ROCK BAND Reloaded
* This app is no longer available
IMPORTANT NOTE: On July 31, our Rock Band games will no longer be available on the App Store, and you won’t be able to purchase songs after that date. For more info, please visit help.ea.com.
ROCK AND RELOAD WITH THE BEST MUSIC GAME ON THE APP STORE! Featuring 35 FREE SONGS, 4 WAYS TO PLAY, VOCAL RECOGNITION, and an ALL NEW set of features. You’ve never rocked it like THIS on iPhone & iPod tou...
iPhone, iPod Touch
Updated: December 02, 2010
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc.
Version 1.0.0 [160 MB]
Rock out on-the-go! by timothymclain
I count myself among those gamers who truly can’t get enough of Rock Band and Guitar Hero. My living room is cluttered with all manner of plastic guitars, drums, and microphones, each giving my family and I the ability to play “rock star” for a few hours. Rock Band Reloaded hit the App Store a few days ago, and it successfully brings the familiar rock star-wannabe, candy-colored button mashing you’ve experienced on other consoles to your iDevice. After launching the app, you’ll want to link it to FaceBook (which is where new song info can be found, friends’ challenges extended and accepted, and accomplishments posted.) Once done, you’ll notice a full set of 15 ready-to-rock tracks in your set list, with 10 more available via free download from the Music Store. With initial songs coming from groups like Duran Duran, Nine Inch Nails, and Beastie Boys, it’s a good start. Time will tell how much new songs will truly cost, and which bands are tapped to fill out the for-pay offerings. Once in a song, you’ll notice that the developer’s have turned the experience on its side, going fully vertical vs. the horizontal playfield we’re used to on other devices. It will take you a few seconds to get used to the new location for several interface options, and to know just when (and how!) to trigger your Star Power. The iPad’s and iPod's/iPhone's touch screen makes holding and sustaining notes a breeze, with a little wiggle in your digits serving as the whammy bar to add extra points and grab extra Star Power during sustained white notes. As usual, your multi-star performances will earn you cash and fans, as well as unlock a seriously-deep set of new venues in which to perform. The app also brings voice recognition for aspiring singers out there. This takes the entire experience to a whole new level -- the original Rock Band app was sadly lacking this feature -- so long as you’re in a quiet place with little background noise (or people who will stare at you as you belt out yet another tune into your microphone-available iDevice.) Plus, the game includes Bluetooth multiplayer, as well as same-device multiplayer which takes over both sides of your screen in landscape mode. If you’re not worn out by these kinds of games (yet) and are looking to get your rock on no matter where you may roam, Rock Band Reloaded is a perfect purchase this holiday season.
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