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Genre: Music & Dancing / Video Game for Nintendo Wii / ESRB Rating: Everyone / Release Date: 2008-11-14 / Published by Nintendo

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      25.01.2012 15:07
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      I didn't enjoy this game at all but I would reccomend it to people who love music

      My family bought the Wii Music game after enjoying all the other games within the Wii series such as the Wii Play or Wii Sports. I thought it would be as good as these other games and similar to the Guitar Hero games but for Wii, but I was really dissapointed as it turns out it is nothing like these games. We paid about £12 for it, and this was way too much for what it actually does. It's rated for three plus, which is a pretty good age for the game, as most of the things you do throughout are simple and can be understood pretty well by young kids. You can play with up to four people so long as you have the Wii remotes and nunchucks, so it can be a good game for families who love music. But this game also makes good use of the Balance Board unlike other Wii games which just use the remotes, by letting you use it when you play the drums to simulate the foot pedals. The controls are pretty simple on this game, where you just simulate the instruments that you play and follow the relatively simple movements. There is the guitar type, trumpet type, violin type and percussion type - which you can each play throughout the game and you play them similarly to how you would in reality. Also, if you have played the previous games such as Guitar Hero, you will most definitely find them to simple and repetitive. There are around sixty instruments and include the most popular ones such as guitar and drums to other less common ones such as the harp and marracas. The variety was great and it did give you a lot to choose from. There are quite a few features to Wii music and different modes. There is the jam section, where you can just pick your instrument and play whatever you feel like or Custom jam where you can pick a preset song and play along to that. The preset songs are quite well known and contain songs such as Daydream Believer and Super Mario Bros theme tune. Throughout this mode there are different levels of difficulty on the instruments, so your whole family will be able to play experienced or not. But the game does have an element of keeping you wanting to play, as you do unlock more songs and stages as you go along. This game definitely does get better with friends, as there are a few games you can play. There is Handbell Harmony, which is my personal favourite of them all, and you can play with up to four people. It reminds me a bit of Guitar Hero as you have to hit the handbells when the notes pass the bar. My second favourite is the Open Orchestra, as instead of playing the instruments you conduct the music with up to two people. If you just want to have a feel of the instruments, you can also use the Lessons mode where you can practice and play around with all the instruments. Also, with the WiFi connection, you can also create music videos with your instruments and send them to your friends Wiis. The game itself gets really repetitive and boring, and within some of the songs the instruments do not even match the track itself. I don't think you could play this game for more than a few hours really as ours has collected dust pretty much since the day after we bought it. Overall, I would say this game would probably appeal more to those who love music and experimenting with it, rather than people who prefer gaming. The abilities are quite varied on it, however I grew tired of it within about two hours, although someone who loves music could play it for hours. I would say if you ever consider getting the game, then only consider it for a young child who would have fun just messing around with the instruments.

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      26.02.2011 00:36
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      Another great wii game

      Our girls had wii music for Christmas - a little late in reviewing! Thought we ought to have a good play with it first. They had already played it on their cousins wii and enjoyed it. I would say that children either like it or they don't perhaps if they're musical or not! Cost ------ At the moment it's about £13 from amazon. The game ------------- There are 4 main catagories when you start; Jam, Games, Video's and Lessons. The instruments are fairly easy to play once you get the hang of it! it does take some practise, for instance I play the violin and I've found I just have to pretend I'm playing it for real and it does seem to work, the violin uses the remote for the violin and the nunchuck for the bow! The drums use remote and nunchuck, you can also set up the wii balance board for the drums as well - one daughter in particular loves doing this sitting on a chair with the balance board in front and the remotes she really feels like she's playing the drums!! the recorder is just with the remote and you hold it like you would a recorder and press the buttons as if playing! I love the steel drums myself - they sound great. Jam ----- In the jam section you can choose your instrument and play as you wish, you can also do custom jam which allows you to choose a song* and stage* and play along, you can have up to four players in your band - you'll need 4 remotes and 4 nunchucks if you all choose the instruments which need a nunchuck and remote, like the violin. You can then choose if you are doing the melody (the easiest as it's the tune), the percussion (fairly easy), chords (fairly easy), Bass (hard) or harmony (which is also hard). There are plenty of instruments to choose from within those catagories. To help there are be-bops who jump up and down in time to the music and the score sheet if you wish so you can play the instrument to the tune. Once you have played your jam sesssion you can save it as a video - re-watch it and send it to friends!! Lessons ----------- You can learn to play the instruments, it walks you through the basics of wii music. Video ------- Basically all the bits you need to make your own video with your mii playing their instrument on stage!! Games --------- There are a few games, they're great fun for families to play together; - Open Orchestra - where you are the conductor and you conduct to a piece of music chosen from a list*. My girls find it highly amusing to play Mozarts four seasons at full speed, if you go really fast all the orchestra start sweating!! if you stop suddenly the orchestra turn and look at you! up to two players can play this, its basically two conductors. - Handbell Harmony - this is great for four players, you are each in charge of two handbells with colours. You choose a song from the list available* then the song comes up with coloured handbells to show when you should hit yours. Each player needs a remote and a nunchuck, it can be one, two, three or four player. The silver and black combination is the easiest! we have also done it with eight players where four players are in charge of all the nunchucks (connected to a wii remote obviously) and four players are in charge of the remotes ie one colour each! - Pitch perfect - It's a game based on sounds and beats, you answer the questions by moving the mii onto the platform which you think is the correct answer. *Note; The list of songs to start with is very short, as you improve and continue to play wii music a lot it releases new songs for you to try. Also the same is true of the stage's as you play more, more stages are added. Overall --------- We've had great fun with wii music, the girls really enjoy having a good play with the instruments and doing funny things with the mii's! they love to see their friends and family playing the other instruments in the background too. I really like this but then we're a fairly musical family anyway.

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        27.01.2010 16:05
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        Not the game it should be

        I am a big fan of the Guitar Hero and Rock Band games, which use plastic iterations of guitars and drums for their music. I was a bit skeptical when hearing of Wii Music, which promised the ability to play a large number of instruments with a...Wiimote...While this is a noble effort to cheaply contend with the success of those games, it doesn't work as much as it should, and is quite disappointing. You start by picking a song and an arena, and if you're playing with others, you all pick a part of the song to play (i.e. percussion, or melody), and then an instrument. Once the song starts, you have to play your particular instrument with the Wiimote (such as banging the drums by swiping appropriately with the Wiimote), with the corresponding section that lights up on the screen, and really it's far too easy and laborious to be of much fun to anyone who has ever played the Guitar Hero games before. The game is very limiting with what you can do, and given that it promotes freedom of expression, it's rather dispiriting that you can't really do that much with it yourself (such as adjusting the pitch and tone), and have to stick to the mostly simple and boring songs you have to play. This is a game that wanted so hard to be good, and really should have been. It's a great idea, but the execution just doesn't work. The Wiimote isn't really used very well despite a noble attempt, and I thought using the Wiimote like a conductor would have been more fun, but it's just too minimalistic. This is perhaps the most disappointing Wii game given how it has franchise potential and could have been a great contender to the Guitar Hero and Rock Band games.

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        05.01.2010 21:37

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        Boring, if going to buy , but it for small children only!

        We purchased this game at the same time as I bought my Wii, a little over a year ago and I think at the time we paid £30 for it, which looking back was a complete rip off. I have a 3 year old son so I thought it would be perfect for him in order for him to compose / learn musical instruments and get creative and I think Wii Music is really only suitable for this age group. It seemed to promise a lot more than what we got from it, although my Son now knows virtually every musical instrument known to man and it certainly has inspired his love for music. (He now has a real drum kit, which I bought for him for this Christmas). I am not much of a gamer, but this really lost my interest quickly and all we could get from the game were just a few sounds. In actual fact I found it so bad that I may sell it on ebay!

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        26.11.2009 17:55
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        A great game that allows you to have some fun with others

