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I don't think many youngsters nowadays will be aware of the Singstar game - too many games have taken over such as 'Just Dance'. Back in the old days when we all owned a Playstation 2 (a slim one if you were lucky enough!) owned or wanted to own singstar. It was a must have game when I was younger and if you didn't have it - you simply weren't cool. We still bring this out when we have our pre-lashing sessions and it gives us endless giggles. It turns into a game of fun not point scoring when you get drunk though. Usually it is supposed to be a much more competitive game - but I've never used it for this reason except to unlock songs on the High School Musical version. Since the first Singstar came out, there has been loads of expansions I guess you would call them. You can now buy CD's which are specifially bands, american, british, 90's and so on. I have also come across High School Musical and disney versions which are fun if you grew up in the 90's listening to those songs in your favourite films. Each expansion has different songs under the title genre which I like because you can pick the right songs for your mood without changing disk after every song! Myself and my friend between us own all of them which is quite lame but its so much fun and something we always do when we're together. I brought my first ever game with the two microphones which are required for game play. One has a blue band and the other has a red band - these match the 'team' colours on the screen. If you're playing alone you just pick which ever controller you want. The microphones have an adapter which plus into the controller slot (be careful not to loose this because without it you can't play the game!). The games cost around £15 pre-owned on PS2 now and in my local game store they don't sell them brand new unless you are after the PS3 version which I haven't tried. Neither my brother or boyfriend will let me near their precious consoles with a ridiculous non-violent or football related game. I have managed to sneak other games in there - but me attempting to sing is deafening. The games can all be brought alone or with the microphones which is quite handy. I wouldn't like to think I had to buy one specific game just for the microphones - I'd rather have the choice of owning just one game with them! There are a few modes of game play, this means you can edit your game depending on your use. For example if you're alone, with a friend, girls night in or a party - each will want a different mode! From my memory the modes are solo, duet, verses and party. There is no option to play the game competitively like with guitar hero where you need to unlock songs by playing well etc. Speaking of which I want to re-buy guitar hero, I loved that! Each of the modes acts differently. I prefer party mode as this is one of the only times it gets used. You can split into two teams (red and blue based on the mic colour). We always do winner stays on and it can end up in some serious competition! You basically choose a song and the game picks the team member to play the song. The teams points are added up based on the notes they hit throughout the game. When it comes to picking the song, the screen is like a jukebox and you can scroll through the album artwork and pause on the cd to listen to the song. I quite like this feature and its very similar to the iTunes layout where you can flick through all of your songs. You then choose the short or full version of any song and play. If you're undecisive then you can do a medley which is a bunch of songs which they think are good together and you sing a shortened version of each of them in a row. On the song you have bars going across the screen. You need to sing in tune in order to hit these bars and you get bonuses if you reach a certain number of notes hit in a row. The screen has blue and red bars top and bottom so be careful to watch your own bars not the other persons. The music video to the song is playing behind which I like because it means you can sort of watch it whilst you're singing so you don't get bored. The scores are displayed at the top and lyrics at the bottom so don't worry about knowing the words - we certainly don't half the time! I find the funny part to be seeing the scores because everyone on your team will be egging you on when they look and your loosing or winning. At the end of the song it tells you you're score. Depending what you get they name you. I've been 'tone deaf' or 'rockstar' a few times - proud. This game is excellent if you're wanting something to bring some fun to a party, pre-drinks, night in or just by yourself really. We don't get it out much anymore but in 8/9 years it has been well loved and will remain in the family. I really recommend this to anyone willing to have a good time, you won't regret buying it and even if you do? Just bring it out when you're drunk!
Thought as I have reviewed most of the Singstar games in my collection I may as well review the rest and this one is the original. The singstar games are designed to get those vocal chords working singing along to numerous tracks and getting scored on how good (or bad lol) that you are. All you need is a playstation 2, the singstar game and 2 singstar microphones which you attach using a USB converter. The songs on the original game include: Liberty X--Just a Little Mis-Teeq--Scandalous The Darkness--I Believe in a Thing Called Love A-ha--Take On Me Pink--Get the Party Started Jamelia--Superstar Motorhead--Ace of Spades George Michael--Careless Whisper Avril Lavigne--Complicated Petula Clark--Downtown Sophie Ellis Bextor--Murder on the Dancefloor Daniel Bedingfield--If You`re Not the One Carl Douglas--Kung Fu Fighting Rick Astley--Never Gonna Give You Up Westlife--World of Our Own Ricky Martin--Livin` la Vida Loca Bill Withers--Ain`t No Sunshine Madonna--Like a Virgin Roy Orbison--Pretty Woman S Club 7--Don`t Stop Movin` Deee-Lite--Groove Is in the Heart Sugababes--Round Round Elvis--Suspicious Minds Busted--Crashed the Wedding Village People--YMCA Good Charlotte--Girls and Boys Blondie--Heart of Glass Dido--Thank You Atomic Kitten--Whole Again/Eternal Flame Blue--One Love This version of the game is slightly different to the others on single player you go through an xfactor style audition and then sing at gigs and then bigger concerts and you gain more points as you play. This can get a little boring on your own though and it gets better when you get your friends involved. You can sing together or duet and play up to 7 friends (8 people can play including you). It an entertaining game fun for everyone who likes a good singalong. The original music video plays in the background which is great and you can adjust your mike volume accordingly so you can blend into the background if you want. Recommened to all singing stars out there.
