Singstar the Wiggles PS2 Review - wwww.impulsegamer.com -

Gameplay 8.0
Graphics 8.0
Sound 10
Value 8.5
Distributor: Sony
Classification:
G
Review Date:
June 2010
Reviewer:
James Wright

8.5


Singstar the Wiggles

This 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 Wiggles!

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.

However 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!

Apart 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. 

Even 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 sung together.

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 memorable.

Get to 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; 


Hot Potato
Can You (Point Your Fingers And Do The Twist?)
Fruit Salad
Rock-A-Bye Your Bear
Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car
Wake Up Jeff!
Captain Feathersword Fell Asleep On His Pirate Ship (Quack Quack)
Wiggle Bay
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. 

In conclusion, even 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!






 
 



   Games
   PlayStation 4
   XBox One
   PlayStation 3
   XBox 360
   PC
   PS Vita
   Wii U
   Wii
   3DS
   DS
   PSP
   Apple
   Casual
   Android
   Classics

  Movies
   Movies & IMAX
   Blu-ray
   Action
   Anime
   Comedy
   Crime & Thrillers
   Documentaries
   Drama
   Family
   Horror
   Kids
   Lifestyle
   Music
   Romance
   Sci-fi
   Sport

   IT
   PC
   Apple
   Hardware

   Information & Fun
   News
   Interviews
   Articles

   Tara's G-Spot
   Loren's Level
   Comics
   Books
   Mind & Body
   Music
   Competitions
   Community
 








 
 




Impulse Gamer is your source for the
latest Reviews and News on Video Games,
Entertainment, Pop Culture, Hardware &
More!

 


© 2001 - 2013 Impulse Gamer
 

 

About Us | Contact Us