        Wii music is a game for the wii that makes great use of the wiimote and nunchuk. The games main aim is to get the player to simulate playing really instruments, mainly the pulling point of this is the drums. Which utilise the nunchuck, the wiimote and the wii fit balance board. Controls There is very little need fro any buttons to be pressed during this game, you can if you want as it can change the sounds the instruments emit. But this is not essential. To actually play instruments it mainly involves waving the wiimote and nunchuck through the air to simulate playing the actual instrument. There are roughly 60+ instruments that can be played through the game including drums, guitar, bass, cymbals, bells, and a host of others to get you making music. Game play There are a number of different game modes to play through, as well as playing by yourself or multiplayer. The standard game gets you playing the instruments in time to the beat with other backing instruments to complete the songs. The more notes you hit on time the better you will do. Pitch perfect - This game is basically a bit of a quiz, the computer will ask you a questions based on pitch. So for instance you will here a noise and you will have to choose one of the six noises in front of you that are the same pitch. Each of the 6 make a slightly different noise, so listening carefully is the key, but you do have a time limit. So the quicker you do it the better. Another point to note is that it can get extremely difficult, when I say can I mean does! You also have to rearrange the sounds you hear to make a tune too. It is quite hard to describe and explain this but its great fun. Conducting - Wave your arms with the commands to get an orchestra/band to play music. Its great fun, its hard and your arm will hurt from holding it upright! Hand bell harmony - Using the nunchuck and the wiimote they act as hand bells. Shake your remotes when your bell symbol appears. This then helps create the tune, some of it can be quite fast and include multiple bell ringing movements. Others you may only need to shale once or twice. There are a limited number of songs to choose from in this game, but the ones you get are enough I feel. Jam - This is basically improvisation, you get to choose your instruments for up to 6/7 people and can play each one. Choose a song from the list to play . Feel free to add in notes or extra parts to make the songs stand out. This can be done in multiplayer too. It's a clever idea as you can choose all the instruments from percussion to bass. This gives you deep control over how the songs will sound when performed together. Once you have played as each part you get to watch the video of your masterpiece! To laugh or be quite surprised with yourself! The mini games are fun, the main game is fun, but the worst part is the tutorial session. You have to go through this to play the game, it can get annoying and takes ages. If you don't get it right in the tutorial, you keep going till you do. A bit of an annoying aspect of the game. You do get to unlock different locations to play, as well as new songs and new instruments. It is a fun game, for a laugh and for more than one player. A really great game but I fear you may get tired of it before you should.

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        11.10.2009 10:45
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        Fairly enjoyble, interactive Wii game.

        Wii Music is a music game for the Wii. You can simulate playing various musical instruments with the Wii remote and also with the nunchuk. The Wii balance board an double up as the drums too. You dont actually have to press buttons in time you just use the wii controllers to simulate playing the instrument. You can play single or multi[player and have the choice of 66 various instruments. You have standard instruments including guitar, clarinet, flute, saxophone and drums. You also have some alternative instruments such as cheerleader and animal sounds. In addition to the standard games there is jam mode (for improvisation) and some mini games including conducting, handbell harmony, pitch perfect and drums. One of the failins of this game is that especially in the mini games the song choices are fairly limited so they can get quite repetitive quite quickly. Also you gradually unlock various instruments to play which can take time, it would be nice to have more of a choice to start with as I found the ones you start with to be mostly guitar type instruments. The mini games are fun for a quick play. The game also takes a while to set up as each player has to go through various tutorials before getting into the full game which can be quite tedious. Overall this is not the best Wii game, it isn't fast paced and compelling but it is quite enjoyable and worth a play. The multiplayer jamming sessions can be quite addictive.

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        19.09.2009 09:32
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        Don`t buy it

        Well this was a game that I was quite excited about getting and expecting great things from but turned out to really disappoint me! Wii Music was released in late 2008 and I got it for Christmas and it simply is not good enough. I was expecting a great new original game that would be fun to play with friends or family or on your own, a game that was unique, could be played for 5 minutes or 3 hours and above all fun! Wii Music fails in my opinion. You use the Wii remote and Nunchuck to play the instruments. The instruments do not feel realistic enough and for instance you can be a dog or cat which is just stupid! The game gets very boring and repetitive after about 30 minutes as it feels unrealistic and just not much fun which was a real disappointment! There are a wide range of instruments but most of them are very similar to others. There are lots of instruments though like guitar, drums, trumpet, piano, sitar and much more but they get boring very quickly and most of them you won`t use more than once! There is a mode where you play a song and can do pretty much what you like and it is quite interesting a few times as you can watch a video of the song afterwards and it can be quite cool listening to what you tried to play. These videos are stored somewhere and you can watch them back later if you wanted to. There are other modes but I just did not enjoy them and found them boring. I think there is one where you conduct the orchestra however but I don`t know because I have only played it once as it was so bad and don`t want to again! Overall I think this game is only suitable for and to be enjoyed by very young children under the age of about 7 but I can't` see any adults really enjoying this game that much which is a real shame as it was a great idea but simply was not good enough. 2/5 - Maybe a little harsh but I found the game boring! The game costs £23 from Amazon but I recommend you don`t get it! This review may appear elsewhere under the names mariofan123 or ns1209 on sites like Ciao.