Singstar is a staple in most party sessions I've been to, ranging from pre-drinks before going out to a full on, night long session with the game. I'll be reviewing the game as a whole rather than the individual sets that you can get, as I haven't played them all. I haven't played it on the PS3, only on the PS2, so I don't know if the game play differs greatly or whether they're all about the same. Singstar comes in many forms, from an exclusively Disney version to one that only has Bollywood songs on it. Each different 'expansion' has a selection of songs from the title genre or the title band (for instance, there's one with solely ABBA songs on it). Amongst these, you also have more general 'party' expansions, which include a variety of hits based around a theme, such as a summer party. The songs can range from the random and not really known to smash hits such as Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You. All in all, every disk has a large variety of songs; more than enough for everyone at the party to sing along to something that they like! It comes on PS2 and PS3, and each game retails for about £15 - £20, depending on what's included. Game play is rather simple - when you buy your first singstar game, you need to get one with two microphones included (otherwise you can't play, simple as that). These plug into an adapter which is supplied and goes into your controller port, and away you go. You use the controller still to control the selection on screen, pick a mode, pick a song and start singing! I've always played this round friends houses at a party so we always play in team mode, however you can also play solo if you're on your own. Once you've selected everything, the song starts to play and you'll see the music video start in the background of the screen, with musical bars coming across the front of it. On these bars, when you need to sing, the 'notes' and the length of them will appear and you'll see the words at the bottom of the screen that you need to sing. If you're singing with another person, you'll have a split screen, with the blue persons notes at the top and the red at the bottom. The different song modes in team game are what really make this game a total party hit. You can chose from the preset list of mini game modes or change it up to how you want it to be played. There are 7 rounds to choose from, and a lot of selection! We always start with a battle, a game where two members of opposing teams take up their mikes and sing a song, with the winner being the one who has the most points at the end of the game. This is quite hard to win as you have to make sure that you are perfect throughout the song and unless your opponent makes a mistake you won't get a lead! Next we go for first past the post, a simple game where the song plays and the singer who reaches 5000 points first wins. There are also the traditional duets, done either between the team members or between opponents, and 'pass the mike' where you select a song and every member of the team has to sing - but you have to pass the mike mid song, which can lead to frantic shouting if you're not where you're meant to be! You can also play micro-medleys or straight medleys (like they sound - micro-medleys are snippets of lots of different songs, medleys are longer parts but still different songs mixed up) but we tend to skip these game modes as not everyone knows all the songs. The large selection of songs and game modes really mean that this song is an eternal party favourite, even among those who don't necessarily like singing. You can make the game harder or easier by choosing a different difficulty level - easy, medium or hard - which affects how the singing is scored. During songs with rap sections (for instance, Black Eyed Peas 'Shut Up') you have a 'rap meter' which scores how well you rap off the lyrics - it's much harder than it sounds! We couldn't work out how it was scored, though it must be off of the timing and flow of your rapping. There are also parts where you have to 'freestyle' the singing (I think this is mainly where the singers go a little off kilter on the track!). I would thoroughly recommend this for anyone who's planning a party - just have a look at the tracks on the different expansions and pick one to suit your tastes. Then mike up and sing to your hearts content!
If you own a PS2 and you don't yet have Singstar then get onto Amazon and buy this game, because it will provide you with endless hours of amusement over the festive period. When you purchase his particular game comes on Amazon it comes without microphones and it is £9.99. Microphones can be picked up for around £16 and you will be able to use then with the whole Singstar disk collection. I first started playing this game (that resembles karaoke) with my university friends. It become something of a ritual... singstar and wine would start every night out. We even hosted a Singstar party, where all our friends came together and battled against one another singing in teams - what a night that was! My university days are now well and truly over, but I still love this game and I think it's the perfect way to start a night out, to play during a party and to have fun with during a night in with the girls. The aim of Singstar is to sing as well (or as badly) as possible. You can sing solo, you can sing a duet with a friend, you can go head to head with your mate, or you can compete in a team. Once a song has been completed you get rated... rates include - "wannabe," "lead singer" and the prestigious "singstar" rating. The good thing about this game is that you can also sing a melody of songs to keep you on your toes and there is also a pass the microphone feature - this has resulted in endless amounts of fun. The reason I'd recommend this particular game to anybody who hasn't already purchased Singstar is because it has lots of different tracks on it, there is something for everyone on here. ************ The track list ************ Liberty X - Just A Little Mis-Teeq - Scandalous The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love A-Ha - Take On Me Pink - Get The Party Started Jamelia - Superstar Motorhead - Ace Of Spades George Michael - Careless Whisper Avril Lavigne - Complicated Petula Clark - Downtown Sophie Ellis Bexter - Murder On The Dancefloor Daniel Bedingfield - If You're Not The One Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up Westlife - World Of Our Own Ricky Martin - Livin La Vida Loca Madonna - Like A Virgin Roy Orbison Pretty Woman S Club - Don't Stop Movin' Deee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart Sugababes - Round Round Elvis - Suspicious Minds Busted - Crashed The Wedding Village People - YMCA Good Charlotte - Girls And Boys Blondie - Heart Of Glass Dido - Thank You Atomic Kitten - Eternal Flame Blue - One Love I think this disk has a great mix of 70's, 80's and 90's pop, as well as a few more obscure tracks for alternative music fans. If you are planning a New Year's party this year then buy Singstar... you won't be disappointed!
Singstar was the first in what is now a large series of games for PS2. At the time of its release singstar was rather different to the other games out there, in that instead of the standard PS2 controller a microphone was used. Singstar is a game for up to eight people that includes several different modes of gameplay. You can play solo, sing a duet, compete in a vocal battle, build a singing career in the career mode or party as you play in teams. There are 30 tracks to choose from so there's something to suit everyone's tastes and most songs can be sung in either short or normal version. Whilst you sing the lyrics are displayed on screen and your vocals are judged. Once you finish the song you are given your score and a rating based upon your score. This ratings range from singstar to tone deaf. Singstar is a game that is most fun when played with more people which is what makes it ideal for parties. Singstar can be enjoyed by people of all ages and is a great source of fun.
What an invention, competitive kareoke in the comfort of your own home, fantastic. Pop the disc in, plug in the microphones, select a track and sing your heart out. Simple? Yes, oh but how much fun! Pick a song from a list of tracks, it doesnt matter which, there are varying skill levels so as to make you feel a bit more commfortable when singing the power ballads, and wow your friends as you earn that king of pop status. Battle against your friends in different modes, including rap battle mode, particularly fun after a few drinks! There is a team battle aswell which provides hours of laughter, whereby team members take it in turns taking on different styles of songs in different modes to out-sing the opposition. A duet mode also entertains and allows the competitive edge to subside for a few moments as you and your friends can combine forces to become the next Sonny and Cher. I recommend you go out and buy this or at least put it on your "things to do..." list.
My flatmate bought this specifically for when we have friends round on a friday night before we go out, we now have pretty much every disk there is and it always gets us ready for hitting the town. It doesn't matter if it's just the guys that are round as there is the competition element to it to keep us wanting to play or if you have a mixed bunch of people, everyone will eventually get up and sing and whats more enjoy it. The amount of times people have come over and refused to play at the start are the ones you can't tear off the mic at the end of the night, everyone knows its a bit of silly fun and as long as you don't take yourself too seriously then you'll enjoy playing this. Just whatever you do don't listen to yourself using the playback function - you sound nothing like you wish you did :) I would never play this unless part of a group though, just not my kind of thing for single player.
I love this game!!! What could be better than to turn your playstation 2 into a karoke machine. We bought the pack thats comes with the two mics awell which costs about £35.99. Its great for partys and girlie nights in with a bottle of wine its been a hit every time we have got it out. Its so simple to get started simply plug the mics into a usb port, out the game in, enter your name and pick your song and your away. There are various diffrent game setting you can sing solo, as a duet, you can become a star in star maker mode or challenge your friends in party mode. The game itself is quiet simple to follow as you sing as bars appear on the screen along with the words which tell you how high, low, long or short a note should be. and the is a counter at the top which addes up your points.
