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After playing Singstar Rocks, my mum and sister had exhausted the songs to a ridiculous point as they had basically got full marks in all the songs that they were singing. This led to Singstar Popworld being introduced into the house, not being a particular fan of karaoke or pop, I wasn't that thrilled about the game, but it is a pretty decent game from a well known company.
The game is rated at 3 plus, as all you do is sing into a microphone so there is literally no chance of violence happening and the only way it could be explicit is the songs included, but from the ones that I heard, there was no swearing and where it was in the song, it is bleeped out always. I'm not sure what the price was when we bought this, but it must have been around £15, yet now it's decreased in price to around £8 online and it's quite hard to find in GAME stores.
You must also have the Singstar Microphones to actually play the game, and sometimes they are included with the purchase of Singstar games, they are always of good quality. I've had my microphones for a while, and they are really high quality as they haven't broken or been damaged despite being thrown in and out of drawers ove the years.
The game has a lot of varied pop songs, which right now would probably be classed as really outdated, but they are good for karaoke and most of the songs included are sung by well known singers/bands. It ranges from r n b style pop like Beyonce, to classic pop like Sister Sledge and apparently rocky pop like Good Charlotte, so there is a real variety of songs for those with different tastes.
Below is a list of the songs included and as you'll see most of them have been included on the radio or on a music channel at some point. You'll also see that some of the songs really don't fit into the Pop category and could be classed as another genre, but it seems ever Singstar games has a few random songs put in there.
Pieces Of Me - Ashlee Simpson
Sk8er Boi - Avril Lavinge
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Shut Up - Black Eyed Peas
What's My Age Again? - Blink 182
Bohemian Like You - Dandy Warhols
Paid In Full - Erik B and Rakim
Stacy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne
Love Machine - Girls Aloud
I Just Wanna Live - Good Charlotte
The Reason - Hobbastank
Stop - Jamelia
Eyes On You - Jay Sean
Super Duper Love - Joss Stone
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Kylie Minogue - In Your Eyes
Do Wah Diddy - Manfred Mann
Personal Jesus - Marilyn Manson
Obviously - McFly
These Words - Natasha Bedingfield
Roses - OutKast
Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
Kids - Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue
Father and Son - Ronan Keating and Yusuf
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones
Should I Stay Or Should I Go? - The Clash
Main Offender - The Hives
If you've played a Singstar game before, they look the same as the one before pretty much except the colours are much brighter, giving a "poppy" feel. Once again, you can still add the EyeToy to further enhance your gameplay, as you can now watch yourself sing, however it looks somewhat grainy against the clear designs that they have flying around you combined with the lyrics.
However, the display of the lyrics is well done as you can clearly read them but if you want to watch the video behind it to, they don't cover it too much. There is also clear bars as you are playing to show where you are hitting the right pitches, handy when you are competing against someone trying to get the highest score!
One handy feature they have added into this game is that now, if you own the previous Singstar game, Singstar Rocks you can switch that in and play it to without having to turn your console on and off. My sister liked this when her friends were round as it gave them further choice of what songs they could sing after they'd exhausted Singstar Popworld.
The only problem I have with the game is that there is little choice for modes. You can play by yourself, which is pretty dull unless you love to sing just that much or as a party mode. Usually the other mode is used when my mum and sister are singing against each other, but I have also seen it used when my sisters friends are round, and you can get into teams of two and battle against each other while passing the microphone round really quickly.
Overall, I thought that this was a good second game for the next in the series of Singstar games. It's well designed with a good mix of songs which do stick to the Pop genre fairly well, aside from a few exceptions. I would say that this is a pretty decent game for anyone who likes both pop music and karaoke.
This is great game, easy to set up and to use! I never have been one for karaoke but when I tried this at a friends house I was hooked and bought it the same day, I've taken it to parties etc since then and it always gets things going, A good laugh with friends! As with all the sing star games you must have the microphones in order to play but they are very simple to set up to work with the PS2.
