|BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!|
|Developer(s)|| Bushiroad International (Global)
Craft Egg, Inc (Japan)
Mobimon Inc. (TW)
Kakao Games (KR)
|Platform(s)||iOS and Android|
|Released||March 16, 2017 (JP)|
September 26, 2017 (TW)
February 6, 2018 (KR)
April 4, 2018 (WW)
|Genre||Adventure, Rhythm, Music|
BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! (バンドリ！ ガールズバンドパーティ！, Bandori! Gāruzu Bando Pāti!) is a rhythm game released for iOS and Android, based on the BanG Dream! franchise. It was published by Bushiroad and Craft Egg and was released on March 16th, 2017 for iOS and Android devices.A of the game was released on September 26, 2017. A of the game was released on February 6, 2018. An English version of the game was announced in September of 2017, and was released on April 4, 2018 with an early release in Singapore on March 29, 2018.
BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! is a free to play rhythm game which features two modes, Story mode and Live mode, and the members of the five main bands: Poppin'Party, Roselia, Afterglow, Pastel*Palettes, and Hello, Happy World!.
There are two types of Live modes for players to choose from: Free Live and Multi Live. There are a total of seven note types: Simply tapping the icon, tapping and holding down the icon, flicking a note in any direction, tapping two icons simultaneously, tapping and sliding a certain direction, and tapping a golden note which will activate one of your member's skill. The players are tasked to tap circles properly according to the rhythm and type of note in order to receive score. When you miss a lot of them, the game will fail, and you will not receive rewards. Depending on the player's results, they will be able to receive rewards like practice tickets or gems to use for training and reading cards.
In Free Live, players are free to choose to play songs from the current discography without the limit of an in-game regenerating energy system, although the game does have in-game regenerating boosts.
In Multi Live, players are put in teams with other randomly chosen players in real time where they play a Live together for the highest possible score. Instead of only getting your score, the total of all scores are put together. To join a Multi Live, you can either create your own or enter someone else's room. There are four options for rooms: Anyone, Regular, Veteran and Master. Regular requires a minimum of 70,000 Band Power. Veteran requires a minimum of 120,000 Band Power. Master requires a minimum of 180,000 Band Power.
Once you are in a room and the team is completed, all five players will vote on the song. The song won’t be chosen based on number of votes; the song candidates will be chosen completely randomly. You can also hit the button next to Select, “”Random””. If everyone abstains, the game chooses a random song for you. After the song has been chosen, everyone selects their difficulty and the game will start. The Live will follow like a Free Live, except with the addition of other player's main member's skills activating and the Fever Bar and not being able to pause. Unlike in Free Live, players can still continue playing even when their life bar reaches zero, although it will significantly reduce their score per tap.
The Fever Bar is a bar that triggers at a certain point of the song you're playing and if every player fills up their Fever Bar, the time that the Fever lasts will give 200% bonus points for every note hit.
When the Live ends, you'll see the separate scores earned by each player and the total score you achieved together. Playing in Multi Live mode will help grant more higher level item drops and more EXP points, although this depends on which type of room you join.
The game features a Live Boost system instead of an energy system that multiples all of your rewards by 5, which includes the amount of coins, items, Event Points and EXP. One Boost will be recovered every 30 minutes to a maximum of 10 Boosts, previously only 3 Boosts, but you can use Stars to regenerate whenever you need them and the Boosts recover whenever you level up “once you are past a certain level.” You can use 50 Stars to regenerate 3 Boosts, or 100 Stars to regenerate 10 Boosts. The maximum of Boosts you can have are 10+99.
Each card is one of four available attributes:
- Powerful (Red Fire)
- Cool (Blue Moon)
- Pure (Green Star)
- Happy (Orange Smile)
The attributes don't make a difference in the score you get in Live, but they are used for Event bonuses if you use a certain type and specific shards of the attribute are required to Train your members.
There are three types of stories: the Main Story, the Band Stories, and the Event Stories.
- For the main story, see here.
The main story has you, as a New Staff, work at the live house CiRCLE, a newly formed live house, trying to find girl bands to perform there for an event. You and your co-worker Tsukishima Marina first meet Poppin'Party and Marina asks for them to help find other girls band, specifically four main bands that she's had her eye on: Afterglow, Pastel*Palettes, Roselia, and Hello, Happy World!.Throughout the story, you and the members of Poppin'Party will try to recruit the bands. Each story is fully-voiced with each member's voice actress, and in order to unlock new chapters the player must either rank up or wait for new chapters to be released.
The main story continues from the end of the first season of the anime BanG Dream!
Each band has a separate story that has no relation to main story.
- For Poppin'Party's band story, see here.
- For Afterglow's band story, see here.
- For Pastel*Palettes' band story, see here.
- For Roselia's band story, see here.
- For Hello, Happy World!'s band story, see here.
- For Event Stories, see here.
With every event, there is a story to accompany it. Each story is composed of an opening, five chapters, and an ending.
The Band Edit screen allows you to make teams to use during Lives. Here you can:
- Switch out members of pre-existing teams.
- Create new teams.
- Rename your teams.
- See how much health they provide.
- View their current Band Power, Performance, Technique, and Visuals.
- The option to have the game automatically make teams for you either based on the Band, attribute, both, or based on just card stats.
- The option to clear the entire team to make it a blank slate.
In the costume screen, you can change the costumes the girls wear when appearing as cameos and when appearing as chibis during Lives. You unlock a new costume with every 3★ and 4★ card you get of a character.
In January of 2018, each band recieved new costumes that were distrubuted to players after the 1.13.1 update.
In the practice screen, you can level up your cards either using single tickets, double tickets, triple tickets and premium tickets that provide different levels of EXP for the card. Premium Tickets are available as event ranking rewards or through Exchange using Michelle Stickers.
|Image||Type of Ticket||Amount of EXP|
|Single Ticket||500 EXP|
|Double Ticket||2000 EXP|
|Triple Ticket||5000 EXP|
|Premium Ticket||10000 EXP|
Each card has a max level cap, and when untrained 3★ and 4★ cards reach their cap they have the ability to be trained and unlock 10 more levels.
|Card Rarity||Max Level Untrained||Max Level Trained|
In order to use the training function, you must have a 3★ or 4★ card that is max leveled and a specific number of shards that belong to the same attribute of the card you wish to train along with a specific number of miracle crystals.
After training, the card will receive and +10 level cap limit and increased stats.
Here, you can increase the skill level of a card, increasing a skill level will increase the duration of the skill (scorers and plockers) or increase the amount of health that you'll gain (healers). You can use any cards to skill level up any card you want but using a duplicate of the specific card will give more skill exp. You can also use Skill Tickets which the game gives 30 after you update your version from 1.4 to 1.5 and you can buy them at the exchange shop for 30 Michelle seals.
|Image||Type of Skill Ticket||Amount of Skill EXP|
|Skill Ticket (Single)||1 EXP|
|Skill Ticket (Double)||5 EXP|
|Skill Ticket (Triple)||30 EXP|
|Skill Ticket (Premium)||200 EXP|
Aside from the basic function of letting you see what cards you have, in the member list you can also view the two episodes that each card has, switch between the untrained and trained art of a card, and view the card art without the stats.
To view the episodes, you must tap on the card whose episode you wish to view and click one of the two buttons on the bottom. Through unlocking each episode and reading it, you can earn more gems and will also increase the card's stats. The amount and type of shards you'll need will vary by the card's rarity and attribute.
|Card Rarity||Shards for Episode and Stats Earned||Shards for Special Episode and Stats Earned|
|1★||10 S Shards and +100 For Every Stat||50 S Shards, 25 M Shards, and +200 For Every Stat|
|2★||100 S Shards and +150 For Every Stat||400 S Shards, 150 M Shards, and +300 For Every Stat|
|3★||300 S Shards, 100 M Shards, and +200 For Every Stat||1800 S Shards, 1200 M Shards, 300 L Shards, and +500 For Every Stat|
|4★||500 S Shards, 300 M Shards, and +250 For Every Stat||2400 S Shards, 1600 M Shards, 400 L Shards, and +600 For Every Stat|
In the exchange, you can purchase items using Michelle Stickers that you receive from trading in duplicate cards. There are a variety of items you can buy using Stickers, such as practice tickets, shards, miracle crystals, coins, or a Gacha ticket. You receive more Stickers with higher rarity cards.
|Card Rarity||Michelle Stickers|
It's important to note that every week there is a limit of how many of an item you can buy, and each week the limit resets on Monday.
