We Rock: Drum King review

  • Provides a hefty challenge
  • Two-player rocking is nice
  • Fills an untapped niche
  • Difficulty all over the place
  • Syncing feels out in places
  • Visuals are dull

Human beings aren’t centipedes, and they don’t have quite the same control over each of their individual limbs. Not when it comes to co-ordinating each with another in different combinations over and over again, anyway. But that’s no excuse for the toughness of Drum King’s intermediate and hard difficulty levels.

Drum notes come streaming down the screen, Guitar Hero style, demanding you press left on the D-pad and strike with the remote, then press right on the D-pad and strike with the Nunchuk… all to the breakneck speed of a Bloc Party sound-a-like’s version of Banquet. Crazy. The Easy level, meanwhile, is a little too easy. On top of this, DK’s syncing feels out in places and the visuals are dull. You’re better off with Samba De Amigo.

Apr 27, 2009

More Info

Release date: May 26 2009 - Wii (US)
Apr 09 2009 - Wii (UK)
Available Platforms: Wii
Genre: Simulation
Published by: 505 Games
Developed by: ARC System Works
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Lyrics
PEGI Rating:
12+: Bad Language

1 comment

  • starrs77 - April 28, 2009 2:01 p.m.

    So much potential for a game like this...what happened to that demo Nintendo showed off ages ago of some guys playning the drums with two Wiimotes?

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