Star Powered achievement in Band Hero

Star Powered

Earn an 11x multiplier

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How to unlock the Star Powered achievement

  • EmEm772,608
    29 Nov 2009 29 Nov 2009 09 Dec 2009
    47 0 8
    I hated this achievement because no one has this game, no one plays online, I wasn't having any friends over before I had to return it, and my sweetie has no interest in music games, so I had to find a way to do it by myself.

    It's really easy if you have four mics and four controllers (which I did after buying Lips). [Edit: 4 heasets will also work, or some combination of heasets and mics -- thanks t4nd4r!] Start a band with four vocalists, all of them set to beginner. Put the controllers in front of you rotated 90 degrees from each other in a circle so that the button groups are all next to each other. You can now either hold the mics in one hand and sing/blow into them, or set them in front of a fan, but the key is to have at least one hand free. The sure fire way is to put them in front of a fan, but you don't necessarily have to -- it'll just require a lot more concentration if you don't.

    Now, pick a song that has (1) enough star power phrases at the beginning and (2) at least one band moment. "ABC" is the one I used, although if you're actually singing it may be more difficult. If you're using a fan you don't have to worry at all.

    (not all songs work -- for example, "Oh, Pretty Woman" doesn't seem to have band moments and "Happy Together" doesn't have enough star power, from what I can tell)

    Now position your hand or hands above the controller buttons so you can hit "a" on all of them at the same time, just wait until you have enough star power built up to launch it, and when you see a "band moment" section (there are flames under the vocal track), and launch all four star powers in the middle of that section.

    (remember that you need to have maintained a 4x multiplier up until this point, which should have been automatic if you were using a fan.)

    As long as you have 4x on all players at the moment the band moment ends, you'll have your 11x on the band and the achievement will pop.

    Anyways, hope this helps somebody out!

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    Lonsta DaMonstaThis worked perfectly, I used one headset, one wired mic, and two wireless mics on "ABC" -- thumbs up!!
    Posted by Lonsta DaMonsta on 23 Oct 10 at 05:39
    DampfshoppingIt's a bit of a setup, especially with a fan and wireless mics, but it worked perfectly. You have my thanks!
    Posted by Dampfshopping on 27 Jun 14 at 15:38
    KoenW94If you don't have enough regular controllers, the DJ Hero Turntable and Rock Band Keyboard can be used as controllers too.
    Posted by KoenW94 on 27 Aug 14 at 14:32
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  • elcashelcash55,311
    10 Dec 2009 11 Dec 2009
    27 0 5
    I did this one by myself. Used 2 mics and 2 guitars. Use the fan trick with the two microphones on beginner and strum the guitar parts simultaneously (you only need to strum on beginner).

    The hard part is finding a song where there's a band moment in close proximity to some kind of pause (you need enough time to activate SP on both guitars and both controllers before the moment wears out.)

    The Fall Out Boy song (Goin' Down?) has a band moment about 3/4 of the way through, followed by only a few strums. Hit that moment and keep your combos, but at the break there's enough time to activate SP on all 4 instruments. You do not need to resume your streak afterward as the achievement should unlock...
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    Trigger Inside+1
    Got this earlier today using this method. Also got the cool mill as well as indicated Wannabe Actuary, so keep the streak going for another cheevo.;)
    Posted by Trigger Inside on 06 Sep 10 at 15:05
    A BatwomanThis Solution works! Just have to save your starpower towards the end of Sugar We're Goin' Down then hit all the starpower buttons a few seconds before the last band moment (theres two band moment in the song don't hit it on the first band moment save your SP) comes so you can keep a 8x multipler going with the guitars. I couldn't find another mic if I had 3 mics and a guitar it would have been much easier. But this will do since I limit on mics.
    Posted by A Batwoman on 14 May 11 at 22:42
    bryan dot exeABC has two band moments. i got it just after activating the second one
    Posted by bryan dot exe on 13 Jan 13 at 04:30
    05 Nov 2009 04 Nov 2009 28 Nov 2009
    15 0 1
    This one can be a little tricky but to get this one. Start saving up star power in a song. All Band Members MUST hit the band moment and then once its activated (make sure the highway is outlined in orange first!) use your star power and your band multiplier will jump up to 11. Also the band streak cant be broken or else it will go down depending on how many member broke it. All you need is the Multiplier at 11x for less than a second and its yours

    *Edit (11-28-09)* - CAN be done with any mix of Instruments
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    Spilnercan this be done with an combunation or instruments or does it have to be a "traditional" guitar, bass, drums and mic?
    Posted by Spilner on 28 Nov 09 at 00:31
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