Hannah Montana Music Jam
Hannah Montana is played by the talented
Miley Cyrus, the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus who has her own Disney
television series which is extremely popular with the younger female
For those unaware of this television
series, Hannah Montana is a "rock star", however the girl behind Hannah
is actually Miley who attempts to keep this life separate as uses Miley
as a secret identity. The series generally revolves Miley attempting to
balance both these lives and prevent her friends or school friends from
discovering who her alter ego is.
This is where the game comes into play and
fortunately for fans of Hannah Montana, Disney have released Hannah
Montana Music Jam which allows girls to experience the world of this
popular character that contains a variety of music based mini-games and
even an adventure game as players become both Hannah and Miley.
The game is almost like "Sim" light in some
aspects as you must balance both aspects of your life by being awarded
hearts for keeping a good relationship with your family and friends and
receiving stars for performing as Hannah.
Once you have collected a set number of
stars and hearts, you can then proceed to the next level in an attempt
to beat your rival, Savannah Starr and at the end, you can then create
your own own music video.
The music aspect of the game is quite entertaining and is similar to Jam
Sessions where the gamer can play a variety of different instruments and
you need to hit the correct notes.
While in the adventure part of the game,
players must complete a variety of tasks that is extremely reminiscent
of the television series and contains some immersive mini-games such as
picking the correct "rock star" pose which is quite entertaining and
fans will simply adore.
The developers have also ensured that the
title contains a variety of girl orientated activities from hair styles
to a large gamut of different clothes that is available to music star
Graphically, the title is quite colourful and cartoony on the Nintendo
DS with well made gaming environments and some great character models
that look like their real world counterparts. Musically, the title is a
little lapsed in this area but does make good use of the Nintendo DS
system. The instruments also sound quite realistic as do the sound
effects which is littered throughout the game and gaming environment.
In conclusion, with the release of a variety of Hannah Montana DVD's
this month and next, the game is the next progression for fans that we
could happily recommended to the female gamer who is a huge fan of the
series. An interesting game with a variety of different gaming modes
will keep most kids entertained for hours upon hours as they attempt to
become Hannah Montana themselves. Definitely worth an investigation!