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          14.08.2009 20:00
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          A good game for kids but not much good for older people

          My brother got this game for last Christmas, he had been wanting it since he first saw the adverts for it. On Christmas day we got the game out and started playing with it. It had cost £40(ish) at that time, but is now around £30 (well £29.99). GAME PLAY: The game can be played by up to 4 players, as long as you have 4 Wii remotes, but the game can be easily played with just one player. You make a profile, and you are "taught" how to play "instruments" using your wii remote, there are hundreds of different instruments which you can play, from wind instruments, string, percussion etc etc etc. Using only the wii remote, by holding it at different angles, pressing buttons etc. Playing each instrument is pretty easy, and it gives you clear instructions as to what you do to "play" each one, and these instructions are very easy to follow, making the game great for youngsters. The actual game though isn't all that fun really, there are a couple of songs but these are songs like "twinkle twinkle" and the likes...not modern songs which kids would really be all that interested in...and the player has to play along to the beats, but if you miss them you don't "lose", so really there doesn't seem to be any reason to play it...as you don't really have to work at the game. You unlock more songs as you go along, but these are the same kind of classical songs, again not really what most kids want to listen to. But, you can kind of speed it up by conducting it faster, using more "rocky" instruments like Bass Guitar and drums etc. When you have completed a song, you then make a "video" of it, like a real music video, and then make a cd cover with your Mii on it, which you get to design youself. All in all, the game is ok, but it's not the best game I have ever played, it can be abit boring, and doesn't require any skill at all to play the game, for this, it is good for young children, but no older than say 14, it can be fun for half an hour or so, but does get a little tedious, the music isn't as fun as I thought it would be, and as I said it doesn't require enough skill to be a great game. For a youngsters game I give this a 4 out of 5, but for an adult game, I give it 1 out of 5, hence the 3 stars.

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          22.06.2009 10:00
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          Wii Music

          I love my Nintendo Wii and love playing new and different games on it. I recently played the Wii Music but unfortunately this was one game that I really did not like. Wii music was released in 2008 and allows players to simulate playing with real musical instruments. You use either the Wii remote or the nunchuk to play the instruments. THe disappointment for me was that the instruments were just not realistic enough. For example, I love Wii Sports because I think the tennis, bowling and actually all the games are really realistic and it feels like you are actually there playing the game. With the Wii Instruments it did not feel like you had a real instrument in your hands and also the Mii characters on the screen just did not react well to the movements. It was more of a chore trying to play the instruments and I gave up pretty soon after we starting playing the game as I found it quite boring and not that fun unfortunately. The game does offer you quite a wide variety of instruments to play but plaing each of them pretty much felt the same and there was not too much difference between them in my opinion. However, if you want to learn about musical instruments then this is quite a good game for you. Some of the different instruments involved include the sitar, maracas, trumpet, harmonica and piano to name but a few. They have a really annoying professor that leads you through the game who has a really annoying voice and actions and this for me is one of the worst parts of the game. There are various different game modes on the Wii music that allow you to play the instruments in different ways. Handbell harmony was actually my favourite game. You use your Wii remote or nunchuck to play the handbells by just moving your hands up and down like you would with a regular bell. You play them when the note turns a different colour on the screen and it's just like a guitar hero game which I love and quite fun to do. There is a drum game which lets you use the Wii remote and nunchuck just like drum sticks. It's somewhat realistic but nothing like playing real drums to me. There's a orchestra game where you wave your Wii remote just like a baton to conduct your very own orchestra but I found that I was just waving my arms in the air and not much was really happening. In conclusion, Wii music is just not a game for me. It is rated 3 years plus so I definitely see this as a game for very young kids because any older and I think this game is not realistic enough although it does teach you about basic music terms and instruments.

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            16.06.2009 17:50

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            Only for the patient

            The advert seemed to promise so much that I couldn't wait to try Wii music at Christmas with my family. I think it promised much more than it could ever achieve and myself and the rest of my family were really disappointed by the game. The main issue was with the instructions which seemed to make sense as you read them but then nothing seemed to translate when you put them into practice. There just seemed to be no correlation with what you did with the wii remote and then what happened on screen. The conduciting was frustrating as actions just don't seem to fit with what happens on screen and the marking system just made no sense at all. I'm not sure if these problems begin to iron out over time as I lost patience with it very quickly but if you are looking for a game where you and your family can play and make some sort of music together quickly, avoid this at all costs!

