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Release Date: Apr 22, 2014

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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!

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283 of 312 people (91%) found this review helpful
85 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2014
WARNING: May contain saxual content.
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76 of 81 people (94%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
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!
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71 of 80 people (89%) found this review helpful
52 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 1, 2014
He doesn't suck but he sure does blow
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67 of 79 people (85%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: January 8, 2015
In all honesty, best waifu.

See you space cowboy.
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57 of 64 people (89%) found this review helpful
40 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: April 5, 2015
You can't spell Husbando without Band.
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37 of 39 people (95%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: April 10, 2015
This DLC should be rated M.

It just has too much sax appeal.
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48 of 58 people (83%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 23, 2014
I feel violated everytime I play against this character.
10/10
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50 of 65 people (77%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Recommended
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?
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36 of 43 people (84%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 7, 2014
One of his basic moves is a tiny bike horn. You know you want that.
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32 of 38 people (84%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
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
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VahidSlayerOfAll
Posted: August 29
smut
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|PH|_707
Posted: August 4
If Dio Brando was a noire novel detective. Also comes with smooth jazz.

Did I mention the fully playable trumpet instrument used in combos and to summon Za Wardo?

Muda Muda Muda Muda Muda Muda Muda Muda Muda Muda/10
Tuba Tuba Tuba Tuba Tuba Tuba Tuba Tuba Tuba Tuba/10
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[FL]Fatso on the run™
Posted: July 19
I have a tromboner.
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Chill
Posted: July 16
Do you like noir, Cowboy Bebop, tiny bike horns, and BMing your opponents by doing this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd6yg-5lSKY

Then get this DLC, if not....You're a sad and strange man and I no longer wish to speak with you.
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The Punforgiven
Posted: June 18
I can almost play Guile's theme with his MP.

10/10 would plow through all of Peacock's projectiles with a single move again
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PurplePonyPerfecti
Posted: April 10
The greatest DLC ever made ever.
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Buzzo
Posted: February 15
Can't spell husbando without Band.
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ThatDerpyTurtle
Posted: February 13
I have never been inclined to play a musical instrument until now
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Howdoyoufeel?
Posted: January 26
It's a man made out of trombones that quotes cowboy bebop.

This is literally everything I have ever wanted out of a character.
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Bumpy Chungus
Posted: January 10
Without this you can't play as Blacksploitation Big Band and thus miss out on the best in-fight dialog of the game.
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