This content requires the base game Skullgirls on Steam in order to play.

User reviews: Positive (45 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 22, 2014
Popular user-defined tags for this product:

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Downloadable Content

This content requires the base game Skullgirls on Steam in order to play.

Buy Skullgirls: Big Band

 

About This Content

Big Band's in full swing!

Once a cop known as Ben Birdland, he fell flat when he got on the wrong side of New Meridian's corrupt police force. Birdland was broken and bent out of shape by his former colleagues, but was tuned up by Dr. Avian and ASG Lab 8. Now he is armed with a full ensemble of pneumatic weaponry, making him the full fortissimo instrument of justice: "Big Band."

Thanks to the incredible support of Skullgirls’ fans, Big Band is the second of 5 additional characters funded by Lab Zero’s Indiegogo campaign to be added to Skullgirls Encore. Big Band is Skullgirls's first male character, and lives up to his name with unique gameplay mechanics that take advantage of his tremendous size and musical motif.

Big Band features the same stunning, feature-quality animation and great gameplay you've come to expect from Skullgirls and Lab Zero Games, as well as a story mode and detailed tutorials so you can learn more about him and the Skullgirls world!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Window Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Dual-core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD3000 or Higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
39 of 49 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: November 18, 2014
Now, you might be thinkin, "Gondy, oh Gondy, why oh why would I play Big oh Band?" Well first, I'd tell you to stop saying oh. You said that like three times, cut it out. But second of all, I'd tell you this: Who fights with tubas? Hm? Can you name even one character? No, hey you, in the back, put your hand down. The correct and only answer is: Big Band. Now, you might be also thinkin, "Gondy, oh Gondy, you haven't really explained at all why I should play as Big Band! In fact, you're just spouting a bunch of nonsense!" Well first, I'd congratulate you on using only one 'oh's for that entire sentence. Really, impressive! Good job! We're all very happy for you. But as for your actual question: can you name a character that fights with tubas?
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: January 8
In all honesty, best waifu.

See you space cowboy.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: December 23, 2014
I feel violated everytime I play against this character.
10/10
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: November 25, 2014
It's pretty much Robocop, except replace his robotic features with instruments.

10/10 Would Blow.












On his Brass...............
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 24, 2014
Did you ever watch inspector gadget? Do you like Jazz?
Then this towering titan of musical proportions with his saxy attitude is a must.

Also, Bike horn. 10/10
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
turn your fight stick into a tuba
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 27, 2014
An annoying character to battle against because of the sheer force he brings and non-stop combos BUT when YOU are in control of him he easily becomes the funnest character just to mess around with and create crazy combos with
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: January 6
You can see him use an ocarina in one of his attacks. Big Band confirmed for Zelda Wii U.

In all seriousness though, being an awesome expansion to the somewhat-limited character roster and fitting in seemlessly into the Skullgirls universe with his own storyline is why Big Band is an example of a DLC character done right. Although he's one of the harder characters to use in competitive matches, he strikes hard and and can be a force to reckoned with in the right hands. You definitely should buy this along with Eliza and Squigly if you're looking for a change of pace.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: February 24
The saxiest man I know.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: January 15
"Should I buy this DLC?"
"The world is full of obvious things."
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: January 1
Like the 1812 Overture in human form
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
241 of 266 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2014
WARNING: May contain saxual content.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
57 of 61 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: October 1, 2014
He's so big that he took twice as long to animate as every other character and forced the developers to completely retool how the game handles sprites just so he'd fit. His moves take up the whole screen. He has the only one-meter two-move touch-of-death in the game. He will kill people by breathing on them, and then you can use your fightstick to play a trumpet song to their corpse. I would pay $50 for him, but thankfully you can play him for just $5.

Big Band!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
53 of 59 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: October 1, 2014
He doesn't suck but he sure does blow
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: October 7, 2014
One of his basic moves is a tiny bike horn. You know you want that.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: October 4, 2014
big zam/10
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: October 20, 2014
TUBATUBATUBATUBATUBATUBATUBATUBA TUUUUUUBAAAAAAAAAAAA
Incredible damage and good combo potential but hard specials to pull off and slow.
You can play your favorite song on a trumpet and then beat your enemy to complete ♥♥♥♥, seriously that move will take out half to 3/4ths of a health bar depending on their team size. He's a smooth-talking butter-voiced brass-powered detective with incredible sax appeal, he's awesome.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: October 5, 2014
Toot
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: October 1, 2014
The world is filled with obvious things.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 4, 2014
TUBA TUBA TUBA TUBA TUBA TUBA TU-BA!

Gotta go see a man about a dog.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny