We Rock: Drum King - Wii

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We Rock: Drum King (Wii)
Viewed: 2D Static screen Genre:
Rhythm: Timing
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Arc System Works Soft. Co.: Arc System Works
Publishers: 505 Games (GB)
Released: 9 Apr 2009 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 12+


If there's one genre that's seemingly gone supernova in recent years, it's rhythm. Previously a field associated with crazy kids dancing like maniacs in arcades, it's entrenched itself in living rooms with the likes of Guitar Hero and made a move from strumming and dancing to drumming thanks almost entirely to Rock Band and the full band experience of Guitar Hero World Tour.

There's a problem with all that, however. It's an expensive business, especially when it comes down to getting a bulky drum kit in your living room. 505 Games, however, has a solution with We Rock: Drum King. Developed exclusively for the Wii, it makes use of the console's motion-sensing Wii Remotes to enable you to drum to your heart's content without the need for expensive peripherals. All you need are a couple of remotes and a bit of sofa space!

You kick off by creating your drummer, then move on to joining a band then start performing in increasingly impressive venues until you become the greatest rock band in the world! Don't worry about the logistics of hitting different drums without a kit, either. You can smack different air skins - including snare, toms, hi-hat and bass - by hitting different buttons on the remotes.

The game features a track list of over 30 songs, and it goes like this:

We Will Rock You - Queen
The Final Countdown - Europe
Be My Baby - The Ronettes
Song 2 - Blur
Banquet - Bloc Party
Cissy Strut (instrumental) - The Meters
In Too Deep - Sum 41
Spoonman - Soundgarden
Click Click Boom - Saliva
Can't Get Enough - Bad Company
Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz
Can't Stand Losing You - The Police
Saturday Superhouse - Biffy Clyro
She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult
The Take Over, The Break's Over - Fall Out Boy
Organ Donor (instrumental) - DJ Shadow
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
Mickey - Toni Basil
Stay With Me - Faces
No One Knows - Queens Of The Stone Age
Blister In The Sun - Violent Femmes
By The Way - Offcuts
Direction - Starting Line
All Star - Smash Mouth
Fight The Good Fight - Triumph
I Fought The Law - The Clash
On Top Of The World - Boys Like Girls
Lifestyles Of The Rich And The Famous - Good Charlotte
Pull Me Under - Dream Theatre
Let There Be Drums - The Ventures


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