|The Band Hero Super Bundle Contains:
Family and friends will come together to ascend the virtual stage and rock their way to superstardom with Band Hero. Brought to you by the makers of Guitar Hero, one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time, Band Hero features the hottest chart-topping hits from everyone’s favorite acts including Taylor Swift, Lily Allen, The All-American Rejects and Jackson 5. Headlined by some of the biggest names in music as in-game artists and playable characters, Band Hero is the ultimate party game where players of all ages will be able to experience the signature, easy-to-learn but difficult-to-master Guitar Hero gameplay. Band Hero allows fans to create the band they always dreamed of using any combination of guitar or drum controllers and vocals, providing rockers and performers of all ages the chance to experience and interact with their favorite music. Music sensation Taylor Swift joins forces with Band Hero for the ultimate family music gaming experience! Taylor Swift, global music sensation and best selling artist of 2008, will ascend an all-new virtual stage this November in Band Hero. Budding music stars, their families and friends, will all live their musical fantasy on the Band Hero stage, playing as Taylor Swift or alongside the singer/songwriter and guitarist, as she performs her smash-hits “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me” from her latest album Fearless as well as “Picture to Burn” from her self-titled debut record. “Anything that encourages people to pick up an instrument and play, I’m fully behind. And, I’m really excited about Band Hero, because not only are fans getting to play my songs, but I’m actually in the game,” said Swift. “There are so many awesome things that go into being in Band Hero, like getting to customize my band to look like my touring band, and it’s so cool for people to feel like they are experiencing one of my concerts. This is one of the closest things out there to going to see me perform!”
"...a surprisingly solid, well thought-out, and just plain entertaining game. Joe Rybicki, GameSpy.com
"...the music featured in the game opens the franchise up to a whole new audience... Darren Cartledge, RealGamer.com
My 7 year old lives the game. I have no issues or complaints. What ever keeps him occupied and happy.
Good bargain, beware of foot pedal cable2/10/2011
I purchased this bundle primarily for the wireless guitar. It was $63 shipped. You can find the standalone game elsewhere for $10-$20 and it has some songs not available on other same-genre titles. I was very dismayed by the foot pedal problem. The cord is frayed and the coating, like other users mentioned fell to pieces on my floor. Disgusting and the cord is extremely weak now, I'm constantly worrying it will break. The cymbals were very discolored, like they're old when this unit was new. I'm wondering if they're refurbished. But bottom line, for me this was a good deal as I was after the wireless guitar and game (for the songs that aren't yet available on other titles).
Great family game.Foot pedal drum wire is junk.1/17/2011
What a fun family game. You can play Guitar Hero games on this as long as they are the ones with drums and mic on the back cover. They will say if they are compatible or not. Overall this is a really fun game I just wish the foot pedal drum cord was built better. As soon as I took it out of the box the rubber coating started falling off. It still functions but clean up the rubber droppings as they will put black marks on your carpet. I ended up wrapping it with black electrical tape to keep it from falling off. Very cool game and I got it at a great price of $58 with free shipping! Enjoy!
Great deal, okay game, bad cable on bass pedal1/12/2011
Got a great deal on this (under three Andrew Jacksons). Guitar is better than the GH3 guitar. Game isn't as good as some of the other Guitar Hero games but it is still better than any Rock Band game I have played. Only issue was that the cable on the bass drum pedal fell apart shortly after it was unpacked. Buy.com agent says that this happens very often. Buy.com will replace the item within 45 days of purchase and pay for it to ship, but they have to have it in stock. Otherwise, they'll refund it but you have to return the entire thing. Going to try the manufacturer warranty because I've already thrown away the monster sized box it came in. Plus they don't have it in stock anyway and probably won't get it back in stock before my 45 day window closes.
Fun game that offers hours of fun. Many songs to choose from, equipment is excellent and nice graphics. Got a great price on the game and it was shipped to me free in under 5 days. Highly recommend!
Best Present for Xmas1/3/2011
I go this on a deal from Buy.Com for $63.99 with free shipping. This was a total steal, includes the game, guitar, drum kit and microphone. Controllers work great - the kids love it.
Great gameplay, loads of fun -- old stock12/27/2010
Ordered this from Buy.com when it was under sixty bucks shipped, so I couldn't go wrong. :) Shipped in the original factory brown box with stickers saying not to sell before November 9, 2009. As others have said, the rubber casing around the wires that go from the cymbals, drum pedal and Xbox console to to drum kit is brittle and deteroriates immediately. My cymbals were also showing evidence of discoloring. However, everything works fine, and taking the time to remove all the defective insulation and replacing it with electrical tape or shrink wrap will certainly make the set last longer. I'd also suggest replacing the standard drum sticks with a set from any music store that has a sound dampening fluffy ball on the end of the stick, which will reduce damage to the drum pads. Mad Katz also sells sound dampending covers for the pads, which will further protect them. My son actually plays drums, so when he starts jamming, he tends to hit those pads HARD. The entire family loves this game (the songs are pretty "kid friendly"). Invest a little time and care into your set, buy some rechargeable batteries, and you'll get loads of entertainment out of it.
Fun for the price12/9/2010
I enjoy my Band Hero set, but the hardware definitely has problems. One of my drumsticks broke on the first time using it, and my drum bass pedal cord also fell apart, but the game and the instruments seem to work fine, and I've had a blast playing with my roommates. Hard to ask for more for the price.
Fun for the Family12/8/2010
I was worried the free shipping would take too long, but it came in 7 days and I received it just in time to pull it out for Thanksgiving at my house! I had family come from multiple states, and my mom, sisters, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, kids, and husband all had a blast playing Band Hero together. I love how it works with Guitar Hero, and Rock band software so there were plenty of songs to play. I admit I prefer the songs on Band Hero because they are more like what I listen to on the radio now. The cord to the drum peddle started falling apart IMMEDIATELY. I have plugged it in and unplugged it at least 10 times since I received it and it is holding up so far. It just seems to be the outer layer that is falling off.
HARDWARE BROKE AFTER 3 DAYS OF USAGE11/23/2010
My Band Hero set came out of the box already defective and broken. It seems to be a very common problem with all band hero sets. The rubber that is used to produce the cables for the drum kit disintegrates. I've searched online and it is a common problem with all sets. Because the cable has no rubber shielding, the wire connectors break after just light usage after 3 days. It's incredible how short this game lasts.