriented to play.
  3. Ultimate Band does have some great features, that really make the game interesting. However, interesting doesn’t necessarily make it fun. Control issues and the lack of a mic for the frontman position kill some of the potential, and the squeaky-clean feel of the story will put off veterans of other series’ out there.
  4. Ultimate Band can still be fun. It’s not horrific to play, and the multiplayer mode can be a laugh. Yet for the cost of the game and four Wiimotes with nun chucks, one could just purchase the full band version of Rock Band or Guitar Hero.
  5. Control and design issues break up the band.
  6. 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.
  7. 25
    Ultimate Band embodies what I call the Grinch Effect -- unwitting parents buying terrible games that mimic popular ones, stealing Christmas away their children in the process. Kids, don't let the back of the box fool your parents -- make sure they know that you do, in fact, need instruments to rock.

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  1. [Anonymous]
    Dec 31, 2008
    THIS is what elementary age kids should be playing instead of Guitar Hero! More age appropriate graphics and songs. It would be more fun with a guitar accessory, but all 4 of my kids love it and can play all at once, ages 6-12. Expand
  2. A.G
    Apr 27, 2009
    Looked cute, but brought my 9 year-old to tears of frustration trying to play. There's no "singing" in the game... just "frontman" controller wiggling that was no fun. Games aren't suppose to make kids sad. Expand