This particular version features a variety of pop songs both old and new, there is definately something for everyone. The disk features:
Annie - Heartbeat
Avril Lavigne - Sk8er Boi
Beyonce - Cracy in Love
Black Eyed Peas - Shut up
Blink-182 - What's My Age Again?
Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
Erik B. And Rakim - Paid in Full
Fountains of Wayne - Stacey's Mom
Girls Aloud - Love Machine
Good Charlottw - I Just Wanna Live
Hoobastank - The Reason
Jamelia - Stop
Jay Sean - Eyes on You
Joss Stone - Super Duper Love
Keane - Somewhere Only We Know
Kylie Minogue - In Your Eyes
Manfred Mann - Do Wah Diddy Diddy
Marilyn Manson - Personal Jesus
McFly - Obviously
Natasha Bedingfield - These Words
OutKast - Roses
Robbie Williams - Let me Entertain You
Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue - Kids
Ronan Keating and Yusuf - Father and Son
Sister Sledge - We Are Family
Steppenwolf - Born to be Wild
Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual
The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
The Hives - Main Offender
Whilst the game is only designed for a maximum of 2 players, this is only because there are two microphones, we've had sing offs with 4 players where people share microphones, there are many different settings and options to choose from with duo's and vs's rounds also.
A great game to play with friends (or on your own)!
Singstar is a competitive karaoke game for the Playstation 2, which has now released more than twenty games, spanning a range of music genres and time periods, from pop to the 80s. More recently, they have also released compilation discs for ABBA, Queen and Take That.
The design of the box cover for Popworld keeps in tune with the theme of all previous games, and is an animated and colourful cover, although compared to newer releases, lack a sort of attention grabbing appeal. Nonetheless it is a good cover which is consistent to the series.
The game play is immensely straightforward. It is basically karaoke but the game makes it competitive by scoring you on a number of criteria, such as pitch and rhythm. Whilst singing, coloured bars on screen guide you as to how high and how long to sing a note to, so even beginners can have great fun trying to sing along to the hits!
In addition to single player mode, there is battle mode (for two players), pass the mic (for up to 8 players), duet (where two people sing together not against each other) and free play (just karaoke and no scoring!). I personally love Battle Mode the most as it gives the game an edge and induces competition and laughter.
Whilst you sing, the official music video for the song is played in the background, but if you have an Eye-Toy, you can plug it in and watch yourself sing (and dance?) to the song!
Here is the track list to the game, containing 30 songs:
* Annie - Heartbeat
* Ashlee Simpson - Pieces Of Me
* Avril Lavigne - Sk8er Boi
* Beyonce - Crazy in Love
* Black Eyed Peas - Shut Up
* Girls Aloud - Love Machine
* Good Charlotte - I Wanna Live
* Hoobastank - The Reason
* Jamelia - Stop
* Jay Sean - Eyes on You
* Keane - Somewhere only we know
* Manfred Man - Do Wah Diddy
* McFly - Obviously
* Natasha Bedingfield - These Words
* Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You
* Ronan Keating & Ysuf Islam - Father and Son
* Sister Sledge - We are family
* Steppenwolf - Born to be Wild
* The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go?
* The Hives - Main Offender
* Tom Jones - It's not unusual
* Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
* Marilyn Manson - Personal Jesus
* Joss Stone - Super Duper Love (Are You Digging On Me?)
* Fountains of Wayne - Stacy's Mom
* Robbie Willams & Kylie Minogue - Kids
* Erik B. and Rakim - Paid in Full
* Kylie Minogue - In Your Eyes
* Blink-182 - What's My Age Again
* Outkast â?" Roses
I personally LOVE a bunch of these songs such as Avril Lavigne's Sk8r Boi, Hoobastank's The Reason, Keane's Somewhere only we know and Black Eyed Peas' Shut Up, which also has some rapping!!
There are also some songs I don't mind singing but don't particularly like and then there are a bunch that I just DO NOT LIKE, and will not sing along to, and will skip if I get it during Party Mode, and these are: Good Charlotte- I just Wanna Live, Robbie Williams- Let Me Entertain You (I don't know why it just doesn't appeal!), The Hives- Main Offender and Erk B. and Rakim- Paid in Full...
