Wii Rockband

First Toughts On The Rockband Kit

Tired of singing in the shower and want to show your true rock star talent? Games such as Guitar Hero allow you to become a musician, but none of them provide the full rock star experience as the video game Rockband. Geeks, popular online retailer, sent us the Wii version of Rockband: Special Edition to check out. Will this game rock out? That is what we’re going to answer in this review.

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Features/Specifications:
Rock Band: Special Edition for Wii
General Features:
  • For Nintendo Wii
  • Wireless Guitar included (Fender Stratocaster replica)
  • Microphone included
  • Drum Set included
  • Four (4) port USB 2.0 Hub included
  • Downloadable content
  • Play together in your living room or across the world! Rock Band offers deep online functionality, allowing players to rock together whether they’re in Rhode Island or Reykjavik.
  • Create your own rock avatar! Mold a unique rocker using Rock Band’s character creator. Chose from gender, body shape, face, hair, clothes, tattoos and signature moves. Don’t forget to pick your specialized rockin’ instrument.
Multi Player Functions:
  • Offline Versus Multiplayer (4 players)
  • Offline Co-Op Multiplayer (4 players)
  • Online Multiplayer
Dozens of All-Time Classics as Performed by the Original Artists including:
  • Blue Oyster Cult: Dont Fear the Reaper
  • Bon Jovi: Wanted Dead or Alive
  • Boston: Foreplay/Long Time
  • David Bowie: Suffragette City
  • Deep Purple: Highway Star
  • Faith No More: Epic
  • Foo Fighters: Learn to Fly
  • Garbage: I Think I’m Paranoid
  • The Hives: Main Offender
  • Jet: Are You Gonna Be My Girl
  • Kiss: Detroit Rock City
  • Nirvana: In Bloom
  • Queens of the Stone Age: Go with the Flow
  • Radiohead: Creep
  • The Ramones: Blitzkrieg Bop
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers: Dani California
  • R.E.M.: Orange Crush
  • Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun
  • Stone Temple Pilots: Vasoline
  • The Strokes: Reptilia
  • Weezer: Say it Aint So
  • The Who: Won’t Get Fooled Again
  • More!
Package Includes:
  • Rock Band Game Software
  • Wireless Fender Stratocaster replica Guitar w/strap
  • Three (3) AA batteries for guitar
  • Drum Kit
  • Microphone
  • 4-port USB 2.0 Hub for use with Rock Band game controllers only
The product:
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As with all the products I’ve received from Geeks.com, the Wii Rockband: Special Edition arrived well-packaged in a large cardboard box. Note that Geeks offers a refurbished version of this product at a very discounted price; I’ve never had any problems with the refurbished units coming from Geeks. They have strict quality control and the items often look as good as new.
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Opening the package, we find a series of smaller boxes containing the instruments and the game. Everything was bubbled wrapped and securely packaged. Unlike most Wii games, Rockband: SE comes with all the accessories needed to play the game, including the drum set w/ foot pedal, guitar, microphone, a USB hub, and of course the game itself.
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The included guitar is a Fender Stratocaster replica and looks very real. The guitar has two sets of frets, one down close to the body and one up the neck, each with 5 color-coded buttons. The guitar also has a D-pad and buttons that allow you to navigate the game without having to pick up a controller. One very important feature is that the guitar is wireless, which allows you to rock out without having to worry about tripping over wires. Note that only one guitar comes with the game; to play 4 players, you need to purchase another guitar separately (Geeks also offers great deals on individual guitars).

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