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Battle of the Bands (Wii)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Battle of the Bands (Wii). The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo Wii Games for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability, whereas some have doubts about the single player gameplay and story.


price, gameplay, graphics, story, single player

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the Battle of the Bands (Wii) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Battle of the Bands (Wii) from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Nintendo Wii Games on Reviewers are impressed by the price. The usability also gets good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the single player gameplay.

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67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Battle of the Bands (Wii)

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Brittany Vincent (

Battle of the Bands


With the advent of Guitar Hero, the gaming industry knew that music and rhythm games were a market yet to be milked for all that they were worth here in the United States. The mega-successful Guitar Freaks, Drummania, Beatmania, and more similar games...

Very simple to learn ; Good selection of original songs ; Fun for a short amount of time

Lackluster graphics ; Bad value for the typical price suggested ; Terribly easy ; Little or no replay value ; Horrible cover songs

Battle of the Bands seems more like a WiiWare title than a full-fledged purchase, and for $39.99 I expect more. It can be fully completed in a matter of hours. The covers of some really great songs are chopped to pieces and thrown out the window....

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Blake_Morse (

Battle of the Bands review for the WII


Great genre-bending music; Music player widget

Good concept, poor execution; Imprecise dialogue; Unresponsive controller; Bad, outdated graphics

Unfortunately, good grades aren't handed out for what you could've accomplished. When the dust has cleared, and there's one game that reigns supreme in the rock'n'roll rhythm genre, it's not going to be this one. But maybe it can at least take home an...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Mike "Two Tone" McConnell (

Battle of the Bands


Let's get this out of the way, more for my peace of mind than any benefit of the readers. I am not a fan of Guitar Hero, or Rockband. I get the impulse, and I think they are well constructed games, but they just aren't escapist enough for my taste in...

Um, when the disc goes in, it plays, so there's something

Gameplay is waggle which doesn't immerse you at all in the game ; Musical Combat system is just silly ; The whole zany cover thing is just bad, and the music itself is pretty terrible

Yet another Wii game bound for the bargain bin.

May, 2008

Expert review by: Robert Workman (

Battle of the Bands Review


Despite some interesting ideas, this is one Battle that's hard to endure.


May, 2008

Expert review by: Stephen Munn (

Review: Battle of the Bands


The comparisons to Guitar Hero are natural, but this game plays pretty differently. Control is done with only the Wii Remote. The prompts require either a swipe to the left, a swipe to the right, a downward swipe, a jab at the screen, a light wave back...

I give Battle of the Bands for Wii three and a half out of five.

May, 2008

Expert review by: Cliff Bakehorn III (

Review: Battle of the Bands


I always had the idea that on every development team, someone thought, "I really just want to make the most innovative, creative, interesting, fun, and intuitive video game I possibly can. If for nothing else, to not shame my family name." The people...

May, 2008

Expert review by: Phil Theobald (

Battle of the Bands


THQ gets its groove on with this genre-bending musical competition.

The musical mash-up is a clever gimmick; attacks add more depth to the gameplay

The simple gameplay quickly grows boring; it never feels like you're actually controlling the music

May, 2008

Expert review by: Michael Lafferty (

Battle of the Bands Review


Battle of the Bands tries a different approach to the musical genre but comes up short

This is a decent game idea that fails on several fronts. The gameplay is reflexive but the window to hit the notes is small and the frame rate stutters compound the difficulty of nailing the action. Couple that with the rapid attack/defend mechanics...

May, 2008

Expert review by: Dave Gamble (

Battle of the Bands


Not every idea that looks good on paper actually works as well as anticipated once implemented. Just as Edna Morris. "Who?" you ask, "is Edna Morris?" Edna is the person that looked at the success other restaurants were having with the all-you-can-eat...

Battle of the Bands takes the best elements of some recent hits and tries to combine them into something new and fun. Unfortunately, it misses the mark.

May, 2008

Expert review by: Jeff Buckland (

Battle of the Bands Review


It was sometime near the end of Battle of the Bands' country-latin mashup of Tenacious D's incredible song "Master Exploder" that I realized this game was brilliant. The fusing of two out of the game's five very different musical genres into a bunch of...

The presentation of Battle of the Bands is pretty solid, with cartoon-style bands that fire weapons at each other as you play (and go through some horrible text-only trash talk before every match). This makes the game pretty good to watch as you can...

Apr, 2008

Product Specifications

Enter into the world of musical combat where your rhythmic skills and weaponized instruments are your tools for domination. Welcome to the Battle of the Bands! In each game, a song will be played in one genre for about 10 to 15 seconds and then another, flipping back and forth. Points are earned by beat-matching, and successive matches will automatically launch weapons such as smoke bombs, land mines and flip outs. The more points earned, the more the music will be played in the player's genre.


Elements:Miscellaneous - rhythm music
ESRB Rating:Teen (13+)
Max Number of Players:2
PEGI Content Descriptors:Bad language / Sex / Violence
PEGI Rating:12+
USK Rating:Freigegeben ab 6 Jahren gem


Compatibility:Game console
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Battle of the Bands


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo Wii
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - miscellaneous / entertainment / educational