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Band Hero is a Rhythmaction game available on the DS 360. It can be played in Cooperative Competitive modes.

Band Hero is a Rhythmaction game. Rhythm action games combine the enjoyment that comes from creating music with the challenge of video game scoring. The player is usually tasked with dancing on a mat, tapping a touch screen, pressing a button, singing into a mic or strumming a fake guitar controller in time with the music.

Band Hero can be played in a Cooperative mode. Cooperative Multiplayer games provide an experience that is played symaltaneously by multiple players. Unlike the simple arena competitive multiplayer style games where players try to kill the most enemies, true co-operative games are designed to take a group of players through a campaign experience together. This will involve sections where players have to work together to proceed - either from the sheer difficulty as in Halo 3 on 360 or by the design of levels such as LittleBigPlanet on PS3.

Band Hero can be played in a Competitive mode. Competitive Multiplayer games provide experiences where players compete against each other and the computer. Obviously lending itself to sports and team games, these competitive engagements have also dominated the shooting and fighting genres because of the direct combat and expertise involved in each. Although these games were originally played in a split screen style, more recently they are played online via services such as PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and the Nintendo Wireless Connection.

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Frugal Gamer review Fri, 20 Nov 2009

Band Hero DS is the follow-up to the peripheral led Guitar Hero On Tour that sported its very own Nintendo DS peripheral controller. Band Hero continues the theme of providing a full Guitar Hero experience on the Nintendo DS. Again it provides a Guitar Grip that plugs into the GBA slot for Guitar and Bass parts. But this time it is joined by a Drum Skin peripheral that allows players to drum on the DS buttons. Along with this, a raft of new modes and enhancements join the impressive set-list to create another strong option for rhythm action on the go.

Guitar Hero DS has enjoyed widespread success and looks to build on this with a raft of new features that take the DS experience a step closer to the 360, PS3 and Wii versions.
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Family Gamer review Sun, 15 Nov 2009

Band Hero brings the chart-topping success of classic and modern bands to the phenomenal Guitar Hero franchise with this incredible and accessible rhythm-action game. Focussing on making the experience as friendly as possible, Band Hero strips away the oppressive hardcore trappings of the usual rhythm games and gives players an easy and welcoming environment to enjoy themselves. With hits from Taylor Swift, No Doubt and the Jackson 5, Band Hero for the Xbox 360, PS3 and Nintendo Wii is the ultimate party game for friends and family.

From the moment you start the game itís obvious that Band Hero's intentions are dramatically different to that of other rhythm-action games. The focus of the game has shifted from the usual Rock Metal-centric songs and artists prevalent in previous Guitar Hero titles to the chart-topping hits from the likes of Taylor Swift and Adam Levine. This welcome change makes Band Hero the perfect party game for the younger audience and those wanting a much more accessible version of the popular rhythm-action game franchise.
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Frugal Gamer review Wed, 11 Nov 2009

Band Hero is a casual sequel to Guitar Hero on 360, PS3, PS2 and Wii - with a tailored DS version to be released soon after. Band Hero matches the features of Guitar Hero 5 - full band setup with lead, bass guitar, drums, and vocals as well as drop-in/drop-out multiplayer. The in-song instruments and difficulty menus are retained from Guitar Hero World Tour as are the new multiplayer modes from Guitar Hero 5. The game's more family friendly mainstream packaging is matched by an enhanced drum controller that is initially exclusive to the Wii version on release.

Guitar Hero has enjoyed widespread success among hard core gamers and looks to expand its horizons further this year. Along with the new multiplayer modes of Guitar Hero World Tour and Guitar Hero 5, DJ Hero ads a record turntable into the mix. To this they bring the mainstream set-lists and stylings of Band Hero.
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