BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! |OT| F2P Rhythm Gacha (Feat. Anime Songs)

Oct 25, 2017
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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)

App Store
Google Play

Official Site
Bandori Party (unofficial database)
 
Oct 27, 2017
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If Sorairo Days isn't the greatest cover I've ever heard in my entire life I'm uninstalling immediately.

I don't think my girlfriend would let me do that.
 
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is there some tierlist or are rerolls not so important in this game?
Aim for the 4* Rimi as she is the only 4* with a flat 100% Score Boost right now

Skills are activated a limited number of times during a song (like less than 10 and it's random who gets to activate) so I don't think it's too important atm
 

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Is this as grindy as UtaPri or Love Live? I love the games but can't commit the time required to do events so I lose interest.
 

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This game is so good. Playing it feels like it's a generation ahead of other gacha rhythm games. If I wasn't already playing too many gacha games I really would like to put more time into it. Right now I just login almost everyday and play a few songs once in a while. I will probably try this version a bit too.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Is this as grindy as UtaPri or Love Live? I love the games but can't commit the time required to do events so I lose interest.
It actually isn't. To get the 3* from events you only have to get 75000 pts (max pt rewards are up to 250,000) which isn't a lot and you can play any song you want and still get event points.

Though not sure if it will work that way with the 1st event on here since the JP version had it where the 3* was through tiering. They got backlash because of that and permanently changed it to points.
 
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Are there any plans for an OT? I don't plan to re-roll myself, I'm just too lazy. It's better if I don't take games like this too seriously, but it's nice to start at the same time as everyone else on the server so I don't feel behind (looking at you, Love Live!).
 
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Are there any plans for an OT? I don't plan to re-roll myself, I'm just too lazy. It's better if I don't take games like this too seriously, but it's nice to start at the same time as everyone else on the server so I don't feel behind (looking at you, Love Live!).
I'm actually expecting this thread to become the OT since that's what happened to the last 2 mobile games I made threads about.
 
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Curious, how many people here are able to achieve the highest level of play on rhythm gacha games because I sure as hell can't.
 
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Curious, how many people here are able to achieve the highest level of play on rhythm gacha games because I sure as hell can't.
I play Love Live, UtaPri, and this on the hardest difficulty (well Love Live on Expert because Master isn't kind to thumb players :( ), I think I do well enough, Some of the more difficult songs on Bang Dream are really fun like God Knows.. and Happy Synthesizer whenever they release on this server D:

Check your present boxes people! 500 preregistration Stars have been sent out :D

that was 9pm PDT/12am EDT
 

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I love how the cover songs are mostly songs I know. I'm used to being unfamiliar with every song in an anime gacha rhythm game so it's a nice change of pace, even if unlocking them is a little slow.
 
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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.
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.
So this is the stuff I care about, to hell with scoring and gacha.
- How often are new songs released? What's the balance between original and cover songs?
- How is the story stuff set up? Do you only get certain side stories if you roll 4*s?
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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reroll guide please. finished tutorial without enough for a 10 roll, even with the free 500*
Can't really get enough for a 10 pull fast enough so i just did single pulls
I used this guide when I was rerolling on Nox

So this is the stuff I care about, to hell with scoring and gacha.
- How often are new songs released? What's the balance between original and cover songs?
- How is the story stuff set up? Do you only get certain side stories if you roll 4*s?
New songs are mostly released with events (some events like the 1st one don't come with one), cover songs don't have a set release schedule. I think it's pretty even between them
Here's a tracklist for the JP version

You unlock parts of the Main Story by ranking up your level. Band Stories are unlocked by using members of that band in your party and interacting with band members in the overworld. Stories are not locked behind 4* members, events have Stories as well that you unlock by earning points. If you miss the event you can read them but you won't get rewards for doing so such as Stars.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Clicked because I saw rhythm game in the title

Read because I clicked may as well proceed

No interest in pictures being presented

Gacha is one of the most annoying parts of FEH

Meh, don’t need to check this ou—

Hacking to the Gate and 1 2 Fanclub? On my iPhone in a rhythm game???
Game downloading.
 
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New songs are mostly released with events (some events like the 1st one don't come with one), cover songs don't have a set release schedule. I think it's pretty even between them
Here's a tracklist for the JP version

You unlock parts of the Main Story by ranking up your level. Band Stories are unlocked by using members of that band in your party and interacting with band members in the overworld. Stories are not locked behind 4* members, events have Stories as well that you unlock by earning points. If you miss the event you can read them but you won't get rewards for doing so such as Stars.
So if I understand this right, I can unlock new songs on a relatively regular basis (about how many per month?), can play any unlocked songs just for fun as much as I want, and can read all the story content without needing to get any rare units from the gacha as long as I keep playing? Sounds like a pretty good deal to me for a F2P game.
 
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THIS GAME HAS A COVER OF KARMA

I skipped all of the opening dialogue because I just wanted to try the game. Is the story worth reading through or not really? The bit I did read seemed pretty... eh.
 
