I was recently sent a review copy of Disney Sing It: Party Hits, the newest karaoke video game in the Disney Sing It franchise. Now available for the PlayStation 3 and Wii, Disney Sing It: Party Hits features 30 songs and videos from today’s hottest artists including Allstar Weekend, Jordin Sparks, Justin Bieber, Nick Jonas & The Administration, Paramore and Selena Gomez. The game also includes vocal exercises and tips from “Sonny With A Chance” and “Camp Rock” star, Demi Lovato, to assist players in improving their vocal skills.
The game requires a microphone and you can select easy, medium or hard levels to test your singing skills. If you need a little help, the vocal exercises are a great tool for budding stars.
You select which song you want to sing and the music video plays behind the words and pitch bar showing the length and level of notes and where you measure up. When you finish a line you get a “nice” “great” or “awesome” star as your score increases.
Disney Sing It: Party Hits allows players to sing solo, partner with a friend in duets and compete in new competitive modes. In the new Sing Off mode, two groups with up to eight players, go head to head in a huge sing-off. The players in one group sing solo and as an ensemble, while the opposing team does the same. The group with the highest score becomes the winner. In Performance mode, the song lyrics and pitch bar are removed for a more relaxed experience for beginners, while expert singers can try their hand at getting high scores without on screen prompts to ease their performance. Also new to the Sing It franchise is Karaoke mode where players have the ability to reduce the vocal level of the artists in each song, giving themselves a chance to shine.
My tweens (10 and 11) loved the game, as did I. It’s a little more relaxed and not as loud and chaotic as a Rock Band type game, so there was really no pressure, just lots of fun. I will say that Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours” is a lot harder to sing than I thought!
Unfortunately for the Wii version, there is no way to add on additional songs, so I feel like the number of song choices might get old after a while. Then again, the audience it’s aimed at does seem to like hearing the same songs over and over and over so perhaps it’s not an issue for them! With the PlayStation 3 version, you are able to purchase additional songs, including a free track that is available now – “Ordinary Girl” by Hannah Montana from the Disney Channel’s last season of the show, “Hannah Montana Forever.” Two other song packs consisting of three songs per pack will be available in November and December, respectively, for $5.50 each. Individual songs from the downloadable packs can be purchased for $1.99.
Track listing for Disney Sing It: Party Hits —Allstar Weekend “A Different Side of Me” Ashley Tisdale “It’s Alright, It’s Ok” Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow” Camp Rock: The Final Jam “Brand New Day” “Can’t Back Down “Fire” “Introducing Me” “It’s On” “Wouldn’t Change a Thing” Colbie Caillat “I Never Told You” David Guetta ft. Kelly Rowland “When Love Takes Over” Demi Lovato “Here We Go Again” “Me, Myself and Time” as Sonny Monroe “Remember December” Iyaz “Solo” Jason Mraz “I’m Yours” Jonas Brothers “Fly With Me” “Paranoid” Jordin Sparks “Battlefield” Justin Bieber “One Less Lonely Girl” “One Time” Kelly Clarkson “Already Gone” Nick Jonas & The Administration “Who I am” One Republic “All The Right Moves” Owl City “Fireflies” Paramore “Brick by Boring Brick” “Ignorance” Selena Gomez “Magic” Selena Gomez and The Scene “Falling Down” “Naturally”
Other Disney Sing It titles include:
Disclaimer: I was provided a free review copy, which did not affect my opinion or thoughts here.