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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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Very Positive (94 reviews)
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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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Xorph64
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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Calamity Blaster
Posted: January 6
BACK ON THE BEAT
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Toxistance™
Posted: December 31, 2015
It's like Jojo's Bizarre Adventure with Music
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BLACKxMETANK
Posted: December 27, 2015
We have ever played games with musical influences, we have games with metal style, pop style, hip hop style, but what about jazz ?

Ride the tuba with this DLC playing as the "Big Band".

A powerful fighting machine seeking vengeance against crime trough sax and punches.

- Great voice.
- Over-powered combos.

JOIN THE BIG BAND !, and purchase it today.
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Sizzy 02
Posted: December 24, 2015
"The world is full of obvious things" one of them is if you should get Big Band or not
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Neon
Posted: December 1, 2015
GIANT STEP
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paindoyté
Posted: November 27, 2015
TUBATUBATUBATUBATUBATUBATUBA TU-BA!!!!














doot doot
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Alanas-Senpai アラン
Posted: November 9, 2015
I hate playing againts him..
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pepper time
Posted: November 1, 2015
honk honk
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Chuck
Posted: October 4, 2015
Giant Tuba Man is my new main. Much better if you like to ♥♥♥♥ on people's hopes and dreams. Especially if you're up against a Filia main. I hope every Filia main gets the shortest straw in every future matchup they'll ever be in. But really it's about the fun. The fun in screwing over Filia mains. I really hate Filia.
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IWPCTPIMM
Posted: September 21, 2015
The world is full of obvious things
And big band is obviously good
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ActiveGreen
Posted: September 12, 2015
honk
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Steven Magnet
Posted: September 1, 2015
More like Big Bang
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DovahMatt
Posted: August 24, 2015
Best character. Hands down.
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Baberham_Lincoln
Posted: August 17, 2015
This game, is easily my favorite 2D fighting game. Characters are memorable, lovable, unique. Over just an amazing game.
But I have one issue, on one character.
I get why Beowulf is fast and strong, considering he is a pro wrestler. A little OP, but not much. I can handle that, and he is fun to play as.
However, this CAN NOT be the case with Big Band. He is easily the stongest character in the game. That, combined with his almost unblockable, lightning fast attacks, is not a good mix. You might think, that sounds like a fun time to play as. I'll tell you what. He is a pain to verse, and difficult to control.
Big Band is TOO fast. I have such a hard time controlling/fighting him.
I know that it would be a big fix, but it would ballance out his characteristics.
Parasoul, super slow, but not that strong, more airials, and range.
Cerebella, super slow, but a freaking powerhouse, mid-range attacks,
Beowulf, basically the Little Mac of SSB4, in Skullgirls... Minus the side B suicides. Super fast, strong, and one heck of a hype builder.
Big Band, unfair.... That's it.
I think if his speed was redused to a more reasonable pace, much like Cerebella or Parasoul, it would be a fair fight.
But that could just be me.
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Laso.GZ
Posted: August 9, 2015
You'll probably buy this because Big band as CPU rapes you.
You probably think tht you would rap3 CPU with Big Band.
You'll probably will get rap3d faster playing as Big Band than any other character.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: April 10
The greatest DLC ever made ever.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 27, 2015
We have ever played games with musical influences, we have games with metal style, pop style, hip hop style, but what about jazz ?

Ride the tuba with this DLC playing as the "Big Band".

A powerful fighting machine seeking vengeance against crime trough sax and punches.

- Great voice.
- Over-powered combos.

JOIN THE BIG BAND !, and purchase it today.
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261 of 289 people (90%) found this review helpful
68 people found this review funny
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0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2014
WARNING: May contain saxual content.
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70 of 75 people (93%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
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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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64 of 73 people (88%) found this review helpful
44 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 1, 2014
He doesn't suck but he sure does blow
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51 of 56 people (91%) found this review helpful
38 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: April 5, 2015
You can't spell Husbando without Band.
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61 of 73 people (84%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: January 8, 2015
In all honesty, best waifu.

See you space cowboy.
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44 of 54 people (81%) found this review helpful
28 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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49 of 63 people (78%) found this review helpful
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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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28 of 30 people (93%) found this review helpful
32 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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33 of 40 people (83%) found this review helpful
17 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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31 of 37 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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30 of 36 people (83%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: February 24, 2015
The saxiest man I know.
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30 of 39 people (77%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: January 15, 2015
"Should I buy this DLC?"
"The world is full of obvious things."
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: November 9, 2015
I hate playing againts him..
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
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.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
Posted: June 24, 2015
is big band op? the world is full of obvious things.
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19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: November 25, 2014
It's pretty much Robocop, except replace his robotic features with instruments.

10/10 Would Blow.












On his Brass...............
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: November 27, 2015
TUBATUBATUBATUBATUBATUBATUBA TU-BA!!!!














doot doot
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
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Posted: March 20, 2015
honk/10
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