Rock Band was the first game that gave us the taste of a real band experience, allowing players to choose between beating out a rhythm on the drums, slapping the bass, nailing a face melting solo on the guitar, or screaming out some lyrics through the microphone.
Gamestation are currently parting with copies of the game on the Wii for £5.99, which is exactly a £1 cheaper than the next best offer of £6.99 coming in from Game.
Whilst you can play Rock Band by yourself, taking on the role of one member in the band whilst the others are all AI avatars, the game's been designed with multiplayer in mind and it's an amazing experience. Unfortunately the Wii version doesn't have an online multiplayer, but you can still play local multiplayer when you've got a few friends round.
The Rock Band set lists have always been incredibly impressive unfortunately the Wii version's seems somewhat stripped to the bones. That's not to say there aren't some great tracks present, you'll still get some classic rock including 'Enter Sandman' by Metallic and 'Don't Fear The Reaper' by Blue Oyster Cult, as well as modern hits like 'Dani California' by The Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
The format of the gameplay is instantly recognisable with coloured notes descending down the screen for guitar, bass, and drums, whilst the lyrics scroll across the top of the screen. If one of your band members fails during the course of the song, you'll be able to save them using any Overdrive power that you've managed to store up, but you'll have to be quick otherwise the whole band'll be thrown off the stage.
This is a great game that'll definitely take the top spot of things to do if you're at a loose end when you've got a couple of friends coming over at the weekend.
Thanks to Rhys135 @ HUKD