Singstar Party Hits
Another installment for the highly popular Singstar
for the PlayStation 2 but can also be played on the
PlayStation 3, how's that for backwards compatibility. However for those
unaware of the Singstar craze or for those living on an island with Robinson Crusoe, Singstar is the
ultimate party karaoke game where players compete against each other for
highest musical score.
This is achieved by successfully hitting the
notes at the correct time and the player with the highest score wins.
With that said, the game also features duets modes and a variety of different
gameplay modes but best of all, this current incarnation features a
variety of new songs that will please all lovers of this popular genre.
It should be noted that in order to
play this game, you need to have a pair of Sony microphones which have
been exclusively designed for the PlayStation 2 but again, works on the
PlayStation 3. This game can be purchased with the microphones or
without, so even if you have never played the series before, it's a
great way to jump aboard.
The star of Singstar Party Hits is the
variety of different songs on this compilation that include Amy Winehouse, Blondie, Lou Bega, Plain White T's and even Wham, making this
one of the most diverse Singstars to date. So how do you play? Simple! Just
plug the microphones in and select a gameplay mode and begin singing,
it's that easy.
No matter how bad you sing, the scoring
system works by matching your words with the words from the "Real" stars
so you can sometimes get away by humming. Even so, this game is extremely popular
with a variety of both gamers and non-gamers alike as you sing up a
storm and have some great fun at the same time.
While you're singing, a video clip of the
song selected is shown in the background and the words appear on the
screen (similar to Karaoke), there is also a bar displayed too which
gives an indication of how long these notes should be sung.
Graphically, the title just displays a
music video and unfortunately the quality is only standard definition
but even so, it suits the title perfectly. Musically, the title is
amazing due to the variety of songs and artists contained on this
compilation with a total of 30 songs, including Australia's very own
Thirsty Merc and the Veronicas.
In conclusion, if you are a karaoke fan or love the
Singstar genre, this game is a must have and will increase your Singstar
collection with some great new songs. Best of all, this game can be
played by anyone and of course makes any party a star!