cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Band Hero & Guitar Hero F.A.Q/Help

Band Hero

It seems a lot of people bought Band hero for Christmas and I would like to help them. I'll be updating this with any more problems people have. I'm doing this mostly for PS3, so if someone can help me with compatibility with Wii/360.

If you want to find a certain bit of information quickly, press Ctrl F

If you are having problems with gameplay, like what is the star or purple note? How do you play with the guitar, eg. pressing buttons and strumming, please play through the Tutorials

Guitar Hero : World Tour, Guitar Hero Metallica, Guitar Hero Smash Hits, Guitar Hero Van Halen, Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero are all part of the "Hero" Band Franchise. So these games are not in the same company as Rock Band

Guitar Hero World Tour and Band Hero are the only 2 games which come in a "Band Bundle", which includes the game, Guitar, Mic, Drums. The Guitar and Drums in these bundles are wireless, and for the PS3 only require a Wireless Adapter which is included in the band Bundle, or with the Standalone instruments.

All these games require different controllers to play different instruments:

To play as Guitar or Bass you need a Guitar Peripheral, like this:

A Bass doesn't need a specific Bass Controller.

To use drums you need something like this:

To use the microphone, you need to use a Normal PS3/360/Wiimote controller.

On the Instrument controllers, Green is continue and Red is back.

When you want to play solo, navigate the menus with your instrument.

So if you want to play drums, control the menus with your drums, then go to Quickplay. Same for Guitar/Bass. If you want to do vocals, control the menus with your normal control. (See Above)

For Guitar Hero : World Tour, Guitar Hero Metallica, Guitar Hero Smash Hits and Guitar Hero Van Halen to play as a Band, 2 players - 4 players. Go to Quickplay, then band. The same applies for "Career" Mode.

For Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero you have 3 options to play as a Band.

An easy way to choose these modes are by selecting Quickplay or Career, they will both take you to the same Lobby. In this Lobby, you can choose; you character, difficulty, mode (Quickplay, Career, Competitive) and extras (Cheats).

If you playing by yourself, or not with a full band, then you choose hat you want the other players to look like as well, by going down to Band Lineup. To finish choosing what your band looks like, go press Red/ Circle.

When the game starts up, there is a song playing and you can join in or skip to the main menu. This is called "Party Play". You can go to this mode by hitting the blue pad on the drums on the main menu. This mode doesn't allow you to fail, and allows anyone to join in and leave, change difficulty, hand switch without failing, stopping or pausing the song. Any instrument can join and during the song you can press Start and while the song continues, change settings, playlist or song.

DLC/ Importing Songs

DLC stands for Downloadable Content. These are additional songs you can buy for the game online

Gonna add DLC/Import, E Drums, different drums, compatibility,

mbnasir6
Likes: 1
Posts: 710
Registered: ‎27-08-2009
19 REPLIES 19

UPDATED

Gonna add some more stuff soon, and if Neoxon can get his assistance thread back up, i'll link that

mbnasir6
Likes: 1
Posts: 710
Registered: ‎27-08-2009

mbnasir6 wrote:

 

UPDATED

Gonna add some more stuff soon, and if Neoxon can get his assistance thread back up, i'll link that

Scratch that, I'll just do my direct help here.

Neoxon
Likes: 0
Posts: 941
Registered: ‎27-08-2009

So, we got the standalone Band Hero game for Wii (no drum bundle, and yes, we have a Wii and a PS2).

Is there any way to use Red Octane "corded"guitar controllers with the Wii? They were "hand-me-overs" that work with our PS2 and are the "SG" style. Everything I've seen so far indicates you have to have Wii-specific guitar controllers. Any Insight is appreciated.

centexdad
Likes: 0
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎30-12-2009

Yep, ya gotta have Wii-specific controllers.

RadiDaddy
Likes: 0
Posts: 502
Registered: ‎27-08-2009

centexdad wrote:

 

So, we got the standalone Band Hero game for Wii (no drum bundle, and yes, we have a Wii and a PS2).

Is there any way to use Red Octane "corded"guitar controllers with the Wii? They were "hand-me-overs" that work with our PS2 and are the "SG" style. Everything I've seen so far indicates you have to have Wii-specific guitar controllers. Any Insight is appreciated.

Like the guy above me said, you need Wii instruments, which require Wii Remotes.

Neoxon
Likes: 0
Posts: 941
Registered: ‎27-08-2009

Hi guys, i have 2 questions;

1.How do you get groupies ?

2. Why can i never find any online players? - (ive got Band Hero and GH5 on wii,can connect with friends but not any other random players)

Thanks

ell404
Likes: 0
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎02-01-2010

2. It's probably because not too many people search, they invite friends. Here's the thread where you show your Wii number and people will add you [url:208y32dz]http://hub.guitarhero.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5162[/url:208y32dz]

mbnasir6
Likes: 1
Posts: 710
Registered: ‎27-08-2009

ell404 wrote:

 

Hi guys, i have 2 questions;

1.How do you get groupies ?

2. Why can i never find any online players? - (ive got Band Hero and GH5 on wii,can connect with friends but not any other random players)

Thanks

1. I'm guessing just keep playing well, I'll look into this & update the answer

2. Not many people go on Band Hero online. You're better off importing the BH songs into GH5 (for there's more people on GH5 online).

Neoxon
Likes: 0
Posts: 941
Registered: ‎27-08-2009

Thanks for helping guys

ell404
Likes: 0
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎02-01-2010
Visit us for the latest news, game information, screenshots, downloads and links. GO TO BLOGS
custom.activision.cookie_disclaimer