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Band Hero (DS)

Band Hero (DS)
alaScore 81

8 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Band Hero (DS). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo DS Games for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Band Hero (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Cyril Lachel (

Band Hero


Although I'm a huge supporter of the Guitar Hero franchise, I've never been much of a fan of Activision's Guitar Hero On Tour line of portable games. There's something about the required guitar grip and crummy hit detection that drives me up the wall....

At long last Activision releases a portable "Hero" game that I actually like. While Band Hero isn't perfect, it does offer more than just painful, hand-cramping guitar mechanics. This time around you can drum and sing, two modes that prove to be a lot...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Robert Workman (

Band Hero Nintendo DS Review


First, there's the set list. While there are a few standout songs worth playing (like the Kaiser Chiefs' "I Predict a Riot" and the Foo Fighters' "Monkey Wrench"), most of them get old quick. "Excuse Me Mister" by No Doubt is hard to keep up with...

A few decent songs (such as

Some dull songs, playing drums with the add-on skin is difficult, you can't access Fan Requests without the Wii version of the game, guitar playing still becomes uncomfortable over time, still no DSi support for the guitar peripheral, no career mode

It's good to see Activision expanding its Guitar Hero franchise for Nintendo DS, rather than put on the same rock show year after year. Band Hero not only brings back the guitar-playing system from previous games, but also gives you the option to play...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (

Band Hero (DS)


The DS version of Band Hero tries to deliver the experience you get from the full console versions of Band Hero, but struggles to deliver a genuinely fun portable gaming experience.

Mixed selection of music ; Guitar strumming works a little bit better than previous titles

Guitar is still horribly uncomfortable ; Drums are stupidly laid out ; Singing is indistinct and embarrassing

Ultimately, Band Hero DS tries to fly way too close to the sun. Even die-hard music game fans will find it alternately painful, embarrassing and confusing in its controls. For those new to the music game genre, it could be enough to put them off them...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: (

Fabulous game!"


Band Hero DS is a fabulous example of what the DS can really give you. The guitar section of Band Hero DS is more or less the same, offering more than15 songs to play with the included guitar grip and pick. The added option toplay as the bass guitar...

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Tania (



Great fun, especially for all those DS and Music fans. My daughter has spentmany hours enjoying this and highly recommends it to everyone. Great valuefor money

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Bryan (



Just as good as it says. Having hours of fun. Buy it now you will love it.They need to make more for the DS.

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Jared (

This game is awesome"


Band Hero is a great game for nintendo ds lite because it is all the fun ofband hero for playstation and it is portable so that you can play it anywherei definately recommend this game to anyone

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Nicole (

Awesome Game, So fun"


This game is so fun! Mostly pop songs but fairly well known ones. Guitar anddrum attachments make this so much more interesting

May, 2010