This is your chance that you have always been looking for. You have been assigned to a new up and coming band group, and must make them into the top chart poster boys/girls. But, that is easier said than done. You must be able to schedule them and plan their entire routines and days, and make sure that the buzz and fans don’t get tired of them. Everything from what they wear, how they act on stage, to the practice rooms they go to, all must be planned in exact detail. But, don’t forget: overwork them too much, and they just might suffer in the polls. So, here is your chance as the superstar band manager.
SuperStar Band Manager Tips for Beginners
SuperStar Band Manager is a very simple game. Much like an RTS game, you are given control of up to four band members, and you must work to turn them into complete monsters in the music world. To do this, you must nurture them to the best of your extent, as well as ensure that they get proper equipment and spotlight action to carry them throughout their time as stars. You must also manage their health, as well as keep them on the tips of the fans’ tongues without pushing them too much into the limelight. Balancing all of these things will be quite challenging at first, but they will get easier with time. But, there are also a few things that can help you speed up their progress faster than if you were to do it just on your own. Here are just a few tips and tricks to help you get more out of your choices.
Unlike many games, this one does not have a full on time limit. This means that, no matter how slow you take it, you will always be able to progress. As such, conserve your money as best as possible. Everything from booking a venue to finding a good practice spot will cost money. Because of this, you may accidently run out of money very quickly if you are only thinking of using the money for buying items and good venues.
Instead, start slow. At the beginning, make your band practice in garages and the like. This way, they will slowly gain more experience and talent, but it won’t break the bank. Same with performing venues. Each venue costs a lot of money, and if you don’t have the starting amount of people, you will end up not selling enough tickets to make your band be in the positive for when you have to do payments on the venue itself. Instead, try to only go for small venues, and work your way up. Make sure you are consistently selling out the smaller venues before moving on the larger ones. This way, you will never have to worry about making your money back on venues, and will always have positive revenue flow.
Taking Care of Band Members
As you progress through the game, you will have to deal with constant issues that will randomly pop up. Specifically, these events can be almost quicktime events, where they just happen, and a status affect appears. Some of these include tattoos not being liked, so the band member’s morale goes down, or vice versa. These different things need to be taken into account when attempting to help your band members to become better performers.
Making sure to gear them out properly is a huge point as well. The clothes and styles that you put them into can either hinder or propel them into stardom. Don’t go too abstract, or else it will only end in failure. Instead, try to keep it stylish, and keep track of how audiences react.
Lastly, make sure to keep the band members’ morale high when practicing. This can be done in a number of ways: Varying their practice regime, helping them by giving them bottles of juice, and allowing them to also focus on writing lyrics instead of mostly doing skill practices. Varying all of these different things up will ensure that they stay at the top level of practice and performance.
Make sure to take breaks
One last thing to remember is to vary up performing, practicing, and complete breaks. Although it may seem fun and all to just constantly keep performing and practicing, there will come a time where your band members will get extremely burnt out and tired of performing all day and night long. As such, keep a watch on their happiness and mental levels. If it gets to dangerous levels, you can send your band members onto a nice vacation at different locations. Just remember, these vacations cost a lot of money. As such, only do it at decent levels, and make sure the money is actually worth the payoff.
You can also just have them relax away, but they do not always give the best amount of rejuvenation. The main reason you will want to do this, you can do this for free. To do this, you simply just don’t assign them to do anything, and say that they are resting. Again, it is cheap, but not great for effectiveness.
SuperStar Band Manager can be played to however you would like, and at your own pace. But, these are just a few tips that will ensure that you get the most out of your time, energy, and resources. Remember, start slow. Taking your time is never a bad idea, as it conserves your money. Remember, spread out your time from relaxing to actual performing, to practicing, at an even rate. This way, you will have a very well-rounded band, that is able to do everything. Lastly, make sure to try to book smaller venues to sell out, to always ensure that you will always be in the positive when going forward after a week. With these tips, you should be all set to go to create the most amazing band ever. Good luck, and happy performing!