As you can see, a majority 75% and more are songs that I can sing along to, making this a superb Singstar disc to own and play along to!! I have spent way over 50 hours on the game (not all in one go of course) and can safely say I am still not bored!!!
This game can be purchased for around £15, but if you shop around online, or in game stores with a Bargain bucket, I'm sure you can get this for a lot lower!
This is perhaps THE BEST Singstar game with the best track list out in the UK. I personally love a majority of the songs and can sing along to them for hours on end without being bored, just trying to top that high score...
However, there will be songs on here peoples DON'T like, and everyone has different music tastes, so make sure you Youtube the songs or something before purchasing to find the Singstar game that suits you!!!
Unleash the Singstar in YOU and get this game!
A couple of Christmases ago I got a pink PS2 which came with a Singstar game, (Pop World), and the microphones. To be honest at the time I just wanted the pink PS2 and I didn't think I would play Singstar really but now I love playing Singstar and I have about five different ones. (Because this is the Singstar edition I got with the mics etc I will cover the mics and adapter in this review).
Singstar is a game for the PS2, (they do some for the PS3 now as well). You need the microphones as well and the USB adapter so you can attach them to the PS2 via one of the USB ports on the front of the console.
The aim of the game is to sing-along and try to match the pitch of the original recording which plays along at the same time. You will quickly discover that Singstar is not about sounding good and in fact to get a good score you will sound rather awful and funny at times which is all part of the fun
I must admit that every time I have seen some-one have their first go they are always really reluctant to give it a go but they have all ended buying a Singstar game themselves.
The USB connector is really cool as it will work in your PC, (you will need some kind of software to make them work), and it has standard 3.5ml jack sockets, (on things like amps etc).
The microphones are really good quality and very heavy. The only mics I have found of comparable quality cost a minimum of £15.00 each. Each mic is colour coded, (you get one with red trim and one with blue trim), and they plug into the corresponding coloured socket on the USB adapter. The mics pick up sound really well without picking up too much background noise. They feel good in your hand as well which adds to the whole rock star feel. (You can set the volume for the mics using the PS2 controller).
As with most of the Singstar editions, (there are loads like 80s, 90s, legends etc), there are good and bad songs. Now while you might not choose to listen to the rubbish ones normally it can be quite funny to have a go at singing them and even funnier to watch some one else do them!
There are 30 songs on the PopWorld edition such as Beyonce - Crazy in Love, The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go and Blink 182 - What's my Age Again. As the name suggests the songs on this edition are mainly Pop songs making this one of my least favourite editions of Singstar. The mix is reasonably good and if you are a Pop fan then you would probably love this. I have to admit watching men sing along with Beyonce is one of the funniest sights you will ever see!
There are several modes to keep you entertained including solo acts, duets, battles, (where 2 people sing the same song and compete for points), and freestyle where you are not scored at all.
All the songs are accompanied by the original videos, (if the song had one in the first place), and you will get colour-coded lyrics and bars across the screen showing if you are matching the pitch or not.
There are 3 difficulty settings but generally we only use the easy setting as it's hard enough for us!
You can pick this edition up with the mics and adapter from Amazon for £33.03 new and £19.94 used. Without the mics for £8.85 new and £7.99 used and just the mics and adapter for £13.49 new and £9.99 used.
I would defiantly recommend this game to anyone. As I mentioned earlier everyone I have introduced this to has gone on to get their own copy!
A few weeks ago I dug out my old PS2 after buying some cheap games at the car boot sale, Singstar Popworld being one of them and was so impressed I felt I had to share!
The presenters of the T4 programme 'Popworld' do the introduction. not very well I might add! Fortunately this can all be skipped over which is great, I hate games where you need to sit through 5 minutes of dialogue before starting to play.
The version of the popular Singstar series focuses on more 'poppy' songs rather than trying have something to suit all tastes, which is what earlier versions of the game tried to do. Songs include; Beyonce - Crazy in Love, Kylie Mingue - In Your Eyes and Girls Aloud - Love Machine. For people into older pop songs there is Manfred Mann - Do Wah Diddy Diddy and Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual. A great mix of songs!
