This is a good alternative to opting for the more expensive game that is out there. My grandkids love it and play with it a lot. It's a good buy...and with the economy...this is a good choice if you opting not to buy the more expensive games...I have the one by you know who...but, I wanted something for the grandkids when they are at their mom's house...they are very glad to have it. The instruments - e.g. the bat, controller, etc. are very comparable to the higher end stuff. Lacks a 5 star rating as this game cannot be upgraded with additional games...you-get-what-you-get when you get it!!! But there are about 6 games in the set itself for a little over xxx...so not bad as games for the "other units" are $20-$50 .