Think you can sing, why not test yourself against what your playstation thinks. This is what happened when this game was released for the playstation 2 and still available for £14.44 on amazon you can still easily try this. Singstar has gone to sell thousands of copies and so many different versions have come out after this such as anthems and rock ballads. This version available on amazon does not include microphones so make sure you buy them seperately and you must also know this is the set list of songs on disc: Liberty X - Just A Little Mis-Teeq - Scandalous The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love A-Ha - Take On Me Pink - Get The Party Started Jamelia - Superstar Motorhead - Ace Of Spades George Michael - Careless Whisper Avril Lavigne - Complicated Petula Clark - Downtown Sophie Ellis Bexter - Murder On The Dancefloor Daniel Bedingfield - If You're Not The One Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up Westlife - World Of Our Own Ricky Martin - Livin La Vida Loca Madonna - Like A Virgin Roy Orbison Pretty Woman S Club - Don't Stop Movin' Deee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart Sugababes - Round Round Elvis - Suspicious Minds Busted - Crashed The Wedding Village People - YMCA Good Charlotte - Girls And Boys Blondie - Heart Of Glass Dido - Thank You Atomic Kitten - Eternal Flame Blue - One Love A massive song list and with some old songs in this game, along side some newer songs such as good charlotte - girls and boys there are songs for everyone in the family and families can compete and listen to themselves after playing, leaving themselves a laugh after it. Sing alone, as a duet or go for glory in career mode and find out how good you are but make sure you play this game at least once. Especially fun at parties or gatherings.
Singstar is a game that you can play on a lot of consoles including Playstation 2, and everyone has heard of it seen as it has got a lot of press. The name of the game reflects what you have to do in the game, and that is to sing. You can either buy the game on its own, or buy in as a package in which you will recieve microphones to play the game, otherwise you will have to purchase these seperately. Without a doubt you need a microphone to play this game, as when you sing, the game matches your singing to the songs and rates you on your performance, and thus, gives out points, which are used to declare winners of a game. There are many in-games that you can play with SingStar, and you dont have to sing on your own if you dont want to. Others can play, and you can even sing together in a duet. One thing that I dont like about this game is the fact that the songs you sing are very limited, and so after a while of playing the game, it can become a bit boring. As I said, you can play this game on most platforms, and in my opinion, the SingStar for Playstation 3 is a lot better as it features more songs, and enables you to do a whole range of other things, but thats another review. I love playing this game with friends but not on my own as it is a bit embarrising.
As a fifteen-year-old in 2004, I was thrilled when Sony released Singstar for the Playstation 2. It meant that I no longer had to play dodgy platform games or horrific shoot-em ups, but I could now experience a game that was perfect for parties with my friends. I bought Singstar pretty much as soon as it came out, as a stand-alone game (I had Singstar Party as a bundle pack already). I can't remember how much I paid for it as I got it on ebay, but it was in great quality and a lot cheaper than it was in the shops. Straight away I invited 7 friends round (you can have up to 8 players at a time), and we all crowed round the TV with the eye-toy in front of us to enhance the game even further. We opted for the party mode which has two different game types: best of 3 - get the highest scores for the 3 songs selected for the competition, and pass the mic - a game based on rounds where you have singing challenges such as duets, battles, solos and more. If you were to play the game as a single player, you can choose sing mode which just allows you to pick whichever song you like and sing it to get a high score, or star maker mode, which is a more like a story mode where you have to complete a series of songs to get to the next level and eventually become a singstar. If you choose to use an eye-toy, you get an okay quality feedback of the footage it shoots of you singing, and you can play clips back later should you wish to watch yourself struggle to hold a note, or reach an impossibly high one. If you decide not to use an eye-toy, or you do not own one, you can watch the original music video to the track whilst singing along - though this can often be quite off-putting as you aren't looking at the words as frequently. In order to obtain a high score, you have to try and hit the notes as perfectly as possible, and you can see whether you are doing this by how perfectly your note fits on the pitch and timing indicators on the screen. Hitting a golden note and sustaining it also gives you more points (these are the ones that are recorded if you use eye-toy). There is a "playhead" which is located at the top of the screen, which displays how far you are through the song and how much longer is left, and you can also keep track of your score in the top left corner of the screen. I found the game easy to navigate as the menus are very clear and obvious, and I liked the modern yet simple colour scheme and design. The videos are also good quality considering when the playstation 2 was developed, and the advances we have had since. The sound is also great quality as all 30 tracks are original recordings, so you don't have to put up with dodgy re-recordings by less talented session artists. The tracklist for Singstar features: Liberty X - Just A Little Mis-Teeq - Scandalous The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love A-Ha - Take On Me Pink - Get The Party Started Jamelia - Superstar Motorhead - Ace Of Spades George Michael - Careless Whisper Avril Lavigne - Complicated Petula Clark - Downtown Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Murder On The Dancefloor Daniel Beddingfield - If You're Not The One Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up Westlife - World Of Our Own Ricky Martin - Livin' La Vida Loca Lemar - 50:50 Madonna - Like A Virgin Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman S Club - Don't Stop Movin' Deee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart Sugababes - Round Round Elvis - Suspicious Minds Busted - Year 3000 Village People - Y.M.C.A Good Charlotte - Girls And Boys Blondie - Heart Of Glass Dido - Thank You Atomic Kitten - Eternal Flame Blue - One Love Though some of the songs are somewhat dated in that they relate to talent competitions of the time, or bands have split up since, there is something for everyone, as dads and older brothers will love Elvis and Motorhead, whilst mums and little sisters will like Dido and Busted. Singstar kept me occupied when I was younger as well as entertaining my friends, and I still have people over to play it now - which is often even more fun as alcohol is involved now! I would highly recommend it to anyone who has a playstation 2, and although I have never played it on a playstation 3, I'm sure the basic principles of the game remain unchanged, and therefore it would be good fun on there too. (As written for Ciao.co.uk)
Ok - so most people will be shocked to find that I do NOT think this is a Kareoke game.... It is far better. Yes you have mic's and sing songs, but you have to hit the notes right to get points. This makes competative play a lot of fun, but i have noticed some people craking under the pressure. It is a very competative game because everyone wants to prove they have a better voice than their mates don't they? Most games come with two mic's to allow competative play - however most of the games are just add ons without mic's. Obviously you can't play this without a mic or two.... We played this game at one of my New Years Eve parties and what was meant to be an hour or so of singing before moving on to other games became a night of fun, drunken singing. Really fun game!
This is a great edition to the family games selection. suitable for most ages providing they can read/know the songs. But.. for me this is a must for a girls night in/out. My Saturday night out is not complete unless it starts at home with a few drinks and a few rounds of singstar. This is a great all round addition to the range with something for everyone. The feature where you can swap to a different singstar disc without having to restart the ps2 saves time. The best thing is being able to turn down the microphones without losing the volume of the music. Another good feature is the playback mode, making yourself sound like a robot or a chipmunk has never been so funny or cringey! This is the game that will get played in most situations time and time again. The different levels mean you can make it harder as you get better. If you could make your own compilation discs for the ps2 it would make it an even better experiance for me!
This was the orginal singstar to come out, and one of my all time favourites. It costs around £40 thats with 2 microphones, for just the game its about £20. I bought this for a party i was having and i have to say it was a big success. You plug it into your tv, and the words and great videos of the tracks comes up on the screen. You can play battle mode, or duet or just easy going mode, where there is no scoring. Singstar is great, because it shows you the pitch, so you know when to sing higher or lower, and shows you how well you are doing as you go along. You can turn the volume up or down on the microphones, and there will always be the orginal vocals in the background to help you along. There is party mode if you want to play in a team, which is fun. The orginal singstar, has great tracks, like busted and blonde. And there are about 15-20 tracks , so enough to keep you entertained. I think singstar is great to help improve your singing, and spot on for fun parties
You know something, Im not going to lie to you. At first I thought this was a stupid concept and when I booted up the game ( I was convinced to by it by my friends who thought it would be fun when your drunk) I found it to be mainly aimed at teenage girls. Which is fine, because.. thats probably mostly the people that buy it.. But it shouldnt be.. and Ill tell you why. Im in a band at the minute, Im not even going to say which one because then everyone will know Im a singstar fan! But this new friend of mine, the singstar contraption took my timing and my tone and actually made me improve singing.. whilst having fun. And guess what, my friends were right, its ddaammnn good fun when your drunk. The songs on offer arent bad and are actually easy to sing along to but I wanted rockier tunes.. I bought the rock version of pop idol and to tell you the truth, Ive played this one more. Bar the fact that it was mainly indie and pop on the `rock` one, these songs are just plain more fun to sing along to.. So.. when your standing in the shop and your considering buying this wandering if it will be fun.. the answer is YES, its fun sober if you have the guts, and more fun drunk.. but you get bored of it. Although thats only because its the first thing you switch on for a good night in..
SingStar is an innovative new title that invites you to step into the spotlight and exercise your vocal chords. SingStar offers an engaging, social experience that encourages even the most reticent singer to unleash their inner rock star. SingStar's groundbreaking technology analyses the your vocal skills, based on your pitch, tone and timing as you sing into the USB microphone, and provides feedback based on how well or badly you've sung.