The objective of the game is to sing along, karaoke style to the warblings of the 'biggest names in pop!' Different game modes allow you to challenge your friends, practise rapping skills and play team games. You can also sing as a solo artist, as a duo or in a group. I prefer to sing as a group that way somebody hides my out of tune screeching!
The game is very easy to navigate and simple to follow. The objective of the game is to sing along, using the special microphone to the songs. Points are awarded for hitting the right note and matching the length of the notes. It is possible to cheat by humming along, but this is not in the spirit of the game! We also found that it is impossible to hit some of the notes! I couldn't match a lot of the male singers notes and my husband had difficulty with the female singers.
What I also liked about the game is that the original artists and videos were used for the songs. It made the game a bit more realistic and we almost felt we were 'popstars' too!
In ideal game for the whole family to play. We sometimes play after having a few shandies, it adds a whole new slant to the game!
Singstar party is yet another release in a great line of games.
As always it contains 30 new songs taken from the pop charts, some of the best ones being Beyonce - Crazy in Love, Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You and Sister Sledge - We are family.
There is a short video introduction from T4 not really sure what the point of it is but hey it's there anyway.
The gameplay has been expanded yet again on this one.
Firstly with the introduction af rap mode, which I personally wasn't a fan of as rapping is a concept that I just don't understand but some of the younger players loved it.
Secondly the introduction of Medley mode. This means that the courus of several songs are played one after another and you sing your way through them. This is a great idea for when you can't decide what song to sing or you don't want to sing the whole song. It's also good for songs you don't know too well as the corous tends to be the part of the song everyone remembers so you tend to know that part.
It's another quality game is a great series.
For all those of you who would like to know the full track listing is:
1. Annie - Heartbeat
2. Ashlee Simpson - Pieces Of Me
3. Avril Lavigne - Sk8er Boi
4. Beyonce - Crazy in Love
5. Black Eyed Peas - Shut Up
6. Girls Aloud - Love Machine
7. Good Charlotte - I Wanna Live
8. Hoobastank - The Reason
9. Jamelia - Stop
10. Jay Sean - Eyes on You
11. Keane - Somewhere only we know
12. Manfred Mann - Do Wah Diddy
13. McFly - Obviously
14. Natasha Bedingfield - These Words
15. Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You
16. Ronan Keating & Ysuf Islam - Father and Son
17. Sister Sledge - We are family
18. Steppenwolf - Born to be Wild
19. The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go?
20. The Hives - Main Offender
21. Tom Jones - It's not unusual
22. Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
23. Marilyn Manson - Personal Jesus
24. Joss Stone - Super Duper Love (Are You Digging On Me?)
25. Fountains of Wayne - Stacy's Mom
26. Robbie Willams & Kylie Minogue - Kids
27. Eric B. and Rakim - Paid in Full
28. Kylie Minogue - In Your Eyes
29. Blink-182 - What's My Age Again
30. Outkast - Roses
Personally I love singstar alltogether! I think it is a really fun game for everyone to play. I played it non-stop at a new years eve party once becasue playing multiplayer is really fun and very funny! Its simple to use and easy to play (depending on how good you are!) You can choose duet or battle with multiplayer or just go solo if your brave! Popworld is a great singstar game as it has songs for all audiences! It has avril lavigne, girls aloud, Ashlee simpson, marilyn manson, everyone! It gets all ages singing, and maybe dacing at the same time! Even tho its only a two player game, the rest of the party will sure to be dancing and laughing watching the game take place. Whether your a singer or not - this game is a fantastic party goer. Throw the best party ever with the singstar games!
For those who have never played this game then you are missing out on so much fun. Once you buy this game or any of the other singstar games with the microphones, then you don't have to buy them again as they work with all the games; unless of course you want more than two.
This game is basically karaoke but in the comfort of your own home, and is great for those of us (me included) who can't sing but would love to get up on stage and belt a song out. This version is as the title suggest full of pop songs, based on the popworld programme. However the overall format of the game is exactly the same as all the rest.