The gacha is used to scout for and obtain cards using Stars as currency. The gacha features cards of the 2★, 3★, and 4★ rarities. Gaining higher rarity cards help increase your score.
To reach the gacha page, swipe through the rotating banners until you see the featured gacha banner or tap on the gacha button next to the band and story buttons. When you reach the page, you'll reach the main page which has the main gacha.
Head Start Gacha
- Beginners only.
- Available for one week after starting the game.
- Features 2★ and higher members.
- Get a guaranteed 4★ with 10 plays.
- Gacha rates are same as main gacha rates.
The main gacha contains the 2★ and higher members with the spotlight members having higher drop rates. It uses the Star currency. There are three options to choose from:
- The first one costs 2500 Stars and you play for 10 cards in the current gacha. In this option, there is a guaranteed 3★.
- The second option costs 250 Stars and you play for 1 card. In this option, there is no guaranteed rarity card.
- The third option cost 60 paid Stars and you play for 1 card. In this option, there is no guaranteed rarity. You can only do this type of play once a day.
The percentage rates for the rarities are:
And as of 10th of March 2018 the percentage rates changes to:
Type Drop Boost Gacha
This gacha features 2★ and higher members, with the featured type having higher drop rates. It is usually made available mid-events to end (or close to end) of events.
★3+ Ticket Gacha
The ★3+ Ticket Gacha contains only 3★ and 4★ cards. To scout, you'll have to use Gacha Tickets which can only be bought through the Exchange using Michelle Stickers. Using the Special Gacha tickets, you have the options of using one ticket for a single play or using 10 tickets for 10 plays. The Special Gacha has it's own rarity percentage rate, which you can see below:
Special Set Gacha
In the Special Set Gacha, you can scout for 5 or 10 members, depending on the event gacha. You have to use 1500 free stars for the 5-member gacha for 3 times, but 1500 paid stars for the 10-member gacha for 2 times. In both gachas, you will receive either 2x Boost Refills or 1 Triple Skill Practice Ticket.
Dream Festival Gacha
- For more information, see Dream Festival.
4★ Guaranteed Gacha
In this gacha, you have to use 2500 paid stars to do one play of 10-member scout with a guaranteed 4★. These scouts usually appear at xxx Million Player Celebrations.
Miracle Ticket Gacha
In this gacha, you have to use 2500 paid stars to do a normal 10 gacha plays. Through this, you can acquire a 4★ Miracle Ticket that can be exchanged for a 4★ of your choice. It is said to come back everytime the game celebrates its anniversary.
The game features a total of 25 characters from the five bands in game.
- See here for complete list of songs available in Girls Band Party!
- See here for complete list of General Elections held for the game.
World Items and Miscellaneous Items
- For complete list of items, please refer here.
Buying and Changing Band Equipment
At the Edogawa Music Store, you can purchase band-specific equipment to place inside of CiRCLE to boost their member's strength. Specific equipment will work only on specific bands and only one of each type can be equipped at any time. The equipment can be leveled up.
|1||1,000 Coins and 10 S Shards||2%|
|2||30,000 Coins, 100 S Shards, and 30 M Shards||2.5%|
|3||50,000 Coins, 300 S Shards, and 100 M Shards||3%|
|4||100,000 Coins, 500 S Shards, 300 M Shards, and 100 L Shards||3.5%|
|5||300,000 Coins, 1000 S Shards, 500 M Shards, and 300 L Shards||4%|
|6||500,000 Coins, 500 L Shards, 30 Miracle Crystals and certain Band Rank ||4.5%|
Buying Flyers, Posters, and Cover Songs
At CiRCLE, you can buy the cover songs released in-game along with the band flyers and posters you unlock after reading their respective chapter in their story. You buy the cover songs using Tone Crystal earned through reading stories, you can buy the flyers and posters using Coin and shards. Like the equipment, you can level up the posters and flyers to have an increase to the stats of the band's members.
