Go from a nobody with a guitar to a rock star in Megaband!
Megaband is a Facebook game from Ubisoft, and it’s definitely worth checking out. The premise of the game is simple: you are tasked with starting a band and making it a success. But it’s a whole lot of fun.
When the game begins, your band consists of just you. As you progress you will be able to expand your band by adding your friends. You can add any of your friends to your band, even if they don’t play Megaband. Assign an instrument to your fellow band members and then it’s time to rehearse for your gigs.
To rehearse, you select the gig you want to perform at. Rehearsing takes a set amount of time, but while you rehearse you will be able to play a matching mini-game. An icon will appear above band members heads indicating that they need to be tended to and this will open the mini-game window. You have a short amount of time to make four matches. The more matches you make in this time the more experience you will earn and the faster you will max out your “Rock Out Bar.”
Your “Rock Out Bar” is used during your gig. Once you’ve completed your rehearsal you will be able to go to your gig. Clicking on the “Rock Out” button while performing will give you extra experience and money, and while playing at a gig, the audience will throw items on stage that you can collect for extra experience. This makes the gigs more challenging as the items only stay on stage for a short period of time.
In addition to rehearsing and playing gigs you can also participate in battles with other bands. To be successful at battles takes a lot of work. You can increase your health by adding neighbors and increase your bands defense by purchasing new clothes. Also, purchasing new instruments will add to your attack stat. You can battle your friends or you can click on the world tab and select other game players. This is a nice feature if you don’t have a lot of neighbors (although, without neighbors you will have minimal health).
Megaband does a great job of keeping you coming back. The gameplay is fun and the timing works well. The mini-games make rehearsal time fly by and gigs only last one minute. Battles are also quick. This allows you to do a lot in the game without losing a lot of time, which is perfect for this style of game.
You have numerous options for customization in Megaband. You can purchase new clothes and instruments for each band member as well as customizing their appearance. You can also decorate your practice room with numerous items.
You will be given quests to complete as well. These quests range from cleaning up the city to visiting your neighbors and stopping invasions of rubber ducks. Completing quests will earn you experience and coins, and are a great way to pass the time when you’ve used up your energy.
Megaband is a fun and addictive game that does almost everything right. If you are looking for a fun way to pass some time, definitely check it out.