Singstar ABBA for PS2 is one of the latest
Singstar titles to arrive on this console that unlike previous versions,
revolves around the classic pop group ABBA. Although ABBA have taken a
back seat when it comes to music in the 21st century, the songs from
this Swedish band are still quite popular and one only needs to look at
the movie Mamma Mia to experience this never ending phenomenon.
this said, the biggest problem of ABBA is that you're either a fan or
you're not which means this title is also targeted towards fans of the
band. With this in mind, Singstar ABBA on the PlayStation 2 features 20 of
their greatest and most popular hits that fans of the band will simply
adore as they sing these songs.
For the uninitiated, Singstar is an interactive karaoke experience which
allows the user to either sing solo, duet or battle to various songs
with this installment of course revolving around ABBA. There's even an
option called "Pass the Mic" which allows you to play with up to eight
other players and is one of the best party games available on the PS2.
Thankfully, the lyrics are displayed on screen and you are awarded
points as the game matches your words with the song. In its essence, the
title is a timing and harmony game that uses music. Needless to say, the
Singstar franchise is one of the most popular games available on this
console and nothing has changed with this latest edition to the series.
The most annoying aspect of Singstar ABBA on the PS2 is that there are
only 20 songs available and most Singstar games generally contain around
30 songs. If you're a fan, tracks such as "Dancing Queen" or "Money
Money Money" is the worth the admission price alone, however if you're
not, you will probably give this game a miss.
Compared to other Singstar
games, the songs are quite slow and even the most challenged of Singstar
players will have little difficulty in mastering this title which may
not be a bad thing for some.
At the end of the day, Singstar ABBA is not for everyone and I hope Sony
continue to target certain bands with their new games. Sure, a
mixed compilation of different bands is great and does offer variety but if you're a lover of the
band and in this review "ABBA", than you're definitely in Singstar heaven.
Singstar ABBA is here
and I'm hoping that we'll one day see other rock bands such as "Queen",
"U2" or even "Elvis Presley". It's good to see Sony go
out of their comfort zone.
Singstar ABBA Song List
"One Of Us"
"Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
"Take A Chance On Me"
"Summer Night City"
"Does Your Mother Know"
"Thank You For The Music"
"I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do"
"The Name Of The Game"
"Knowing Me Knowing You"
"The Winner Takes It All"
"Money Money Money"