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Sing it loud and sing it proud
Singstar Singalong with Disney (PS2)
Member Name: doomichelle
Singstar Singalong with Disney (PS2)
Advantages: good family fun, easy, funny
Disadvantages: small range of tracks, no disk interchanging
Genre : Sing a long
Target audience: One for the kiddies
Players: 1 - 8
Network play: no network play
Singstar Disney combines my two greatest loves in life Disney and computer gaming. Sold for the PS2 console you also need to buy yourself some Singstar microphones before you can play this game. Let the humiliation commence. Also compatible with the USB eyetoy but this is not a necessity.
* 101 Dalmatians - Cruella De Vil
* The Jungle Book - I Wanna Be Like You
* Peter Pan - You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly!
* Aladdin - A Whole New World
* Lady And The Tramp - He's A Tramp
* Sleeping Beauty - I Wonder
* The Aristocats - Ev'rybody Wants To Be A Cat
* The Lion King - The Circle Of Life
* Sleeping Beauty - Once Upon A Dream
* Beauty And The Beast - Beauty And The Beast
* The Lion King - I Just Can't Wait To Be King
* Tarzan - Son Of Man
* Cinderella - Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo
* The Little Mermaid - Kiss The Girl
* Toy Story - You've Got A Friend In Me
* Cinderella - The Work Song
* The Little Mermaid - Under The Sea
* Winnie The Pooh - Winnie The Pooh
* The Jungle Book - Bare Necessities
* Peter Pan - Following The Leader
Singstar Disney has a wide range of tracks from popular Disney films for you to sing along to from ballads, to Randy Newman, Elton John and up tempo tracks. My issue with Singstar is that there are such a mass of Disney songs out there that the potential was huge, while they may have selected some great songs there are also plenty that they have missed. Twenty songs doesn't seem like much to offer when there are so many out there.
Blisfully, rather than listening to yourself catcalling along to the Disney classics, the original versions are here too. In fact, in reality, you don't even have to sing the words. I've found it you just hum along for a while you still earn points, which I suppose is cheating a little but what can I say.
Pass the mic : up to eight players compete by you guessed it passing the mic so everyone gets a go. Not really much fun for the other players who have to sit around waiting for it to be their turn again.
Battle : Go head to head to score the most points and beat your opponent into the ground with your epic singing skills.
Duet : Combine your skills and sing together. Good fun for those who lack the competitive need to succeed.
A word of advice. Avoid playback. If you wish to retain any sort of dignity do not use this feature. Stripped of the comfort of the original vocals, playback allows you to listen to just yourself mumbling into the mic. It isn't pretty. The quality of the microphones isn't exactly brilliant and they do little to amplify your voice.
How you play
While clips from the movies play, the words come up on screen and you sing along with them. Your pitch is classed as either awful, bad, good or cool depending on how well you hit the notes and a bar on screen shows where you are in relation to where you should be. It's pretty simple stuff and is easy to pick up. The kids will love it and adults can have fun playing along too.
What I would have liked is a wider selection of songs to sing to as this selection certainly won't last long. Songs are available to play either in long or short version. There are also medleys on offer which are a selection of tracks mixed into one, not exactly seamless track.
Most of the appeal in this game comes from the entertainment value of hearing yourself belting out all the Disney classics, it's not meant to be hardcore gaming, it's just a bit of fun. Great for kids parties and a bit of family fun.
One feature missing from this version of Singstar is the ability to interchange disks while playing. Usually you can change to different versions without having to restart the system however in the Disney version this is not possible.
Summary: Good fun for all the family, but could have been so much better
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