Parents' Guide to

The Naked Brothers Band: The Video Game

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Rhythm game will appeal to Naked Bros. fans, few others.

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The instrument simulations are well done. The guitar, bass, and cello play more or less the same; players use the nunchuk's joystick to select the proper note, then shake the remote to strum (or pluck, as the case may be). Playing the drums involves simply shaking the remote and nunchuk in time with onscreen cues. The keyboard is arguably the trickiest of all the instruments, as it forces players to peck notes with each hand by pressing directions on the control stick or d-pad while shaking either the nunchuk or remote. It can feel a little like trying to pat your head and rub your tummy at the same time, but it's fun.

Of course, a player's enjoyment of these instruments will be influenced directly by his or her appreciation of the music featured in the game. If you don't dig The Naked Brothers Band's particular brand of kiddy pop, then there's not much point in picking up a controller. Also keep in mind that while the game plays well, it doesn't look particularly impressive. The character models only vaguely resemble their real-life counterparts, and they animate awkwardly. What's more the frame rate occasionally lags mid-song, making the approaching notes appear to slow down -- not good in a game that relies on rhythm. It's a surprisingly entertaining musical experience, given its television show roots, but it still feels like a budget title.

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