Personally this game is not for me as im not into pop songs and i have other favourite versions, however although i wouldn't buy it its still fun to join in and play it with a group of friends.
This is a fantastic game to have for christmas, birthdays and just plain simply the special occasions in life! You can bring the family together and sing around and have lots of fun or even have a girly night in and sing along to all the tunes!
This game is a family game so you can have all your little children singing along too looking as cute as they do :) The game has modern day songs, classic songs. If you were born in the 90's then this is the game for you. It is based on the T4 show of Popworld so it goes more for the teenagers however its been out a while now so therefore the songs are a little older then todays music. In Short, this is a great game and a great addition for the singstar collection for you. I highly recommend this game. Songd that are included are as follow's:
1. Annie - Heartbeat 16. Ronan Keating & Ysuf Islam - Father and Son
2. Ashlee Simpson - Pieces Of Me 17. Sister Sledge - We are family
3. Avril Lavigne - Sk8er Boi 18. Steppenwolf - Born to be Wild
4. Beyonce - Crazy in Love 19. The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go?
5. Black Eyed Peas - Shut Up 20. The Hives - Main Offender
6. Girls Aloud - Love Machine 21. Tom Jones - It's not unusual
7. Good Charlotte - I Wanna Live 22. Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
8. Hoobastank - The Reason 23. Marilyn Manson - Personal Jesus
9. Jamelia - Stop 24. Joss Stone - Super Duper Love (Are You Digging On Me?)
10. Jay Sean - Eyes on You 25. Fountains of Wayne - Stacy's Mom
11. Keane - Somewhere only we know 26. Robbie Willams & Kylie Minogue - Kids
12. Manfred Mann - Do Wah Diddy 27. Eric B. and Rakim - Paid in Full
13. McFly - Obviously 28. Kylie Minogue - In Your Eyes
14. Natasha Bedingfield - These Words 29. Blink-182 - What's My Age Again
15. Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You 30. Outkast - Roses
So you can see what kind of songs are availible and these have all the lyrics to help you along! This is priced between £6.99 and £14.99 you can find this in many places ebay, amazon,game and play.com etc! x
Played this over the weekend with 6 other people. I have now ordered the game today as it was such a good laugh. I am one of them people who has never done Karaoke before, and have never been tempted, until playing this game!
This game was fantastic, and such a laugh. As you sing along to the song, you are given points and comments are made about how accurate to the real song you are, with comments such as "cool" "great" "awful" "bad" If you are a bad singer then it makes the game even funnier, so don't be afraid to give it a go. I sang a Rick Astley classic and sounded like a strangled cat. You can then listen back to the song and hear how good or awful you sounded.
Brilliant to do with the family or your friends. I think you do better if you have had a few drinks before hand, as builds your confidence!
This was the first singstar game that I bought, and was certainly not the last.
This game is easy to use, and can be bought in packages with mics for about £35 or without them for about £15 depending on where you shop. It's a good idea to have a memory card as it takes time to input teamplayers names each time. Also, in order to have high score tables and such like it's a necessity.
The game opens on some presenters from Popworld. It's painfully forced and needs skipping each time you switch the PS2 on. But this is easy enough to do, so it's not a problem.
Once on the main screen there are many different variants of game-play. You can play on your own, as a two singing songs together to get the highest score possible, as a two competing individually for the top scores, or in groups of up to 8 people.
In individual or two player game-mode, you choose the song that you want to sing, decide if you want to play the full song or just half of it, and then get singing!
In the group mode, there are different rounds, such as first to 5000points, singing a medley and so forth. Each time has a certain amount of skipping disks, which means they have a slight choice about the songs that they don't want to sing. However, unlike the two-player mode, you cannot choose the song you want to sing, just skip (for up to 5 turns) the ones you don't.
A row of bars hovering above a musical score appear on the screen with either the music video or your face (if you're using EyeToy) in the background. The words are underneath all this and they change colour as you sing them. You are prompted as to when to begin, and whether blue or red (the two different team colours) is meant to be singing at that point.
