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Jam With The Band

It’s been a long time coming, but Nintendo Everything’s longest-running feature with the lowest number of updates is back and ready to cover a whole new platform of import games. I not so recently bought a Japanese New 3DS while overseas so now I can actually write about games that came out during this decade. And now six months later I’m finally taking some time out from managing my Girls Mode 3 store and decorating my home menu with badges of Waluigi in a train to review my favourite Japan-exclusive 3DS title I’ve played so far – Daigasso! Band Brothers P. This game mixes rhythm gameplay with the ability to create and share your own composition to create a unique experience that’s unlike anything else on the 3DS. There aren’t many other games that do such a great job of making players feel like they’re part of a band – and without a single plastic instrument, too!

Nintendo’s rhythm game/music creation tool Band Brothers P might have bombed big time at retail, but it seems that they’re still trying to push sales and increase the player base with this new version of the title. The cheaper ‘Debut’ edition has the same rhythm gameplay as the original, but certain features like the music composer are unavailable, while others like the recording feature are locked behind a paywall. Better pony up fifteen of the game’s virtual currency, tomatoes (around eight US dollars), if you want to make your own creepy Vocaloid character.

Previously this version was only available via a download code from those who already owned the full version, but as of today it’s up on the eShop for everyone (in Japan, at least). At 200 yen it’s not quite free to play, but it comes with an extra set of five songs that weren’t included with the retail version: Dragon Night, Senbonzakura, Mondai Girl, 360 degrees and SHINING LINE. Like the original game, any extra songs need to be bought with tomatoes, but you can play with others online even if you don’t own the same songs.


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