- Oct 25, 2017
Published by Bushiroad and developed by Craft Egg, a new cross media project has arrived! Launched in Japan last year BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! or Bandori for short is now available worldwide after the early Singapore launch last week. Starting off the same way as the JP version but with improvements implemented such as Friend Lists, Live Boost revamp, and 4* rate increase (1.5% -> 3%, 6% during Dream Festival).
BanG Dream is a rhythm game, it is played horizontally with notes coming down 7 lines. There are regular blue notes that you tap and green notes that are held. Green notes are also able to slide across the lines so watch out. Double notes are shown with a line connecting each other. Pink notes have arrows pointing up so you have to flick up, but you are also able to flick left or right to accomplish the same thing. Yellow notes are there to activate a random band members Skill.
BanG Dream is unique in that there is no LP system/stamina, there is a Live Boost system that gets you EXP/material drops with how many flames are used. Once those are gone you can keep playing songs but you won't get EXP/material drops.
Attributes do not come into play until an event is on as there are bonus points awarded for using a certain Attribute (Powerful = Red, Pure = Green, Cool = Blue, Happy = Yellow) as well as bonus points for using a specified band member. Free Live as well as Multi Live are available, Multi Live lets you join a random room with 4 other people to play a song, you can even play songs you haven't unlocked yet if one of the party members has unlocked it. You can create rooms and join them as well.
Gacha is a thing in this game as well. When an event is released new cards/costumes are released for certain girls. Gacha rolls cost 250 Stars for 1 pull and 2500 Stars for a 10 pull with a 3* guaranteed. 4* rate is 3% with 3* rate at 8.5%. You can tell what the highest rarity in your pull will be by the glowing sticks, White/Yellow for a 3* and up while Rainbow glow sticks means there is a 4* in your pull.
BanG Dream not only provides original songs but also offers covers of popular anime openings/endings and dabbles into vocaloid as well. These are available for purchase using Tone Crystals in the Music Shop. Cover songs are continuously added into the game so the JP version has way more than the WW version. Some of the WW version songs available now are Alchemy (Angel Beats), Hacking to the Gate (Steins Gate), Don't say "lazy" (K-On), Dream Parade (PriPara), and 1 2 Fanclub (GUMI and Kagamine Rin).
There are 5 Bands with 5 Girls in each. Read the Stories available to find out how these girls came together and witness their interactions on the overworld with the Live2D available in the game. You're not limited to using a single band as you can mix and match your party, you are however limited to only one of each girl so you can't have two Kasumi in a band.
Poppin'Party - Kasumi (Guitar & Vocals), Arisa (Keyboard), Tae (Guitar), Saya (Drums), and Rimi (Bass)
Roselia - Yukina (Vocals), Sayo (Guitar), Lisa (Bass), Ako (Drums), and Rinko (Keyboard)
Afterglow - Ran (Guitar & Vocals), Moca (Guitar), Himari (Bass), Tomoe (Drums), and Tsugumi (Keyboard)
Pastel✽Palettes - Aya (Vocals), Hina (Guitar), Chisato (Bass), Maya (Drums), and Eve (Keyboard)
Hello, Happy World! - Kokoro (Vocals), Kaoru (Guitar), Hagumi (Bass), Kanon (Drums), MIsaki/Michelle (DJ)
Bandori Party (unofficial database)