'Guitar Hero' Now Available in App Store

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

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    Highlighted during yesterday's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, Guitar Hero is now available in the App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch.
    Guitar Hero comes with six free songs from artists such as Queen, The Rolling Stones, Weezer and The White Stripes, with additional tracks available for in-app purchase. Guitar Hero is priced at $2.99.

    Article Link: 'Guitar Hero' Now Available in App Store
  2. spazzcat macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2007
    I was surprised at just how hard it is :). See several hours wasted...
  3. Xero910 macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2003
    Guitar Hero without the guitar. Makes perfect sense.
  4. Loves2spoon macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2010
    Terrible lag on the iPhone 3G. Works great on the iPad though.
  5. BNZ1 macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2008
    It has been a while since I played many games on my iPhone - is there any option for TV out in these games now (NON JB)??
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Because the actual guitar hero is really anything like playing a guitar at all? (Disclaimer, I do play guitar and I rarely play Guitar Hero).

    I'm impressed, anyway, at the $2.99 pricetag for a major franchise. Doubtless they're interested in the massive opportunity for impulse buying song packs. Does it have over-the-air multi-player?

    After playing some Beatles Rock Band over the weekend, I guess it would help my rhythm some, but meh, turning on the dirty channel on my amp and shredding is mostly more fun. :)
  7. alywa macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2004
    i you use a 3G, don't even bother. It stutters and is pretty much unplayable during high note sections. I'll load it on my iPad and give it a try later. Seems fun, will probably enjoy it with a new iPhone 4 when I get one.
  8. 2992 macrumors 6502


    Jul 20, 2009
    I'm here. Here! Can't you SEE MEE?!
    whom really care about this app?
    Can u send this article to the third page please?
  9. basconcio macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2008
  10. mountainbiker80 macrumors member

    Sep 8, 2007
    Perhaps you haven't noticed the Guitar Hero franchise is one of the best selling games on every major gaming platform? lol A lot of people care. :p
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I don't think guitar hero ever helped me with rhythm. Hell, GH isn't supposed to be like playing the real guitar ... if it is they seriously missed the mark.

    I love the game and for the price tag I will buy today.
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    OMG, post a review, n00b! :D (I might get it, too :eek: ).
  13. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    On the outset the game runs in iPhone mode on the iPad and looks crap. I **** you not. I am fairly pissed, I didn't notice this but it's my fault. It says it's ok for the iPad.

    Will try on my 3G.

    Update: It took well over 2 minutes to load on my 3G. It is not even worth playing at that point. I did install then reboot the device. Once it did load the gameplay is fun, like on RockBand (which I bought as well previously). The problem I do have is without headphones you can't hear the music in the beginning but you're "playing" chords.

    I mean it's worth the $3, what's $3 today right? But on the 3G it loads like a bear. I did in fact get past a song and it didn't crash. We'll see what happens if I try to play after using my phone throughout the day. RockBand crashed on me a number of times.

    On the new iPhone this game should be a dream. They are indeed relying on in-app purchasing. Once you get through their small amount of songs on all three levels you're going to want more I'd imagine.

    It running on the iPad is nice but the fact that it's not optimized for it sucks.
  14. Mr. Gates macrumors 68020

    Mr. Gates

    Jun 17, 2009
    --Redmond --------- ----------------Washington---
    One of the cultural phenomena which has damaged our perceptions of what is cool and what is lame.

    Its not the worst offender.

    Not as bad as Hip-Hop or rubbish like that.

    But it's in the same breath.
  15. glemmestad macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2010
    Crashes consistently on my iPhone 3GS.
    Click icon -> Activision loading screen -> 3 seconds -> back to iPhone home screen.
    iOS 3.0.1

    I quote Black Eyed Peas: "Where's my money at?"
  16. glemmestad macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2010
    You know you're getting too old when you think "everything was better before all this rubbish" :)
  17. chuckles:) macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2006
    Works great on my 3GS. Best graphics i've seen on an iphone.
  18. JasonH macrumors member

    Feb 18, 2008
    There seems to be a problem with the Breaking Benjamin add on pack, the background is broken...

    Attached Files:

  19. .Andy macrumors 68030


    Jul 18, 2004
    The Mergui Archipelago
    It is the Beatles white album.
  20. spazzcat macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2007
    I also had issues with it on my 3G. Guess I will have to wait until June 24th to play :)
  21. calsci macrumors 6502


    Nov 27, 2008
    This app is really fun actually. Hard but fun.
  22. peperoni macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2008
    Tried it, but don't see the point really. Guitar Hero without a guitar just wasn't interesting.
  23. westam macrumors member


    May 8, 2010
    can you strum with the acceleromter??

    looks way better than the BB version :)
  24. pmz macrumors 68000

    Nov 18, 2009
    Playing this on the iPad, and its awesome. First iOS touch-based music game that I find challenging and fun. Wouldn't want to play it on slower hardware or on a smaller screen though.
  25. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I caved and picked it up, too. :) My sense of rhythm is really bad. :eek: It might actually really help.

    "Strumming" in this version just means you tap down on one string and slide over to the adjacent string.

    It works very well, speed-wise, on the iPhone 3GS. The only issue I have so far with the screen size is figuring out how to control it -- I think using my left thumb and a couple of fingers from the other hand works.

    I do think, ultimately, the in-app store will determine how the game does. Right now, I'm not super impressed with the music it's got, although I'm sure they'll add things. For $3 base, the game is really not bad...

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