In order to help you to sing better, the notes that you are singing are shown in relation to the bar (which shows what you are supposed to be singing) and so if you go too high or too low, you are told!
At the end of each line (usually about 7-10 words) you are told whether you've done perfectly, well, badly, or awfully and this continues for every line that you sing.
You gain points for singing in tune, for holding notes, and for hitting special notes which twinkle as you sing them.
At the end of the song, your score is shown alongside your status, you need 900 out of 1000 in order to be classed as a 'Singstar' but with practice it's easy.
It is possible to cheat with this game by simply humming along instead of doing the words, but so long as you play with an honest crowd, or don't take yourself too seriously, it's fine.
Also, there are some notes, such as in McFly's Obviously, which are impossible to hit because they are so low, but if you sing up an octave or two, you can still hit it, even though you are singing a much higher note.
The game is suitable for any ages, provided that they know the songs. It's a great game to play when you're a little tipsy with friends, and is equally good when you tee-total. There is a really wide range of songs, from the well known to the slightly obscure, and for men with really deep voices, to the operatic ladies. It's simple to use, and for those who like to compete with themselves, it's a great opportunity to play about, though be warned, you won't improve your singing voice!
More rounds in the group version would make the game more fun, as would the ability to play with more than 8, as in a larger party sitation, people end up having to wait around for their turns and they can get bored.
In the early versions of the Singstar games there was a slight problem in the range of tracks offered as they tried to please as wide of an audience as possible and hence the range of songs meant that there were always a few that you did not like or were damn near impossible to sing such was the high pitch required. Recent versions of the game have tended to focus on one particular genre and this means that those who enjoy the games can pick the version that most closely matches their personal musical tastes. Popworld lands in the former bracket rather than the latter, it has a wide range of songs from a quite diverse listing some of whom I did not recognise from the track listing.
I have long been a fan of this series of games as they are an ideal time to get a few friends around, open a bottle of wine or three and belt out a few songs not really caring how bad you sound.
For those new to this format of game the objective is to sing along and match the tone and length of the notes being performed, the closer the match the higher the score you achieve. There are a number of different formats that you can play whether singing solo, a duet mode or in a group.
It should be noted that as with all games in this series you can actually achieve a high score without getting the words right indeed all you have to do is hum along to the right length of note and pitch and you will rack up the points however this is not ideal preparation for Pop Idol and in my opinion defeats the whole point of the game. It has long been a weakness of the game and something that you just have to accept and rly on peer pressure for those who try to cheat.
This particular offering has a pretty good range of songs to choose from, my personal favourites include the quite excellent Tom Jones classic Its not Unusual as well as a couple of songs which are excellent in a group from Girls Aloud and Black Eyed Peas although the range required from the latter song makes it quite difficult. It is not all fluffy pop though with contributions from Blink 182, The Clash and the Dandy Warhols.
The sound quality on the game is of the usual standard which is high for those new to the game and the original artists feature on the game as well as providing the videos for their songs so that you can better capture the mood of the song.
This is a good game although for some the wide range of the 30 songs may not make it as attractive as some of the later versions such as Rock or 80s which are the ones I prefer.
Available at Amazon for £34.98 if you want the two microphones to be able to play the game or £14.98 for the game alone if you already have the mics.
Complimenting the acclaimed SingStar range with a fresh new look and a broad contemporary song selection, SingStar Pop includes 30 new tracks, with songs from superstars including original artists such as Avril Lavigne, Jamelia, Keane, Robbie Williams and the Black Eyed Peas. Pass the Mic and Duets return, along with new original features. Rap Scoring lets MCs gain extra points as you battle against your crew to see who is the master of the mic! In Medley mode, short segments of five different songs are strung together, challenging would be pop stars to think fast and score high before the tune changes. In addition, SingStar Pop incorporates brand new voice filters that can be used in Playback Mode to distort and enhance players' vocal performance. SingStar Pop includes two microphones for multiplayer singing, and is also EyeToy compatible for players to actually see themselves singing within the game.