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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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Overall:
Very Positive (95 reviews)
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I Need More Coffee
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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Blue Balls
Posted: January 6
BACK ON THE BEAT
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Toxic Atom™
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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LadudaDaDaDadulala
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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262 of 290 people (90%) found this review helpful
69 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2014
WARNING: May contain saxual content.
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71 of 76 people (93%) found this review helpful
14 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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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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52 of 57 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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62 of 74 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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45 of 55 people (82%) 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
25 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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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
33 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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34 of 41 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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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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