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            09.06.2009 21:23
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            Good idea with brilliant background games but the main idea is lacking in interest-keeping features.

            Wii Music is a strange concept for a game. The idea is that one is able to play various musical instruments using the Wii controller by holding it in various different ways. One is then able to layer the recordings of several instruments over one another to create a track with harmony parts, percussion etc. The main problem with this game lies in the obvious fact that you are not holding the actual instrument in your hands so you are somewhat in the hands of the Wii as to how far you can ad lib around the melody to create really different sounds with the same tune. One of the best things is that there is a tutorial option where one can learn about different styles of music from all around the world - one is introduced to instruments, rhythms and styles from all over the world. This is brilliant for someone who has an interest in world music and various cultures. My favourite part of the game comes with the handbell game. There is a selection of about six well-known tunes and, by using the Wii controller and a nunchuck, one is able to take part in a handbell orchestra and play the tunes. This can be played by up to four people at the same time (depending on how many controllers one has) and has provided me with hours of fun. There is also a conducting feature where one is able to "conduct" an orchestra/ choir made up of Wii characters. I love this but it is nothing like real-life conducting. One can only conduct with downbeats and the orchestra are sometimes slow to respond to tempo changes but it is fun nonetheless. I like the way that there are tunes which require very different ensembles - the Vivaldi has a baroque orchestra and a soloist and the Beethoven has a choir and therefore requires a very different kind of conducting. I like this game a lot but the main section - the creating the tracks by layering the instruments over each other - will become old very quickly. Personally, I do keep coming back to the games (handbells and conducting) but I am not sure I would have bought the game in the first place if I had known that I would only use it for this purpose. It is worth a go ... borrow it from a friend or hire it from a shop rather than buying it though. It will save you money in the long run.

