Instructions to Set Up Guitar Hero World Tour for Wii
By Grahame Turner
Updated September 22, 2017
Guitar Hero World Tour is the fourth title in the Guitar Hero series, and the first released with a drum kit and microphone, in addition to the titular guitar. These additions were made in direct competition with the Rock Band series, which has had the full band set since the beginning. It is possible to get the game alone or with only the guitar if you'd prefer, but the full kit allows for more players and more fun!
The guitar comes out of the packaging in several pieces: the body, neck, strap and your Wii remote. Begin by slotting the neck into place on the body, where it will click into place. Flip the guitar over and find the neck lock located near where the neck and body join. Click that to the closed position, then remove the rear hatch for the remote by releasing its two plastic spring connectors. Remove any skins or protective cases from the remote. With the hatch removed, pull the white Wii connector cable out and click that into the back of the Wii-remote. Slide the remote into the body, fold the wrist strap into the provided cavity, then put the rear hatch back into place. Lastly, slip the guitar strap over the two strap posts.
The Guitar Hero microphone has a USB connection and ample cord to connect it to the Wii console. Take the USB connector end of the microphone and connect it into one of the two USB ports on the back of your Wii console. The USB connection will only fit one way, so don't force it—if it's not fitting, try flipping the plug over.
The drum kit also comes in several pieces. The drum kit is the most complicated of the three instruments. There should be two feet and a stand base—these three pieces make up the stand—as well as the set of drum pads, two cymbals, two plastic wing nuts, a pair of drum sticks, a kick pedal and the Wii remote.
The place to start is the stand—this is optional, if you plan to set the drums up on a table. Flip the stand base upside down—there are two knobs on the top side of them, point them at the floor. Insert the feet into position in the upright posts on your base. Set the base right-side up. On the back of the stand, there will be two levers you can use to adjust the height of the knobs—which are where you will attach the drum pads. Connect them now.
Take the kick pedal and set it between the feet of the stand. The kick pedal has a wire leading away with what looks like a headphone jack. On the back of the drum kit, there's a blue-ringed headphone port—plug the kick pedal into that. Find the two cymbal posts and their respective jacks. Slip the yellow cymbal onto the left post and clamp it down with a wingnut. Connect Find the port on the cymbal pad and attach the headphone jack to it. Repeat this process for the orange cymbal. Between each of the drum pads, there are two small paddles which you can flip out to store the drum sticks across the middle drum pad.
Finally, connect the Wiimote. Remove any protectors or skins from the remote. On the back of the drum pads, there's a housing for the remote. Push up on the corners of the housing faceplate, until the faceplate pops off. Pull the white Wii connector cable out and plug it into the back of the Wii remote. Fold the wrist strap in the provided cavity and place the remote in its slot. Push the faceplate back into place.
Grahame Turner has worked as a freelance writer since 2009 and a freelance reporter since 2010 for Wellesley Patch and Jamaica Plain Patch in Massachusetts. He also works part-time as a bookseller at the Northeastern University bookstore. He is a Northeastern University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in English.