The storied music rhythm video game series, Guitar Hero, was developed by Neversoft and published by Activision. Initially called Guitar Hero IV or Guitar Hero IV: World Tour, the title was eventually shortened to just Guitar Hero World Tour. Launched in October of 2008 in North America for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360, and a month later in both Europe and Australia, the game was met with excitement and enthusiasm. Also, a version of Guitar Hero World Tour was later released for Microsoft Windows, released by Aspyr.
Guitar Hero gained fame in its earlier interactions for its guitar-shaped controller that seemed to sweep the nation. World Tour was the first Guitar Hero game to feature both brum and microphone controllers, in addition to the guitar. This was done to create more competition with the Rock Band video game franchise that offered gameplay in a similar way. You could also create new songs for the first time in World Tour in the “Music Studio” game mode.
To master Guitar Hero World Tour, you must successfully hit notes with your instrument, timing the press of the buttons with the song, perfect play causes your “Rock Meter” to rise, and with this, the crowd energy rises and points get multiplied for the player. However, if your Rock Meter drops too low, the song can actually get cut off prematurely and the crowd will boo you into oblivion. Missed notes will cause this.
Successfully playing notes can multiply the player’s score by up to 4X, depending on the length of the perfect playing spree. This multiplier number can then be double when activating “Star Power.” In Guitar Hero World Tour any band member can activate star power for the entire group if they earn the ability.
If one member of the band consistently misses notes, whether on the guitar, drum, or vocals, the player can still keep playing, but it will lower the band’s overall score. Upon finishing a song, the band is given a score out of five and potentially rewarded with in-game money to buy new things like outfits for the band or even new equipment.
The game has four difficulty levels: Easy, Medium, Hard, and Expert. Because World Tour was the first installment of the series that allowed for drum and vocal playing, a “Beginner” level was also added to help players get up to speed with the new features.
Players must create their rockers in the games “Create-a-Rocker” mode. Here, players can choose their rocker’s stance, apparel, makeup, tattoos, and age. Essentially, classic character models from older games are used as templates for this.
The game comes with 14 starting characters, their clothes and accessories can be edited. There is also the opportunity to play as real rockers as Jimi Hendrix, Billy Corgan, Sting, Ted Nugent, Travis Barker, and Hayley Williams are all playable characters in World Tour.
Some venues in the game include House of Blues, AT&T Park, Sunset Strip, and more.
Games in the Series
- Guitar Hero (2005)
- Guitar Hero II (2006)
- Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (2007)
- Guitar Hero World Tour (2008)
- Guitar Hero 5 (2009)
- Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (2010)
- Guitar Hero Live (2015)
- Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s (2007)
- Guitar Hero: Smash Hits (2009)
- Band Hero (2009)
Portable Games (Nintendo DS)
- Guitar Hero: On Tour (2008)
- Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades (2008)
- Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits (2009)
- Band Hero (2009)
- Guitar Hero III Mobile (2007)
- Guitar Hero III Mobile: Song Pack 1 (2008)
- Guitar Hero III: Backstage Pass (2008)
- Guitar Hero World Tour Mobile (2008)
- Guitar Hero 5 Mobile (2009)
- Guitar Hero 5 Mobile: More Music (2010)
- Guitar Hero World Tour Mobile: Backstage Pass (2010)
- Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock Mobile (2010)
- Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock Mobile More Music (2011)
To enter the cheat codes, go to the “Options” Menu, select the “Cheats” Menu, and click on the “Enter New Cheat” selection:
Green, Red, Yellow, Yellow, Yellow, Blue, Blue, Green – Invisible Rocker
Yellow, Yellow, Blue, Red, Blue, Green, Red, Red – Performance Mode
Red, Red, Yellow, Red, Blue, Red, Red, Blue – Star Colors
Blue, Red, Yellow, Yellow, Yellow, Yellow, Yellow, Green – Unlock Aaron Steele
Blue, Blue, Red, Green, Green, Blue, Blue, Yellow – Unlock All Quick Play Songs
Blue, Red, Blue, Blue, Yellow, Yellow, Yellow, Green – Unlock Johnny Viper
Green, Red, Blue, Green, Red, Blue, Blue, Green – Unlock Nick
Blue, Red, Green, Green, Yellow, Yellow, Yellow, Green – Unlock Rina
Red, Green, Green, Yellow, Blue, Green, Yellow, Green – Vocal Fireball
Red, Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, Green, Green, Yellow – Air Instruments
Green, Green, Red, Red, Yellow, Red, Yellow, Blue – Always Slide
Yellow, Green, Red, Red, Green, Blue, Red, Yellow – AT&T Ball Park
Yellow, Green, Red, Blue, Blue, Blue, Blue, Red – Auto Kick
Green, Red, Yellow, Blue, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green – Extra Line 6 Tones
Green, Red, Green, Blue, Red, Red, Yellow, Blue – Flame Colors
Blue, Red, Red, Green, Red, Green, Red, Yellow – Gem Colors
Green, Blue, Red, Yellow, Yellow, Red, Green, Green – Hyper Speed
Guitar Hero World Tour unlockables
Unlockable characters (must be purchased after being unlocked):
Billy Corgan – Play the song ‘Today’ in the band career.
