Singstar the Wiggles
time for PS3 owners to experience Singstar the Wiggles which is
just in time for Christmas. As opposed to the PS2 version which
contained 18 tracks, the PS3 version contains 26 and supports high
definition which is a treat in itself. So with that said boys and
girls... and parents, it's time to reintroduce you to the Wiggles in
Singstar the Wiggles!
the PS2 game, 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 PS3 which requires the player to match their
words (pitch, timing and rhythm) with the words displayed on the screen.
Younger gamers may have some trouble reading some of the words so you
might need to keep that in mind.
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!
the user friendly interface, the star of Singstar the Wiggles are the 26 songs included
in 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. There is even a Christmas song included
called Go Santa Go... great timing.
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
gamers may have some difficulties in keeping up with the beat 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 26-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
Move Your Arms Like Henry
Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles!
Play Your Guitar With Murray
To Have A Tea Party
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
I'm Dorothy the Dinosaur
The Shimmie Shake!
Wags The Dog Is Chasing His Tail
Hot Poppin' Popcorn
Dorothy (Would You Like To Dance?)
Ooh Itís Captain Feathersword
Go Santa Go
Here Come The Chicken
Over In The Meadow
Singstar the Wiggles looks great on the PS3 with vibrant colours, sharp
images and awesome videos to watch. Unlike the PS2 version which had a
dated feel, the PS3 version is far superior, thanks to its HD support.
Whether it's the Wiggles themselves, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain
Feathersword or any of the characters, it looks great on the PS3.
At the end
of the day,
even though this game has been designed for the younger
gamer, some adults will also get a kick out of this as it's 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.