|1||2,000 Coins and 10 S Shards||6%|
|2||50,000 Coins, 300 S Shards, and 90 M Shards||7%|
|3||100,000 Coins, 900 S Shards, and 300 M Shards||8%|
|4||300,000 Coins, 1500 S Shards, 900 M Shards, and 300 L Shards||9%|
|5||500,000 Coins, 3000 S Shards, 1500 M Shards, and 900 L Shards||10%|
Buying Food Items
At the Cafeteria, you have the option to purchase food items. Each item provides a boost to a single attribute, and leveling up the food increases the boost.
|1||2,000 Coins and 10 S Shards||1%|
|2||50,000 Coins, 300 S Shards, and 90 M Shards||3%|
|3||100,000 Coins, 900 S Shards, and 300 M Shards||5%|
|4||300,000 Coins, 1500 S Shards, 900 M Shards, and 300 L Shards||7%|
|5||500,000 Coins, 3000 S Shards, 1500 M Shards, and 900 L Shards||10%|
Using Michelle Monaka To Buy Decorations
At Arisa's home (Ryuseido), you can buy more items to increase stats of specific attributes. However, instead of food, you can purchase decorations to place in the Cafeteria. Like the food and equipment, levelling the decorations will increase the boost.
|1||5 Monaka and 2,000 Coins||1%|
|2||7 Monaka and 50,000 Coins||3%|
|3||10 Monaka and 100,000 Coins||5%|
|4||15 Monaka and 300,000 Coins||7%|
|5||20 Monaka and 500,000 Coins||10%|
Limited Time Items
When important events occur for the franchise or during holidays, in-game rewards will be released to celebrate. These are only released during a certain time and will never come back, so it's best to get them while they're available.
How To Switch Out Items
Switching out items is fairly simple. To switch, simply press this button and scroll through the type of item you wish to replace. This where you can switch out the items that were there by default to the ones you had bought.
Titles are tags that you can place on yourself to show who you are in small little ways. Titles show up when you match up with others during Multi Lives, and show up in the event rankings. The current titles available are:
- For list of all events, go here. Alternatively, you can also go here.
- For list of normal events, go here.
To access the Event page, swipe through the rotating banners in lower left side of the main screen to find the event banner or underneath the Multi Live button on the Live page. Each event generally has the same mechanics, where you earn points by playing Live which lets you unlock the event rewards and places you in the even rankings.
From the event rewards, the cards available to unlock will be the event's 2★ and 3★ event cards, Stars, shards, and Michelle Monaka.
Badges can be earned by playing lives, you can exchange those badges for items such as Shards, EXP tickets, Coins and Michelle Monaka which is located at the left side of the event screen next to the event story or the exchange option in the Band screen.
There are three main ways to increase events points:
- Getting a high score and combo will slightly increase your points.
- Each event has a featured attribute and featured members, and if you make a team that contains these featured attribute and members there will be an increase in points. If you use the featured attribute, there will a 20% increase with each card with the attribute in your team. If you use the featured members, there will be a 10% increase in each card with the member in your team.
- Using Live Boosts can also help increase the points you earn per song, and up to three boosts can be used per songs. Using one boost can multiple your points by 5 times then your normal points, two boosts can multiple your points by 10 times than your normal points, and three boosts can multiple your points by 15 times than your normal points.
It's important to note that you must meet certain requirements to gain any event points, and if you don't then no event points will rewarded to you.
- For list of challenge live events, go here.
This event type was introduced in the "When the Flowers Bloom" event, where Challenge Points and Challenge Lives are introduced.
While the player can still earn points through normal Lives, the player also gains Challenge Points (CP). You use them to play in Challenge Live, where you can play one the three designated challenge songs for score ranking on that event. It uses the following amount of CP: 200 CP for the normal amount points, 400 CP for twice the amount of points, 800 CP for four times the amount of normal points. In Challenge Live, the player will be able to pick between three songs to play, with at least one new song in the list. The new song will only be available in Free/Multi-lives after the event ended.
Maximum band power during Challenge Live includes the overall stats of the card plus area item bonuses plus band bonuses. Band bonus is a +20% to overall stats of the card if it matches the attribute and another +10% if it matches a boost member.