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            This is a very different review for me, so I hope you enjoy it. Please rate and comment. Thank you. ======= Wii Music ======= I have spent weeks trying to get Wii music from Game at a good price, I missed the sale, so the only prices they had left was £34 and there was no way in hell that I was going to buy a game at that price. After a very hectic day, we ended up in a small town whilst my sister was getting her brace fixed, after sitting in the car in a traffic jam for 2 hours to get there (in the heat mind you), we were about ready to pass out in the car, so went for a little walk and found a blockbusters. There sitting in front of me was the game I wanted for £22.98 which was the price I was willing to pay. I came home with the game and for about 10 minutes I had great time learning the controls and playing the different games, and then realised, within 10 minutes I had played on everything the game has to offer. Okay, I know the game isn't aimed a 7 year olds and not 17 year olds, but as I love music, and the adverts were so good for this game, I really thought it'd be for me. However, what you see on the advert is what you get with the game. That's all it offers and it is possibly one of the most expensive, crappest games I've ever played in my life. Let me tell you a little bit more about the game and why it's one of the worst games I've played on Wii so far. ============== What is Wii Music? ============== Wii Music is free form game for the Wii console which allows the user to simulate playing musical instruments by using the Wii Remote, Nun Chuck and even the Wii Balance Board which came with the Wii Fit. ========== How to Play It? ========== To play the game, you don't need the Wii Balance Board; I myself have not used it yet, because I can't be bothered to get it out of the cupboard so I have stuck with just using the nun chuck and the wii remote. Playing the instruments are pretty easy, a little too easy, you just have to simulate how you would usually play an instrument in real life, for example with drums, you just bang your hands up and down with the nun chuck in your left hand and wii remote in your right. Simple huh? Way too simple. ===================== Instruments Available To Play ===================== There are actually 66 playable instruments to play on the Wii Music game, I myself got bored after about 10 of them. To access certain games depends on how many players you've got as some require you to play in multiplayer mode. Some of the instruments that the game simulates are: Violin Cowbell Clarinet Piano Guitar Drums They're all conventional instruments that you would expect to be on a game like this, however you can also do the following: Dog & Cat Sounds Kung Fu Cheerleader Doo Wop Vocals Yeah, not what you really would call instruments, we played on the dog sounds and it really was just a waste of time. ===================== What Can You Do On Wii Music? ===================== There are different modes which the game allows you to play on, when it came to this game, I seriously thought there would be a lot more than the things they do provide. Here they are: ======= Jam Mode ======= This section is probably the best bit of the whole game, and its pretty crap so that's telling you a lot. In Jam Mode you have three different things you can do, they are: Improv (play instruments without backing music) Quick Jam (randomly selects song for you to play) Custom Jam (six person band taking part in a performance) If you want to play Custom Jam and play every instrument yourself, then you are able to by clicking Overdub. This allows you to play a different instrument but playing the same song at the same time. ======= MiniGames ======= These are the 'Games' that Wii Music provides for us all to have a fantastic time with, however, they are just as awful as the Jam Mode and the games are not really what you call fun. Open Orchestra -------------------- This game allows you to use the Wii Remote to conduct an orchestra. Yes it is just as boring as it sounds. Hand bell Harmony --------------------- This lets the players match notes by playing with hand bells. Again, boring as hell and quite painful when played wrong. Pitch Perfect -------------- Probably the only game on the entire game that allows you to really use musical skill to get somewhere, with this game you have to distinguish one sound from another. It's an alright game, but like the rest it gets boring very quickly ======= Videos ======= With all sections of the game you are able to save your sessions as videos, which lets you go back later on and watch them. This is really a waste of time and money in my opinion, I will never use this section and I'm sure the rest of you will agree. ======= Skill ======= The thing I really liked with games like Guitar Hero was the fact that you didn't really need skill to start with, you could still play around, but as you progressed you started to really make 'music', however this game there is no skill what-so-ever required to play any instruments, all you have to do is lift the wii remote and nun chuck up and down and you've played an instrument pretty badly. There is no way of playing an instrument in time with a beat you want to play even in Jam mode, you have to pretty much mess around, there is nothing with this game that keeps you entertained and involved. ======= Sound ======= 7/10 The sound is as good as you would expect from a music game, however, the sound quality might be good, it really depends on how good the player is to make the sound good and it's almost impossible to play in tune or play a good sound on the game. ======= Graphics ======= 6/10 The graphics are pretty much what you would expect from a Wii Game. Like Wii Sports you use your Mii to play the games, and the whole thing is situated around that sort of cartoonish style, all of the other people helping you play songs are all Mii's. I wouldn't say they are the best graphics I've seen in my life, however if you have played Wii Sports, then you will know what to expect with the graphics in this game. ============== Usability for Children ============== 6/10 Parents should be warned, it is not possible to make a good sound out of this game, and your children will be sitting playing the hand bell game or drums in Jam Mode and will drive you absolutely up the wall. It is not teaching them musical skill, get them guitar hero instead or world tour, then they will learn proper musical skill. The game is based at children, however I thought it would be good for all ages, I was wrong I have to say, it was pure awful and I was bored within a few minutes. There are so many better games on Wii at the moment, which are significantly cheaper. ======== Interactivity ======== 1/10 There is no interactivity when it comes to this game, you wouldn't like this in a game like Wii Tennis as you'd be missing the ball all of the time. The interactivity, or lack of it, really ruins the game for me in my opinion. ======= Price ======= 1/10 At the moment there are hundreds of prices for this game swimming around, I myself am taking my game back to a Game store to trade it in, because I would get peanuts on EBay by the looks of things. Here are some of the prices: EBay: £8 ish, they're selling them really cheap on there. Play.com: £24.99 GAME: £39.99 Blockbusters: Preowned (£22.98) ======= Soundtrack ======= 1/10 I think one of the main reasons games like Guitar Hero or Rock Band, was the modern day rock songs or even pop songs that you are able to rock along to. This game has a lot of songs you can perform, however they are stuck in the stone age, the set list is mostly classical music, that I've never heard of before, and for me, playing twinkle twinkle little star is not my idea of fun. Where is the Aerosmith? Where is the decent music, this is what we want from a game of this price. ======= Gameplay ======= 2/10 For a good game to be counted as good, the game play has to be good, this game is not good. There is a terrible track list and it really is one of the most boring games I've ever played in my life, it's way too simple to play, and when you want to do, what you assume the game is about, playing music, you are unable to play a decent tune as the interactivity is just ridiculous. ========= Final Opinion ========= All in all, as soon as I turned on the game I was very disappointed, I really expected something brilliant, as Wii technology seems to be mind-blowing. However, you will get more enjoyment out of games like Wii Sports which is free with your Wii, this game gives you a very limited enjoyment time, and it is not aimed at all ages. I am usually the type of person to buy a game or DVD after reading hundreds of reviews about it, however with this game I read zilch and it was probably one of the biggest mistakes I've made because I have wasted £22 of my own money on a game which I'm taking back to a shop to trade in two days after buying it. I don't think I've ever done this before, I really did think that the game was going to be fantastic, it had a perfect concept, however the creators did not follow through. There really was not enough games or challenges throughout the entire game, it was too simple and really just a waste of money. You have to remember before buying this that what you see on the adverts, is what you get, 30 seconds of fun, what shocks me though is the fact that this game was released October/November time of 2008 and is still at the same price in some places that it was when it was released. I really wish I had looked on EBay before buying it for £22, as they are really selling it for a quarter of the prices you'll find in shops. The card case that you get with the game is almost false advertising as it's quite funky and eye catching and it looks like they have spent a lot of time on it, but when you get to the game it's boring and just a waste of time and money as the game even feels cheaply made. What annoyed me the most was, I can play guitar, I can play a little drums, but when I tried to 'perform' a song or a beat, the Mii on screen did not do what you were doing and did not produce the beat that you wanted to play. If you read reviews of this game on Amazon then you will find a very mixed bag, but please do not waste your money on this game, you will feel very disappointed if you have paid the full price (£39.99) for this game, considering what you get is pretty abysmal and very boring. As well as that, if you brought it for a full price, you will not be able to get the money back from EBay or even GAME, I'm not sure what they are offering for Trade in, but I'm sure it's not going to be anywhere near £20, if it is, I will be very pleased. There's not much more I can say about this game, other than I was very disappointed and I think most of you will as well. Parents be wary before you buy this game, I don't think even a trained musician can play this game, so don't expect your 4 year old to be able to make anything other than noise with this game, painful noise. Hope this review helped. Thank you for reading. Kirsty 2009 (C)

