In its race to continue churning out Guitar Hero games at as high a rate as possible, nothing that Activision has done has been sillier than Band Hero for Nintendo DS.
After three Guitar Hero On Tour games for the DS in one year, the fourth arrives today, bearing the branding of Activision's new family-friendly E-rated version of its music game. True to the name, Band Hero lets you play not just guitar but drums and vocals.
How? Well, Band Hero ships not only with the guitar grip controller but a rubber sleeve that fits over the DS Lite, overlaying the unit's face buttons with four soft rubbery drum pads that you press with your thumbs.