A new parameter for maximum band power during Challenge Live was introduced during the Growing Up Sisters! event. If a card matches the member and the attribute, it will get +50% to a certain stat (either Performance, Visual, or Technique).
- For list of VS Live events, go here.
This event type was introduced in the "Always Halloween! For Kokoro" event, with a twist on Multi-Lives.
In Band Battle, the player joins either of the following rooms: Event Music Room or the Select Music Room. In the Select Music Room, it follows like a normal Multi-Live, except the players are competing against one another for the amount of event points and the amount of Medals earned. With the Event Music Room, it follows the Select Music Room, except the song is always the new event song, and the player's score in this room will calculate their Score Ranking for the event.
With the Medals earned from the Band Battles, they can be used in the Medal Gacha where players can earn Live Boost Drinks, Skill Tickets, and other rewards. However, Medals from each event don't carry over to the next one.
- For list of live try events, go here.
This event type was introduced in the "Neo Fantasy Online -The Journey-" event, with the addition of Try Targets.
The player proceeds with the event as normal, however they can earn more points by completing Try Targets. Each Try Target follows one of the five categories: Score, Life, Accuracy, Combo, and Cooperation. Each category has fifteen different Try Targets, with ten in the normal and five for the Expert Try Targets.
The Try Targets vary for each event, but some Targets might require specific requirements such as a song being a certain level or the amount of Perfects the player gets in a Live.
Bushiroad International Pte. Ltd (Global) and Craft Egg Inc. (Japanese) is actively releasing new features for the game. The Global version is several updates behind from the Japanese version. Note, this list will only mention new features and will not count minor version releases (e.g, version 1.11.xx or 1.12.xx) or mention any OS or app specific bug fixes.
Bold text indicates current version of the respective server.
|Version History (Global and Japanese version)|
September 19, 2018 (JP)
August 10, 2018 (JP)
Global version changes
This is a cumulative update from version 2.0.0 to 2.3.0.
July 10, 2018 (JP)
October 11, 2018 (WW)
Action Mode is like Lightweight Mode, but when you switch to Action Mode, you will be able to turn off a few more of the “distractions” that occur during lives.
June 20, 2018 (JP)
May 9, 2018 (JP)
April 9, 2018 (JP)
(Note that WW has had the second to last feature since launch. Aside from the song filter and 2.0 costumes added, and app icon and title screen change, none of the other feature updates have yet been implemented.)
-- March 15, 2018 (JP)
-- July 2, 2018 (WW)
December 8, 2017 (JP)
|1.12.0||No new features, just bug fixes.||
November 20, 2017 (JP)
|1.11.2||Initial version for iOS and Android release for Global.||April 2, 2018 (SG)
April 4, 2018 (WW)
Japanese version changes
Global version changes
|March 29, 2018 (WW)|
November 9, 2017 (JP)
||October 17, 2017|
||September 20, 2017|
||September 11, 2017|
|1.0.0||Initial version for iOS and Android release in Japan.||March 16, 2017|
For a list of cards, go here.
- Japanese Official Sites:
- English Official Sites:
- Taiwanese Official Sites:
- Korean Official Sites:
You can download the game from here:
|Japanese||iTunes||Google Play||Android APK|
|English||iTunes||Google Play||Android APK|
|Taiwanese||iTunes||Google Play||Android APK|
|Korean||iTunes||Google Play||Android APK|
|BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Navigation|
|Main Article||BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!|
|Bands||Poppin'Party • Roselia • Hello, Happy World! • Pastel*Palettes • Afterglow|
|Cards||Poppin'Party Cards • Afterglow Cards • Pastel*Palettes Cards • Roselia Cards • Hello, Happy World! Cards|
|Events||Event Lists • Event Timeline • Event Types • Event Attributes • Event Bands|
|Guides||Girls Band Party! In-Depth Guide • GBP Beginner's Guide|
|Miscellaneous||Motto! GaRuPa Live! • Loading Screen Comics • Multi-Live Emotes • LINE Stickers • Area Items • Login Bonus • Track List • Previous Campaigns|