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              26.05.2009 17:17

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              Good game for children but gets boring quickly for older players, not much of a challenge

              Bought this after seeing an advertisement on TV and it looked like it would be good fun! However, I was a little disappointed with what you can actually do in the game, it's very limited and although at first it is funny to pretend to play an invisible keyboard or saxophone etc, but eventually it does get a bit boring. I think the game is more aimed at children really, it is very easy and not very challenging, which is probably what makes it get boring very quickly. The mini-games are fun, such as being a conductor in an orchestra or playing the hand bells, but the songs are very limited and again it all becomes a bit repetitive and boring. If you have a Wii fit board you can also use the drum feature. The lessons are actually very good and can really teach you the basics of playing the drums in terms of the rhythm and co-ordination that you need for your hands and feet, but the wii-mote and nunchuck seem overly responsive and often your mii ends up hitting the drum when you don't want it to! It can also get very confusing having to push various buttons to play the different parts of the drum kit, which you obviously wouldn't have to do if playing a real drum kit. Overall, it's a good game but is more of a novelty that wears out very quickly, although I'm sure that children would love it.

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              17.05.2009 20:27

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              definitely for kiddies!

              i'm almost thirty and I got this as a birthday present! It certainly is more for young children although we did have some fun on it and it took me back to my school days in music lessons where you beat the hell out of the drum making a right old noise. you don't need any musical skills maybe just a bit of rythm. The best parts are conducting the orchestra which is hilarious if you are messing about but gets boring quickly. There are some games where you have to pick out the right notes to form the chord that has been played which takes a little more skill. It's fun to play about but becomes boring pretty quick but it is aimed at young children who will probably love it if they like making a noise. May not please mum though! I think it was about £30 when it first came out you can probably get it much cheaper now. I wouldn't recommend this for anyone above 7/8 yrs old!

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              15.05.2009 14:25

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              A very good game, but does need alot of improvement

              When i first saw this game advertised on the television at Christmas i thought that this was to be a must buy. When i first started playing the game with my family i must admit i was slightly disapointed as i found it to of been shown in the advertisements as a rather enjoyable game, this was not quite what i got when i was playing the game. I did like the idea that you had to unlock certain features by completing other missions how ever i do believe that kept all of the best parts of the game to the very end. The found also that the way in whoch the game was set up at the main menu was slightly confusing and found it difficult to navigate myself around the game and to work the multi player function. In conclusion i think that this game would be ideal with people who have patience and time on there hand to work there way around the game, but in my personal opinion i believe that music side to Raving Rabids was more fun.

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            Music games featuring expensive instrument shaped controllers are becoming commonplace in video games, but NintendoÆs new Wii Music promises to let you simulate more than 60 different instruments with nothing more than the Wii remote and nunchuck.