Jam with the band is a great new title for the nintendo DS owners and music
lover's alike. Jam with the Band will help transform the Nintendo DS family of
consoles into a fun, portable music maker allowing all DS owners to get creative
with friends. You can write your own versions of famous songs and share them
with other players. Or jam to a collection of popular songs from a constantly
expanding song list.
Jam with the Bans is designed to appeal to a wide range of music lovers. It
comes with 50 pre-installed songs, and more will be downloadable via Nintendo
Wi-Fi Connection. Users are also able to upload their own 'versions' of tracks
which can be downloaded by other users. In addition, there is a dedicated
website where players are able to see new and the most popular tracks available.
Using the stylus on the Touch Screen of your Nintendo DS family of consoles
you can strum at a virtual guitar and there is also a karaoke mode to have fun
with your vocal chords, utilising the in-built Nintendo DS microphone. The game
will even analyse your singing style to suggest the best music genre to sing in.
And why keep it to yourself? With one copy of the game up to eight people can
each take a part and jam together! There is a captivating difficulty mode which
takes you from utilising one or four buttons whilst jamming, to eight and ten,
or play with the stylus and Touch Screen, in your music-making challenges.
You can also connect your Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi to your Wii console, a
free Jam with the Band Live channel for Wii can be downloaded, meaning you and
up to seven friends can enjoy the whole sound of the band from one set of
Jam with the Band is a music game with a wide variety of features - from
rhythm-action gameplay to a music creation mode
Players can perform music tracks using buttons, the Touch Screen or - in
a separate karaoke mode - singing into the mic
All songs can be played either alone or with up to 8 players
An advanced practice mode and multiple difficulty levels ensure that
players of all skill levels are catered for
Users can create their own music, either by playing or humming a melody
which the game turns into a song by adding harmony and percussion or by
composing all tracks individually using a built-in step sequencer
User-generated music can be shared directly with friends or uploaded to
a Nintendo server where it will be made available for others
by Quynh-Chi on June 7th 2012
This localisation of a Japanese game took so long to come out that it ended up being a localisation of the second game in the Japanese series (with improved gameplay), instead of the originally planned first-game localisation. Luckily the game is good enough to make it worth the wait! The game is like a harder version of Elite Beat Agents, a rhythm game in which you both need to tap the touchscreen and hit the right buttons in time. There's plenty of gameplay hours in this as you can play pretty much any instrument from the track and there are multiple difficulty levels. You can also make your own songs and download other people's created tracks. The "band" element comes into play with that "any instrument" thing - you can connect wirelessly to other people and everyone can take an instrument. If you liked EBA then get this, but be warned that the difficulty curve can be pretty steep especially if you're not used to rhythm games.
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