The karaoke bug has now bitten the gaming industry – and its fast becoming a favourite party game in Europe. Appealing to a wider range of gamers such as women and other casual players of varying ages, SingStar is considered a “Lifestyle” game which is fun, easy to play and understand. Soon to be released in North America this fall, StarSing has been hooking gamers in Europe for some time, and is now in its 6th edition across the Atlantic.
SingStar is a game where your singing ability is what matters. It comes with two good-quality microphones and a USB adaptor, and grades each player’s performance based on timing and pitch – the latter having high-tech pitch detection capabilities, which are incredibly accurate.
Another great thing about SingStar is that there’s one for everybody, and songs which suit everyone’s taste – there’s “SingStar Rocks” for the rockers, “SingStar Popworld” for the young ones, or “SingStar Anthems” for their young-at-heart parents. Add on some great peripherals and licensed original videos to accompany you, and everyone in the party is in for some fun.
As of now, SingStar is only possible for 2 players, but the developers are currently working on wireless Bluetooth microphones for the new PS3 versions.