Hayley Williams – Play the song ‘Misery Business’ in the vocals career.
Ozzy Osbourne – Play the Ozzfest gig in the vocals career.
Rockubot – Complete the drum career.
Skeleton – Complete the vocals career.
Sting – Play the song ‘Demolition Man’ in the bass career.
Ted Nugent – Beat his guitar battle in the guitar career.
Travis Barker – Play the song ‘Dammit’ in the drum career.
Zakk Wylde – Beat his guitar battle in the guitar career.
Guitar Hero World Tour achievements
Download Junkie (5) – Download a few songs from GHTunes
Inked (5) – You created a custom tattoo
Custom Beats (5) – You created your own custom drums
Mine is Bigger Than Yours (5) – Complete an Xbox LIVE Band v Band match (win or lose)
Learning the Ropes (5) – Complete a tutorial
Feeding the Beast (5) – Upload a song to GHTunes
A Pair Beats A Pair (5) – Complete an Xbox LIVE 2 v 2 Pro Face-Off match (win or lose)
One Of A Kind Axe (5) – You created your own custom guitar
One Time Solo Artist (5) – Completed a song (Solo)
Pick and Axe (5) – Perform as a Guitarist (Band or Solo)
Rock Maiden (5) – You created a female band member
Stamp Of Approval (5) – You created your own band logo
Stix (5) – Perform as a Drummer (Band or Solo)
Survival of the Fittest (5) – Complete an Xbox LIVE Battle Mode match win or lose
Warrior Of Rock (5) – You created a male band member
Yodeler (5) – Perform as a Vocalist (Band or Solo)
The Dark Prince (10) – You rocked out as Ozzy Osbourne
The Experience (10) – You rocked out as Jimi Hendrix
First of Many (10) – Complete a gig (Band or Solo)
Pumpkin Smasher (10) – You rocked out as Billy Corgan
Leading Lady (10) – You rocked out as Hayley Williams
Wylde Man (10) – You rocked out as Zack Wylde
Should We Stick Together? (10) – Complete a song in a band (4 player band)
Motorcity Madman (10) – You rocked out as Ted Nugent
One Man Band (10) – Perform as every instrument at least once (Vocals, Lead, Bass & Drums)
Bad to the Bone (10) – You rocked out as the Skeleton
50 Note Posse (15) – All band members get a 50 note streak at the same time (4 players)
Band on a Mission (25) – Complete the majority of the gigs (Band or Solo)
Solo Artist (25) – Complete a solo career (any difficulty)
Easy There (25) – Complete a Career on easy (Band or Solo)
Medium Musician (30) – Complete a Career on medium (Band or Solo)
Solid Gold Rockstars (30) – 100% a song as a band (4 player band)
Top of the Charts (30) – Complete a band career (any difficulty)
Bling, Bling (30) – Earn $1,000,000 in lifetime earnings
Platinum Rockstars (50) – 100% a song as a band, hard or expert only (4 player band)
Hardcore (60) – Complete a Career on hard (Band or Solo)
Hall of Famer (100) – Complete a Career on expert (Band or Solo)
Jack of All Trades (150) – Complete all instrument careers – any difficulty (Band or Solo)
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