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Lips is a video game for the Xbox 360, 4 people can play at any one time, microphones are wireless. Users can create a profile and use it to keep track of their progress, and friends progress while using the game. Each game disk comes with 40 tracks to choose from and more available to download using Microsoft points.
Various modes are available on each track like Time Bomb (a glass fills with water on the screen the more you sing, a bomb is also ignited, tilt the microphone as you sing to pour the water over the flame), Kiss ( a couple are standing apart, the more you sing the closer they get together, keep the good work up the longer they kiss thus more points for you, and Vocal Fighters Sing better than the other player to bathe in the spotlight, keep it up to kick your rival of the stage and and win the round. all modes can play singular vs the computer or with a challenger. Most songs also come with the original artists recorded video.
Users gain points by singing at the correct time, and for the correct length of time, also by using the microphone when required for gestures, eg tilt microphone when bonus bar is full to gain double points until the time runs out.
Tracks on this disk include Aqua Barbie girl, Fergie Big girls dont cry, Lady Gaga Just dance, Rihanna disturbia, Cuttin crew I just died in your arms plus 35 others.
If you sung your heart out to the first Lips then be prepared to use those vocal chords to 40 brand new songs, with a additional 5 songs to download with your free theme pack code inside the box (Note: That you need to redeem the code by Thursday 30th June 2011 or it is invalid!)
If you looking for a cheaper method of bulking up the amount of songs that you have then this is the definite avenue to take. Currently most songs vary from 180-200 Microsoft Points which out of 2100 points is about 10 songs for £16.71, whereas this way you will get 40 great songs. Ok, a few you wouldn't catch me singing but it's definitely value for money.
The backgrounds and main menus have changed slightly to ensure you can see which song is for which disc. This can be a pain, if you want to sing a song that is on another disc, instead of being on your hard-drive ready to sing you have to change discs! During a party with friends, the last thing you want to be doing is changing the disc consistently!
Say you haven't got the first Lips, then don't worry this game is standalone. Therefore you do not need both Lips discs. Say you prefer the songs on Lips No.1 Hits then buy this one, then stock up on some of the half points offers that Xbox Live have.
My favourite of the bunch, Coldplay - Viva la Vida!
Lips Number One Hits is the second game in the lips series to be released on the xbox. It has another 40 songs on the disc to add to your lips collection, plus there is the chance to download an extra 5 from xbox live (these come in bundles of songs - so you cant just pick any 5 songs). Again there is a good range of songs for young and old - personally singing my heart out to Barbie Girl is a favourite, closely followed by the Beach Boys.
If you have invested in the original lips and have the mics already then this is well worth buying. Number One Hits changes the menu format slightly. It looks so much better and in my opinion is alot easier to navigate through than the original game. This game also involves your avatar which is lots of fun - they appear on your screen and do the dance moves you need to copy.
In my opinion the only downside to this game is that it includes the songs from the original Lips disc in the list of songs to sing. This does make it easier to navigate betwen the two discs without having to go through the inital startup screens (for example - you choose a song thats on the orignal Lips disc and then you get asked to insert that disc, it goes straight to the menu before the song and after singing the song you return to the song list able to sing songs from the original Lips.) Though personally i just get annoyed there are songs on the list I cant just sing outright.