Singstar the Wiggles
is probably a partnership made in heaven... Singstar meets The Wiggles and
with that said, boy, girls and parentsÖ I now introduce you Singstar the
As soon as we put the game in, we were treated to a very
Wiggles orientated interface that has been designed with children in
mind. At its core, Singstar the Wiggles is your standard Singstar
karaoke type game for the PS2 which requires the player to match their
words (or pitch) with words displayed on the screen.
in relation to The Wiggles, the beauty
of this Singstar game is that many children already know many of these popular
songs that grace this title, so even those who have trouble reading will
have no difficulty in picking up a microphone and start singing
immediately. Just be warned that you may need to wipe off the slobber
from the mics!
from the user friendly interface, the star of Singstar the Wiggles are
the 18 songs included om this release with favourites such as Hot Potato,
The Shimmie Shake and my favourite (blush) Wake up Jeff! To compliment
these songs, the player is treated to a variety of fun Wiggles videos
which consist of Anthony Field, Jeff Fatt, Sam Moran, Murray Cook and
even the original Yellow Wiggle, Greg Page. Want more colour? It's your
as the player is also treated to Dorothy the Dinosaur and Captain Feathersword.
though most children are not a fan of edutainment, a little aspect of
this genre exists in Singstar the Wiggles because children can link
words to the song which in turn assists with their reading. And then you have
the parents or even older children or young adults who have grown up with
the Wiggles, makes this title (donít laugh), the perfect party game.
Thankfully we tested this game with some of our younger relatives and
their friends and needless to say, it became like second nature for
them. They navigated the game quite easily, chose their tracks and even
Younger gamers may have some difficulties but fortunately
the game is quite lenient if they miss a word or hum part of the song
which still gets them through. In terms of other Singstar releases for
children, like Disney, there are no real changes to the core mechanics
but what made this so entertaining were the songs which are extremely
the point hey? Ok, you probably want to know what tracks are included in
this game and I must admit that the developers have done a pretty
impressive job to ensure that there is a great variety. Well my fine
readers, Singstar the Wiggles include the following 18-wiggly tracks;
Can You (Point Your Fingers And Do The Twist?)
Rock-A-Bye Your Bear
Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
Wake Up Jeff!
Captain Feathersword Fell Asleep On His Pirate Ship
The Monkey Dance
Get Ready To Wiggle
Dorothy (Would You Like To Dance?)
Ooh Its Captain Feathersword
Move Your Arms Like Henry
Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles!
Play Your Guitar with Murray
To Have A Tea Party
Here Come The Chicken
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Graphically, the title is apt on the PS2 with good quality videos and
clear text. It does have a slight dated feel to it but for the majority
of people who play the game, it should not impede in any way whatsoever.
Itís probably a good idea that Sony released this for PS2 first because
there are still millions of people out there with a PS2 and of course,
it does work on the PS3. Personally, if you are a PS3 owner, I would
wait until this version is released later this year but if you own a PS2
or canít waitÖ well, best buy this title now.
though this game has been designed for the younger gamer, adults will
get a kick out of this and as a family game or just for kids, itís
brilliantly entertaining. Iím surprised no one has thought of this idea
before. It may not offer much in terms of gameplay changes (none at all
really) to the Singstar franchise but as a concept, it works, especially
with the high quality songs and track listing. Recommended!