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So if I understand this right, I can unlock new songs on a relatively regular basis (about how many per month?), can play any unlocked songs just for fun as much as I want, and can read all the story content without needing to get any rare units from the gacha as long as I keep playing? Sounds like a pretty good deal to me for a F2P game.
I think it's about 2-4 songs per month.
Yeah this game is really F2P friendly except for not giving a 10 roll right when the tutorial ends.
And if you want to get rid of some RNG with cash they also introduce a guaranteed 4* pull you can buy (character is still random though)

THIS GAME HAS A COVER OF KARMA

I skipped all of the opening dialogue because I just wanted to try the game. Is the story worth reading through or not really? The bit I did read seemed pretty... eh.
I have been enjoying the story but I guess It's not necessary if you just want to get to the gameplay
 
Oct 25, 2017
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4* Rimi get! Still have 1500 gems too, which I'll save for DreamFes.

I'll be sure to post my ID and add others here in a bit.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I got a 4* "Everyone's at the Amusement Park" Toyama Kasumiafter using 2500 stars. Is this a good starting pull?
There's 5 4stars atm, I think.

Rimi gives 100% score bonus, the most popular and suggested one to get.
Kasumi and someone else heals and gives 40% score bonus
The other two turn Bads (aka everything) into perfects and gives 40% score bonus

So everyone is suggesting Rimi as a minimum for people rerolling. Since if you get good at the game, pure score bonus helps more than the other two.

For rerolling, after the tutorial (after you get daily bonus and can do things on your own), you have 1700 stars. Do band story popping party ch1 and get 25 stars. Then go into profile and change your title for 25 stars.

Now with 1750 stars you get 6 single rolls. if you fail, reroll on android via deleting a single file. That's what I've been doing.

You can ignore the tutorial song and move on without hitting a single note.
 
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I have been enjoying the story but I guess It's not necessary if you just want to get to the gameplay
The short conversations that pop up after playing a song do have some humor to them, so I’ll give a few Chapters an actual read instead of writing it off. Seen that the game is fun, so I don’t feel like I’m wasting time to get to something I may not like, now. :p

4* Rimi get! Still have 1500 gems too, which I'll save for DreamFes.

I'll be sure to post my ID and add others here in a bit.
DreamFes?



Is the introductory banner a trap? Or is it actually pretty good? I did one roll, but will start saving everything else until the last day of it. Unless that’s a bad idea.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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It's basically an event that happens about once a month where the rates for 4* are doubled to 6%.
Ah, thanks.

Considering the fact the 8% banners on FEH have screwed me over more than the 3% ones ever have, I don’t know that I’ll wait on it myself, lol..




I was going to get Hacking to the Gate and 1 2 Fanclub with my free crystals, but after seeing Guren no Yumiya, I changed my mind; Hacking + Guren. Guren’s Hard chart is, well, hard to me. My mind has trouble processing holding one note while hitting another, followed immediately by swapping them off and doing the same with the opposite side.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I was just at an event and saw two members of one of the bang dream bands play the phone game with people in the audience. They were both great at the game. I guess they would be, since they can play instruments and are idols and such. But then one of them held the phone up to the crowd and played one handed (they were playing the hardest difficulty songs on random). Crazy.

Huh looking at the names, I think the one that played one handed was Rimi, the 4* everyone is coincidentally trying to reroll for, lol.
 
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Holy heck! This is good!
Looks amazing! They are a moving in dialogues like 3D. Is all visual novels this real? O..o;

Needs to download more data in-between though. 165MB in-game load.
 
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I was just at an event and saw two members of one of the bang dream bands play the phone game with people in the audience. They were both great at the game. I guess they would be, since they can play instruments and are idols and such. But then one of them held the phone up to the crowd and played one handed (they were playing the hardest difficulty songs on random). Crazy.

Huh looking at the names, I think the one that played one handed was Rimi, the 4* everyone is coincidentally trying to reroll for, lol.
This is awesome.

There's 5 4stars atm, I think.

Rimi gives 100% score bonus, the most popular and suggested one to get.
Kasumi and someone else heals and gives 40% score bonus
The other two turn Bads (aka everything) into perfects and gives 40% score bonus

So everyone is suggesting Rimi as a minimum for people rerolling. Since if you get good at the game, pure score bonus helps more than the other two.

For rerolling, after the tutorial (after you get daily bonus and can do things on your own), you have 1700 stars. Do band story popping party ch1 and get 25 stars. Then go into profile and change your title for 25 stars.

Now with 1750 stars you get 6 single rolls. if you fail, reroll on android via deleting a single file. That's what I've been doing.

You can ignore the tutorial song and move on without hitting a single note.
To add to this, if you quickly set up a Transfer ID you can get an extra 250 gems (and an additional pull) out of each re-roll session.
 
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Holy heck! This is good!
Looks amazing! They are a moving in dialogues like 3D. Is all visual novels this real? O..o;

Needs to download more data in-between though. 165MB in-game load.
on the top right of the title screen you'll see a "Live2D" logo. This tech has been used for a few years now to give 2D images that life like movement. I give bonus points to any game I play using that tech, it's so good.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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In various VN situations (still kinda at the beginning of the story) I had weird moments of a band "auditioning", but all I got was a short pause in the VN gameplay. After the pause, everyone was all like "that was great!". Is this intentional, or do I have to redownload or anything?
 
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In various VN situations (still kinda at the beginning of the story) I had weird moments of a band "auditioning", but all I got was a short pause in the VN gameplay. After the pause, everyone was all like "that was great!". Is this intentional, or do I have to redownload or anything?
I got that too, I assumed it was because they didn't want to make you go play a song and then come back to load another few lines of dialogue (Looking at you, Love Live).