Guitar Hero Carabiner is a handheld portable electronic game based on the Guitar Hero series, and is developed by Basic Fun Inc, licensed through Activision and released in 2008.[1][2] The unit is shaped like a small guitar, and can be attached via a loop to a backpack or the like, similar to a carabiner. The unit includes 10 tracks from Guitar Hero and Guitar Hero II. The songs run for about 30 seconds except for the final song that is about 1 minute long.


The gameplay is similar to the Guitar Hero series; as notes on the screen scroll down, the player must hit one of five fret buttons on the device in time with the music to score points; unlike the other games, there is no strumming action that is needed to play each note. There is a whammy bar button to use on long notes. The screen is an LED screen placed where the strum bar originally was. The length is about 9 inches. There is a collapsible neck for easier carrying. The Guitar Hero Carabiner requires 3 AAA batteries. The volume has five notches, and the difficulties are easy, medium, and hard.

A second version of the Guitar Hero Carabiner was made, called Guitar Hero 2nd Edition Carabiner, featuring 10 more songs from Guitar Hero and Guitar Hero II.


Main article: Setlist in Guitar Hero Carabiner


Games of Guitar Hero
Main series
Guitar Hero - Guitar Hero II - Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock - Guitar Hero World Tour - Guitar Hero 5 - Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock - Guitar Hero Live
Band-related games
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith - Guitar Hero: Metallica - Guitar Hero: Van Halen
Spin-off games
Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s - Guitar Hero: Smash Hits - Band Hero
Guitar Hero Air Guitar Rocker - Guitar Hero Carabiner - Guitar Hero 2nd Edition Carabiner - Guitar Hero Arcade
On Tour series
Guitar Hero: On Tour - Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades - Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits
Mobile games
Guitar Hero Mobile - Guitar Hero III Backstage Pass - Guitar Hero World Tour Mobile - Guitar Hero (iOS) - Guitar Hero 5 (Android) - Guitar Hero 6 (Android) - Guitar Hero Live
Guitar Hero I & II Dual Pack (PS2) - Guitar Hero II & Aerosmith Dual Pack (Xbox 360) - Guitar Hero: On Tour & On Tour: Decades Box Set (NDS) - Guitar Hero III & Aerosmith Dual Pack (Wii)
Community mods
Guitar Hero Three Control Panel (GH3/GH:A PC) - GH3+ (GH3 PC) - Guitar Hero II Deluxe (GH2 PS2/Xbox 360) - Guitar Hero World Tour: Definitive Edition (GHWT PC) - Guitar Hero Deluxe (GH1 PS2)