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  • Summary: Wii Music includes many other modes besides the main band jams, including several musical games and an enhanced video playback mode for recorded jams. Play it again: Use the playback mode to see your jam recordings brought to life with dramatic camera angles. Pick up the baton: Command anWii Music includes many other modes besides the main band jams, including several musical games and an enhanced video playback mode for recorded jams. Play it again: Use the playback mode to see your jam recordings brought to life with dramatic camera angles. Pick up the baton: Command an orchestra in the conducting game where you’ll wave the Wii Remote controller like a conductor’s baton to lead a Mii orchestra through orchestrated music. Make them play quickly, slowly, strongly or gently. Ring a bell? Play a handbells game where you’ll swing your Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers to play your two handbells as part of a larger ensemble. Everyone on the team has a job to do: Play one of your notes only when the tune demands it. An ear for music: Take a tone quiz that tests your musical ear by giving you challenges, like putting note-playing Miis in order from lowest to highest pitch. [Nintendo] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 43
  2. Negative: 8 out of 43
  1. 91
    Wii Music may have a hard time winning over the skeptics who just want to laugh at it, but give the game the chance it deserves. You just might realize it's pretty damn fun being in on the joke.
  2. Although Wii Music seems stupid, it really goes beyond a game. It's not perfect, naturally, as there are failures in the game's production, such as the lack of more Nintendo songs. But with Wii Music, what Miyamoto said about "musical teachings" really comes to mind.
  3. If Nintendo had either ponied up for some proper songs people would want to listen to or, preferably, found some way to allow you to make up your own tunes entirely, this could’ve been something even more special.
  4. A fantastic game for families and casual players who may be interested in a friendly, gentle ‘my first music lesson”.
  5. Ultimately, the longevity of the game depends on how much fun you can derive from improvising with a lackluster soundtrack.
  6. 50
    I just can't recommend this game to anyone but the youngest, most easily entertained gamers out there.
  7. But really, there’s no point to my taking Wii Music seriously as a game since Nintendo obviously doesn’t. If the game sells well, it probably has more to due with Nintendo’s tremendously effective marketing skills rather than anything inherent to Wii Music as a game. Even five-year-olds need some stimulation and sense of achievement. Wii Music provides neither.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 30
  2. Negative: 10 out of 30
  1. May 17, 2011
    10
    I went and borrowed this game from my friends house, it was so epic...Miyamoto has done something epic again. He must not retire or im gonnaI went and borrowed this game from my friends house, it was so epic...Miyamoto has done something epic again. He must not retire or im gonna start a boycott!!! Expand
  2. Johnk
    Nov 12, 2008
    10
    Amazing game! People who say that it's simplistic are obviously not playing the game! Mega Man 9 is pretty simplistic if you think theAmazing game! People who say that it's simplistic are obviously not playing the game! Mega Man 9 is pretty simplistic if you think the point is just to die a lot.

    I clock more hours in this game than any other giht now - and that's saying a lot.
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  3. AlanS
    Nov 2, 2008
    9
    I don't think this is really a"game", but it's a really fun tool for developing a wide range of musical skills. People who areI don't think this is really a"game", but it's a really fun tool for developing a wide range of musical skills. People who are expecting Guitar Hero will be disappointed, but this piece of software is much deeper and more complex than GH, while also being far more accessible to non-gamers. Expand
  4. ArthurZ
    Oct 24, 2008
    7
    The game is deeper than it looks, re-arranging songs requires a lot of rhythm and can be something fun and rewarding. It also has a good The game is deeper than it looks, re-arranging songs requires a lot of rhythm and can be something fun and rewarding. It also has a good educational value. Perfect for kids. The controls, though, are not as intuitive as they could be and take some time to master. Experimenting with instruments and songs and making videos is fun in the beginning but gets tiresome after some time. Expand
  5. Jan 11, 2016
    6
    Wii Music is a prime example of a severely overhated game. i grant you the song selection is bad and doesn't give you much to experiment withWii Music is a prime example of a severely overhated game. i grant you the song selection is bad and doesn't give you much to experiment with and some of the instruments sound worse than listening to One Direction but when the songs and instruments are good it can be fun especially the Nintendo themes. i'll grant you it ain't great and even at the time you were better off with most other music games on the market however you can do way worse Expand
  6. Dec 25, 2011
    4
    This is a fun games, yes, but it's one of the most disappointing games on the Wii. It does show some potential for the series to continueThis is a fun games, yes, but it's one of the most disappointing games on the Wii. It does show some potential for the series to continue however. The exclusion of scores and goals is what leaves it as nothing more than a shell. The variety of instruments, game modes and the ability to create videos are nice additions. Expand
  7. Jun 24, 2015
    0
    THIS GAME SUCKS! Rock Band is much better and more realistic than Wii Music. Wii Music is the worst Nintendo game ever made. It's boring, hasTHIS GAME SUCKS! Rock Band is much better and more realistic than Wii Music. Wii Music is the worst Nintendo game ever made. It's boring, has terrible songs, and an unrealistic gameplay. Rock Band has a more realistic gameplay than this game. Expand

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Awards & Rankings

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#11 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
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#52 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008